What role, if any, does your doctor play in your weight loss?
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|Wed, 11-13-2013 - 3:31pm|
I just switched doctors (yesterday actually). I had to find one after I had the baby because I needed to get my BP down STAT, but in the two years I've been going to him, I've always felt awkward around him. He wasn't mean or rude or didn't listen, it was just awkward. Very quiet. I wasn't comfortable. So I looked around a bit and finally found one. I really, really like her.
Anyway, I spoke to her about my weight issues and where I'm at mentally with it, how I go about it, how I've lost in the past (so I know I *can* do it) and all that and I was really drawn to her acceptance. She wasn't in the "well you just have to" mindset. She knows I'm stressed from home life issues and said that I should see a therapist to talk about stuff because I do have a lot on my plate that isn't typical normal stresses (like a special needs kiddo, my husband and his medical issues) and that once I get my anxiety under check THEN focus on the weight. While I will do the therapist thing, I know I'll be focusing on the weight too, but it was really nice to get her input, have her offer suggestions, and genuinely seem like she cares rather than the old "you need to lose weight and you'll feel better." spiel.
How is your doctor? Is he/she sympathetic or of the "you just need to lose weight" mindset? How does that help/hinder your weight loss attempts?