Today was one of those days.
I had my annual "womanly" exam, which in itself is not a pleasant experience. What made this bad was what went on AFTER I was done being poked and generally made uncomfortable.
After the exam, I went into my midwife's office and talked with her about the importance of taking my prenatal vitamins since I am trying to get pregnant (which I am doing DAILY), laying off the sodas (which I will start when I get 2 lines), and getting in for an ultrasound at 5-6 weeks (when I get a positive test). Then she looks at my chart goes down to the weight section, gets out this little chart, looks up my BMI and proceeds to tell me that I am overweight.
I was under the impression from many other docs that my "healthy", "ideal" weight for my height of 5' 10 1/2" is between 165-170 pounds. I am currently at 180 according to the scale at the doctor's office.
Now since when is 10 pounds over "ideal" weight considered "overweight"???
Can someone tell me?
No. I didn't think so.
AND I have lost 15 pounds in the last 6 months and am actually ok with my weight at this current moment.
I mean, come on, I'm trying to get pregnant here. You know....where the goal is to GAIN weight.
That was just a major blow to my self-esteem. I did not consider myself "overweight". I had some pounds that ideally I would have liked to shed, but I wasn't obsessed with losing the last 10 stubborn pounds.
Hubby is going to have to do some major boosting of my self-esteem today. But he is usually pretty damn good at doing that! He always makes me feel beautiful!
This is what I feel like: