We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Furthermore, as is well-established now, being overweight is a major risk factor for dementia (#2 after genetic).
My view of overweight is Live and Let Live. Overweight people know all of the consequences, and accept them as adults. I do help pay their self-inflicted Medicare bills but that's life in the US today. As an outdoorsy, sporty, fitness person I feel that giving up on vitality is sad, but people must do what they want to and nobody needs to be like me.
If you care, it's easy to lose 1.5-2 lbs of fat/week in a healthy way with a smidgen of self-control. We have posted on that topic many times. Underweight is another issue entirely.
The only problem I have with any of this is; what is overweight? Is it BMI 25 or higher or something more realistic? Is it based on the percentage of bodyfat or does it discriminate against the muscular body? What, exactly, is meant by "overweight"?
I gave up my hostility to paying medical bills for fat people and smokers when I realized my lifestyle included some damn dangerous things, the worst of them riding a gorgeously over-powered liter bike at unreasonable speeds
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
There is a thing called "the obesity paradox" where overweight people fare better with illness and life's little health issues than those who are equally underweight. Being overweight is not the health problem that is really descriptive of the health issues of someone who is obese. For reasons unclear it is common and appears to be intentional that most people conflate being overweight with being obese. The health issues or lack of them are simply kind of lumped together as though they apply across the spectrum and they do not. Being overweight (let's say 10% t0 25% over ideal weight) may actually be healthy for you while being obese (let's say 50% or more over ideal weight) is bad for your health but more likely a symptom of genetic health problems and not always the cause of those associated problems.
I fully understand everyone has different opinions on fitness and fitness goals. Just for fun, though, read this article and especially compare the before and after pictures. In my mind, the 'after' pictures are pretty good examples of people full of vitality, very agile and quite athletic, despite being significantly heavier than their 'before' selves. https://startingstrength.com/article/maybe-you-should-gain-weight