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Eating toast...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sitting here eating toast I am wondering why the NHS have reduced the number of visits to my local surgery for the dietician to six per year. This may cover the annual diabetic check! (just) but will not help those people like me who simply need the discipline of being weighed regularly by the same person on the same scales set up on the same floor. Maybe I should pay to join some profit making organisation to advise me on what to eat and when, take my car out and pay to park somewhere in town, or maybe not.

I know what I should be doing and what I should be eating and simply need some gentle encouragement to keep me on track.

Reading todays national newspaper I'm told that "obesity" is now a nationl epidemic and the government is considering taxing fatty and sugary foods to forcibly reduces our consumption. Have I got it all wrong? Rather than take responsibility for my own health maybe I shoud simpy sit back and wait for a piece of legislation to do it for me. Mind you I might be dead by then!

What is the world coming to...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAZZEEDOO 2/21/2013 8:23PM

    Totally agree with you.
Keep on doing it for yourself, the government's standards will subpar compared what you will hold yourself to.
Since you cannot visit the dietitian as often,and you want accountability, perhaps you could ask a friend to weigh in with you weekly .

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