From Debbie, Child's Age 15 - 06/05/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi, my daughter is 15, 5'6, and 275! She eats NON-STOP!!! Yesterday, I took her to the running track and she went around half way and had to stop! She was determined to go a mile though, but it took her 45 minutes. We went to the pool last week and she insisted on wearing a bikini..........and.........her stomach hung OVER HER WAIST!!!!!!! And what's more, she ate the whole time. I went in her room and there were candy rappers everywhere (chocolate mostly). She just doesnt seem to care though. Whenever I say something to her she just cries, and if I tell her not to eat something, she has a fit! The doctor told her very nicely she needed to lose weight, and she had a fit on her too. That was 2 months ago, since then she's put on 10 pounds!!! Me and my husband are very fit. We both work full-time so she walks places and buys food I think. She is an only child so she is used to just getting everything she wants.......and i guess that includes food. She NEEDS HELP!!!!!!!
Reply from Beth, Child's Age 14 - 07/17/05  - IP#:
I thibnk you should be less harsh on her the way you talk about her is a s if you are descusted about the way she looks. talk to her nicely(if you can manage that) and I bet because there was a bikini in her size that she isn't realluy overweight sugest doing some exersize togther! like walking it's far more healthy than running because you can go further and after 20 mins is when you start burning fat so running you give up to easy and you don't get the the fat burning stage I should know this I lost 20lbs last year

Reply from *Ray*Ray*, Child's Age 14 - 06/19/05  - IP#:
Nicole - losing 25 and 12.5 pounds a month isn't healthy. 10 is more realistic. Rach*

Reply from matt, Child's Age 6 - 06/15/05  - IP#:
hi my name is matt and i think i can help her if i could just talk to her one on one i think i can get her to lose some wieght. well email me at

Reply from nicole, Child's Age 12 - 06/14/05  - IP#:
take away all her money so she cant buy sweets, if she complains tell her she will get her money back if she loses about 150 pounds in six months (25 pounds a month) or 150 pounds in 12 months (12.5 pounds a month)and you be the boss dont let her get her own way

Reply from Susan, Child's Age 8 - 06/09/05  - IP#:
What I have to say you are not going to want to hear. Your daughter does need help. But, you are going about it the same way. How often do you think she is pick and ridicule about her weight. Your daughter needs you support, not "You're getting too fat,stop eating, NOW!!!!. My daughter is overweight she started to lose some weight, but when ever the kids at school start teasing her she goes right back to eating too much. She has gain a few pounds back, but I try to keep her spirits up and tell her that she can do it again. And as for your daughter wearing a bikini, that's ok. This shows that she is not ashamed of herself. Instead of worrying about her stomach hanging over her bikini bottoms, you should of jumped into the pool with her and swam around and had a good time. Swimming is an excellent exercise for your daughter. She probably doesn't realize how much swimming will work her muscles and how much weight she could lose by spending 30 minutes in the pool at least 3 days a week. If you don't put you personal issues aside and quit worrying what other people think about you when you're with her, then your daughter is going to feel totally lost and alone and she is going to keep on eating and eating and get bigger. You are really hurting her self-esteem. Good for you and your husband if you two are physically fit. Why don't you use some of that fitness and help her and please take it slow and don't force her to do too much at one time. Love your daughter no matter what. You loved her when she was born and I know you felt that she was perfect in everyway and you loved her unconditionally. You need to show her that love again or you may lose her. God Bless your daughter and good luck to you.

Reply from Julie, Child's Age 6 - 06/07/05  - IP#:
It sounds like your daughter is not interesed in weight loss or healthy eating right now...and you cannot convince her to change. There are things you cannot control as a parent and things you can. You cannot control her every move during the while you are at work and you cannot control the food she puts in her mouth. What you can control are the foods available at your home and how much money she has. Consider only stocking the house with healthy low calorie foods and do not keep any junk food there (I wouldn't even hide junk always seem to find it). Also, I wouldn't give her any money during the day so she can't go and buy food. Lastly, one of the best things you can do is lead by active and eat healthy yourself (if you don't already). She needs to find her own motivation and no one, including her mother or father, can make her change. Good luck!

Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 15 - 06/07/05  - IP#:
Someone PLEASE respond!!!