Saturday, October 19, 2013

Health, Weight, and Haters

This is going to be a quick post. I just wanted to vent some frustration. I'm participating in this program at work that helps you set health goals and rewards you for meeting them (a program I generally like and enjoy using). They offered a free health screening where you get blood panels and measurements and then you're offered advice on how to become healthier based on the results.

My results? Every single panel came back healthy: blood pressure, trigylcerides, HDL, LDL, cholesterol ratio, glucose, and cotinine. All of them. Except one.

My BMI is high, and that gives me a big, red exclamation point screaming "ALERT" about my impending unhealthy doom.

So they start giving me a list of helpful suggestions for how to address my health ALERT. Eat fruits and vegetables with every meal, work out for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week, and the oh-so-helpful advice to manage my weight because I need to "always remember that [I am] an example for children and friends."

Perhaps by the end of the day I'll be in the right headspace where I can respond to this with dignity and grace, talk about how maybe my regular exercise, positive outlook, and healthy eating can be an example no matter what I weigh, but right now, this is all I got:


  1. HAHAHAHA love this. Couldn't agree more.

  2. I think this is the first time I've ever heard of someone being shamed by a machine...

    I'm sorry. I'd kick it for you if I were within reach. *hugs* if you want them.