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(CNN)   9-year old girls loses weight. This is the lead story on CNN.com right now   (cnn.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-04 05:27:50 PM  
kennethauthor.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-04 05:28:10 PM  
25 lbs at 12 months isn't out of the ordinary at all. It's higher on the percentile scale sure, but it isn't by any standard obese.

I think the doctor told the parents that she would be fine, and therefore gave them full reign to feed her anything, thinking "Well the doc said she was fine so whatever."
 
rpl
2012-12-04 05:28:36 PM  
A channel of coonts, Not News.
 
2012-12-04 05:30:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.


Agreed; fat children have the same misfortune as fat pets; their caretakers don't realize that everyone in a group needs to be active in the weight loss strategy or it won't work.

/ also, a couple of laps around the park won't kill anyone.
 
2012-12-04 05:31:25 PM  
"She says it's easy for parents to become the "food police" without getting at the deeper issues. Parents should ask why a child wants a certain food"

What deeper issue? Pizza tastes good and most kids think broccoli tastes like ass. A kid wants stuff they think tastes better. Who doesn't? Your job as a parent is to be the "food police" and teach your kids to like (or at least tolerate) healthy foods.

" or doesn't want to work out"

Sit on ass watching TV or playing on the computer VS working out. I think most kids would pick "sit on ass"...if you let them.

"and problem-solve with them to find a healthy alternative."

Sorry, call me a biatchy mom but I do not "problem-solve" when it comes to certain things. I tell you the way it is and you deal with it. Call me names, flip me off behind my back. Big deal - I did those things to my mom too. Eating healthy and being at least semi-active are not things you "problem-solve".

You want a piece of candy - you can have ONE after you eat a healthy dinner. Dessert isn't an every day thing either; maybe a couple times a week.

You like TV? You like computer? How nice for you - you get them for a limited time each day. You are bored? We have a trampoline, a basketball hoop, bikes, scooters, skateboards - go outside and play!

I admit it, I am a semi-fatty and struggle to drag my chubby ass to the gym every day. I make sure my kids see this and tell them "you do not want to be fat like mom". My parents taught me shiatty eating habits and the word exercise was not in their vocabulary. I refuse to let my kids suffer the same fate.

/has normal size children
 
2012-12-04 05:33:26 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.


Very likely; which is why I mentioned that it's sad that the parents took so long to realize the entire family would have to change their habits before their daughter would lose any weight.

My third nephew was unfortunate enough to inherit the Italian metabolism from our side of the family; he packs on the pounds while his two brothers are lean mean eating machines. So if there was enough food in the house for the other two, he got fat. There was just no way around it. (Well, there was, but my sister found it easier to nag him and feed the other two). Now that he's older and more active, he's losing weight.

If you've got one child with a slower metabolism, either everyone in the family eats healthy to accommodate that child, or you're going to have one fat kid. There's no other way to make a CHILD adjust his or her eating habits while their other siblings eat cookies and burritos.
 
2012-12-04 05:33:33 PM  
Yeah...it is crazy and totally the parent's fault that a 9-year-old weighed that much! I am short and have a family tendency to be fat but I didn't really get fat until I was in college (eventually lost it but have gone back and forth over the years since), even with spending my allowance at the school snack machine and being occasionally practically force-fed by my grandmother. Even with that, I only ever got slightly chunky for a little bit as a kid. 176 is crazy.
 
2012-12-04 05:33:41 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: 9-year old girls loses weight.


I spilled a container of split-shot sinkers when I was that age. There was no news coverage.


It would be now if you spilled them in a hallway at a school. They'd shut the school down on the offhand chance they're old school split-shot sinkers.
 
2012-12-04 05:35:40 PM  

someonelse: If your preferences are set to "international," the lead story is Morsi teargassing protesters. So the real issue is either a) CNN thinks Americans are drooling morons, or b) Americans are drooling morons


CBS believes the opposite and thus calls their international stuff "foreign". CBS don't take too kindly to that foreign stuff 'roun these here parts.
 
2012-12-04 05:35:51 PM  

busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )


Blow it out your ass Uncle Roman!

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-12-04 05:36:37 PM  
mark today on the calculator
today is the day my BMI fell below 30, it's now a svelte 29.9
 
2012-12-04 05:39:30 PM  
seems to be a featured story under "Health"

ohmygoshnooooooo
 
2012-12-04 05:41:59 PM  
Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis sads.
 
2012-12-04 05:44:11 PM  

hodge-podge: The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.

There's picture included for people who don't like articles with words. It shows the landwhale family in all their fatty glory.


Nice snark attempt...i didnt rtfa because it wasnt necessary.
 
2012-12-04 05:53:29 PM  
Wouldn't it be easier to just point to instances where CNN had actual news as a top story?
 
2012-12-04 05:53:46 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis Nazi's sads.


FTFY.
 
2012-12-04 05:54:06 PM  
It's on the news because an American fatty lost weight. LOST WEIGHT.
 
2012-12-04 05:56:45 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis sads.


To be fair, she weighed enough to warrant a plural pronoun.
 
2012-12-04 05:56:56 PM  
want
 
2012-12-04 05:57:50 PM  
She's still big, but it sounds like she'll finally have a shot at a normal life.
 
2012-12-04 05:58:21 PM  

Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.


curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.
 
2012-12-04 06:02:09 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-12-04 06:04:42 PM  

blatz514: busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )

Blow it out your ass Uncle Roman!

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


Oooh. A Great Outdoors reference. Well played!

/nobody is blowing anything out of their ass!
 
2012-12-04 06:05:13 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.



I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.
 
2012-12-04 06:06:59 PM  

GilRuiz1: I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.


I'll back you up. I was flipping through the news websites over lunch, and for some reason I still include CNN in that category and did see the link.
 
2012-12-04 06:07:55 PM  
I'm jealous of chubby/fat kids. Little motherfarkers got it good. Kid's goal weight FTA is 115lbs. I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

Good for the kid, though. Parents are a bit stupid, not figuring out sooner that the whole family needs to change, but it seems like they are figuring it out.
 
2012-12-04 06:08:20 PM  

IPKnightly: Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.

Here's a news flash for you: they change the front page now and again.

It *was* the feature story for a while, with the before and after picture featured top center.


OK. I'll take it from someone who visits the site regularly...for some reason.
 
2012-12-04 06:12:00 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


My son weighed 25 pounds by the time he was four months old
 
2012-12-04 06:15:27 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Obvious, because it's too heavy.
 
2012-12-04 06:55:19 PM  
So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

www.madmann.com

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.
 
2012-12-04 07:01:19 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.


Type II diabetes used to be a disease of adulthood. Cut him some slack.

/People used to have enough sense not to pump their 9 month old full of orange soda and apple juice
//slashies
 
2012-12-04 07:12:35 PM  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?



No, and I've been around a lot longer than CNN.
 
2012-12-04 07:29:44 PM  
The problem with the article is that it passes childhood obesity off as active disease, of which the girl is an unfortunate victim.

You do not "fight" childhood obesity. It is not childhood cancer.

Same with "the eating habits didn't stick". Wrong. She "continued to eat badly".

No one else sees this use of passive vs active and gets annoyed?
 
2012-12-04 07:33:18 PM  

Tumunga: So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

[www.madmann.com image 413x413]

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.


Yeah, I've always felt the desire to, um..."console" that poor young lady
 
2012-12-04 07:42:20 PM  

electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.


This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.
 
2012-12-04 07:54:22 PM  

Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.


Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.
 
2012-12-04 07:57:19 PM  
"Bond cooked dinner most nights: fried chicken"

And this is where I laughed.
 
2012-12-04 08:04:27 PM  

MycroftHolmes: Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.

curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.


Simple: they waited until the child reached blimp-like proportions to take these steps. One is not a good parent if one has a child tipping the scales at 176, period.

Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)
 
2012-12-04 08:09:07 PM  

Jument:
Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)


You just have to say that you're interested in fighting world hunger.
 
2012-12-04 08:10:33 PM  

Tumunga: So, taking Farker's montra of being fat somewhere else, the kid decides to be fat on CNN, loses weight, and now you phuqbags are still making fun of her.

/I get it, she's white.
//someone hurry up and give me the Welcome To Fark thingy
///Phuq it. I'll do it myself...

[www.madmann.com image 413x413]

//// This one's my favorite
// I've always liked the tits.


Hey, wait just a darn minute mister. You can't welcome yourself to fark...it just isn't done...it's down right indecent...it's bad form.
 
2012-12-04 08:24:29 PM  
Since when has CNN cared about news?
 
2012-12-04 08:26:17 PM  

Carn: When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.


Yeah, I miss the days of playing Smear the Queer* or just throwing pine cones and other dangerous objects at each other(it was even deadlier when we had Trac-Ball rackets). You had to be in shape back when I was a kid in the '70s, otherwise, you'd be covered in welts and bruises.


*Yes, I know that isn't a very nice name for a game, but I didn't come up with the name and I don't know what kids call it these days, if they even play it
 
2012-12-04 08:26:40 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: GilRuiz1: I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.

I'll back you up. I was flipping through the news websites over lunch, and for some reason I still include CNN in that category and did see the link.


media.moronail.net
 
2012-12-04 08:28:32 PM  
Still far better than ABC Nightly News's wall-to-wall coverage of the royal pregnancy last night. Fully 7 minutes of the "lead story" slot was about it, plus the closing story. I kept channel surfing, only to come back and see ABC STILL droning on and on about it. It completely disgusted me.
 
2012-12-04 08:42:01 PM  
Quick! We need a distraction from Israel facing war crimes!
 
2012-12-04 09:12:12 PM  

electronsexparty: Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.

Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.


//I especially like this line: Citing such concerns as the astonishing speed with which they fatigue while standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and how winded they become just banging wooden blocks together during music class, Pomponio said she has grown increasingly worried about her students' health.
 
2012-12-04 09:30:12 PM  

denbroc: electronsexparty: Forty-Two: electronsexparty: I weighed 115lbs at 10 (and I already had the beginning of puberty to blame for my burgeoning huge hips/ass) and I was teased for being fat. Sounds like I would've been the thinnest kid in class.

This Onion article is for you:

Pomponio admitted she had recently looked at the class picture of her first group of students from 1997 and noted how trim they were by comparison, claiming that any single member of her current class would have been considered "the fat kid" back then.

Well, thank you.

/I feel bad for laughing so hard. I'm adult and I'm still laughing at fat kids.

//I especially like this line: Citing such concerns as the astonishing speed with which they fatigue while standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and how winded they become just banging wooden blocks together during music class, Pomponio said she has grown increasingly worried about her students' health.


Have you favorited as "shares onion articles" now. Maybe I should a change that to "good sense of humor?"

/other great line: "Moreover, Pomponio stated that as her students have gotten fatter, an indistinct but foul-smelling odor in the classroom has gotten more and more pronounced. 'I don't know how to describe it, but it smells like a mixture of sweat and meat of some kind,' said Pomponio..."
 
2012-12-04 09:31:35 PM  

PacManDreaming: Carn: When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.

Yeah, I miss the days of playing Smear the Queer* or just throwing pine cones and other dangerous objects at each other(it was even deadlier when we had Trac-Ball rackets). You had to be in shape back when I was a kid in the '70s, otherwise, you'd be covered in welts and bruises.


*Yes, I know that isn't a very nice name for a game, but I didn't come up with the name and I don't know what kids call it these days, if they even play it


Dude! Smear the queer was our favorite game in our neighborhood. Well that, tackle football, and jailbreak.
 
2012-12-04 10:12:33 PM  

Jument: MycroftHolmes: Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.

curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.

Simple: they waited until the child reached blimp-like proportions to take these steps. One is not a good parent if one has a child tipping the scales at 176, period.

Of course, I am not a parent so my opinion is worth approximately $0.01 on this matter. :)


It sounds like they did ask their doctor about the kids weight. I also know that a lot of doctors and others do not encourage aggressive dieting and body consciousness for pre-pubescent people. It does sound like they did not have an extremely healthy diet, but they corrected it as soon as they recognized that they had a problem. These parents sound like paragons of personal responsibility to me.
 
2012-12-04 10:17:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


You're an idiot and have no children. My daughter weighed 28 lbs when she was a year old and wore a size 3T. She has never been unhealthy or in any way inactive, or fat. She is now 5'11" and 137lbs, a real lardass adult.
Babies/children mature differently.
 
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