My middle daughter is 11. She had a physical about 2 weeks ago and, though she didn't tell me her weight, I know it was over 100lbs (she is 5' 2.5"). They gave her 2 vaccines: the tetanus booster, and one for meningitis.
Since her visit, she has been limiting what she eats, saying that she isn't hungry. She says she thinks it has to do with the shot. I am not sure. She has eaten very little this week, and mostly carbs and not healthy choices. I have tried to talk to her about nutrition, and she sees how I eat on a regular basis.
I am very concerned. Her dr did not say anything about her weight at all. She is not heavy, but is very athletic. She plays soccer and takes gymnastics classes, but her self-esteem is really low, and she is surrounded by girls who are very thin at school (one in particular who is kind of the queen bee personality) and I fear that is influencing some of this as well.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
~~Kim in NC~ EDT
I know I can do this!
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug/12: 135 size 4
Hypothyroid Diagnosis, 30lb gain in 8 weeks
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
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