Tag Archives: BMI

Don’t take my word for it, ask your doctor!

Hello readers! I have a big favor to ask of you! Don’t take my word for anything related to weight loss, nutrition and physical activity. Ask your doctor for advice! I’m not asking you to stop reading my blog, for heaven’s sake, just talk things over with your doc! I want you to be aware […]

How Are You Affected by Celebrity Weights and Measurements?

I picked up Star Quick & Easy Weight Loss Guide at the supermarket because Jessica Simpson, the retired Weight Watchers spokeswoman was on the cover. What I saw inside had me shaking my head and saying, “Oh my goodness, this can’t be for real!” Pictured inside was Heidi Klum looking fit and trim at 5′ 9 1/2″ and […]

No Health Care Benefits for You Because You’re Overweight?

This morning a local TV station in Portland asks the question on its Facebook page: QUESTION OF THE DAY — More companies are now monitoring not just your job performance, but your waistline as well. They are offering incentives for people who participate in wellness programs, and some companies are even limiting the health care […]

Nearly half the obese youth in America don’t know they’re obese

And that’s good news! Ideally none of the obese youth in America would know they’re obese. I’m not advocating childhood obesity. I’m advocating a happy childhood. I was a chubby child and I knew it. I felt inferior because of my size so I avoided activities with my peers. I used food as a substitute. […]

How Much Should I Weigh?

In my line of business, I get this question all the time. Heck, I’ve even asked myself the same thing? HOW MUCH SHOULD I WEIGH???!!!! The interesting thing about this question is, “why does it matter?” Who asks themselves, “how tall should I be?” or “how big should my feet be?” or “how long should […]