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Fat People in America

This weekend, G and I went to the zoo. We both had an amazing time walking around and looking at the animals, but let me tell ya, there were other things to gawk at as well. Like the people visiting the zoo. It was crowded for sure. When we got engaged at the NC Zoo almost two years ago, there were maybe half as many people there. This weekend must have just been a zoo kind of weekend, despite the 90+ degree heat. Anyway, if the random selection of people (mainly I'm talking about women here) at the zoo this weekend is any indication of the health of women in the South, I think we're in some serious trouble.

I didn't do any sort of scientific evaluation, but if I'm guessing, I would say that at least 75% of the women at the zoo were overweight. And yes, I consider myself part of that group, for now. I'm losing weight with Jenny Craig and happy that I'm changing my life, but I'm still several pounds over weight. Of the 75% who were overweight, I would say that 50% or more of those were 50 pounds or more overweight. It was unreal. I can honestly say that I was shocked at how many people were obese. I guess it's good we were all at the zoo all day walking around, but damn. It's time we made some serious changes in this country. Sure, medical science has advanced enough to keep us alive for a long time, but what kind of quality of life are we cultivating here?

If it's bad enough that most of the women were severely overweight, don't even get me started on the children. Boys and girls alike. Little kids that looked to be younger than 10 years old who weighed over 100 pounds. Some probably over 150 pounds. It's sad. It definitely made me happy about the fact that I've decided to make some changes in my life as far as my weight and health are concerned. I'm just worried about our country as a whole if this weekend was any indication of the average American out there.

Anyway, fat people aside, G and I had an amazing time. Here is a picture of us visiting the bobcat area where we got engaged July 2008. I can't imagine my life without him, and I'm so happy he is my husband. :) It was awesome to get away together, if even for just a night.


Sarra Cannon

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I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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