Friday, October 10, 2008

Nothing beats getting told your obese by 8:20 in the morning.

I guess I'm a little grumpy today. I had a WIC appointment today at 8:20 am and even though I expected it I'm a little irritated at WIC. They weighed me today and showed me where I was on their "charts". I was way up high above all the prefered weight gain and they pointed it out to me and told me they wanted me to be way down here. Then proceeded to tell me AGAIN that I needed to be really careful what I eat and try to not gain any more weight. To which I snapped "well, my doctor says my weight gain is fine and he's not worried so I think I go with his advice." Like I sit at home and eat bon bons all day and pig out constantly. UGH!!!! I HATE that they use the BMI charts. It's according to the BMI charts that I'm obese. I'm sorry, I look at myself and I really don't think I'm obese. I'm very muscular and I'm glad for that. I have a husband who is never here, he's doing what he needs to do but the fact remains that he is not here very often. If I had to wait until he got home to carry something for me I would never get things done. One of my best friends mentioned that when she was in her peak physical shape she weighed the most she ever has in her life. I kind of feel the same way. Up until a couple of weeks ago I was going to the gym every day and working out for an hour and a half. I was and still am in great physical shape. I weigh a lot more than I look like I do. I just wish they would look at me and see that "nope, she doesn't fit into the obese category". I'm sick of it and tired of the snide remarks from the dietician at WIC.

16 comments:

Katie said...

Totally relate! I hate those BMI charts! Time for some revision I say!

BigSister said...

I don't fit in the BMI charts either. I hope she paid attention when you told her what your doc said. Hope your weekend is great!

Tug said...

Don't let them get to you - you're beautiful, and YOU know what shape you're in; that's all that matters. Muscle does weigh more than fat, & if they have a clue they'd be able to look at you and notice that.

breathe IN...breathe out. ;-)

Chris and Lesley said...

I totally know what you are saying. I hated going into the WIC clinic when I was prego too. I was told the same thing. But it's true - you know what kind of shape you're in and I am glad you "told them off" I sometimes wish that I had enough guts to tell people off. I am sure I would feel better about alot of things! Anyway! Take it easy and don't let it get to you.

familytreejunkie said...

I hate that BMI crap, as well. I think it's totally wrong. I do not think you look even heavy at all. Well, except for that baby hanging on in the front.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Don't listen to them. As long as your doctor says you're fine, then you're fine. You look great.

What do they know, anyway?

J.

Fantastagirl said...

Cause I'm kinda stabby lately - I would ask my doctor for something on his/her letterhead that says s/he is not concerned about your weight gain at this time, and that since WIC is not your doctor that they refrain from making any more comments in regards to that matter. Because in my opinion, they are out of line.

Superwoman said...

Katie- they just did revise them, now people who were obese are morbidly obese. nice, eigh???

big sister- I just don't think their going to listen but I'm truly OK with how my body looks.

tug- thank you! btw, I can't read your blog anymore because I need an invite to view it.

lesley- I don't know if it made me feel better or not but I did it anyways. And don't worry, I just think they're idiots and while it makes me angry and hurts my feelings I'm certainly not going to starve myself or anything.

Teri- lol, you make me laugh, the baby hanging out in front is rather large isn't it??!!

hoosiergirl- I agree wholeheartedly.

fantastagirl- if I thought it would help I would do that but this chic seems to enjoy telling me how fat I am. The good news is that I don't have to go back until after the baby is born and then her "charts" no longer have any place in my appointments.

G'ma Nasus said...

B M I ?

Tell those Bitchy Mean Insulting (WIC) Witches Inflicting Cruelty that the
Biophysical Mythological Image does not apply to Brilliant Magnificent Intelligent women.

Chin up :) Opinions of others are for naught!

Tug said...

I shut it down, just didn't want to delete it. I'll let you know when I get a new one up & running!

Cheer34 said...

mmmmm.... aren't you suppose to big considering your having a baby? they do know that right?....

wow I haven't ever read an angry post from you before......you were really angry writing this....
congrats!!!....

and what is WIC?

Michelle said...

Yeah, WIC dieticians have been beasts to me also, and given me the same runaround. The first few times I cried, and then I just though about all the cheese and juice I was getting and gave them the proverbial bird in my mind. You should try that, it's rewarding. Or you could say "Well, at least I'm not ugly like you, honey." That's my idea. I think it is a requirement to be a big piece of crap to be hired by them.

Michelle Law said...

Nothing like having a government employee tell you that you're overweight and then offer you a free block of government cheese and whole milk! They're a bunch of a-holes, Amberlee! Egg their offices. I promise, you'll feel better in the morning. Do that twice and call me in the morning!:)
Free advice from Jamison--the counselor.

Superwoman said...

g'ma- lol thanks, the measurments are a little unrealistic

tug-ok, as long as I'm not the only one excluded!

cheer- you would think so, WIC is a program that is supposed to help women who fit into a certain financial catagory with nutrition. It stands for Women Infants and Children and they give you useless advice about nutrition that you should know unless you were born under a rock and give you food such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, beans and juice. They always give you rediculous amounts of food and I usually use about half of it for our whole family. I hate the program but it does help when funds are tight as they currently are. After the baby comes they also pay for formula.
And yes, I was a little angry, I usually try to stay calm but I was a little bit grumpy that day I guess.

michelle- yeah, sushi always cracks up that they tell me I'm obese and then give me a bunch of high fat foods, how about some fruits and veggies???

michelle law- I'll take the therapist suggestion under consideration. But I really don't want to end up in jail for vandalism when I'm eight months pregnant!! hee hee.

groovyoldlady said...

Ditto what Tug said!!

groovyoldlady said...

They weighed you? Back in the ooooooold days they didn't do that at WIC. WIC is supposed to give nutrition information, yes. But I didn't realize they'd crossed the line into weight management.

Ditto what Tug said!!