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Offline Dr DeEath

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Born Again Dieters
« on: 27 September 2016, 03:59:09 PM »
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I had not seen a former colleague for some years. He has always been in the seriously obese category (not sure where morbidly starts) with a BMI 0f ~37. I speak with him on the phone every few months as I could not keep up with his constantly changing e-mail address. Anyway he was a lot slimmer when I saw him on Sunday with a BMI of ~23. He has lost the weight in the last 18 months so it is well done to him. The thing that annoyed me was how he had a go at me for being overweight (I am still about 1.5 stones over having a BMI of 25) and telling me how unhealthy it was. Considering his excess weight was caused by near daily cooked breakfasts and 10 pint sessions it felt like the pot calling the kettle black! This is the second time I have been preached to like this by someone although last time it was not so bad. It’s really annoying!  >:(
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Offline heather1957

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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #1 on: 27 September 2016, 05:38:20 PM »
I think I would have given him a mouthful! Well done him for losing the weight but a little rich him being holier than thou!

I don't wish him ill but you ought to see how long he keeps the weight off as in many ways while it is hard to lose wight keeping it off can be even harder!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #2 on: 27 September 2016, 05:56:11 PM »
I think I might have looked him in the eyes and earnestly explained in great detail how the mechanisms of type 1 diabetes work against any one trying to lose weight and continue to explain  how you admire his success in the weight loss field and how the same efforts from yourself are not likely to be met with the same degree of success.  I would then go on to explain, in great detail what you eat on a daily basis, how you calculate your insulin for this and how the odd hypo interferes.  SUCH a balancing act you know, you are aware of it every moment of every day.  By which time his eyes should have glazed over and he is unlikely to deliver the same lecture again!
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2016, 10:41:36 AM »
What a cheek, did you ever mention his weight to him when he was much bigger? If not I think I would've pointed out that fact. Course you might not still have a 'friend' if you did that but it doesn't sound like much of a loss.
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April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #4 on: 30 September 2016, 01:07:34 PM »
just plain rude !!
I would have said something.
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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #5 on: 30 September 2016, 02:51:46 PM »
I'm sorry you received such a 'lecture' from your friend.  Many of us folks who use insulin have a daily struggle with weight loss.  I agree with the other people who have posted and I would have said something in response to the rude comments.
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Offline Alan

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Re: Born Again Dieters
« Reply #6 on: 30 September 2016, 10:32:53 PM »
I am not sure if this is in the right area - if not please move.

I had not seen a former colleague for some years. He has always been in the seriously obese category (not sure where morbidly starts) with a BMI 0f ~37. I speak with him on the phone every few months as I could not keep up with his constantly changing e-mail address. Anyway he was a lot slimmer when I saw him on Sunday with a BMI of ~23. He has lost the weight in the last 18 months so it is well done to him. The thing that annoyed me was how he had a go at me for being overweight (I am still about 1.5 stones over having a BMI of 25) and telling me how unhealthy it was. Considering his excess weight was caused by near daily cooked breakfasts and 10 pint sessions it felt like the pot calling the kettle black! This is the second time I have been preached to like this by someone although last time it was not so bad. It’s really annoying!  >:(

You are obviously far more patient and pleasant than I. I could not have restrained myself from some very pointed comments about his past lifestyle, his rudeness and the fact that your health and appearance is none of his business.

He would no longer be on my phoning list nor considered a colleague unless I had absolutely no professional alternative.
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