March 1, 2008 at 7:27 am 8 comments

super-sad.gif Me? Obese? YES.

I know i’ve been eating a lot and slowly gaining weight, but I never came to a point to call or even label myself as obese. I went to SPC awhile ago to have my interview, and luckily I passed. In their entrance examination, I garnered a score of 66.5% over 70%, and in their interview, I garnered a score of 25.2% over 30%. Basically, I can say I did good. My standing was almost perfect, although there is one very very big hindrance.. It’s my weight.

When I actually registered myself in that school to take the entrance exam, I really read the guidelines. Well, it did contain a phrase “student should have an appropriate weight. should not be obese“. OK. I admit I’m overweight.. but I never imagined myself being called as an Obese. When I went to SPC’s school clinic my BMI was checked and I garnered a BMI of 31. Which the admin said was the “borderline” for the students for them to be able to be allowed to be interviewed. That was still a relief on my part. Somehow, God gave me a chance. But the challenge was to really loose some weight. To loose, to strip and to trim down my weight.

Basically, the reason why they don’t want overweight or underweight students its because Nursing is a tough course and their students should be very healthy. The more weight you have, the more chances you get sick. But I don’t think that phrase implies to everybody’s physical condition. I’m perfectly fine. I have an average and normal BP rate, negative with diabetes, negative with Hepa, and all those common sickness. Well, I really wanna get into this school, so, I need to work on trimming down my weight. Hoping that I could trim down 8-10 kilos in a month. I’m hoping I could trim down that much weight in a month.

Oh, and I cried, when a certain person from the admin(not the admin head/officer) and I talked. I mean, when he talked to me about my weight, he was like slapping my face with the harsh approach he has. I know he’s just being frank, but I just don’t like the approach. It was like he was discriminating me since I’m freaking overweight. The conversation went out this way…

Guy: Tricia, Ang laki-laki mo.. Anong gagawin natin about dito??!

Me: Honga po sir eh.

Guy: Ano bang mappromise mo sakin? Para payagan kitang makapag-enroll dito? Kasi alam mo, kahit pa di ka papasa sa interview, you are still qualified to enroll eh. Pero ang problema mo, overweight ka. OVERWEIGHT kang talaga.

Me: Sir, I’m planning to trim down my weight after my exams. I got busy with the final quarter that’s why I wasn’t able to give concern to my weight. I’ll enroll for boxing and gym sessions a week after my finals. I guess with those activities, I can loose much weight.

Guy: Dapat lang talaga hija because you are soooo overweight. Di talaga kita papayagang mag-enroll dito sa school na to not unless you loose much weight na malapit na sa ideal weight mo. Kung di kapapayat until April, I am sorry, pero i will block your name talagam and you will not be able to enroll yourself here. Tandaan mo yan. Kasi overweight ka talaga. Sobra. Ang laki mo talaga.

Me: *moment of silence* *malapit ng umiyak*
Me: Yes sir.
Guy: Bakit ka ba malaki? Nasa pamilya niyo ba yan? Ang dad mo, malaki ba? Ang mom mo?
Sa mga tanong niya, masasabi kong pamatay talaga. He made it sound like I was a very very very BIG and FAT WOMAN. Ofcourse I am not. I know I am chubby, but sana naman dahan-dahan rin siya sa pagtatanong. Feel ko sinasampal na ako sa mga tanong niya. Talagang out of the borderline na. I know he was just giving an advice and a warning, pero sana, di niya ipamukha ang ipadama as a threat. It’s really up to me if determined akong pumasok sa school na ito, and ofcourse, makakaya kong mag-loose ng weight if I have to just to reach the requirement. I just don’t like his approach. Parang ang sakit-sakit na ng mga tanong niya. Sa totoo lang, feel ko talaga minaliit ako. 😦
Well, that didn’t hindered me to loose weight and give up on reaching the goal of trimming down 8-15 kilos. I’m currently working on it. I thank you to the Admin Officer Mr. Jimmy J. kasi pinalakas niya loob ko. And no thanks dun sa guy sa taas ng 3rd floor na sobra makapag-interrogate na halos talo pa ang pulis at ang investigator.

I’m finding this requirement very unreasonable. I mean, during my duty days (if ever i do enroll in this school), I would surely loose weight, so what’s the point of making the students reach their ideal weight? I dunno. Their requirement is too much for me. It gives me pressure and I feel offended. This school might not be the one suitable for me.


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  • 1. rommel  |  March 2, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE – surely this can’t be true! And if it is – you can’t do anything about it? – e.g. take them to the ministry of education, to court maybe? Who are making the guidelines? I’m sure this is power gone mad – we’re not talking about 50yo going for a marathon here. We’re talking about young people and pressuring them to fit the mold of Americas Next Top Model in order to become nurses. It’s MAD! I’m sure that if only nursing is not as in-demand, no one would even dream of such requirement.

  • 2. rommel  |  March 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Hey – I just saw your twitter goal to lose 15 kilos in a month. DON’T DO IT – it’s dangerous, unhealthy and not worth the risk. This is exactly why schools should not impose such requirement as they drive students into dangerous acts.

  • 3. trishie  |  March 2, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Right. I mean they are so UNREASONABLE. 15 kilos is actually way too much. Though, they aren’t really asking me to trim down 15 kilos right away, but still, what if your body frame was really big? What if you can’t really reach the ideal weight due to body structure. I’m really sad with what requirement this school is giving. I’m already thinking twice of enrolling in that school. They give too much pressure.

  • 4. ganjasinta  |  March 3, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    trishie, nakakagalit ang school na yan! kelan pag naging requirement ang weight sa pag-aaral?! sobrang diskriminasyon yan. tama si rommel, dapat talaga iparating mo yan sa CHED.

    naku, hinay hinay sa pagpapapayat. haggard yung 8-15 kilos sa isang buwan! 17.6lbs- 33 lbs yun! iset mo muna yung goal mo na 5-10lbs a month. Try to eat less sa dinner/gabi.

    Grabe! kung magdecide ka mang hindi na mag-enrol sa school na yan, suggestion ko iparating mo pa rin sa CHED ang diskriminasyon sa school na yan.

    Dito na muna. Taga-davao ka rin pala like sakura. Sana makadalaw ako diyan. Sugod tayo dun sa school na yan! hehehe

  • 5. trishie  |  March 4, 2008 at 9:30 am

    hehe. thanks kuya ganja. haha 😀
    honga eh. kakalungkot talaga.
    papatulong ako sa friend kong atty. about dito.
    i mean, sobra na talaga sila eh. they are asking too much.
    kung di raw bababa weight ko, “‘I CANT ENROLL”.
    eh papayat naman ako through the process.

    sana nga maka-visit ka dito 🙂

  • 6. rommel  |  March 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Sama ako sa susugod Ganja 🙂

    Here’s an idea ~3 , try to contact the newspaper and see if your story can be featured. But whatever you do, prepare that you’re burning the bridge to that school – but don’t let them get away with it.Think of the many more ‘trishie’ that they will subject to this injustice.

  • 7. rommel  |  March 4, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Sama ako sa susugod Ganja 🙂

    Here’s an idea ~3 , try to contact the newspaper and see if your story can be featured. But whatever you do, prepare that you’re burning the bridge to that school – but don’t let them get away with it.Think of the many more ‘trishie’ that they will subject to this injustice.

  • 8. trishie  |  March 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    hehe. hahanap pa ako ng ibang magiging supportive sa ganyan. I still can’t do it alone. haha 😀 they won’t get away with it..


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