Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weighted Stress

"OK now step on the scale." I say cautiously. My son picks up his right, then left foot. I watch the numbers jump around as he shifts his weight, and the scale settles in on a figure. I am staring at the number in a bit of disbelief. In a week of sports camp, smarter eating and exercise, my son's weight went up. I just don't get it and I have to say I am frustrated and confused. 

My son at ten years old is tall for his age. He is also very strong with wide shoulders and powerful legs. He plays a lot of sports and is usually one of the most athletic kids on the team. My son also has a weight problem and he cannot seem to shake it. His pattern since he was a toddler, is that he gains weight during the winter, sprouts up in the spring, then burns it off in the summer. This summer seems tougher and my concern is making weight for football. He has to weigh in on Sept 9th for the first game. That is two months away and it is stressing me out and in turn stressing him out. 

I am not sure what the next step is, but we will keep working at it, because he needs it, and he needs me. Stress tonight, action tomorrow.
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