Lisa, thanks for the input. That's basically what my ped recommended last year as well. My son had gained 19 pounds from his 8 year checkup to his 9 year checkup, so she just wanted to make sure he was eating right and staying active.
Motherhen, I totally agree that my son's self-esteem is paramount. Emotional health is just as important as physical health.
Coolinjeans, wow, 7 hotdogs! It is amazing what kids can eat -- I swear I can recall eating 7 slices of pizza at one sitting when I was a kid, but I would be sick if I tried to do that now. I also understand what you are saying about weight being relative. My GOAL weight now is 5 pounds over what my STARTING weight was when I joined WW in my 20's, lol. I always thought I was chubby, but when I look back I realize I wasn't -- I was just trying for a body that just wasn't mine. I think that one of the blessings of getting older is that you come to gain greater appreciation for who you are, not who you think you should be.
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