Size Does Matter . . for the Health of it
17 June 2013
While the film, The Bridges of Madison County, was trite, there was a scene when Meryl Streep turned to walk back up the steps of the farmhouse with Clint Eastwood watching, where she brushed her skirt and showed off the fact that she had a forty-something backside that was truly charming. Size mattered. In that scene, she was self-conscious about her size.
Back in the Eighties, at 5’4”, I peaked at 140 pounds. . . . that equated to a size 14.
At twenty-something, my husband’s friends whispered, when I Ieft the room, “Does she have cancer?” In my thirties, I owned size 0 True Religion jeans.
But, weight shouldn’t define us.
Mr. Sunny Sunny Bun Bun arrived on August 6th weighing 22.5 pounds. A Toy Poodle should not weigh more than nine pounds.
A diet of sweet potatoes, green beans and dry kibble mixed with exercise helped the Bun drop to 17 pounds.
The Bun was a little dog with a BIG personality. His weight mattered because it impacted his joints, his organs, and his mobility.
People are the same. Weight matters. But, it matters because when we weigh too much or too little, we’re not healthy. We hurt everything on the inside. . . literally.