From stacey, Child's Age 8 - 04/04/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I am exstreamly conserned about my 8 year old daughter stacy. She is 4 foot 6 and ways 140.It scared me because i way 140. She is exstreamly active and dose soccer 2 times a week she also dose baseball and gymnastics. My other daughter is 11 and 80 pounds.We eat very healthy and i make a point to exsersise every week. The other thing is i am not sure if she nose that she is over weight. She wears very tight cloths that make her look even bigger.But unlike most over weight children she doesnt haven fat cheeks chubby fingers or anything, all her weight is at her belly. Her stomack is so huge, it sages over her pants, and in the past year, 2 roles have formed there. I have been waching stacy closly and she is encreadble, she eats so much. More then is think able. This is what she eat for dinner last nigh when we went out to a freinds houuse. Two large peeses of chicken, a scoop of marrconie and cheese, two large betatos, a slice of pizza, a banana, a enormose peice of cake, a bag of chipes, a salad, two cholate bars and milk. i kwow it is hard to bealeve but that not all. After dinner she called me over, she couldnt button her pants, I wasnt alarmed becauce she always had trouble buttening her pants, so i did the politte thing and went into the bath room. In there i tried to butten her pants but thay looked three sizes to small. They werent even close to buttening. Her stomack that was normly jugly and fat was tight and looked like she was pregnant. I took her to the docter and the docter did a million blood tests and every thing hasd come back 100% normle.Her stomack is back to normle but when she eats alot it looks like a bollone. I waid her last night, and she waid 150 she gained ten pounds. What do i do?
Reply from valerie, Child's Age 7 - 04/17/07  - IP#:
First, I think it was horrible of that former reader to criticize this poor lady's spelling. Who cares? She's just asking for help.
My 7 year old daughter has the same problem. I am thin - my whole family is thin - here she is with this big belly. It looks like a toddler's looks only she's not a toddler. She eats healthy meals and does have some snacks but I try really hard to limit the junk. she's active...I can't figure it out!!! She does pass very large stool, but I think she toilets every day - she was also assessed with borderline low thyroid but the second test came back all right. What can anyone make of this. I don't want her to have to grow up with the struggles of being overweight.

Reply from Vince, Child's Age 17 - 04/15/07  - IP#:
You need to work on your spelling.

Reply from John, Child's Age 12 - 04/10/07  - IP#:
Your younger daughter is fine, Nicola you should use the weight calculator. Your younger duaghter is obviously overeating, you should bring this up with her and mention to her that eating too much is impolite and unhealthy, let alone expensive. You should make her smaller portions and maybe give her weight losss goals, giving her a non food reward when she reaches one of the goals.

Reply from Nicola, Child's Age 14 - 04/10/07  - IP#:
thats not great she is very over weight by the way you should't weight yourself in the evening or after you have eaten weigh her in the morning when she get s up. your other daughter under weight ur youngest should weigh 80lbs try to help cut back on food or try going to a nutritionest

Reply from Lisa, Child's Age 15 - 04/05/07  - IP#:
help her soon, being overweight can hurt her physically and emotionally. Stop buying junk food and when u see her overeat tell her to stop. Make sure she excersises and do it 3 times a week atleast. If u dont she'll be teased and could get sick