From juliet, Child's Age 12 - 10/29/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
my daughter is 16 pounds overweight and gaining i have tryed every thing doctors not having any junk food . she is extremly active and has a brother and sister who are slim . my last resort is enrolling her in the weight loss camp in leeds for the summer holidays iwas wondering if anyone has any first hand experience of this type of daughter is very keen to go as she sees it as the answer to her problem im not sure
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/22/03  - IP#:
hi joseph in reply to your questions she does not suffer from any of the problems you asked the only things she has suffered from since toddler days way before she was overweight is an bizzare need to drink permantly the reason i only give her very diluted squash or water and a need to go to the loo all the time this was picked up in nursery when she was 3 she also suffer from water infections from time to time . she has had numerous water tests which showed no sign of sugar but have always come back at least twice saying please repeat inconclusive then they are clear . when i questioned the doctor about this he told me it was nothing to worry about they had found a little bug but it always clears itself.

Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 10/31/03  - IP#:
juliet, i am sorry that i came across that way of thinking you compaired her to your other children. i think, however, you may need a second opinion. for your daughters ages, thats a great diet!!! however, i suggest that you find another doctor and get blood work done. it sounds like a problem, and not with her eating habits. fist, some basic questions
1) Dose she go to the bathroom normally? (sounds gross but could be serious)
2) dose she tire easly?
3) dose she have any constaint health complaints like stomach pain, head achs or anythin g else?
Please, ask your daughter these questions! it could help figure out the problem. See, a diet camp may not work if that is what she is eating at home. it could be somthing much larger then the diet, as i have said before.

Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 10/31/03  - IP#:
in reply to jo i didnt think my daughter was that overweight either she is about 5 foot and weighs 126 pound but when i was refered to a specialist he said in front of her if she doesnt cut back now she will be fat all her life.i even wrote a food diary for him to see she does not eat rubish,she always eats breakfast igive her a packed lunch containing atuna bagette water an orange and low fat crisps and tea is chicken rice and veg or something simular she only snacks on fruit. even after i showed him this diary he still said she had to cut back i thought it might be puppy fat myself he said no and he is the specialist. please dont think i compare her to my other children my point was i feed them all the same and they are all different sizes so if the doctors are right and i was over feeding my children they would all be big.i am very worried about her weight as on her dads side of the family there is lots of heart problems which is why i thought of weight loss camp as nobody wants to help me i dont know what to do. i must add my daughter is popular confident and beatiful i am not worried about her looks but her health thank you for replying its nice to have someones view

Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 10/31/03  - IP#:
No! weight loss camps are a horrible idea! 16 pounds isnt really that much. your daughter may not be loosing due to the fact of puberty. never compair her to your other children, all children are different. just let her exersise and eat healthy. weight loss camps are a horrible idea!!! be there for her and support her, dont ship her off to one of those places.