Saturday, July 05, 2008

Lighten Up, Tubby

I was just catching up on some reading while I watch my Cardinals struggle again against the Cubbies. BTW, was the home plate ump from last night from Chicago or what? His calls were terrible, just terrible.

Anyway, what would you think if once a year the government put a tape measure around your waist? We all know many of our friends and neighbors are a little too chubby these days. Almost one in two is overweight, if not obese. But how far is too far for Big Brother to go to slim us down? Japan apparently thinks a tape measure to the tummy isn't too much.

One Iowan who definitely doesn't have to worry about it is Shawn Johnson. We ran into her at a sushi place in West Des Moines on the 4th of July. Yeah, I know, what better way to celebrate being an American than with some Japanese cuisine? Shawn doesn't have an ounce of fat on her. I'm sure she didn't try the fried dumplings like we did:) BTW, did you know she has her own website?

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