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My somewhat strange motivation for weight loss...


Sunday, September 23, 2012

I worked as a medical transcriptionist for many years before retiring a year and a half ago; during the course of that time I transcribed many dictations by surgeons who described fat obscuring their view and making the surgery more difficult, having to use special longer instruments, and just generally increasing the difficulty of surgery and the length of time the surgery took. I don't want that to be me!

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CJJANISS 9/23/2012 1:22PM

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ANNE1123 9/23/2012 12:55PM

    Sounds more like a wake up call! I never would have thought of this, it makes perfect sense, if we can see the fat, then a doctor can't see what's under it too well! Thanks for posting this, my eyes are open! And, that is a great reason to lose body fat!

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TEACHFIRST268 9/23/2012 12:55PM

    Not strange at all!! I'm right there with you!

Worries about my health and what could happen as I get older are motivating factors for me. Though still middle aged and with young teenagers at home I see the weight-related health issues of my parents, aunts, and uncles - and don't want that to be something I have to worry about. Even though genetics are against me, I need to take care of the risk factors that I can control so I know I've done all I can to prevent future issues!

Good for you taking on the get healthy challenge. Though it may seem incredibly difficult and like it takes forever sometimes...a year from now you'll be glad you started today! One day at a time...eventually those days add up!

Wishing you much success!

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