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11-29-2010, 04:59 AM
This is a scream. My doctor asked me in October if I could lose 42lbs by the second week in January (13 weeks away). He then went on to tell me not to try to lose more than 2lbs a week.

Does anyone else make that... um... 26lbs? :dizzy:

11-29-2010, 08:06 AM
Apparently this one can't! ;) Actually, I find it so very bizarre that your doctor would give you a date that is so close and expect you to lose such a massive amount of weight? Maybe your doctor has two personalities? One is rational and one is not! ;)

11-29-2010, 08:33 AM
I've never once had a doctor bring up my weight. Either I'm going to the wrong sort of doctor or they could sense the sort of response they'd get from me :P

Maybe your doctor left his brain out to lunch that day...

01-01-2011, 01:53 AM
I've actually never had a doctor bring up my weight either, and I am considerably overweight.

01-01-2011, 02:42 AM
I had a doctor once aske me when my last period was then did the math in his head to figure out my due date. So he could do math.

Thighs Be Gone
01-01-2011, 03:50 AM
too funny about the addition ...hehehe

my doctor once wrote me a prescription for running..I am absolutely not kidding

01-09-2011, 11:55 PM
did you say something