And I have to take issue with this:
I run 30 miles a week and bench press my weight regularly to keep my body mass index the same svelte 20 as it was in college days (believe it!)
Back when I was running marathons and benching more than my weight, "svelte" was not the word I heard - a bad day was "scrawny", and a typical day was "skinny". "Slender" or "lithe" - never. And that was with a BMI of 21.5.