Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Nice Change

I'm over weight. It's no secret and there's no point in denying it - it's a fact.

I went to see the nurse this week about something unrelated, but while I was there I told her how bad my IBS has been recently and joked that it hasn't helped me to lose any weight and that these days I can't even get my wedding ring off. Do you know what she said? Go on, guess. I bet you can't guess.

"Here, have this diet sheet because you really need to try to lose some weight, otherwise you'll develop diabetes and heart problems and you'll be dead by the end of the week"

That would be the usual response wouldn't it? But no, she didn't say that, she said:

"You've probably got some water retention. You want to try to detox by drinking plenty of fluid, and body brushing. Green tea is good for detoxing, and also try some pro-biotics for your stomach"

She then went on to explain the correct technique for body brushing, adding "measure yourself rather than weighing, I guarantee you'll lose some inches"

Umm... ok. Thanks. I'm just a little stunned. I mean, like I said, I'm under no illusions - I'm fat, I know that. It's just so nice not to be nagged about it! In fact, this has given me more incentive to try to lose weight than any previous scare tactics.


piebuko said...

Hi! I would never have imagined you being overweight. I have this different image in my head. I wonder why I had that image of you. :)

Trekkie said...

Would she like to come and work at my local surgery? I just don't go to the doctors because I KNOW that they'll put everything that's wrong with me down to my weight.

Mr Mans Wife said...

That's ok Piebuko, you keep that image of me in your head for as long as you like! As long as I'm beautiful too! :)

Trekkie that is so true isn't it? I was just so surprised that she referred to me as having "water retention" rather than being clinically obese!!