Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fit, Fat, or Forget it

Losing weight. Most everyone wants to be physically fit, trim, and thin; most everyone is actually physically unfit, flabby, and fat. Is this national obsession just a means to pick our pockets with books, DVDs, Jenny Craig & Weight Watchers, gym memberships, and talk shows?? Or is it our national desire to have it both ways—eat whatever, whenever and still be healthy?

We/I know what is healthy and we/I flat don’t want to do it. I want my Cokes and Cheetoes and I don’t want to exercise. But I do want to be healthy. People didn’t used to be so fat; yes there were some fat people but not in such proportions. Why? I think it is the prevalence of junk food and massive portion sizes. A big part of my overweightedness is my life long addiction to Cokes. Although I have never smoked, I know how smokers feel—I love the taste of, smell of, bubbly feel of Cokes, Cokes calm me down and help me think, it’s part of the daily ritual, how could you ever not have a Coke with pizza?? Or should I even be ruminating over weight?? For Heaven sakes, I’m 60 years old and other than my CMT, healthy. Why not just forget the whole thing?

Quote for the day:
Middle age is when you have a choice of two temptations and choose the one that will get you home earlier. Anom.