From Lisa, Child's Age 13 - 04/07/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter Sydney is 13, she is 5"4 and weighs in at about 160 pounds. She is active and has a lot of muscle but her stomach and breast (middle) area is VERY large. She is a bridesmaid in my sister, her aunts wedding that's coming up this September and we just did dress measurements, she came out to be a size 27 so we have to get her dress somewhere else because the bridal shop everyone else is getting theirs from does not carry that size. She wears size women's 24 pants, but they are way to tight on her, creating red marks and when she wears them you can clearly see the bulge of fat that shows through her triple x-l women's shirt. She wears a 42-DD but it is also, tight on her. Because of her depression with all of this, I simply can not get her to stop eating. No, I'm not a horrible mother, I don't want her to stop eating, but she needs to stop shoveling it in. I buy less food, and we only eat healthy, but I keep finding secret stashes of candy and fast food in her room. Also, I was wondering if it is normal for her to be holding her stomach when she walks. I asked her what she was doing once. Now, I think I should mention that her stomach hangs down quiet far, down to the middle/top of her thighs. She tells me that when she holds it up when she walks it takes some of the weight off of her feet. Any ideas on how I can help my daughter?
Reply from Collieve, Child's Age 7 - 06/25/14  - IP#:
That weight and those measurements don't add up at all. I think you might need to check them.
Reply from Evette, Age 16 - 04/12/14  - IP#:
First off, 5'4" and 160 pounds is still very correctable and very easily so. Losing weight is also a good time for bonding between mother and parent, if done right. Go for runs together. Get her involved in fixing healthy meals. Let her know you love her.