Last night, on the way home from town, John Tesh came on the radio with his oh-so-helpful hints (on random topics - it's basically supposed to help us be the best we can be). Anyways, the middle aged man (or is he older?) continues on to talk about health. Women's health. Yeh, like he would know. Okay, so I'm sort of sore at him (can you tell?) I digress...
He makes this statement: You are on the right track (health-wise) if you can still fit into your high school prom dress.
Since HS, my boobs have gotten bigger, my butt has gotten bigger, and I'm somehow shaped a little differently. I can't even explain it, because I don't know. But, what I do know is that I can no longer fit into my size 0 prom dress. Yes, yes...I know...they don't make size 0s. It was a size 2 that had been drastically altered. But, it doesn't fit....not that I want the sequined mess on me anyhow.
So, dearest John...while most of your advice and "tips" make a lot of sense...this one, not so much. In fact, I'd love to see how well you could fit into a size you wore in HS, AFTER you have had babies and gone through any changes life handed you.
I know women's bodies and their changes are incredibly different from a man's.... but, to be honest...I don't know many men that look the same as they did in high school (and for some of them, that's a good thing).
So, ladies...despite what Mr. Tesh thinks (ignore him), being able to fit into your highschool prom dress doesn't necessarily reflect your health or beauty. Measure your health by how happy you are, how good you feel, and then things like BMI and ability to walk up and down stairs without thinking you are going to pass out - not by the sequined or taffeta in the back of your closet. Sometimes, it's best to just leave those things there, anyways.