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Plus-sized athletes to US first lady: Fat can be fit
AFP ^ | Feb 13, 2011

Posted on 02/12/2011 10:26:43 PM PST by PROCON

A lifelong acolyte of exercise and fitness, Sandy Shaffer works out three times per week, eats a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables, and somehow finds time to teach a weekly aerobics class, but at five-foot, five inches (1.65 meters) and 320 pounds (145 kilograms), Shaffer also is considered obese. But the plus-sized sports enthusiast insists that the label says little about the generally excellent state of her health.

And that is the single biggest problem she has with Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" health initiative.

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KEYWORDS: mochellemybelle

1 posted on 02/12/2011 10:26:50 PM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Pilates, Pilates, Perogies.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 10:28:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

3 posted on 02/12/2011 10:37:53 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PROCON
...but at five-foot, five inches (1.65 meters) and 320 pounds (145 kilograms), Shaffer also is considered obese.

Oh come on -- that's just big boneded.

4 posted on 02/12/2011 10:39:15 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: PROCON
I would say stop eating sugars (FRUIT) and start on a meat diet.
But that's just my opinion. But then there's also the "seppuku" style
of losing weight, but it's tricky if you expect to survive.

Always be sure if you use this technique to tell your "kaishakunin"
that you plan to live, AND SAY, "DON'T FINISH ME" Because it's just another
weight loss program you wish to try.

/MaxMax

5 posted on 02/12/2011 10:42:01 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: PROCON

Some of the most fit in the NFL are 300lb plus. Big doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy....


6 posted on 02/12/2011 10:48:56 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: PROCON

The thing that always cracks me up about that pic isn’t so much the difference in size. Princess Letizia and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are a couple of very petite women.

What gets me is the stark contrast in how each presents themselves. The princess and the French First Lady are dressed stylishly and carry themselves well. Michelle’s dressed like she’s taking the kids to an amusement park and is hunched over like she just pulled a shift in a coal mine*.

*(absolutely no offense intended against miners, btw. It would be nice if either Barry or Michelle had actually worked a hard labor job at some point in their lives).


7 posted on 02/12/2011 10:49:12 PM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: DemforBush

She makes me sick...gthmo


8 posted on 02/12/2011 11:02:46 PM PST by Irenic
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To: PROCON
Shaffer, at 5'5 and 320 pounds, is considered obese? That IS obese! And she works out three times a week ... what, for 20 minutes per workout? Who in their right mind would follow this person for an aerobics instructor? And at a measely three workouts a week, she is hardly what could be considered an "athlete."

Try working out four or five days a week, at least an hour per workout (not counting locker room time). Then maybe she'd be a little more trim. At 5'4, I'm about 130 pounds, and I ain't exactly skinny. And I eat a hell of a lot more than fruits and vegetables.

What a load of crap and spin this article is.

9 posted on 02/12/2011 11:05:45 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: goseminoles
Some of the most fit in the NFL are 300lb plus. Big doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy....

Yeah, but how many of them are 5'5"?

10 posted on 02/12/2011 11:07:21 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: PROCON
Depends on the weight distribution


11 posted on 02/12/2011 11:20:04 PM PST by byteback
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To: byteback
Depends on the weight distribution

LoL...gal needs a sports bra...or not!

12 posted on 02/12/2011 11:22:39 PM PST by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

We all know Mochella’s head is up her wide load you know what.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 11:36:27 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: goseminoles
Some of the most fit in the NFL are 300lb plus.

There are very few 5' 5" women in the NFL.

300+ pounds is huge for that height.

14 posted on 02/12/2011 11:53:54 PM PST by Washi
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To: PROCON
The one on the left? In a heartbeat....and I don't care if she paid me or not. lol

The one in the middle? Without a doubt

The one on the right? Hey even though I'm a Seasoned Citizen who doesn't "get around" as much as I used to, I do have my principles and draw the line at more than 1 ax handle wide.

15 posted on 02/13/2011 12:00:40 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: PROCON
Yeah, right. Don't these 2 beauties look "fit?"

fat_

I'd like to see them do the 100 INCH dash?

"Hello, 911?"

16 posted on 02/13/2011 12:08:30 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: byteback
I see your pair and raise you my pair.

bride

I always aspired to marry someone like that.

When I was young, for fun.

Now that I'm an ol' fart, I think they would make a great pillow.

17 posted on 02/13/2011 12:19:13 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Irenic

I know, her husband makes me wanna puke and his wife makes me wanna take a dump.


18 posted on 02/13/2011 12:22:22 AM PST by max americana
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To: Yardstick

Skinny well fed...


19 posted on 02/13/2011 12:38:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: byteback

Just trying to stay abreast of it?


20 posted on 02/13/2011 12:48:17 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: DemforBush
Just an FYI, the picture is Photoshopped.

Moochelle was added to the picture. They didn't use one her fashionable looks, not that it really makes any difference.

As far as the other women in that picture, oh my....

21 posted on 02/13/2011 1:04:21 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: DemforBush
The thing that always cracks me up about that pic isn’t so much the difference in size. Princess Letizia and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are a couple of very petite women.

Carla Bruni is 5'9. Michelle is a giant.

22 posted on 02/13/2011 1:30:03 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: Finny

Well put. My thoughts exactly!


23 posted on 02/13/2011 1:45:00 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Finny
What a load of crap and spin this article is.

My sentiments precisely...a load of crap. No way in the world would someone eating fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis, exercising three times per week weigh 320 pounds. I don't buy it at all. She may be eating fresh fruit and vegetables, but is also consuming thousands upon thousands of additional calories per week to stay at that weight. And yes! 320 is just down right fat ugly! And unhealthy...only a lunatic would think that 5'5" and 320 pounds is healthy. A nutjob to be sure. Sheesh!

24 posted on 02/13/2011 2:33:04 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: goseminoles
Yes, but they are ususally over 6ft tall as well and very muscular.

A woman who is under 5'6" and 300 is obese.

25 posted on 02/13/2011 2:54:49 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Moonman62

I think a lot of these women who claim to be 5’ 9” tall are giving their height information wearing 4” heels. We have a “fashion model” in the extended family who does that. The last real interaction I had with her went like this: She says, “Oh, I’m 5’8”!” She was wearing 5” heels. I was in very flat sandals. I thought, “Well, in those 5” heels, I’d be 5’ 9”.” Of course, I didn’t say it, should have, but didn’t. Of course, she majored on diet discussion. They can have the 5” heels.


26 posted on 02/13/2011 4:40:33 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
This was photoshopped w/Moochelle added?

Even so, the "Mooch" is far below the 2 French ladies in style and class.


27 posted on 02/13/2011 4:46:59 AM PST by newfreep (Palin 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Oops. I honestly didn’t know that.

*Our hero turns rather pink in the cheeks, begins wiping egg from face*


28 posted on 02/13/2011 5:17:37 AM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: PROCON

the first wookie needs a “wide load” sign on her butt.


29 posted on 02/13/2011 5:46:46 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Just an FYI, the picture is Photoshopped. Moochelle was added to the picture. They didn't use one her fashionable looks, not that it really makes any difference.

As far as the other women in that picture, oh my....

Yes, the picture is shopped, but IIRC, the pic of Mooshelle is from the same event on the same day. The 'shopper was making a point of how badly Mrs. BO dress compared to the other two ladies.

30 posted on 02/13/2011 6:30:53 AM PST by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Just an FYI, the picture is Photoshopped. Moochelle was added to the picture. They didn't use one her fashionable looks, not that it really makes any difference.

As far as the other women in that picture, oh my....

Yes, the picture is shopped, but IIRC, the pic of Mooshelle is from the same event on the same day. The 'shopper was making a point of how badly Mrs. BO dressed compared to the other two ladies.

31 posted on 02/13/2011 6:31:19 AM PST by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: newfreep

Correction, one French lady and one Spanish lady.


32 posted on 02/13/2011 7:58:07 AM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

Moochie better lay off the broccoli it’s starting to show in the truck


33 posted on 02/13/2011 2:34:16 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: PROCON

I think it’s funny that mo thinks people are going to listen to her and do whatever she demands. They can take their BMIs and their vegan diets and shove them straight up their you know whats.


34 posted on 02/13/2011 2:57:11 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Finny
Shaffer, at 5'5 and 320 pounds, is considered obese? That IS obese!

Actually that's a BMI of 53.2 which is beyond obese.

Point of comparison William Howard Taft, fattest US President had a BMI of c.43.

35 posted on 02/13/2011 4:37:21 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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