From Beth, Child's Age 15 - 03/28/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm new here, my daughter is 5'5' tall and weighs 146. I dont have any idea what to do. She's not invovled in sports because shes very shy. She worry's me very much. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to help her? I dont want to do anything that will embarras her. Thanks for your help.:)
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 8 - 04/19/05  - IP#:
I agree with Lisa, she is a very smart girl. Invite your daughter out on a walk make a routine thing that just you two do together. My daughter and I go on a walk three times a week. We talk about school and friends and she tells me whats bothering her from time to time. Not only will you two lose weight, you may end up getting to know your daughter better.

Reply from Christina, Child's Age 16 - 03/29/05  - IP#:
Yah, you daughter could stand to loose like 10 lbs. Unless shes not very muscular then she should loose more. I'd ask her if she wanted to join a gym so you two can go together. Do a spinning class or something like that! Going for walks is also a good idea. Just have her cut down her calorie intake a bit, and have her eat more veggies and protien. Make her lunch, and have it be colorful but healthy. And you can controll dinner so make that healthy too. Also, get rid of all unhealthy snacks in the house.

Reply from lisa, Child's Age 15 - 03/29/05  - IP#:
actually she's in a healthy weight or if not by like 5 pounds, why don't you two decide to walk around together and talk, it's a great way to bond and be active.