Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program…

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama turned 50 not long ago, and used the date to promote her “Let’s Move!” program, with the admirable goal of reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity.  Clearly she is excited about this, deeply dedicated to it, just as her husband is dedicated to his legacy…..oh well, we won’t go there.

Too bad Michelle does not lead by example.  Her efforts in weight control would be spectacularly vaulted if she were anywhere NEAR ideal body weight herself.  She is one BIG woman.  Did I just say that about the First Lady?  Yes. I will also say she is about the heftiest of all first ladies since before Eleanor Roosevelt.  Who is she kidding?  Perhaps this is part of the reason she has been so sensitive lately about her husband’s overt flirtations with some rather attractive heads of states.

Drop a fast thirty, and keep it off, and the First Lady would be eminently more credible.  Otherwise her ‘legacy’ will have a hard time getting off the ground.  No pun.

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see: https://michaeloconnellmdnh.wordpress.com/

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