I just read some of the replies posted about First Lady Michelle Obama as related to Rush Limbaugh's criticism. I also had to add my 2 cents and I was inspired to do my own blog that directly relates to my comment.
Having a great/better body is only a part of healthy living. I personally (and I see that many others agree) think that Mrs. Obama looks amazing. I only saw a few comments where ppl didn't agree that she looks great.
One comment that stood out was a negative one about her derriere.
I have to say that is an unfair judgement because even though you can control your weight and body to an extent, there are certain things that are there for life. I know because I've always had lots of ASSETS since I can remember...that's part of many women's physique, especially many African-American women.
When I was 100 lbs lighter, I had what was called a 'juicy booty'. I had to learn to love my body even when I ran track and guys yelled out 'you can't win because you got too much junk in yo' trunk!' while I was at the starting line. (I came in 2nd place...darn junk in the trunk LOL). Even now, I can laugh when ppl comment on my more than ample caboose.
My point is that you cannot always tell how healthy a person is by their appearance. Yes, I know, being overweight is a health no-no in itself but it's not the only factor.
And now I share a personal experience in 3...2...1...
The last time I went to get my lab work done to qualify for my job's health care, I surprised the medical assistant that was working with me. She was WAY thinner than me, probably about 5 years older than me. After drawing my blood and putting the tube into the 'measurement' machine, she weighed me and I told her that would be my only 'bad' number. She said 'ok' half-heartedly.
So, the 'measurement' machine beeps - my results are ready. As she begins to write down the numbers for my cholesterol, triglycerides, etc., she could not help but express her surprise by saying 'wow' and 'oh, that's good!' until she finally confessed that 'your numbers are better than mine!'.
Yes, another score for those of us who don't fit into the BMI chart's picture of being healthy!
Deuces n Smooches ~ A Healthy & Curvy Diva
P.S. - I'm not advocating maintaining unhealthy weight; I'm just speaking for those who are healthy even though they don't fit some ppl's view of health.