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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090701/...esity_rankings


    Shocked to see that almost half the children in Mississippi are obese!


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    Not that shocking, but incredibly sad.

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      I'm so proud to be a resident of Mississippi right now. *sigh*

      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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        "We're still getting fatter, but maybe a little more slowly than before," he said.


        yaaaaay! Set your standards low and you can achieve anything!

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          Sad thing is, that CW on losing weight makes this WORSE!

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            Here in Ohio there getting bigger and bigger and lazier by the day. Our local grocery stores used to have 2 or 3 electric scooters,now I see almost a dozen of them at the entrance. I see these folks riding them thru the stores and most folks are wider than the actual scooter (sometimes even wider than the big basket mounted on the front) blocking the isles. I always look at their baskets to see what they are buying,guess what they buy the most....

            cheap carbs and soda's. It gets me sick what is happening to Americans. I also see so many homes and yards neglected due to obese owners who have no interest in the upkeep. Many sit on a broke down porch eating chips and drinking sodas while the house and yard are falling apart.

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              I have never seen so many obese people together in my life like in a Costco near New Haven, CT. Massive people buying massive bags of pastries. I can only imagine how it's like in other states.

              “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
              "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
              "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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                I've driven through the south several times in the last two years, most recently in May. Also visit Texas fairly often. I can see the general obesity rates in those states, especially after living in or visiting Colorado. The latter is one of the very least obese states. Lots of active lifestyles.


                I have a Chinese friend who I met almost immediately after she came to America (Denver) in 1997. With her extremely limited English she conveyed to me how astounded she was with so many Americans being "heavyset." (She is now a citizen, is that cool or what?)


                When I go to the beach for my 3 mile walk, and even though I am still 60 pounds overweight, sometimes I feel positively skinny compared to the beached whales of all ages and both sexes that I see. I still don't take my shirt off from embarrassment. I can't imagine buying a size 65 waist or whatever swim suit and then showing all that flesh. Yuck-ola!


                PS: But some of the other scenery is SO motivating to keep losing weight!

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                  Biglee- those scooters make me crazy.


                  Serialsinner- Costco is the worst. Especially on Saturdays when they offer the free samples. Watch out!

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                    I grew up in a rural area north of Pittsburgh. Before I moved away last year, the scooter was widely used at the local Wal-Mart. A disturbing amount of grossly obese children usually shopped there with their grossly obese parents. A bad cycle, indeed.


                    I went to Poland on business and the majority of my Polish colleagues said they'd never move to America after visiting a local Wal-Mart when visiting the US. One woman said "Expose my healthy children to junk food, hamburgers, and fat people in carts? - No. I would not like that at all. You could not offer me a job that pays enough to handle that."


                    I used to walk to work everyday and most of my colleagues deemed me insane. If you live 1.5 miles from your workplace and have the ability...then walk! It's a no brainer.


                    People really confuse me.

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                      We like to bash the Conventional Wisdom of life style, but the truth is that if some people actually followed it they would be better off. I don't think Doritos was what the ADA had in mind when they put "Healthy Whole Grains" on the bottom of the food pyramid and soda was never meant as a baby formula.

                      It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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                        grandma, if I choose to participate in the USDA program available to in-home child care centers (they reimburse up to a certain amount of the money you spend on food for the students IF you follow their guidelines), I will be able to feed the children cake and ice cream and count it as a serving of "bread" and a serving of "dairy."


                        I wish I were kidding. It's in the list of approved foods.

                        Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                          I don't think the USDA would approve of making Cake and Ice Cream your only source of "bread" and "dairy". I assume those are on the list as cheats or rewards. I think they expect that those using the program are exercising good judgement.


                          It is clear that people are not exercising good judgment and they are being fooled by marketing. It appears that people are following the "see food diet".


                          When I speak about CW, I am thinking about my Dr and the media; they are telling me to eat fruits and veggies and lean meats. They not telling me to eat Cherrios. It is Big Food that is telling me to eat processed crap, and our government is letting them get away with it. That's where the problem lies.

                          It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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