Melinda - posted on 03/23/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
So I was trying out a new endocrinologist (I have Type 1 diabetes) and instead of commending me on losing all of the weight I gained while pregnant (I had my baby boy 9 1/2 months ago), he decided to tell me that I am overweight, over and over again! I am 5 "2 and weigh 142 pounds, and I wear a size 8-10. When I asked him what I should weigh, he said 115 pounds!!! Before I got diabetes, I was a size 0 and weighed 114. I looked scary and he thinks that is what I should weigh. He was obviously using the BMI scale, which is so out of date and doesn't take muscle and bone mass into consideration. I would like to weigh 135 because that is when I am in a size 6 and I think I look great then. According to the doctor, that is still too much. Can you imagine?!? Never going back to that crazy old guy again.
When I told him I work out 3 days a week, instead of giving me a compliment, he said to work out 4 days a week. When I said that I go on the eliptical for 30 minutes, he said to go on 40 min. Nothing was good enough for him. I mean, I had a child 9 1/2 months ago and he never even acknowledged that I am still in the process of losing weight. He just told me over and over again that I am overweight.
Thank goodness I have some confidence in myself or I would have gone home and slit my wrists or become anorexic. The first year after having a baby is considered postpartum and he was playing a dangerous game with me. I just can't get it all out of my head and I want to go back into that office and tell him off!