On Tuesday, I was watching the Dr. Oz show and doing some exercise. It's not a show I watch very often because I think this show--like many other shows on TV today--indulges in a lot of fear mongering: this time, it was how your make-up is going to kill you. Look it up if you want to find out more.
But Dr. Oz did have one guest on the show who I thought was great. He interviewed a woman in her forties who had lost 75 pounds and then helped her husband to lose 100 pounds. She did it without joining any particular diet group or "movement" and without joining a gym. She did it by learning about good nutrition and moving her body. Nothing new there. Good common sense, nothing revolutionary.
But here's what I really loved about this woman (whose name I cannot remember) and about Dr. Oz:
She's not skinny. She's got a muffin top. But she's one happy gal, she's now a certified personal trainer who works with overweight people and her inner numbers are great (good vs. bad cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, etc.). Three cheers for this wonderful woman.
And three cheers for Dr. Oz for introducing millions of people to the face of someone who is very healthy, but still looks like a regular human being. Never once did he ask her if she was planning to lose more weight or make her body more streamlined. He was blown away by how healthy she was--no ifs ands or buts.
So thank you, Dr. Oz!!