From Belle, Age 9 - 03/29/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 142 lb, Today: 142 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - I have a problem: boredom eating
It's like I have no control. My mom never lets me go outside, and so I'm always really bored. Then I get hungry. And hungrier. Well, I think about eating the food, and then it makes me hungry. Then I eat. And eat. And eat. Help!
Reply from Ayleanne, Age 13 - 04/11/11  - IP#:
You're actually mom is abusive and doesn't care at all if I eat, so I'd say about half the time she expects me to's my whole life trying to keep my weight up to normal...
Reply from Allie, Age 11 - 04/02/11  - IP#:
hi sweety i know 4 me that if i didnt have the freedom 2 go outside than id b like 200 hundred poub=ds in stead of 170. Do this tell your mom that if she let you outside more often then you could lose weight faster because you would be doing somthing inerjetic so talk 2 ur mom about it and get a ton of books
Reply from Belle, Age 9 - 04/01/11  - IP#:
Thanks! :)
Reply from Julie DiBiase, Age 42 - 03/29/11  - IP#:
Belle- Your only 9 and already 5'1? Wow- your going to be a tall young lady!! I'm a PE teacher and have been for a long time now-Many of my students tell me the same thing-( I can't go outside) so my question to them was... ok then what are some exercises you can do inside based on some of things we do already in our class- hope this helps... #1- turn TV OFF- unless your doing wii just dance!!( We have it and love it-great workout!) #2- ask your mom to buy exercise videos @ store that look fun( fun is the key word)or # 3 go in your room- put your favorite music on and get moving by: jumping jacks,push-ups,sit-ups,stretches,jogging in place,dance moves(hey noones watching :)) twist turn karate kicks you name it- do this for about 5 of ur favorite songs- then slow it down with soft music and some yoga( if you know some) if not just restretch.... after all this is said and done- drink lots of water and you should be feeling great! You are in control of the boredom- I just gave you something fun and exciting to do but you can also journal write, read, I could go on... Eating is fun- we all love it- it tastes good and usually makes us happy but if we put too much energy in(food) and not enough energy out(exercise) were gonna be in trouble... keep in mind this... You are young- you are a growing girl... Focus on NOT gaining any more weight and making these changes in keeping busy- your height will eventually catch up with your weight... Just keep active!!! Never eat out of boredom and never reward yourself with food- Just so you will know- I'm 5'1 and I'm done growing.... Your lucky!!!!! You have no problem- tell yourself I have control- I'm doing this!! Full speed ahead!! Get Movin Belle!!! Best to you!!!