Monday, January 9, 2012
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work I go. And work is work is work is work is work! Apart from feeling like I don't know jackshit about medicine, it's all going quite well. Medically. I won't bother you with the details of my clinical incompetence.
The weight loss was also progressing. I got down to 121lbs last week. Still not quite as low as I was, but I'm at least losing the Singapore weight. It's very easy for me to not eat breakfast and lunch, however, all I want to do at dinner is binge. Maybe I will have to start spreading calories around.
Bad news for today is that my team mates have started force feeding me. Today it was only a small apple, which isn't bad at all because I was planning to eat an apple anyway. But still, the registrar sat down and put it in front of me and said that she bought it for me and so I had to eat it.
Then my house officer piped up and said that when she was a student, her team used to buy her lots of food and she gained weight.
By the by: the hierarchy goes me (the student), house officer, registrar, consultant (the boss). And where I work, the doctors get free food so "buying" me food means spending some of their food allowance on me.
The thing about all this is my house officer and registrar are both stick thin. And when I say stick thin, I mean STICK thin. They are SOOOOO thin. I feel that them forcing me to have food is a little bit hypocritical, although they both eat quite a fair amount of food. I think that when I start working, I might have lunch as my only meal so that people don't worry about me not eating at work.
My calorie count for today is still below 600cal, and I'm about to go to the gym to take a class in muay thai boxing so that should burn off some calories. But I'm still unhappy about eating that apple and all the food that I had for dinner. The only good thing about this is that I can tell the professor that my team are force feeding me to make him worry even less.
I hope to lose 2lbs this week. I don't have a scale here so I will weigh in on Friday and see how things went. Fingers crossed I'm losing weight again!