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Feeling a little fed up after nurse weigh in sad

According to my nurse I only lost 3 lb in 6 weeks which apparently is not enough on the tabs. When I mentioned that I put on 2lb over xmas she told me that under no circumstances should I put weight on. It was only when I got home it sunk in what she said, is she for real!!!!

The reason I was put on the tabs is cos I take alot meds each day of which a couple of them do cause weight gain so to lose half or a pound a week is really good for me.

Also, she keeps on at me about exercise which I do struggle with as I have constant nerve pain in my neck and shoulders which limits me but I have made alot of changes: I walk the dog further every day, get off at the bus stop before my usual one, exercise bike each day, walk up 6 floors at work 2 x's a day, whihc isn't too bad when I am constantly tired from my meds.

Anyway she has told me if I don't lose enough by next weigh in my Dr probably won't give me anymore.

Sometimes you do need someone to be a bit sharp and to the point but surely she is there to encourage, support and offer advice too??

Sorry to drone on but like others have said on this forum some nurses treat you as if you are stupid cos you are overweight - all it does for me is wind me up, ha ha ha!!!!

Never mind, eh.

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    I know they say that to stay on the tablets you need to lose a certain percentage of your body weight but at the same time surely a loss is a loss and you should be given encouragement. There seems to be such a difference in how doctors and nurses treat you. I suspect the ones that have ago have never had to try to lose weight.

    Chin up. I don't want to advise re the excercise as I don't want to suggest anything that might affect you neck etc.

    What I will say though is update your total loss on your profile. It's in double figures now so that's something to celebrate and only another 3lb to go to the stone smile

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    You are so right in that your GP/Nurse should be giving you encouragement and not negativity. Maybe because you have increased your exercise you are more toned and muscle weighs more than fat. You ought to take your measurements because you could have lost inches but not many pounds.
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    Yes, I'm glad I've finally got into double figures at last. I think I am going have a look at my meals too to have some more variety.

    I have been measuring myself and have lost 11.75 inches so when I look at the whole picture it doesn't sound so bad now.

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    They should be taking your meds and health problems and be a bit more understanding about Christmas and defiantly be advising you and encouraging you. Take your measurements with you next time you go. DON'T GIVE UP and anyway aren't you more likely to keep it off if you lose weight slowly.
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    Fab at 40,

    I have been on medication for 3.5 years now and that is what made me put weight on, i have always been a size 8/10 and went up to a size 16, putting on 5.5 stone. I have been on orlistat for nearly a year now, and to begin with it was ok, but then the weight loss really slowed down, and sometimes stopped. I tried everything people on here suggested but not alot helped and i became very downhearted by it all.

    I spoke at length with my gp and we both agreed that i would join weight watchers and combine that with the orlistat.

    It made deciding what to eat a lot easier and the support was better, my doctor was never that helpful to be honest. I have lost another 11lbs since doing this and i feel much happier for it.

    Keep your chin up and stick at it, we are all fighting the same battle and we can all win xx


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    Thanks Tillydoll. I didn't go to my weigh in yesterday as have been a little 'bunged' up for a few days! I've had to increase my tablets due to a slight flare up in the neck so I know what has caused it. I'm pleased to say that all is ok now so will brave the docs later this week.
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