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This nanny government

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Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 18 Feb 2013 20:57

Absolutely agree....my FIL was underweight and assumed he was healthy....but what he didn't take on board was that his cholesterol was off the scale and eventually he died from a sudden heart attack.

My mum...bless her...is overweight....BUT she eats very well..is diabetic so REALLY has to watch what she eats but her overall health is much better than FIL's ever was....his problems were of the silent but deadly variety.

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 18 Feb 2013 21:03

I was always a skinny child, couldn't tell you what I weighed before the age of 15, wasn't until I had a medical for my first job (aged 15) that I learned I weighed 8 stone,over the years my weight never went up or down (only increasing in pregnancy,5 times) but always returning to the 8 stone mark.

It is only in the past 5 years that my weight has inceased & this is due to me not being as able bodied / mobile as I used to be,not because of over eating.
No longer can I clean the house from top to bottom in 1 day, or go into the garden & dig over the ground,plant things,paint the garden shed all in just a few hours, my body won't let ne,I still do those things (in a fashion) but it now takes me weeks rather than days to get the tasks done.

I have always cooked from scratch & still do, eat just one main meal a day (tea-time) stews, soups, salads, various meat / fish dishes,I don't do breakfast (never have) just a cuppa, & maybe a sandwich at dinner times, very very occasionally we might treat ourselves to a battered fish from the chippie,once or twice in a year!

I have never smoked & I don't drink alcohol (except the toast at a wedding) hate wine,I don't eat biscuits or chocolate,rarely eat sweets,I don't eat out & have never been inside a Macdonalds.

If was to visit to the Dr he would point out that I was overweight & suggest that I should perhaps go on a diet & eat the more healthy foods......like what !!
I get rather cross when people remark that because someone is on the large size ( "fat") that they MUST be eating "junk" foods all day every day!!

Joan.



Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 18 Feb 2013 21:09

Dear Ann in Cardiff

Hello

At my GP practice, there is a doctor who is severely overweight.

However, he insists on telling all of his patients THEY are overweight
and should diet. He keeps referring to the BMI index.

He said that to me. I saw another GP there, who couldn't stand for laughing.

I have seen plump GP coming out of the local bakery, clutching a danish pastry and creamy coffee.

Pots and kettles. :-D

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS
xx

Jean

Jean Report 19 Feb 2013 01:20

i think rations should be brought back for the staple things. junk food and drinks should be taxed to the hilt. it would help people get back to cooking from scratch. the instant food barons have made mega money, our health suffers while they put crap into the food chain. a wake up call for all of us.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 01:24

suppose main problem is kids having kids - they have no idea how to cook a meal from scratch cos no one has ever taught them - grandmothers are getting younger - some in their thirties - I can only see the situation worsening

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 19 Feb 2013 01:59

I'm waiting for the sex tax ;-)

Looking at prices for window shutters & soundproofing.

:-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 19 Feb 2013 14:16

Noisy Scozz, issue ear plugs to those in need. :-D :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 16:32

if there's going to be a sex tax I want a rebate :-D :-D

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 19 Feb 2013 17:07

Ann :-D :-D

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 17:10

Ow dear, Looks like i may have to take a second mortgage out to pay the tax man :-D :-D

Roy

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 17:59

in your dreams!!!!! :-D

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 18:16

I speak the truth Ann, Honest it's not easy being married to a much younger women :-D

Roy

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 20 Feb 2013 03:02

lol Roy ~ it's great being married to a much younger man :-D

Not THAT much younger.......... 5 years & 5 months.