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Old 11-29-2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Can doctors do math?

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?


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Undo holiday lapse, back to 160
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
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I've actually never had a doctor bring up my weight either, and I am considerably overweight.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:50 AM   #6
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too funny about the addition ...hehehe

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

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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did you say something
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