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My Child Is Overweight Resources

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More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

5 Emotional Roadblocks That Are Keeping You Fat

Eat less, move more is the advice touted to the overweight ad nauseam, as if it were really that simple.   I have been in the business of helping individuals take off unwanted pounds for more than 30 years. Although success usually does incl...  Read more

Take a Good Look at Your Child's Weight

Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

Got in an overall 2 mile walk today, and am eating
Updated 9/20/2014 1:30:46 PM

Got in an overall 2 mile walk today, and am eating healthier than yesterday. Guess yesterday was my cheat day. :-) walk today was brutal after doing nothing yesterday. Feels good to get out again. Can tell my body needed it! 3 mile trail tomorrow!...  Read more

I had a bad day yesterday but I am determined to s
Updated 9/20/2014 11:22:07 AM

I had a bad day yesterday but I am determined to stay on track today I have lost 7pounds since starting this and I may actually reach my goal this time I am proud of myself and needed to say so...  Read more

Hi everyone I am new to this. I have an on going w
Updated 9/20/2014 1:13:14 AM

Hi everyone I am new to this. I have an on going weight problem. I have diabetes, Celiacs disease, heart problems and am on bed rest pretty much. I had a total knee replacement in 2012. I hope to eventually lose 100 lbs....  Read more

I am absolutely loving my Fitbit! Seems silly but
Updated 9/19/2014 3:19:27 AM

I am absolutely loving my Fitbit! Seems silly but reaching my goals and having them turn green is a big deal. Kind of like getting a sticker when you're a kid.😃...  Read more

Hello everyone! I am a newbie to the program and
Updated 9/19/2014 3:10:50 AM

Hello everyone! I am a newbie to the program and I hope I can count on your support and enthusiasm! Any initial advice?...  Read more

Why are you overweight?

We are not unhappy because we are overweight; we are overweight because we are unhappy....  Read more

Mind over matter

I mind being overweight and it does matter....  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Childhood Eating Disorders on the Rise

When you think of childhood issues related to weight and health, overweight and obesity are probably the first two that come to mind. The media puts a lot of focus on kids who eat too much and don't exercise enough. But there is another alarming tr...  Read more

In the News: Mom’s Stress Level Could Affect Child’s Weight

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows a link between mom’s stress level and the weight of her children. The study looked at children in families living below the poverty line, and found that the more stress the mother experienced, th...  Read more