Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thinking about ...........

My niece had me thinking the other day, she is looking at having the 'gastric bypass' thing and before that the duromine tablets. I started to wonder if I could be a candidate for either of those things? I checked my BMI as you can get the op for free if your BMI is over 40 and if you have health issues related to your weight you can qualify if your BMI is over 35. Mine is 32.5! Only 2.5 to go to get gastric bypass. Now that really makes you think. When people are saying, 'oh your not fat' well people, look at that number! I am nearly a candidate. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. On 1 hand it could be a easy solution to lose weight if I had a gastric bypass (although I'm sure there is problems that go along with it) but on the other hand, to think I am THAT fat :O

Even my nephew is looking at having it done, but he is mentally handicapped and doesn't understand the world of dieting, he thinks as long as he can fit the food in, he will just keep on eating.

I can understand my niece wanting it, she is that classic 'your face is so beautiful' kind of girl and her body doesn't match her beauty and her life. She has recently had a baby and it has just gotten well and truly out of hand. (this is the niece I always told you about Kerryn)

So on the other hand I was thinking about the duromine and found out a girl at work is taking them at the moment, I really can't see why her doctor would have prescribed them to her but he did, she is a short girl, aged I think about 23, and must be a size 12 at the moment. Then I think if I walk into a doctors to ask for them, that I'm doing something wrong. What's with my brain? Or is it my conscience realising that I am only being lazy and looking for the easy way out?

1 comment:

Kek said...

It isn't necessarily LAZY, but it really should be an absolute last resort, used only when obesity is putting the person at risk of serious health problems.

I know quite a few people who've had it done and not one of them can eat normally now. Some had to become vegetarian, some can only eat quite soft foods...and two had life-threatening post-surgical complications.

Small changes, Sue - that's all you have to do to make a start.