From shelly, Child's Age 13 - 07/11/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
my daughter is 13 years old and i very overweight. she is about 273 lbs. she is not even 5 feet tall. last week i took her to the doctors and he weighed her and she weighed 268 lbs. he put her on a diet and told me to weigh her every week or so but not more than that. when i weighed her yesterday she weighed 273 which means she gain 5 lbs. in a week... this makes me think she has not been following the diet but i am not sure how to confront her and help her stick to it. when i weighed her she said that it didn't matter if she gained weight because i was fat. which is not untrue (i am 5'5 390 lbs.) however i don't want my daughter to go through the things that i have to. i need to make her see this.
Reply from Lucia, Child's Age 11 - 07/13/03  - IP#:
My daughter is too very obese. Even with a diet my daughter gained some weight, and still eats like she is going to die, which she is going to if she keeps on eating.

Reply from Tara, Child's Age 8 - 08/30/02  - IP#:
Hi,you are not alone with your child being over weight, you have to help her with eating right too, kids learn from examples and i am sure if you work together with her and exercise you will see that you both will start to lose weight. I am working hard with my daughter too, i know its hard sometimes but you all can do it. You are welcome to email me at MZ_HONEY29@YAHOO.COM because i would hate for your daughter to end up on a Cpap machine for having a sleeping disorder its not happy feeling, my daughter is on one.
We as parents have to make this eating right a family thing, and get all the fatty foods out the house, and buy things that are healthy for your kids and yourself. To lose weight takes time and especailly if you are doing it the right way, its not good to loose wieght to fast. No matter what always show your child that you love him/her and always TELL THEM THAT YOU LOVE THEM. (NEVER CALL THEM NAMES, I KNOW IT REALLY HURTS THEM DEEP DOWN INSIDE REAL BAD). THANKS AND YOU CAN REACH YOUR GOALS...DON'T GIVE UP!!!TAKE CARE
Reply from John, Child's Age 10 - 07/30/02  - IP#:
If you would like me to talk with your daughter I would be happy to. My daughter is also severely overweight. My email address is
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 12 - 07/13/02  - IP#:
Hi. My child is also overweight. Two months ago, she was overweight(165lbs and 5'1). In two months(or a month and a half or something) she gained 50lbs! So now she weighs 215lbs. I took her to the doctor, and her doctor said(like you) to only weigh her once a week. She's on a diet, but she doesn't like it and at night I often find her sneaking food from the fridge. If you want to talk more, please e-mail me at