Imakcerka – I am not your mother, my daughter is not you. Please stop thinking that I’m telling my daughter this or that. Like Queen said, I'm on here to looking for help. Think about it, if I wanted to make my daughter her feel bad about herself I wouldn't even bother posting on here looking for advice on how to help her.
I used an online weight calculator just now and this is what they said:
A 14 year and 4 months old (female) child who is 147 pounds and is 5 feet and 5 inches tall has a body mass index of 24.5, which is at the 88th percentile, and would indicate that your child is at risk of becoming overweight.
Your child's ideal body weight would be at a BMI at the 85th percentile or below, and so would be about 141 pounds.
That doesn't necessarily mean that your child has to lose 6 pounds. As he gets older and taller, he may thin out some and therefore just need to stop gaining weight, gain weight more slowly or lose some of that weight. Talk to your Pediatrician for more help interpreting these results.
Thanks, Queen for your suggestions. I’m going to stop buying the Cheeze its and get the sliced cheese with apples, and baby carrots with ranch dressing.
Mosaic – you are right this is hard for me because the only weight issues I’ve struggled with is trying to keep the weight on. I’ve actually had to drink weight gain in the past.