From Lindy, Child's Age 14 - 01/09/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter has always fit in well in her school, despite her size. She wasn't embaressed about her weight either, because to her there was nothing to be embaressed about.-- none of her friends thought it was "wierd" to be fat". This past week I took her to the doctor because she had a virus. Before then I never really concentrated on the fact that she was overweight, maybe even obese. It wasn't until after she stepped on the scale that I noticed her stretch marks on her arms, calves and thighs or how out of shape she was that she'd be greatly out of breath after just walking up one flight of stairs. She stepped on the scale and finally it stopped at 214 pounds and she jumped of just as fast as she changed the subject. Last night I brought up the incident at the doctor's office and how I think it's un-healthy for a 14 year old who's 5'5" to weigh 214 pounds. She started crying because she thought I only wanted her to lose weight because I was embaressed of her. She didn't want to listen to me and I am to scared to bring it up again... what should I do?
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 5 - 05/09/05  - IP#:
Hi how are you? I think it is great that you want her to lose weight and I think i can help you if you would email me at and have me talk to her one on one

Reply from amanda, Child's Age 14 - 05/02/05  - IP#:
i'm in the same situation stretch marks in the same places about the same weight same age same height
if u ever want me to chat wit her my 2 emails are and thanks amanda

Reply from helen, Child's Age 18 - 03/24/05  - IP#:
hi my name is helen
an 18 when i was at the age i use to weight 250 ....the best weight to help her is start at home...don't tell her anything just start with the whole family evening out there meals....for example in a good deit there should be some type of protein like one chicken breast and half a plate of salad and some kind chesse or some other veggie....also take family walks at night walk down the street all of u even walk up and down a cople of times to the store...make sure to stay away from the cokkies and chips and stuff and drink lots of water

Reply from Amal, Child's Age 14 - 01/11/05  - IP#:
hey,im kinda the same as your daughter,im 14 and 5.5ft,and im wantin to lose like cud get your daughter to email me and i can try and email is i look forward to talkin to her.lotz of luv amal(incase you cud not tell from my name im a girl)

Reply from Jeremy, Child's Age 12 - 01/10/05  - IP#:
well, my mom sorta has the same problem with me....can u tell her to email me at

Reply from mandy, Child's Age 13 - 01/09/05  - IP#:
All you can really do for her is let her know you there offer her help, but dont breathe down her neck she has to lose weight on her own terms, but mean while you can change some of the foods in your house and try healthier foods for dinner , make little changes for her but let her do it on her own terms, just make sure she does it soon obesity is a very hard thing to change most obese teens turn into obese adults
-good luck , hoped i helped