My middle daughter is 4 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 103 pounds. My husband is very tall and skinny I am average height and overweight, however, growing up I was a normal size most of my weight has been put on over that last 11 years after having three kids and experiencing thyroid issues (just had part of my thyroid removed last month).
Anyway, we eat very healthy. No fast food, no soda, no sugary snacks (not that we completely outlaw it but we don't buy junk and have it hanging around). I just had my daughter's thyroid checked which the numbers came back as normal and we have an appointment next month with a dietician at Children's Hospital. We have signed her up for swim team but it only meets once a week.
Here are my thoughts: We are trying to teach her portion control because we eat pretty healthy and don't eat out a lot, she will still opt for seconds and ask for desert (we have made a family rule of no dessert during the week).
She is very low energy although now that the weather is nicer, she will ask to ride her bike up and down the sidewalk. She goes to a charter montessori school that does not emphasize sports so next year will go to a regular public school that will offer more sports and P.E. time.
I know we are doing things right but I still worry. Kids are starting to call her fat in school and she is a very introverted, shy and sensitive child. I just want to give her the tools to make good food choices, exercise and be healthy all the way around.