Disclaimer: This post was not directed to any individual, but as an epidemic that faces our nation as a whole...
Ok kids, before you think I'm too good of a person after that last post, It's time to ruffle some feathers...
Today in the USA Today I was reading an arcticle about the most obese states in the Nation. And it quickely confirms something that has really bothered me, especially since I've been working for an airline.
Long story short, 4 of the top 5 most obese states were Louisiana (surprise surprise), Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, states that are pretty much notorious for good ole' "stuff my face with soul food and sit on my couch and watch football" living.
Don't get me wrong, I love southern cooking. I love football. I love sitting on the couch.
But PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE, there comes a time when the sunshine calls your name and you've got to go out and enjoy it!!!!
I hate diets. I don't think it works. I think its a scam. That stomach reduction thingamabobber is beyond ludicris.
It's a problem when you're complaining about being overweight and not being able to lose weight when your sitting on your couch watching tv and stuffing your face with cheetos or whatever fancies your tastebuds.
"But Jeremy you're just biased because you have a metabolism like a tree stump grinder and you can eat whatever you want and do whatever you want and not gain any weight."
People. I'm also an avid outdoorsman and I'd sooner take my bike out or go play tackle football than catch the next episode of The Bachelor while eating a pint of ben and jerry's.
What does this have to do with me working for an airline, you ask?
I see people everday. hundreds of people. Maybe thousands of people. And I see obese people try to pass it off as an illness. This is the problem I have. They want concessions. They want things done for them as if they were a cripple. You're not a cripple. This is self-inflicted.
Not too long ago a lady tried to sue Southwest for making her buy an extra seat because she was too big. Give me a break. You take up 2 seats, you buy 2 seats. We're even nice enough to refund you that second seat if the flights not full. What, should we have a fat person section??
Some people are what you call "big boned." Naturally, your thicker than most. This is fine. No problem with that.
So I'm not surprised to see Southern States top the list. You know what state is at the bottom? Colorado. Montana is down there. Why? Because they ski, they hike, they go to the park, they're proud of they're parks, they enjoy the outdoors. I mean am I the only one that sees this? "I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!" The studies confirms it!
JUST GET OUT AND GO DO SOMETHING FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD!!