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Advice for a overweight teenager

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Grandson has been overweight most of his life. I have worked with him and we had success monitoring his eating habits. For the last year he has lived with his Mom (trial basis I am his legal guardian). I almost cried when I saw him but had prepared for the worst. He has gained 50lbs in the last year. I have thought of WW since I am a member but he is 13 going on 5. Very immature, bipolar and always wants to eat. Almost like a prader willies syndrome. I believe he comforts himself with food. Lack of parents. Now 2 months later I find out he was abused by his mother's boyfriend (not my Dtr). Poor kid tells the neighbors/friends that I don't feed him and invites himself for lunch or dinner. Planning more active activities for us What would you do? I don't want to make it worse for him emotionally but I am not going to be an enabler.

  
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MEOWMEEEOW 9/14/2014 9:18PM

    I'm not going to pretend that I know what to do. That's a tough one! I think we all need love and care, which sometimes amounts to a swift kick in the pants and sometimes gentle kindness. I pray that you have wisdom for how to proceed.

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CANDYMOUSE 8/24/2014 12:49PM

    It looks like you are doing the best you know how to do,not enabling him, and providing activities. However 'the best you know how to do' may not be enough in some situations.

Since this isn't working and you asked us to say what we would do, this is what I would do. I would def seek professional counseling. If he is already getting that for other problems, I would ask the counselor or therapist to also address the issue of his over eating.

I love teenagers..and Bless you for taking care of him. Wishin' both of you the very best! emoticon

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SparkCoach assignment

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today's assignment is about food sabotaging. Who sabotages my efforts? Me and only me because I don't let others do that to me. I have been on a unplanned emotional trip. When my emotions are involved I binge heavily. This weekend I overate but I did not binge. I ate foods that would keep me full. Did I stick fully to my food plan---no but I didn't go overboard. When I left I had a lot of healthy food cooked. I put it in the freezer. Since I've been home have taken some out for tomorrow so I can start with my plan in the AM. Normally on trips I binge to my hearts content. I have tracked it all. I walked a lot to compensate. I've been a glow getter this week more than in the last 4 months. Life is good.

  
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TINK053184 8/17/2014 10:57AM

    I can totally relate. I read a quote that I really liked the other day. "Food is the most over-used anti-depressant. Exercise is the most under-used anti-depressant." SO TRUE FOR ME. emoticon

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NELLJONES 8/17/2014 7:49AM

    Sounds like progress!

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DOVESEYES 8/16/2014 9:55PM

    You are doing so well... happy for you :)

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Complements

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today's ST assignment is to give myself 3 You have been binge free for 2 weeks it looks good on you. You care so well for others.Exercise and hard work is showing

  
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TINK053184 8/12/2014 7:20AM

    I am so proud of you! You are very encouraging. I can feel your good energy through the computer! emoticon
You can do this. One day at a time, one meal at a time.

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NANCYPAT1 8/12/2014 6:33AM

    That is great

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7 days bingefree

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Its a start. I have been binging since the end of march when I failed my clinical. Since I haven't had too many failures when it comes to school, it hurt me to the core. I binged for 4 months before I could get control although I tried could not get past the first 3 days without binging again. I am scheduled to retest in Nov and I know I have to be healthier and without the food fog if I stand a chance of passing.
So I'm back at Sparks where I belong.Thanks to my Sparks friends who didn't give up on me. Though I wasn't participating your messages meant a lot. emoticon if I emoticon

  
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TINK053184 8/4/2014 8:18AM

    Believe me, I can RELATE. I didn't graduate nursing school the first time because I made a D in one of my last courses. Instead of picking myself up and trying again, I used it as an excuse to go down a dark road for several years. However, I finally picked myself up and got in to recovery....

I ended up having to re-do several classes because of the amount of time that had elapsed. In the end, I graduated, and I was even stronger (new the material better) for having to re-do classes I had already passed. I made the top score in my graduating class on HESI, and N-CLEX RN was a breeze.

You can do it!!!!!!!!

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NELLJONES 8/4/2014 8:08AM

    Keep at it!

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PGVIGIL_1 8/4/2014 12:06AM

    we got this! :) emoticon

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KYLIECAT1 8/3/2014 10:10PM

    welcome back and good for you I dont know if I have ever been 7 days binge free ! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 8/3/2014 9:29PM

    Every day is a new day don't beat your self up for yesterday. You can do this. You rock...!!!!

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/3/2014 9:25PM

    Welcome back! emoticon

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PERSISTENTTIM 8/3/2014 5:00PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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This week

Friday, March 21, 2014

This week I will be partying all night with my textbooks, highlighters notes and tea! I test next weekend. Don't know if I'm ready but I have to at least try. Leaving for Wisconsin on Thursday morning at 1 am. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers next weekend I know it will help!
Thank-you all for the Birthday wishes and goodies---they all meant something to me!

  
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OOLALA53 4/21/2014 2:07AM

    A fantastic rite of passage!

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MAC4902 3/23/2014 5:58PM

    Know it's late but prayers for you anyway

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Sounds like a very low calorie/points friendly "PARTY" to me!!!! Not sure you'll have many "guests" show up with that posted menu though!!!! LOL!!!!!! although I would come to it for the tea!!!!

Study hard - you can do it - it'll be worth it!

Sending hugs and prayers for a very productive "party" ---

Jane

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/21/2014 3:56PM

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