Gosh I’m cute
Weeee you love my soul?! That is magical
Thanks for the love x
Aw I am pleased that this strikes a chord with you. I sort of forget that my focus is much less weight-orientated than a lot of people on a ~health and fitness journey~. It has taken time. I do still weigh myself… I just rarely post it because I think how I feel about myself is far more important than my mass.
Well, for one, I am an overweight future doctor. The BMI is still the most widely used and accepted definer of what is “overweight” and my BMI classes me as overweight.
In my class I think there are two people who are obese, and probably ~60 more who are overweight like me. Remember that even really “normal” or “acceptable” looking people are often overweight, which most people wouldn’t know. That’s for a lot of reasons (including muscle mass making strong people heavier, and because our average size as a population has increased so the “average” in our minds has also increased, etc). The vast majority (so the other ~180 students) would have BMIs that put them in the normal or underweight category. I would not be surprised if a fairly large chunk of those 180 students were actually technically classed as underweight.
If you compared those ratios to the general adult population of New Zealand, then far less of my class is overweight or obese than what would normally be seen in the population.
I think that it’s all very complicated stuff. I can look at myself and I know I’m active and eat well and my fat mass is ever decreasing. However I still may not appear as a “role model” or a figure someone is going to want to take health advice from. And I think those bigger students are going to find that a factor, which they may or may not realise yet. One of the two in particular is morbidly obese. Also there is the fact that potentially those doctors would not be as interested in, and therefore know less about, nutrition and lifestyle because they don’t apply it to themselves - which could perhaps impact their ability to successfully mobilise their patients in making changes.
I think, though, that someone can KNOW all of the right things but choose not to do them. There are plenty of overweight and obese doctors everywhere. I don’t think it lessens their standard of care, but I think it does make it perhaps subconsciously harder to believe them when they are trying to tell you how to lose weight, for example. I also think about implications like long days standing in theatre and all of the walking around the hospital and I know that when I was much bigger, those things would have been a real struggle. Now I thankfully don’t have to worry about that.
Basically, I don’t have a strong opinion on it. I think the individual doctor is the one who has to deal with the implications, not the patients. That’s because being overweight or obese does have a stigma, that is undeniable.
I hope you don’t mind me publishing this but I wanted to post it so that it wouldn’t just disappear when I replied. ( ood-ish )
This is absolutely wonderful. MARVELOUS even. It was all you in deciding how your night went though, and you sound like you’re on a wonderful positive path yourself. It takes strength to make those choices and you got it girl. <3
Welp I am pretty new to classroom tutoring. I have done one-on-one tutoring (privately) for ~4 years on and off, but have only been teaching classroom tutorials at uni for the last semester + this new one that has just started.
I basically rely entirely on being funny and intimidating at the same time to control my classrooms. I wouldn’t say it’s the best tactic but it’s legitimately all I do. I suppose in a way it is using respect. I create an environment where they have to respect the tutorial? Because I think I make it quite clear, through my interactions with them, what my expectations are. I’m certainly no tyrant or anything, in fact I’m pretty relaxed compared to my colleagues, but I am assertive. I haven’t had anyone particularly unruly yet but there are always a few students who can be difficult or just don’t seem to want to engage and be helpful and cooperative. I find you just manage them as you go - I’ve never really been able to “fix” those situations fully, because I think for some students it’s part of their personality to be challenging.
In my tutorials I have to do a lot of ~cooperative learning~ because that is the model my boss like us to use. So “think pair share” exercises, “expert jigsaw”, concept maps etc. Those kinds of exercises are definitely really good to have on standby to throw in when the classroom atmosphere gets a bit stale. Sometimes you can just see people drifting off and getting distracted so at that point I always try to do something more interactive.
Hope some of that was helpful? Ha. You’ll do great!
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60mins walking to/from/between uni campuses
3x8 35kg (omg a random girl stole my last rep?? I did not need a spotter but she jumped in and grabbed the bar??!?!? Do not do this people)
3x5 standing db shoulder press
3x8 10kg db flyes
This wasn’t a great workout due to fatigue (which seemed to translate into faster muscle fatigue) but ah well, punching that card!
Well for me it’s only about a) what’s appropriate and b) what’s comfortable
If a skirt is too tight or too short and I’m not going to be comfortable then I would wear stockings (this is what we call them - varying shades of opacity, beige or black etc). I don’t wear stockings with those work outfits that you have seen me take photos of, because the skirt is always knee length and I’m comfortable with it.
I cannot remember the exact name
I’m sorry :(
I believe it was called something like medium dark brown
The reason it turned out so weird is because I only dye the bottom half of my hair! For ~3 years it has been ombré but I decided to try and dye the bottoms back to the same colour as my natural hair. However it ended up being too dark so now I have a subtle reverse-ombré hahahaha. It is slowly washing out and matching my natural colour better