Baraboo News Republic - Kids Keeping The Weight Off
Friday, June 2, 2006
Sixteen-year-old Alecia struggled with weight for almost as long as she could remember.
The Onalaska teen said the extra pounds started to creep on when she was 9 years old. "I just wasn't getting a lot of activity," she said. "In the beginning it was like, 'It's not that much, it'll go away.'" But the habits she developed — namely, "being lazy and loving soda" — made it harder and harder to take the weight off as the years went by, Alecia said. Then last year, as she topped the scales 70 pounds over her ideal weight, she decided she had had enough.
Camp is one of the most ideal ways for kids to come and kind of get a grip on this issue of weight in their life. Camp Endeavor is a far cry from the punitive "fat camps" of years gone by.