I had such a hard time deciding on a post topic this morning. There are so many good/important things to post about. What finally won was another discussion of Oprah’s weight.
But no salacious comments here.
The question at hand is not Oprah’s up-and-down battle with serious weight loss but the measure by which many of us define success. Is it the government’s definition of ‘normal,’ which is defined by the body mass index? Or is it a weight at which we feel well, function well, and at which a variety of health parameters (such as blood glucose or cholesterol) tell us we’re doing fine?
For a great discussion of this, check out the article by Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth, in Rocky Mountain News.
If you can get on board with this, I vote that we all give up talking about our weight (and weighing ourselves — toss out that scale!). If we want to talk, let’s discuss our healthy lifestyle habits instead. Positive = Forward.