Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:28 AM
My doctor is a little chubby, but he's not obese.
I am a little chubby, but I am not obese.
Every time I see my doctor, he tells me it would be better if I lost some weight. Every. Time. For him, it's not just about my weight (it is, but it isn't), but I have high blood pressure (I've been on meds for about two years) and high triglycerides, but OK good cholesterol, and usually OK bad cholesterol levels. He thinks I have metabolic syndrome, and that as long as my weight is high, my numbers will all be high, but that the numbers will improve if I lose weight. So he tells me to lose weight. Every time I see him.
Two visits ago (maybe six months ago), my numbers were very very high (even my blood pressure was a little high despite the meds).
Three months later, I had lost about 5 pounds, and even though it was a measly 5 pounds, my numbers all lowered substantially. Even my triglycerides, which are usually quite high, were solidly "normal".
He still wants me to lose 20-30 more pounds, but I'll be satisfied with 10 more. Then I can look good, but still satisfy both my taste buds and my stomach. And my doctor will be happy with my numbers.