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Went to the dietician

Because I'm a fat cow. At least the Army says so. I'm five feet tall, and according to them, I am not supposed to weigh over 133 lbs.

The VA dietician stared at me like I had lobsters coming out of my ears when I said that. I'm currently 148 lbs, but two pounds of that is reliably water. According to the REAL BMI chart, I am at 28% body fat and okay for a 49 year old woman. The Army refuses to accept this reality and substitutes its own, saying I'm 36%.

She listened to my description of how I eat and said there isn't anything to be done except work out more. I'm hoping that the Attorney General's office building has an exercise room, although the Air Force base isn't too far away and it has a wonderful gym.

If the Army decides to flag me or give me shit in any other way because of this, I'm going to point to my high PT scores and the fact that I have been to a dietician at the Veterans Administration. They haven't had middle-aged women in before, and I am happy to blow their minds about the realities of ageing.

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daveon
Jul. 16th, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
I've been working on my health the last 6 months as being fat and forty may alliterate but it's not actually all that much fun. So I've lost about 22lbs so far and have got up to swimming 1750m 4 times a week.

What all this means is that while I'm starting to look almost skinny, according to friends, if I loose another 20lbs, then I'll merely be overweight rather than obese. If I got down to what the chart says I should be I'd look ill.
lucy_indisguise
Jul. 23rd, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
guess I'm lucky I'm not in the army or they'd be kicking me out
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