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12/12/14 11:55 A

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Yes, I was in for my Yearly Checkup and ask my Doctor why my broken leg was not healing properly and he looked me square in the eye and said " Well you are obese". Oh heck!!! Dr Stone the went on to tell me about Spark People and told me how to sign in and the rest is history. I loved it have actually lost 65 pounds and 45 - 55 have been during my time with you Sparkies. I love it. emoticon Now my Doctor loves me, my LEG loves me and I have been a source of encouragement for my husband. emoticon



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12/5/14 5:10 P

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yes, but it's hard to listen when they are overweight...

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12/4/14 11:41 P

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Yes

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12/3/14 7:20 P

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In Oct I got the Diabetic diagnosis and the instruction to lose 40-50 pounds in the next six months!



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12/2/14 10:34 P

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every single time.... I HATE IT SO MUCH......



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11/30/14 8:35 P

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Just had a complete checkup two weeks ago and they were impressed with sparkpeople and my loss since last january.

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11/29/14 6:54 P

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Yes. Even my niece, who is a nurse practitioner, has told me. I'm finally listening.

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11/24/14 1:47 P

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No - even when I thought they should have!

Edited by: BEMORESTUBBORN at: 11/24/2014 (13:47)
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11/18/14 6:59 A

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My doctor has been telling me to lose weight for 10 years. I lose a little, I gain it back, I lose it again, I gain it back plus some more. It's been an endless cycle of up and down (skewed towards the "up" end). I'm determined that this time will be different because now I have a place where I can get support and give support.

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11/18/14 1:21 A

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Yep!

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11/17/14 9:57 P

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I told my doctor I wanted to lose weight and he said to count calories and walk daily.



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11/14/14 3:07 A

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Sure...I gained weight due to health problems.

Of course it is your doctors' business. Being offended by a doctor mentioning your weight seems like a very deep state of denial.

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11/9/14 12:19 P

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Yep. My last appointment. Want to take guesses on why it was my last? Lol. I have been trying to lose weight for years. I have PCOS which makes it rather challenging. Yet I try to move and eat less and healthier every day.

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11/9/14 5:51 A

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11/8/14 6:50 P

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Physicians are people, too. (Hard to believe sometimes!) Some will feel comfortable telling their patients they need to lose weight, while others stay quiet about it. I have heard many of them tell their patients that they need to move more. I think that they think they are lessening the blow.

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11/7/14 2:46 P

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no

Keep on moving....

Everyday is a new day.

Gratitude--every day!

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Perseverance is the key!


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11/6/14 10:47 P

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11/5/14 9:28 P

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My doctor introduced me to SP. She used it to lose weight.

Keep it moving!!!
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11/5/14 2:37 P

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never told me to lose weight but said I needed to move more lol



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11/4/14 10:35 P

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Yes, and not a moment too soon!

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11/4/14 3:53 P

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Yes, and I have and more to go too!

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NYARAMULA's Photo NYARAMULA Posts: 31,741
10/27/14 3:04 A

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No

Don't sweat the small stuff!


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10/27/14 2:12 A

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No

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10/25/14 3:17 P

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I have not been told that but many of my friends and family have. They tell me they were not offended because they knew already however they somewhat dreaded going back when they hadn't lost any weight or had gained more

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10/12/14 5:48 P

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no



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10/6/14 11:29 P

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Yes, and I did.

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Yes

*Smooches*

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10/3/14 5:05 P

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yes

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10/3/14 7:15 A

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It is the job of a health care provider to care for our health. In that sense they should discuss our weight if it impacts our health.
It is not their job however to be condescending or judgmental about it.



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It is the job of a health care provider to care for our health. In that sense they should discuss our weight if it impacts our health.
It is not their job however to be condescending or judgmental about it.



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A_NEW_NEANIE's Photo A_NEW_NEANIE Posts: 1,964
10/3/14 5:29 A

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Sure did. Years ago.

"Success is doing all the things you don't want to do in order to achieve the the things you want to have."

"You can find a million excuses to not do something--give yourself just one reason to try."

"The mental precedes the material. See it in your head before you be it in your life!"


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10/2/14 7:26 P

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yes

MIAMUSE's Photo MIAMUSE Posts: 401
10/2/14 10:56 A

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Yes - usually the thin ones. :)

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10/2/14 7:12 A

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yes, being pre-diabetic, I know to expect this.

VEG954 Posts: 7,436
9/26/14 9:16 P

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Yes!
My doctor told me I was a fat pig.
He was having a very bad day.
He really shocked me back into reality.
I am 5'4" and weighed 219 pounds.
That was my wake up call.
No one had ever called me that.
It was true and I had been in denial.
Have lost over 95 pounds thanks to the honest doctor.
I still see him and we laugh about it.
He did me a life saving favor.

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9/23/14 6:53 P

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Because of my heart condition I think it would be better that I lose. So I'm pushing myself.



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9/21/14 8:45 A

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When I was a lot younger, and much heavier, my doctor actually told me that I was hopeless in losing weight and indirectly stated that there wasn't a way out of the weight struggles I was facing. Guess who doesn't go to that doctor anymore and proved her wrong?! :)

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9/20/14 12:33 P

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Yes a long time ago.

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9/8/14 11:33 P

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No, I've often been told when I was younger I was underweight but now I am pretty much spot on with weight~

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9/4/14 9:44 P

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I have been told my Dr. that a few less lbs. would take some pressure off my knees which sometimes ache. She has never been about it.



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9/3/14 12:51 P

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Every time. She's polite about it. She says she'd like to see me out of the obese category. that makes two of us!



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9/1/14 11:10 P

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Yes. I had my gallbladder taken out 5 years ago. My doc told me I had to lose weight because I had a fatty liver.



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9/1/14 2:19 P

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my urologist told me too because of the pressure my belly was putting on my urostomy

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8/31/14 12:27 A

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All the time!
Dr.: Looks like you're a little overweight
Me: I'm what?
Dr.: Overweight
Me: Really? When did this happen?

LOL I guess my doctor doesn't know that I too have a scale & a mirror!

*Smooches*

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8/22/14 9:27 P

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Today, he was a surgeon and explained that my survival would depend on my losing at least 10-20% of my body weight. It didn't offend me, because realistically I knew he was right. My regular Dr. told me it would help health issues if I lost weight...no one has been rude about it.
It just makes me look at myself with different eyes.



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8/21/14 8:16 A

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Everytime I see her(she looks like a pencil ofcourse)

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8/18/14 9:15 A

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8/17/14 3:27 A

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Hoping someone will see this.

My Sister was told by her doctor last year that maybe she doesn't need to loose weight (she is having trouble loosing weight) and she has a BMI of 30. I had not heard of a doctor saying it is good to be over weight before.

I also have a friend who's doctor told him NOT to exercise. I am not sure where these people are coming from.


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8/15/14 3:12 P

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You might consider posting this in the Café forum, as more people will see it there and can respond.

Thanks!

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8/15/14 11:21 A

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Hi all,
My doc recommended me to lose weight.
Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you?

Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business?
Next thing you know, will nurses and pharmacists get involved too?????


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