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NELSONMJ2
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2/11/11 7:33 P

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Hi, my name is Marijane. I have seven kids. The reason i joined was because i was concerned about my yougest's weight. he was born with a disability (spina bifida). he walks with a walker but lately his weght has increased greatly. he is 6 but doesn't have much muscle in his legs. he carries all of his weight from the waist up. his stomach is pretty big for a six year old and am looking for ideas on how to help him. he doesn't eat a good variety of food (such as vegetables or fruit) he has senosry issues that we are dealing with in regards to food. i am looking for ways to help him lower his weight. he expends a large amount of calories in a day and has muscle in his upper body. Thanks for listening.



SUZZANNEKJ
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2/10/11 9:59 P

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Hi I am Suzzanne! I have 3 kids Korey 11, Zack 6, Chloe 5. We have a pretty inactive lifestyle, but I am making it personal quest to change that and get my kids (all of us really) moving. I am very excited to find this team! Looking forward to "meeting" you!


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SPMAMMA
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2/7/11 1:47 P

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hi, I'm susanna. I'm not new to the site as i started once before. This is my 3rd week really working to achieve my goals. So far i've lost about 8 pounds. I am having pretty good luck sticking with it this time but any tips or suggestions are always greatly appreciated. Nice to meet everyone and have a blessed day.


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AGGEEE
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2/4/11 9:59 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Angie and am new to this site. I've always had weight issues and worry about passing them on to my 11 year old son. I try to eat healthy and he wants nothing to do with it. At my house I try to give him healthy food but at his dad's, it's a whole different story. I'm sure a lot of divorced people go through this with their situations and would like any advice that is offered. I would love for my son and I to live healthy, active lives.


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ARGUABLESTORM
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2/2/11 10:17 P

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My oldest was always high on the weight chart until last year--having been physically active playing sports and watching her portions she is now thin--I never worried about her. I knew she would drop when she hit a good growth spurt. My middle child who is 6 however is totally different. She started out small but is now off the charts. She wears a 10-12, which for her height is way to much. She wants to constantly eat and makes poor choices. At home I can control it. The problem for me is when she is at Great Grannys' and school. She seems to always find those items that I don't allow her to have here. I just keep talking to her about healthy choices (not weight) and make sure she stays active. She really loves kids dance for the wii. She is getting great exercise and doesn't even know it. She also plays basketball and softball and takes karate and ballet. I am hoping that will help until she develops the will to stay away from the unhealthy choices she makes when I am not around.

Changing the world one story at a time


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MAMA2BRENNA
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2/2/11 10:59 A

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Hi My name is Melissa and I am new to SparkPeople. I have a 5 yr old daughter who is overweight. She has been off the charts in weight from the moment she was born and has never slowed down. I am concerned for her and looking for support. She is a very active child but struggles with portions and bad food choices. Looking forward to hearing more on this subject.


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CHARITYLOVE79
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1/29/11 2:50 P

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Hi!
My name is Charity, I'm a momma of 5 kiddos. I find my life so busy that I don't take time to take care of myself sometimes I signed onto spark in october but haven't began really trying unitl about a month ago. So here i am! i'm ready to be inspired and to lose this fat!


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ARGUABLESTORM
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1/28/11 6:31 P

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Hi everyone. I wanted to introduce myself. I am a mother of three girls, ages 11, 6, and 3. I also teach. I see childhood obesity every day. Now it has hit home. My 6 year old witnessed a traumatic event a couple of years ago. She began hiding food and over eating. She no longer hides food; but it is a daily struggle to help her eat correctly. She never seems to be full. They are all active girls and are heavily involved in sports. We love athletics in my house; but even with all the activity I am trying to find a way to help my daughter along with myself.

Changing the world one story at a time


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JAMIECARDER
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1/23/11 12:49 P

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Hi everyone... I joined the team yesterday but figured I should introduce myself. I'm Jamie and the mom of 2. I won't go into all the details... if you want to find out more about me, feel free to visit my SparkPage. :)

~*~Jamie~*~

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time" ~
Thomas A. Edison

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FEMSHEPARD
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1/6/11 8:07 A

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Hi everyone,

I'm a high school teacher in NC, and I'm very interested in working on the childhood obesity epidemic. I teach at a private school, and I see a huge disparity between private school and public school lunches and physical education. We must definitely work on getting better food choices available to children. Also, parents must be educated on how to prepare healthy meals and promote a healthy lifestyle at home.

Thanks for having this team!

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Jung


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ANJELITA_BELLA1
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12/3/10 2:17 P

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Hi everyone! I have been a member of this group for a while, but never get a chance to post anything. I am always studying. I am in college and tend to sit all day. I have 3 kids and something happened to my daughter about 3 years ago that has caused her to get depressed and overeat. Now she is over weight and almost obese. We started working out yesterday and I have to make sure we keep these great habits. If anyone has these kinds of challenges in their life send me a message.

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SLSMART
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11/11/10 9:47 A

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Hi team. I am Sandie and very interested in getting involved with childhood obesity . I will be living in Plantation Florida soon and want to get involved there. Anyone know of any groups there? emoticon
Together we can make a difference!!!


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JANAY5
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9/30/10 9:58 A

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Welcome to the team everyone...




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CLWALDRO
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9/20/10 9:19 A

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Welcome to the team and we hope to see many more great articles from you. I have read both the ones you listed and enjoyed them very much.
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DEBBIEDAY
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9/20/10 9:12 A

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Hello all- As a mother of 2 grown kids and grandma to 7 I am in the process of healthy eating to set the example for the kids and grandkids to follow.

Presently I live with my daughter and her family including a 3 year old granddaughter who ( thankfully) loves her fruits/ veggies and outdoor exercise!

Her mommy and I are doing everything we can to encourage that lifestyle!

I am also a freelance writer with a focus on health & wellness interests and have two related articles published at the online site Associated Content -you can read them here:

Is Your Child At Risk for Childhood Obesity?
tinyurl.com/34tv4xn

5 Sneaky Ways to Change Your Family's Eating Habits
tinyurl.com/32skuqh

Be Blessed! -- Debbie
ALABAMA - Central Time Zone!


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PNUTSMOM02
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9/8/10 8:55 P

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My oldest is not too fond of veggies either. I find if I make pasta a meat sauce, I substitute grated veggies for some of the meat. Not only does this reduce the fat and calories of the dish, most of the time, kids eat their veggies without knowing there in there.

If she likes soups - same thing, I often grate in some veggies... seems to work.

Also, does she nosh on raw veggies? If so, give her as much as she wants - try making a healthier dip using plain yogurt as a base instead of sour cream.

And don't discount fruit. It is bit higher in sugar than veggies, but still packed with nutrients and fibre and fairly low calorie.

Hang in there, it takes time to adjust taste buds. Just know you're doing the best you can.
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BLUEHOTMAMA3
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9/8/10 6:33 P

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I have been a member of spark people for about 3 months or so. I am working on my goal, but it is definitely a struggle. I have a 9 year old daughter who is 92 lbs and wears a size 16. I am very concerned about her health. I had a fasting blood sugar done on her and it was borderline. I work for a doctor and do labs, so I know this is something that needs to be addressed right away. I have been cooking healthier, but she does not like very many veggies. If you have any suggestions or ideas of foods or helpful websites I would really appreciate it.

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CLWALDRO
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9/7/10 1:51 P

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PNUTSMOM02
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Hi all,

This has been interesting so far... 2 days in....
Basically here because I have two daughters for whom I have to set a good example of healhy lifestyle and body acceptance. So, officially I love the way I look and feel. Off the record, I have my flaws which I will never speak of in front of my children.

Hoping to get some good tips to keep my workouts fresh, some yummy recipes to keep the kids interested in healthy food, and someone to kick my butt when I slack off.emoticon


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WSYUTZY
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8/25/10 10:30 A

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Hi, I'm new here too.
I am really enjoying all the tracking features of sparkspeople and the encouragement to think differently! I am a mother of 4 children 9, 6, 4 and 3.
I have about 30 pounds to lose. After gaining back 20 this year from losing it last year! ugh.. yo yo, low carb diets do not work!

I lost both my parents at an early age cancer and Multiple sclerosis, and really desire to learn about healthy lifestyle so that my children do not have to deal with obesity!

Almost all of my aunts and uncles are overweight, or obese. I know that I need a fresh perspective to change for my own family to not follow in their and my old health ways. I am seeking for ways to teach my children to stay fit and healthy young!



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JANAY5
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8/23/10 10:24 A

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welcome to the team




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LEARNIN2LOSE
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8/13/10 11:36 P

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Hello! Fellow Sparklers!!!
I am 34 (35 Sunday,LOL) and have yo-yo dieted forever. I need to lose 25 to 30lbs but those pounds are soooo hard to lose. Been this weight for awhile. Anyways, I knew my daughter was overweight but.... when I went school shopping I was SHOCKED. Long story short, she weighs 3 lbs less than me and she is 10!~ I feel like its my fault, for letting her get this big. I recently started talking to her about eating healthy, and am encouraging her with exercising with her in the pool. She is an only child and dont get enough exercise. Also her grandma and grandpa is her babysitter when I work (at night) and they are obese and a diabetic. (aunt that lives there too~is obese~and her dad) And arent that supportive.They say she will grow out of this??? Anyways, I look forward to joining this group and meeting new members who have issues like me. Thanks ya'll, I am going to try and make me a new sparkpage tommorrow. I joined sparkpeople in 2008, but dont remember the password and stuff. emoticon



KLAD_COCKERS
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8/10/10 11:38 A

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I saw that same news item Lynette, and it made me sad for young girls. Early puberty certainly isn't a gift.

My name is Kelly Ladouceur and I am 32. I'm single, but living with my parents due to financial constraints. Both of my parents are overweight. My brother and I are also overweight. My brother has three daughters. His step-daughter (8 years old) is chubby. She has chipmunk cheeks, a significant tummy, and is wearing a Girls' Large (12-14) already.

We spend a lot of time with Mackenzie, and I know we need to be providing a good example. Her preference is to sit and watch TV or a movie, or to play on her Nintendo DS. Obviously none of those are active things. She's been staying with us for the month of August, and we've made a real effort to eat healthy meals and to stay active. I just hate to see our efforts wasted when she goes home.

I joined this team to get good ideas for all of the girls, in terms of encouraging healthy eating and living habits.

Kelly & the KLAD Cockers
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Hello! My name is Lynnette, and I have a 4 year old daughter. DH, DD, and I are all on the overweight side, and I'm trying to get us all on a healthy path regarding eating and exercise.

I just saw a story on the news last night about earlier puberty, around 7 or 8 years old, happening more and more frequently, being linked to obesity in children! Although I don't think my daughter is in the obese category, I would venture a guess that she is overweight. The sooner we can get her into a healthy lifestyle, the better!

Live everyday as if it's your last!


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CLWALDRO
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8/2/10 7:32 P

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Hi!
My name is Carrie and I have an 8 year old son. He recently spent 2 months with his grandparents in another state. We were doing really well on eating right and exercising but I am now having problems with him thinking that he needs to have dessert with lunch and dinner. I work 40 hrs plus a week outside the home.
I have reached my weight loss goal but use the site to keep on track and not slip back into my old habits. My parents have always been overweight my entire life but I have made the commitment in my own life to change my history and my families.
I hope to get some great ideas to health snacks and fun exercise from this team.


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TIGER1960
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8/2/10 1:13 P

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Hello,
I have three children, 1st two are grown, third is 7 yrs. old.

My son and I have been having fun playing Wii Games. He likes Wii Fit Plus and Wii Resort.


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CORNQUEEN
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7/27/10 8:22 P

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Hi All,
This is my first post on SparkPeople and I am so happy to have found this group! My story is this:

I have two boys who couldn't be more different! My oldest (17yo) is tall and very thin. Sometimes I wonder if he is too thin (his chest seems sunken-in and while he is very strong, he doesn't have a lot of muscle tone). His BMI is in the "healthy" range so I guess I shouldn't worry too much. He literally has NO appetite and I have to remind him to eat.

My youngest practically lives in the fridge! At 10 years old, he weighs 135 lbs. and he is ALWAYS hungry! When he was 18 months old he was diagnosed with Leukemia and spent a little more than three years on chemo. It was at his yearly oncology check-up last November that we learned new research is finding that children who have been on chemo are at a higher risk for obesity. Bummer, after all he's already been through!

Earlier this year we took a class with the nutritionists at our hospital. The class was geared to kids who are obese, or at risk of becoming obese. I guess what I learned from that class was that we eat "good" food, but in the wrong amounts, and that need to be more active! My son is weight stable, which is good- he's not gaining and continues to grow- we are hoping it will all even out. We'll see.

My challenge has been encouraging my teen to eat more, while convincing my 10 yo that he doesn't need more. It seems unfair, ya know?





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6/22/10 9:21 A

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Hello my name is Shannon and I am a mother of a 13 year old and a 4 year old. I feel like I have no time for myself, but realize I need to make time to become a happier and healthier person. I am looking forward to this journey and glad to have a support group to help me through the tough times and I hope I can be a support for others too.



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6/9/10 5:46 P

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HI! I'M MJ. I'VE USED SPARKS BEFORE AND NOW I'M BACK. I HAVE 6 KIDS AND THE ONLY ONE OVER WEIGHT IS THE BABY AND ONLY GIRL, SHE IS 7. I HAD HER TESTED A FEW YEARS AGO FOR DIABETES (SINCE ONE OF THE BOYS IS DIABETIC)AND FOUND THAT HER CHOLESTEROL WAS HIGHER THAN MINE!!! WE DID REAL WELL ABOUT NOT GAINING ANYMORE WEIGHT AND LETTING HER GROW INTO HER WEIGHT (HEIGHT WISE)(DOCTORS ORDER) UNTIL THIS WINTER. SHE GAINED 16 POUNDS AND I GAINED ANOTHER 15 POUNDS!! TIME TO JUMP BACK TO DOING WHAT'S BEST AND STOP BEING AFRAID OF THE WEATHER!!


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EMERALDJULES71
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6/7/10 6:44 P

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Hi all-I am back to the spark with a new name-once was a co leader of this team. very excited and more motivated than ever this time to make a difference in my life and the life of my family. The last year has been quite a trial. I have the drive like never before.

“Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.” See Quote with Translation


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MARYROTH
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4/27/10 2:45 P

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Hello. My name is Mary. I have been on Sparkpeople for over 2 years. I've lost around 30lbs and maintained it for a while. I still need to lose another 30-40 though. I've kind of gotten in a bit of a rut. I have two daughters...one 16 is not overweight, but if I don't get her to stop eating like she does and get her to stop sitting on her bum she won't be skinny for long. My other daughter is 13 years old and she is overweight. What I don't understand is that she is a LOT more active than my older daughter, but she also eats a LOT more food. I am not sure how to get her to stop. She is always going for 2nd and 3rd helpings and neither of them like vegetables or fruits. They eat HEALTHIER, fast food is heavily limited, switched to whole wheat foods, etc. I just wish I could get them to eat some fruits and veggies. My 13 year old has been in track and field for the last month. Her first year in a sport. She is getting frustrated though because her weight causes her to not be able to win and do what she wants...I'm sorry. I am blabbering on. Anyways, I am hoping to find some helpful tips.

Edited by: MARYROTH at: 4/27/2010 (14:45)
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
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CETTE1965
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4/27/10 1:00 P

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Hi, I've been a member of Spark People for a couple of years and have found this site very informative and helpful for weight loss. I am currently overweight and have an eleven year old son who is also overweight. His doctor says my son is at risk of developing diabetes and I desperately want to avoid that. We are seeing a dietician in a couple of week and I am looking for all the resources I can find to help us both to start leading healthier lives.

Romans 8:31: What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?


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JODILUCAS1
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4/23/10 8:47 P

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Hello. I join about 2 weeks ago. I have 3 daughters. My 9 year old is overweight and I keep waiting for her to start slimming down but it isn't happening. I feel so bad because I don't know what to do for her. I think I need to take her to the pediatrician. My big fear is making her feel bad. I have struggled all my life with weight and I has really given me serious body issues. I don't want her to feel the way I do. I need to figure out how to help her become healthy without scarring her for life. I am 5ft. and 106 lbs. and I never seem to be happy with it. My goal is actually 100. I don't want this for my daughter, but I am very worried she weighs 120 lbs. What do I do?


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FERRISMOMOF3
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4/21/10 2:50 P

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Hello everyone. I'm not new to spark but felt I needed to join a Kids team for support and advice. I have 3 kids. One grown daughter who doesn't live at home and 2 boys - 10 & 6. My 10 year old is overweight & has been told by his doc he must lose weight, but he seems to not care. Both his dad & I are overweight but we are working on eating healthier & exercising.



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"Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at the moment."
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4/21/10 1:56 A

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Hi all. i'm not new to spark people, i joined about a year ago but have been on a "break" over the winter months. i've decided i need to get back on track for my physical and mental health. i looked up this group because i have a 6 year old daughter who is overweight and want some tips on helping her to lose weight. going to post about that in another discussion topic.

Going to rock my sleeve.


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4/20/10 3:51 P

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Hello! I'm Sarah. I'm new to Spark People and have a lot to lose (162 pounds total).

I had a debilitating stroke in April, 2006 and made a near-total recovery. I'm doing this now because I want to be a better parent and role-model for my kids. Also, I'd like to live to see them grow up!

My reasons for joining this team are many:

First, I have a 5yo son who is bright and healthy and active. He was a preemie and has always been hard to feed. Now, he eats yogurt, nuts, raw veggies, fruit, peanut butter, rare bologna or chicken nuggets, and every "junk food" you could imagine - candy, cake, ice cream, chips, etc. I've noticed that as he gets older, he seems more interested in the junk and less interested in the healthy stuff. He refuses to try anything new (unless it is junk). I want to model healthy eating for him and help him avoid the obesity that runs in both sides of his family. He is currently at the 80th percentile for height and 50th for weight, so he clearly does not have a problem...yet.

Secondly, I have an adopted daughter who is 16 months old and she will eat anything and everything. Thus far, because she only gets foods we offer her, her diet is healthy. I see, however, that when she enters school and has to make choices, she may have a hard time doing that.

Thirdly, we don't make exercise a priority in our family, although my son plays soccer and bowls. I would like to find inspiration to make exercise a habit that we all can share.

Lastly, I'm a family physician and I have a lot of overweight kids/teens in my practice. I'd like to have some "extra ammunition" to help counsel them and their families.

That's my introduction. Glad to be here!




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JANAY5
JANAY5's Photo SparkPoints: (60,550)
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4/20/10 9:52 A

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Welcome to the team all new members...




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ECO_MUMMY
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4/19/10 5:17 A

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Hi all! As you may have guessed im new here!
Ive been here a week and i thought id use this oportunity to say hi and tell you all i have lost 4.2lbs in the week ive used this site!!
Im very happy and excited. The site has really helped me get motivated and change for the better.
Starting with portion control and drinking 8 cups of water a day!
During this week i have also been outdoors and walked alot more (the weather has helped!). Ive also tried new meals and had support from the great people on this site! My OH and gorgeous son (22months) have also benefited from new meals and family walks. Ive also just joined your team goals! Good luck everyone hope to chat with you soon :) Hxx


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"Ive never been a millionaire but i just know id be darling at it" - Dorethy Parker


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MOSAIC3
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4/12/10 2:01 P

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Hi. I'm the homeschooling mom of an awesome 10 year old boy. All three of us are on the chubby side right now, so it's really something we need to work on as a family. I'm here to learn!

Starting weight: 267
Starting SP weight: 248.6
Goal#1: lose 8 pounds

Goal#2: lose 20 more pounds


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CRYSTALDRAKE
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3/18/10 8:48 P

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Hello,

I'm Jamie. I have very active two year old son. He tends to be a tad picky on food. He loves pasta and fruit.



ELLIEFUNT
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3/18/10 11:47 A

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Hi, I'm Debbie. Mom to 2 girls (12 & 8) I'm trying to be a good role model. I've been slowly modifying our "diet". I should say eating habits. Transitioning to whole grains. We've always eaten lots of fruits & veggies. No more fast food. We still have quite a ways to go - but we take it 1 step at a time.

Hope to get to know you all better here & learn more about how to get our kids to eat healthier.

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Debbie

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Ph. 4:13


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SUSANISSPARKED
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3/7/10 10:16 P

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Hi, I am Susan. I am married and have a very active five year old daughter. I also teach computers to elementary students. At the end of the day I am usually exhausted. I joined SparkPeople a week ago. My main goal is to live a healthier lifestyle. By doing this I hope to lose some weight, become more active, and have more energy. Oh, almost forgot, I turn 40 later this month.

Edited by: SUSANISSPARKED at: 3/7/2010 (22:18)

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DMICHELLEF
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3/2/10 12:02 A

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Hello. I am a 35 single mom with an 8-year old and 2 60+ year old parents that I care for due to both of them being disabled. My daughter is 8 and she is healthy for the most part. I have really had to start watching what she eats, and let her not eat past a certain time at night. She always seems to be hungry. I have both my parents on diets and they are losing weight. I have started to exercise with my daughter. Should I be worried that she eats it seems like constantly?


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JMSPERRY500
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2/28/10 8:54 P

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Hello all, I have a finicky 2 year old that I can't get to eat fruits or veggies. She loves bananas but that is about it. I am also concerned that my wife is a bit lazy when it comes to preparing meals and that has lead to my daughters lack of interest in variety of foods. I have completely changed my diet for the better but my wife isn't participating. She is also finicky. I am lost at how to move my family in a nutritional direction.


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JLCALHOUN
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2/28/10 12:08 P

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Hi, I am looking forward to gaining some help with my daughters diet here. She is 10 and just starting to show signs of extra weight. My biggest concern is a lot of her eating habit is due to being bored, watching tv, etc. The choices are not always good. One of my strategies is I will be starting to have healthy choices more often than not.

Very excited about being new to SparkPeople and this team.

Cheers,
Judy


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JANAY5
JANAY5's Photo SparkPoints: (60,550)
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2/22/10 11:37 A

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Welcome to the team all new members....




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SYSCHRIS
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2/21/10 7:22 P

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Hi. I am Christine. I have three children that are 6 y.o. and under. They all have a sweet tooth and my oldest daughter often says, "I wish sweets were good for you!"

I hope to help them create a habit of good moderation and healthy eating and understanding the choices they make. I had the same chocolate and sweet obsession that Whitney talks of below. I hope there's a way to keep the kids from growing up this way too.


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THINMINTMOMMY
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2/18/10 10:01 A

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hi


Edited by: THINMINTMOMMY at: 7/30/2010 (00:46)
You can be the hammer, making things happen, or you can be the nail that sits there and gets pummeled over and over.

If you’re starting to feel like a nail, it’s up to you to keep your program moving forward.

Mike Kramer, Spark People


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ARASMUS0329
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2/10/10 1:24 P

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Hi, I am Amanda. I am married and have a 6 year old son. He is a big boy and always has been, not neccesarily weight wise, but height. He is 54" tall and weighs just about 80 pounds. He loves fruits and veggies, but given the chance will eat lots of junk too! What kid wouldn't? I have been a member of SP since mid December 2009 and my son is right there with me learning how to eat healthier and eat "junk food" in moderation. When I joined SP my goal was to lose weight, but more importantly be healthier and I am pleasantly surprised at how my 6 year old has become interested in being more heathy too!


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GETUPNMOVE
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2/9/10 6:19 P

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Hello all, my name is Jesse. I am a single mother to a 6 year old girl named Lexi. I want to not only get my life focused on being healthy. I want my daughter to grow up and be concerned with her health and not how skinny she is by comparing herself to other girls.



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