Oh yes, very addictive.
That's really cool how you're helping your son out I think. It's so hard to be a large kid at school - I was like a foot taller than the rest of me netball team in yr6! - and I think a lot of the time parents who never had that problem struggle to help their kids through it. I love my mum to bits, but I often wonder whether things would have been different if I hadn't been exposed to weight loss ideas from a young age. Would I have had a different mindset about my size, and whether I needed to change it or not? And if I hadn't worried about it, would the puppy fat really have just disappeared? Or would I have been exposed to it anyway? Or would not knowing how things work have led to me trying fad diets all the time? Who knows?
I know it was hard for her to relate sometimes, cos she was pretty and popular in school and never had to worry about what other people thought of her. She's one of those rare confident people who never bothered caring. She did her best and then some, but I still think it was hard, y'know?
I think it's very cool that you're doing what you're doing. My advice is don't nag, cos the mentality becomes 'do the opposite', but the sport thing is really good. I often wish I'd stuck with swimming, and if someone had really pushed me, maybe I would have. So yeah, push hard, but don't shove, I guess.
Anyways, good luck to you and your kid!! And if there's anything you think I might know the answer to, let me know!