Originally Posted by LuckyDuck
Now, I can still swim and I can bike with a knee brace, even if I can no longer run without potentially re-injuring myself.
This stinks, doesn't it? I couldn't even swim for a while and even now I have to watch my movements and the way I push myself from the side of the pool. I don't go swimming very often though as the pool is a 20 km drive away.
I wasn't trying to offend anyone. It's true, I do get a little frustrated, and for that I apologize.
Yes, me too sometimes. "Weight" is a very frustrating issue for too many people.
And I also agree that doctors are pretty much never pleased, no matter how much you lose. They set short-term, attainable goals, but make it look like they're the final goal. That's a very unfair thing to do. It's like if I was a tutor for someone who didn't want to go to college, even though they needed to, and I made it look like all they had to do was finish a semester. Then, they finish the semester, and are looking for some approval and praise, and I tell them, "Good job! Now, go do it again."
Word! I hate how some dieticians and/or physicians tell patients that they just have to cut back on this or that and everything will be fine and the patient thin and healthy and that there is really no "real cutting back" because all this low fat food tastes soooooo good. I say BS! Don't lie to your patients! Duh! The food does
taste different and depending on how much weight loss is desired the patient will sooner or later have to eat smaller portions and will have to pick up an exercise regiment different from taking a 20 min walk a day. I would feel duped as well if someone would play that game with me.
They should be happy to attain their short-term goals, but they're unlikely to feel that way if they've been deceived into thinking, "Just lose this much weight, and they'll leave me alone!"
Yes, patients are proud they got their task done and then are told it was just one little step into the right direction.
I remember a physician saying that helping patients lose weight is very frustrating - for both the patient and
the doctor because success rates are so low.