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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This is a Lady from the 1890 era-----
I think I fit into that time frame-----a bit "pudgy"----"well rounded"----
To-day, we could almost consider her sorta, ...."overweight"---
To-day we know a smaller frame is healthier---less heart disease ---perhaps preventing diabetes -----so-----we SPARK___

...A century ago it was a sign of affluence to have a wide girth. To-day it's a sign of weakness.
...A "Fat Chance" is no chance.
from The 60-Day Diet Diary
A happy dieting story from the 1978 Guinness Book Of World Records is about Mrs. Celesta Geyer, the U.S. Circus Fat Lady. From 1950 to 1951, she lost an impressive 401 lbs., shrinking from 553 lbs to 152 lbs. In December 1967, 16 years after, Mrs. Geyer was reported to weigh a tidy 110 lbs.
...truly a "Spark" role model!
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  • GABY1948
    This one is different...LOVE it! Thanks, and isn't it nice that the world "seems" to be thinking of more healthy things?

    Have a great week!
    2398 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Indeed appearances are deceiving. Numerous studies done throughout the world since 2005 up to early 2013 have concluded that those in the "overweight" category, that is a BMI of 25 - 30 lived longer than any other category. Maybe we should all be striving to be in that category which is more easier to maintain as we age. Researchers still do not understand the results of all these studies, however, they think it may be because of added protection for the body. Food for Thought!!!
    2398 days ago
    Wow! 401 lbs in one year is a lot! Makes my 65 more lbs seem not so challenging. It would be nice to know how she did it. Oh well, Sparking works too and it probably much healthier! Have an awesome day!
    2398 days ago
    There's healthy weight, and what people perceive today to be a healthy weight when it comes to looking at someone's appearance.

    Far too many kids that are considered "healthy weight" are really terribly underweight! My niece is like that. People tell her all the time that she's a good healthy living girl. Truth is, she's 30 pounds underweight, and can't gain it! She literally eats junk all the time, with ice cream being her all time favorite and she's no bigger than my forearm at 18 years old. Poor kid had to use car seats until she was nearly 10 yrs old because she didn't make the weight minimum of 49 pounds. Mind you, she also eats lots of veggies and chicken too, but junk food is a huge part of her diet.

    Appearances are deceiving.
    2398 days ago
    I wonder if Ms. Geyer lost her weight with the help of amphetamines which I know were used in the 60s and early 70s for weight loss but don't know if they were used that long ago. Hopefully she did it the old fashioned healthy way by portion control, avoiding sugar and sweets, watching the calories, drinking lots of water and getting lots of exercise.....wait didn't i just describe what we all should be doing on a daily basis??? emoticon Hopefully that gave you a bit of a giggle as my mother used to say (she was English and some of her sayings were a bit odd to me..why not just say laugh but she was an certainly an original!!)

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing!!! Again you gave me a bit of a giggle today!! emoticon Thanks for that!!!

    2398 days ago
    Wow, that's a miraculous weight loss! If she can do it... emoticon
    2398 days ago
    Amazing that she lost so much weight! Yup . . . definitey a sparker before her time.

    HUG and hope that it's a sparky day for you.
    2398 days ago
  • no profile photo JAVAJENN
    We've come a long way since then, realizing what's a healthy weight. Wow!
    2398 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    I could use the outfit in pic #1 today....not fitting into any of my work clothes emoticon and I don't have the money to buy bigger ones UGH!!! So emoticon at myself!!!
    2398 days ago
    Now THAT's a way to "retire healthy", huh? (The Circus Lady losing weight loses job?)

    Spark a great day! emoticon
    2398 days ago
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