I’m just not seeing it these days. Well… except when I look in the mirror. But when I’m out and about, I don’t see that many overweight people at all anymore. I was at the mall last week. Maybe saw 9 or 10 overweight people throughout the entire mall. Went to my daughters concert on Tuesday, out of the 500 people packed into the auditorium, only like 5 of us were overweight. So where are these so called Fat Americans? Giving my personal opinion, it’s all just a hoax to get money out of American people to spend on drugs and other devices or services to “stay in shape”. I heard a news story somewhere, (wish I could remember where) that in fact, we are number 8 on the list of countries that have a problem with people being overweight. Yet the way the media goes on about it, you’d think that over half our country is overweight.
There is a book that claims that my theory to be exactly right. Fat Politics by J. Eric Oliver. Is there that much truth to it? I have no idea. I’m not the type to sit and read books. I’ll wait for the movie.
Why does this disturb me that I can’t find that many overweight people? It’s because I’m a fan of Big Beautiful Women. A “Chubby Chaser” if you will. I’m not afraid to say it. I like them with a lot of curve! Though I’m not by any means wanting people to become overweight. People are who they are. And as a good friend of mine said, “I’d rather be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.”. Sadly, both times I’ve quit smoking, I’ve put on some more weight. I’m a bit too overweight. I need to drop some. I don’t mind being heavy, but I do mind being unable to do things I once used to do. Which is horrible knowing I once had a 29 inch waist when I was 16 through 19 years old. Even back then, I would check out female classmates that were overweight because I found them more attractive. I just never spoke up then because of what people would say. Now I wished I had.
Point being, if we are so overweight? Where the hell are these people?