The good news just keeps on coming. I found out today that I am not overweight!
Back story: I've written about our health insurance and how much I hate it. Part of our deductible can be reduced by participating in health screenings. I took one back in July about 4 weeks after I had just given birth (can I say I gave birth if I had a c-section) and was declared overweight (BMI and Body fat too high). Yeah, like I didn't know that, I just had a baby - they should have seen me four weeks earlier! At that same visit they told me I was 1.5 inches shorter than I have claimed to be my entire life. I am still not happy about that. Anyhow, because I was overweight I had two choices to make. I could be screened again before September 23rd, or have 6-9 phone counseling sessions over the next four months. I was confident I would lose a significant amount of baby weight in two months and did not want to have phone counseling. I hear my poor husbands phone counseling sessions and no, I couldn't do it. What would I say? I am sorry, but I ate half a cheese-cake last night for dinner, I am breast-feeding so that is my primary activity for weight loss. Oh, and I do go the gym. I walk on the treadmill while watching movies on my iPad so I can eat more cheese-cake again this week. And for the free babysitting.
Today: I went in not as confident as I was hoping to be (because I've eaten so much junk), but hopeful that I could stretch myself another inch. The verdict is I am not fat and I managed to gain an extra half inch just by standing as erect as I could possibly get. I barely squeaked under the BMI limits, and technically I am .1% over in my body fat composition. The point is I passed, I am no longer considered overweight (only but a fraction) and they will give my deductible a $600 credit for all that effort. I will take it.
The bummer is that I can't submit medical expenses to be reimbursed until my husband finishes his counseling. Another two months or so. But then I will get back some of the money we've already spent. Some is better than the alternative. I hate jumping through their hoops.