What do Doctors think?

@nonersays (2753)
United States
October 20, 2015 3:59pm CST
I went to the doctor for a physical today. I recently had to get a new doctor because of insurance reasons. I'm not sure if I like my current doctor or not. She does do one thing that no other doctor has done though. She fusses at me because of my weight. I've always know I'm in the "morbidly obese" range and wondered why my doctors NEVER mentioned it. Today she told me to join weight watches. I wanted to ask her, "Okay, are you going to write me a prescription so insurance will pay for it?" Sometimes I wonder if doctors think we all make as much as they do. I mean, I know people who work retail like I do, and go to WW, but we are living paycheck to paycheck, and can't afford to shell out an extra $250 a year for me to be a member of something.
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@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct 15
At least she's concerned about your health. She could just recommend certain exercises that are helpful. And free.
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@nonersays (2753)
• United States
22 Oct 15
Yeah. I'm already walking most days. I have some exercise dvds to do too, but have trouble finding time to do them.
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
20 Oct 15
Easy for them to say to do something because they don't have to pay for it. We do. You can probably find some free information online that will do almost the same as the Weight Watchers.
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@nonersays (2753)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I have a few materials from a friend who was in the program, but I think the prgram has changed a few times. I know you can find point calculators online but sticking to the program is hard. I get fed up with all the math involved. lol
@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
20 Oct 15
Weight watchers is not in my budget either.
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@nonersays (2753)
• United States
20 Oct 15
Yep. Its not cheap. Then there is stuff that you dont "have" to buy, but then you do sort of need it to follow the diet right. They make it hard.
@GardenGerty (99232)
• United States
20 Oct 15
I am sure they often do not think. Go to the library and check out some WW books or see if they have the magazine. One reason it is recommended is that it has been the most effective program and healthy as well. I have at least one WW cook book plus some other healthy eating cookbooks. It is sometimes hard to eat that way too.
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@nonersays (2753)
• United States
20 Oct 15
I do have some WW stuff around here somewhere, that a friend gave me. Including a points calculator. But honestly I'm not the type to stick to it. Having to analyze and math everything I put in my mouth...I hate numbers and often give up after less than a month. (anothe reason its not worth it to fork out for a real membership)
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
You don't need to pay money at all to lose weight. All you need to do is move more and cut down on your servings. Trust me, it works! No money involved.
@nonersays (2753)
• United States
22 Oct 15
Oh, yeah, the weight loss process is simple and free. Burn more calories than you consume. Totally doable...if I can convince myself that giving up the food that makes me happy is a good thing to do.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
@nonersays You have to decide what makes you happy, you are the only one who can do it.
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
24 Oct 15
Why is there a need to join weight watchers when you know your own weight? If she can suggest some free and practical ideas to reduce weight, that will be at least helpful. Or if she can give you some pills to build up metabolism or control sugar craving, that will be a great help too.