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Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 6:00am
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Joined: 12/20/2002 - 09:00

My 10 year old PA son is very tall and slim, always has been this way. He's not super active, but does have a huge appetite and seems to be an eating machine. He's also a very adventurous eater - if not for this allergy, he'd try everything with abandon, and likes lots of different kinds of foods not typically liked by kids. He's a lot of fun to cook for! My nonPA daughter is the picky one and she's average in height and weight. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 11:26pm
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Quote:Originally posted by mattchrismom:
[b]I have been working to gain 10 pounds for about 6 months now, [/b]
I found a double layer chocolate cake helped. (Not joking, actually was eating a few a week to gain weight after having my first son.) Pre-allergy days, sigh.
Corinne, thanks for reminding me - I'm supposed to get my thyroid tested again (every six months) because it is overactive.
And Cindy, I did notice you weren't here, but I thought maybe you were just taking a breather and that you'd be back - and here you are. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 12:37am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]I can't believe I didn't post on the board for more than a week and no one was concerned! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Hi Cindy,
People did ask about you.. see "Where are you" thread in off-topic. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 1:01am
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Joined: 06/08/2000 - 09:00

Sheesh, I'm getting a bit jealous reading about all these skinny kids and adults having difficulties putting on weight!
We're all average around here, with the adults fighting middle-age spread (sometimes losing, but always fighting). My PA DD was born at the "greater than 95th%" for both height and weight and has stayed there her whole life (she'll be five in December). She's too young and active to have had time to get fat, but she definitely has her aunt's build, so I suspect she'll be fighting her weight even more than I do all her life (at least as a child, I was always too skinny--as an incentive to gain weight, my mother promised me that I could get my ears pierced in middle school if I gained 20 pounds. Thanks, Mom!). The key for my DD will be to stay active.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 4:52am
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Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

My pa 3 year old son is small - 29 pounds and wears 2t clothes. My milk allergic daughter is very small - 13 months old and currently 16 1/2 pounds.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 10:37am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Little V weighed in at 32lb- 38 3/4 height
4 Years old
Her twin(Little A) 32lb- 40 height
Love this site

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 3:21pm
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Joined: 04/17/1999 - 09:00

Our PA daughter is the same height and weight percentile - so no, she's not overweight. She also eats an amazing amount of food for a young child - she's a two happy meal kinda kid. I assumed she ate well everywhere until a teacher commented on her bird-like appetite. When asked about it, DD said she was worried the food might accidentally contain peanuts. It breaks my heart that such a little child should have such big worries.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 8:31pm
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Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Chris is not overweight at all. He is 17 6feet tall and 150 pounds. He went through a chubby stage when he was in about 4th grade because of all the steroids he was on. He is very healthy and a great healthy eater. MY DD is a big girl but seems to be going through that phase now and slimming down. I have always been an average size. MY sister is the smallest thing and she has no allergies. Her kids are very petite and have no allergies.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 12:10am
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Speaking of sisters--my sister (multiple food allergies uncluding peanut) is the only one in the family who is overweight. my brother (peanut allergy) used to be overweight (pre-allergy days) but I think it's quitting working in bars - and therefore drinking less beer - that led to his weight loss.
Sarahfran, don't be too jealous. If I lose 5 lbs, I end up with pneumonia every fall and spring. And having co-workers go around saying they *know* your bulimic (or anorexic whichever new word they learned) is no fun either. Just be happy with who you are, cuz your a great person. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]



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