From Debbie, Child's Age 12 - 11/25/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter weighed about 160 pounds in June at her last check-up. She is about 5'2 and wears a size 14 in juniors. About last week I took her to thi gym thing where you can take your daughter, since she's reallynot active and doesn't play sports I thought this would be a great idea. She got tired quickly, but she decided to keep going on the treadmill for about 25 minutes. After she finished she was so proud of herself. Later on while we were changing in the locker room there was a scale. "I must've lost 10 pounds today" she joked. I was so proud of her, I said "Why don't we see how much you lost" she stepped on the scale and it was one of those doctor scales where you slide that little thing. I started at 150 lbs... 160... 170... What she weighed more than 170?!? She ended up weighing 179 lbs (really 180 put she didn't want to admit it). She had gained 20 pounds over the summer!As if that wasn't bad enough...The nect person to walk in was an obese girl who obviously also just finished working out with her mom. My daughter peeked at the scale as she stepped on. She thought that seeing someone who weighed more than her would cheer her up... but now that girl had weighed my daighter's origanal 160 lbs. My daughter has really lost confidence. Just 6 days later she weighed herself again at the doctors office and she weighed 183. I would really like to take her to a nutritionist but she refuses to. Any tips for a mom who weighs 70 pounds less than her daughter?
Reply from someone, Child's Age 12 - 03/11/04  - IP#:
well try a camp such for pre-teens struggling with thier weight. ive heared that campers there have fun and lose about 30 pounds over the somer!

Reply from Bill, Child's Age 12 - 12/21/03  - IP#:
My son had the same problem he gained 30 pounds over the summer and not in mucle either

Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 12/14/03  - IP#:
i have lots of sympathy for your daughter my daughter has the same problemand puts on weight at an alaming rate she can only keep on trying i wish her luck and hope it doesnt discourage her to keep on trying