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bluiiedgal bluiiedgal
Sat, May 1, 2010 18:05
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151 LB 10 year old
Ok, so I have a 10 Year old daughter that is 151 lbs. She plays softball and has for 5 years.. She is a Very good pitcher. She can NOT run for crap... I have to admit, she gets the coordination from me! LOL... She has mentioned that she feels bad about always being last when running, or hitting a ground ball and afraid of being thrown out at 1st base, because she can not get there in time. So, we set her up on this site, but listed her as 'of age' and ONYL use it for the calorie and workout tracker.. We are attempting to get her to a heaklthy weight. Maybe not LOSE, but NOT GAIN either! My god, she weighs the same weight I did when I met her father at 17 years old. We have been talking to her about healthy eating and the lifestyle change that her dad and I are working on. All three of us need it. Her dad is 220, I am 204.

Any advise regarding help with our daughter's weight? We do NOT want to push her too much. We want her to be HAPPY, but if she continues on the path she is on, she will be 200lbs at 15 years old.

Thanks in advance!

Kbjug Kbjug
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 21:07
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My daughter struggles with the same thing
Hello,just wanted you to know that you are not alone out there! My daughter is nine and 120 lbs. She is very tall however, the pediatrician says that if she continues to grow at this rate, she'll be 6,4 when she's done growing. She loves to eat and if we don't monitor her portion sizes she'd eat more than her Dad. We did the same thing you did, and she loves tracking her calories on this site. I think that for the first time in her life, she realized how many calories are in things. She is very active, skateboarding, swimming and playing hockey on a team in the winter. We are not trying to make her lose weight, all we want to do is create an awareness for her of where she is headed if she stays on this path, and possibly help her maintain her weight until her height catches up with her. Good luck with your daughter, Just remember to tell her how beautiful she is and help her to have a healthy self esteem. I 've been dieting since I was 4 and have no self esteem worth mentioning. I'm tracking with this site too, and have lost almost 15 pounds in a healthy way myself. Finally something that works!

random_ribbons random_ribbons
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 00:07
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I was always heavy
I have always struggled with my weight, just like my mom has. I am 13 years old, and weigh, 214 lbs and am 5' 3" tall. It's finally time for a big change in my life. I know what it feels like to be the last one running, trying to catch up, and being out of breath. I hated gym class, because of it. I am now in cyber school, and although you still have to take gym, you can choose what to do. Just remember to support your daughter, and tell her she beautiful. Also, don't obsess over the weight, just make healthier choices for the whole family. My mom raised me as I described, and I have no self esteem issues, nor have ever been picked on by anyone. I wish your daughter and your family well, and hope you all succeed. I know what she is going through.

snurse snurse
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 21:07
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snurse
hello i have an 9 yearold she weighs 130 i feel so bad!! im 33 and 5 5 at 205 ,sounds like we have things in common.. started to eat right for the whole family were all big i feel so bad!

ashlygirl1990 ashlygirl1990
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 11:08
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19 and weigh 260lbs
Im 19 years old and weigh 260lbs. obesity runs in the family. I know how hard it is to weigh so much and not be able to do things that thinner kids can do. But just remember that your daughters are young and with the support of the family the weights can be changed. Don't make anyone feel alone. Ive been alone my whole life with nobody to support me. Now i have one special person i love to death and he's tryign his hardest. But if your daughters arent happy with their weight go swimming get into sports do fun activities and it will help.

meg0967 meg0967
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 11:08
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Careful Support
It's great that as parents you are concerned with your children's weight and wish to improve their quality of life, both physically and emotionally. I just want to warn you about the negative effects focusing just on weight and calorie reduction. It could lead to other health problems such as eating disorders. Please don't celebrate and reward pounds lost, but celebrate becoming healthier as a family. Focusing on weight lost re-enforces the idea that the more weight lost the happier and better everything is/will be. This is not the case. So please be careful with these website calorie counters and weight loss goals. Also, making it a family effort to become healthier is much more effective rather than on just the child. Good luck and I wish you all the best!

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