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Topic: Overweight?

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  1. white knight
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    white knight avatar
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    13 November 2019

    It must be torturous to dream of being a model as a career choice when your BMI (body mass index is pear shaped (sic).

    We are told we can be anything we choose to become in life which is so false as if an elephant chose to enter greyhound racing. As a person that is nearly as tall lying down as standing up, I cringe when the doctor asks me to stand on the scales... in fact I now refuse. “Thanks anyway doc, but I know you’ll say my BMI is bad and I should lose weight and I can’t and I’ll get depressed about your comments then have to return to talk to you about these triggers that started with those scales”

    Ok, so I don’t believe in the BMI. I can’t stick to diets that have been on and off for 50 years now and when I have been motivated enough to lose 15 kilo over say 6 months lurking in my subconscious is the fact- I’m going to put most of it back on.

    My 4 aunties on my dads side were all over 180kg. My mother was dumpy, what hope is there to be average weight for height?-BMI? Zero. Sounds negative yes? Not quite.

    Balance is something I have implemented. Very little alcohol, gave up smoking 32 years ago, plenty of fruit and veggies and sugar free biscuits.

    With a past history of anxiety now free, bipolar and dysthymia I’m a worrier, so continuing to worry over anything has its own health risks like stroke and heart conditions along with more depressive episodes.

    So while I’m not a dietician,GP, etc I am an expert in my own capacities to lose weight. It is pathetic. But I do know that there comes a time when one should be realistic and drop the dreams of being that greyhound. Be who you are and be sensible with eating. Slice that fat off the bacon, dish up one less sausage, give yogurt a try instead of double cream etc and walk and walk.

    Swap thoughts of your spare tyre with focussing on deep breathing, receive the joy of picking your own veggies instead of take away... subtle change will improve your health with lower stress levels and you’ll feel more alive.

    We attend our GP to maintain good health, some of it is in our own hands.

    Enjoy life better with good healthy foods and a daily exercise regime.

    TonyWK

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  2. Donnabalnor
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    14 November 2019 in reply to white knight

    hi I understand had the other problem very tall at 9yrs and skinny told if I stood sideways would be marked as absent could surgery help you its hard to be the social norm these days me trying to over come booze problems and are go into rehab soon some GP are great others not so I wish you luck and hope you find a great GP that will help you

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  3. white knight
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    14 November 2019 in reply to Donnabalnor

    Hi welcome

    my sister lost 55kg after gastric sleeve surgery. I know it would help a lot but I’d be in the public health system and I don’t think they do such surgery. Private health is financially out of the question

    I hope you do well in rehab and hang around the forums

    tonyWK

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