Wednesday, January 02, 2013
There are lists and lists of reasons to lose weight.
I had an ob-gyn appt recently. This doctor did not even know me. But he did tell me something I had not thought of.
He said, " I have no idea what will 'do you in.' and you might live for a very long time. But I do know that if you lose weight, your quality of life will be much better."
That hit me pretty hard.
It is not really motivating to hear how losing weight will help arteries not clog up or that you will breathe easier and that your heart will not work as hard. Those are pretty vague and hard to measure. And overweight people usually say they know plenty of overweight people who do not have terrible health problems .And we know plenty of thin people die early with awful diseases. We also say doctors only look at our weight no matter what ailment we come in with.
I hate to say it, but this doctor hit the nail on the head. If I lose weight, I will enjoy life more!
Holy smokes! A doctor told me something very wise! Wow!