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Overweight kiddos

My 15 yr old daughter and 13 yr old were on medication that made them gain TONS of weight. They are both 80 lbs or so over. They are finally off the meds, but their muscle groups are very weak & just getting them to take one of the dogs on a walk is evidently the equivalent to walking the great wall of China. I've never had to deal with child weight loss issues. Any thoughts?

 
derosia_mama

Asked by derosia_mama at 11:40 AM on Jan. 4, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I no there are some gym's that have kids gym's in there an have a trainer work them out with games or wii and a the ps3 you can find other over weight kids in your neighborhood an have them all walk dogs or get them on a healthy diet and make it fun to lose weight and give them rewards :)
    premiemom18

    Answer by premiemom18 at 3:12 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Do they have any interests like dancing or wii you could make a fun family night of it.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:56 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • the wii is a great idea! its a game they could connect too and also a major work out!
    JOR_HAIL

    Answer by JOR_HAIL at 11:57 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Join your local Y. Walk WITH them. Play Twister. Find out if you have a local Disc Golf course and purchase a couple of discs to play the course with. Turn on the music loud and dance like fools.
    If you have a Wii, remove a chairs and require them to stand up to play.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:32 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Get active with them. Don't just hand them the dog's leash and expect them to be willing to go - go with them, make it a family affair - everyone goes. Don't buy any junk food, only have fresh fruits & veggies available as snacks, cook healthy balanced meals - SHOW them how to eat right for their health. Talking to their doctor & a nutritionist or dietician would be a really good idea too, since they are at a fairly crucial stage for getting certain vitamins & nutrients in.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I think you should get involved! Bowling nights. Hiking in on trails near you. Walking the dog around the park. Do it together as a family fun time!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:58 AM on Jan. 4, 2011