Is this messed up or what? Do they actually think this will motivate people to lose weight? I know this is not in my area but how long will it stay that way? I see it now. Some other hospitals saying “Hey, this is a good idea! However, lets lower it from 35 to 30 BMI.” I see it getting lower and lower to where it’s nothing but stick-thin people working on patients. I feel they are trying to guilt us into becoming thinner. Again, this will not work. If there are any other people out there like me, I get pissed off, then give up. I’m working to be a nurse, and it infuriates me to see this. Everybody assumes that the reason why some medical staff is over weight because of poor body management. For SOME this may be the case. However, it does not help that doctors, nurses etc, work 8+ hours a day, some are on call, so you KNOW their eating and sleep schedules aren’t always consistent. Maybe they don’t have the TIME or ENERGY to work out. Maybe they have medical conditions preventing weight loss. Maybe they are on medications that make them gain weight. I would hope that they don’t just measure BMI and they do body fat/muscle ratio too, because muscle weighs more than fat. The other thing I didn’t notice in this article is whether or not they have a BMI that’s too LOW. We all know that skinny isn’t exactly always healthy. I really hope that this doesn’t become a popular thing, because even if I didn’t WANT to, I’d HAVE to lose the weight just to get a damn job that I’m going to school for 3+ years. Something I desire VERY much is to help people. I understand what they are trying to do, but it still doesn’t make it right. Just because you are “healthy” doesn’t mean you have the skills to do the job. (I see it now. “Fat” woman goes in, has all the required paperwork, warm-hearted, and skilled for the job would lose it to a skinny chick who barely made it out of nursing school, and doesn’t really care for her patients. (BTW: TOTALLY not saying that all skinny nurses are like this, I’m just giving an example of how I see this happening.))
Two more pounds….gone :3. I’m working hard on attempting to lose at LEAST two pounds a week. I’ll shoot for three, but I’ll be happy with two. My Birthday is June 1st. I would like to be able to wear a size 16 by then. :D:D YAY! I need some work out tips though….so I have to do some investigating.