I suffer from obesity and it’s ruining my life. I’m 11 years old and just teetering on the edge of 200 pounds. The emotional pain as well as the physical pain are constantly eating at me. Every time I go to my parents saying that maybe they should consult my doctor about a diet and exercise program, they just roll their eyes and tell me that my weight isn’t an issue. Yes it is! I am 99% sure that I’ve fallen into depression (I show every sign of it in the books) because of my weight and my parents won’t do anything to help me lose weight or gain confidence. I live in NYC, so I can’t go play in my back yard, because I don’t have one. I can’t take a walk down the street because my parents won’t go with me and they won’t let me go by myself. They also won’t buy healthier food and are constantly buying junk food. Also, we’re a bit tight on cash, so we can’t afford a treadmill or something. I would have to lose about 100 pounds to have a healthy weight for my age, and how am I going to lose 100 pounds, with no parental support?