My Doctor Has Low Expectations… and I meet them!
Today was my annual exam. It’s confirmed, I have a heart and lungs and a pulse and blood pressure.
Also confirmed, my doctor has low expectations.
Me: “What should my goal weight be?
Dr: “Oh, you aren’t going to like the answer”
Me: “How bad could it be?”
Dr: “It’s about BMI rather than weight. And they’ve changed the recommendations, they’re almost draconian.”
Me: “Changed? What are they?”
Dr: “It used to be a BMI of 26 was okay, then it changed it to 25. But now its supposed to be between 23 and 24.”
Dr: “It’s almost impossible for someone your age.”
Me: “I think I’ve got a BMI of 23.”
Dr: (pauses to calculate) “23. You’re right. So you’re good.”
Um…. I am so not living in a body at its ideal weight. I should know, I’ve seen me naked…