Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    LITTLEBO   27,855
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
My 14 year old wellness coach...

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

OK, I am exaggerating...she looked 16.

At work, they sponsor an annual wellness assessment and have done so for the past few years. The only reason I do it, is because I save a few hundred dollars on annual health premiums. The people doing the assessments are fresh out of college. They want to be wellness coaches, trainers, etc. But they are just kids.

Every year, some child tells me my cholesterol is "borderline" and that my BMI is (usually) too high. Some child who can still eat all the garbage they want, and not gain weight (which will probably change when they turn 29). Well, everytime I have followed up with a "real" cholesterol screening through my "real" healthcare provider, it is fine.

So my conversation with the 16 year old went something like this.

16 year old: To raise your HDL, add olive oil, exercise, eat fiber
LittleBo: I eat 50 grams of fiber a day
16 year old: Ok, that is good
LittleBo thinks (she has noooo idea that is too much) And I'm in menopause
16 year old: Ok
LittleBo thinks (she doesn't know what that is and that is messes with cholesterol)
16 year old: would you like a referal to a health coach?
LittleBo: No, thank you. (I'm afraid they would be 18)

Sigh! Just my pet peeve for today.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARDAMOMMA 5/4/2012 11:09PM

I feel better now.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CTEMPLE 5/4/2012 6:07AM

    they'll get there we all do!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIPLEL1977 5/3/2012 9:58PM

    Aww! The ignorance...oops I mean innocence of youth. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AJDOVER1 5/3/2012 5:53PM

    50 GRAMS OF FIBER!!!!!

I couldn't say that to a child with straight face! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KANOE10 5/3/2012 7:26AM

    That was funny..Not a fun event but it saved you money in premiums!

have a great day..nice blog. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EASTENDCLAM 5/3/2012 6:36AM

    LOL. Sometimes ya just gotta mess with somebody.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKLISE 5/2/2012 6:42AM

    That's funny!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDA7668 5/2/2012 5:52AM

    That's too funny. I'm afraid I would have asked her if she knew what menopause was. lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIRED49 5/1/2012 11:25PM

    Reminds me of the skinny people around me that eat unhealthy snacks all day instead of real food and want to tell me how to lose weight. I may be overweight but I am healthier than some of them.
This made me smile, thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LESLIESENIOR 5/1/2012 10:16PM

    Hilarious. Hilarious. Hilarious.
Enough said!
I'm smiling.
Thanks. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.