From Linda, Child's Age 15 - 06/01/08 - IP#: 72.190.47.xxx Click here to reply
Hello my name is Linda and my daughter Brittany is 15 years old. I am very concerned about her. About a month ago i started to notice she wasn't wearing any of her old clothes she used to and when i asked why she just said she didn't like them anymore. And everytime i told her i wanted her to go weigh herself she said she was fine and she had been watching her weight so i let things go for a couple of weeks. Last week i decided to take her to the doctor. About a year ago she weighed 364 which is already massive and i found out she had gained 68 lbs and now weighed in at 432. i was very disturbed when i heard she had gained so much weight over the course of a year. Me and my husband have tried putting her on diets and exercise programs but she is too big to really exercise much and she says she eats because she likes being "fat" and gaining weight and having a huge stomach.I dont understand this at all and i really need someones help to get my daughter to change her mind and want to lose weight. Please someone help me do something. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Reply from Linda, Child's Age 18 - 02/04/14 - IP#: 198.50.134.xxx Have you considered weight loss surgery for your daughter? My 18 year old daughter is going to have lap band surgery next to give her a fighting chance to live a longer life. My poor baby is bed bound, weighs nearly 600 pounds and has all the obesity related diseases. My baby and I decided to do the surgery because her doctor told us that she is at the point of dying at any moment. At first no one wanted to operate on her because she has a high risk of dying on the operating table due to her health but luckily we found a doctor in California who agreed to operate on her. My brave baby girl has agreed to the surgery even with the chance of dying. I know she will fight through this surgery because it's her only chance to live. I would hate to wake up one day and find her dead in the bed because her heart gave out from the excess stress. I wish I could take her place instead.
Reply from Karren, Child's Age 2 - 06/17/08 - IP#: 195.93.21.xxx Talk to her about the dangers of been overweight. As for the exercise get her to start slowly with a short walk somewere.
Reply from John, Child's Age 17 - 06/10/08 - IP#: 65.2.190.xxx My son is the same, you should have your daughter chat with him, his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reply from Elle, Child's Age 12 - 06/02/08 - IP#: 212.30.5.xxx hello, i very much doubt she likes being fat and is probalby deeply hurting inside. the best thing i think you could do is to take her to the doctors and have her suggest an eating plan. purge the whole house of junk so food can be monitored. she may hate it at first but when she starts losing significant amounts of weight she will thank you. i suggest also taking her to a therapist as one option or trying to get her to be more open as she may suffer from binge eating disorder which is a fairly common eating disorder which needs to be treated like any other psycological problem. good luck keep us updated on her progress we will help as best we can