From Lisa, Child's Age 17 - 04/16/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I believe my son is getting fat. He his 5'5 and is probably done growing. He was very skinny growing up until about a year ago. Last November he weighed 127 lbs on our scale. Now he ways around 140 lbs on the scale. However, I decided to test our scale's accuracy by putting 100 lbs of dumbbells on it, and it only came out as 95.6 lbs! So when I do the math, accurately my son was probably around 133 lbs last november and is now a little over 145! He used to be athletic when he was young but not so much in his teen years. Last year, his clothes were usually either 16-18 xl child size or small sized shirts, and wore size 28 pants. Now he has to wear medium sized shirts and his size 30 pants are ready to pop open! His waist is around 36 inches! Just last year it was not even 34... The majority of his gains are going to his belly and his chest. I am worried because he is most likely done growing, and his father is pretty large. Also, he is very picky and doesn't have a large appetite, however it has been increasing recently. Is he overweight? Should I trust my bathroom scale or no?
Reply from Matt, Child's Age 13 - 04/26/15  - IP#:
He sounds a little chubby, just don't let him get huge like my son, who at just 13 tips the scales at 297 pounds. Hids waist is a bit under 50 inches, his belly at 60. My son's moobs are so big he can hide his hand under them, and his belly sags over 2/3 of the way to his knee when he sits. He wears 3XL shirts and pants, which are tight. He has fat rolls everywhere, creasing his moobs, in his arm and thigh fat, and all over the top of his doughy belly. The school had to custom order a desk to accomodate his belly and weight.
Reply from Lisa, Child's Age 17 - 04/26/15  - IP#:
And when he sits he has one large fat roll, he can grab it with his hands!
Reply from Lisa, Child's Age 17 - 04/26/15  - IP#:
Matt, his fat mainly goes to his stomach and "moobs". They are very jiggly, and his belly sticks out. This morning, I measured his waist at around 35.5 inches. His shirts keep getting tight around his chest and belly. The small shirts he wore last year are very tight, and even with medium sized shirts his belly is apparent.
Reply from Matt, Child's Age 13 - 04/25/15  - IP#:
Can you describe his weight? Does he have man-breasts, a considerable stomach or fat rolls? If not, I'd say he's ok.