Great thread Slayer! I got a jolly good chortle out of it, and my belly shook like a bowl full of jelly!
But in all seriousness, I am about 30-40 lbs. overweight for my height, and quite honestly, I can still out-lift any body 50 pounds lighter than
myself. The height/weight chart is outdated and doesn't account for muscle mass (as in my case, and I'm sure many others). At my yearly checkup last
year my doctor was astonished that with my "excess weight" I managed to have normal BP, normal cholesterol, etc. Hell, everything was normal. He
said that I was as "healthy as an ox, and as big as one too." I'm happy with myself, and I enjoy my little bit extra. I've come to terms with the
fact that I'm never going to have a body like Brad Pitt or that dude from 300, and I am perfectly okay with that. I am healthy, happy, and haven't
touched fast food in over a year.
As far as "obese people costing taxpayers money" well some do, and I'll agree with that. So do illegal immigrants, illegal wars, ear mark spending,
welfare abusers, and about a dozen other types of things. But this is one guy with "a little extra to love" who doesn't cost taxpayers a dime.
Sticking with the serious side of things, painting all overweight people with the same brush does about as much good as calling all immigrants evil,
or all ear mark spending a waste, etc. You get my point. I'm not hurting you, so leave me alone.
On the comical side of things, I'm still laughing! If I didn't sense a bit of truth in your statements, I would call this a very well-written
Peace be with you, and Happy Holidays!
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