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|Sun, 07-13-2008 - 3:51pm|
So I am happily reading the NY Times magazine this morning while having my decaf tea, soy yogurt, organic fruit and spelt bread (and only dreaming a little bit about a big plate of pancakes!) and what do I see but an article about an OB/GYN practice that has had to make changes because they are seeing more pregnant patients who are 400, 500 and 600 pounds. They had had to purchase new equipment like scales that go up to 800 pounds so the patients don't have to get weighed on the loading dock, sturdier OR equipment to handle the patients during c sections, etc. There was also a discussion about the difficulties in working with patients that really don't need to gain weight during pregnancy but still think they should.
Now I worked really hard about 4 years ago to take off about 60 pounds - bringing my total loss to about 90 pounds from my heaviest. I've kept the weight off, I try to eat healthy with lots of fruits & veggies, I've been a vegetarian for a while, I exercise to stay healthy but try not to overdo it. I'll never be any sort of skinny-mini but I do my best. And here I sit with ovaries that won't function properly. It's just so irritating.
Makes me wonder if I just should have kept the extra weight on and maybe things would still work.