Each Drop of Sweat Counts
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Iwakuni Japan
Bikes: MASI Speciale Road, Specialized Rockhopper 29'er, Dahon Jetstream XP, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Speed TT, Ignio Folding bike
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Doctor and nutritionalist visit.
I went to the doctor in the states as I live in Japan and had a physical. I had discussed my past problems with weight (I'm not fat anymore), my high blood sugar, and cholesterol, etc. as of course he had no previous health record of mine to look at.
The discussion came up about my current diet and he felt I was deficient in a vitamin or three and wanted me to see a nutritionalist (I had seen one in the past when I lost all my weight).
The nutritionalist I saw was not in what I'd call good shape. I did what I thought was a very respectful rendition of "I'm outta here". Fortunately I keep a food diary in software and she had the program and I was able to dump my diary and leave and get her recommendations later. She really didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Have broccoli instead of beer.
Maybe this gal was once in fine shape and maybe she has a health problem, or maybe she was twice as big as she is now, I don't know but I felt really weird discussing nutrition and diet intake from someone with a Super Big Gulp on the desk and who was bigger than I ever was.
Just curious if it would bother anyone else.
One other thing. The doctor told me I should stop running because it's bad for you. Recommended biking and swimming. Certainly I bike quite a bit but on my Tombstone I'd rather they write "Runner" than "Biker" if for no other reason than I put more effort into running during a workout than I do when biking. I'm in love with biking but running is harder for me to do and provides more personal satisfaction.