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Riot Act


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yup, the riot act. That's what I will hear later this afternoon when I have my doctor's appointment.
You see, the last time I saw my physician was last November or so, when I had gotten my weight down to about 218 and was exercising every day. She was quite pleased with my progress.
Today? Not a prayer of her being pleased. In late November I stopped exercising and my weight has now ballooned back up to 246.
Do I have some valid excuses? Yeah, I probably do.......but honestly, this is just how I react to stressful times. No exercise and the weight comes back and I feel like I "deserve" to eat whatever I want. I know I shouldn't--I even feel guilty when I do, just apparently not guilty enough to stop myself.
So........today will be the riot act. Again............I almost thought about canceling the appointment until I got my act more together (or lost the weight I gained back), but then I figured I might as well go face the music. She will tell me what she always tells me--my blood pressure would be much better if I lost weight. I would feel better if I only would exercise. I would sleep better if I ate less and exercised more. Yada, yada, yada............
Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, lol!
One thing of note--my physician is extremely slender to the point of ugly. Her husband, who is my husband's physician, is built the same way. I have actually toyed with the idea of seeking out a "more filled out" physician, or at least one who might have had some experience with the pitfalls of trying to lose weight.
Anyway, wish me luck!
Karen
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SENATOR9 5/22/2012 3:50PM

    Good luck

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JILL313 5/22/2012 2:29PM

    Maybe it's lucky for me my internist is a chubby man--LOL! But even then he will say a bit about my being obese. He used to really push me to have the gastric bypass but I am glad I never went that route as knowing me I'd eat even if I wasn't hungry. Just bite the bullet and get it over with--you'll be glad you did. Like Noel said someone who has never been heavy has no idea what we deal with. They, obviously, are not a food addict and I am, unfortunately. Our addiction is out there for all to see. . .I'm sure your thin Dr. has at least a small addiction herself that she would never admit to you. If it's not one thing it's another. Be Brave, I'm with you in spirit!

Love,

Jill

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BELDONDOG1 5/22/2012 2:15PM

    Karen, I wish you luck with all the aspects of your doctor's visit today! It's very hard for someone to understand unless they have walked a mile in your shoes.
I had a friend once who used to really pis* me off. She couldn't understand why there was always such a big deal when someone would lose 100 or 200#. She said no one carries on like that when someone gives up drugs or alcohol. She couldn't understand that you need food to live, but you didn't need the drugs or alcohol.
So, Karen, let it go in one ear and out the other. No one knows better than you that you have to lose the weight. All her preaching isn't going to help your willpower.

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LESSOFPMCD 5/22/2012 2:02PM

    I know what you mean - my Dr is thin and I don't think she has ever had a problem with weight so it's just eat less and exercise you will lose it.

But... she doesn't understand the emotional side of it - the cravings etc. If it was as easy as she thinks it is there wouldn't be so many members on SP would there?

It is best to hear where you stand healthwise though - in some cases what you don't know can hurt you.

Emotionally you don't want to hear it but physically you need to. You are taking the steps now to acheive your goals and for that you should be proud of yourself. You are on the road to a healthier you!

Remember - you can do this and you will do this!


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