The state of the National Herd — 11 Comments

  1. Well overweight probably means heavier than average, you've got 50% of the population before you start.  And overweight includes obese.  So probably nothing to see here.

    • I swear they just pluck figures out of the air.  The problem with "startling" figures is that instantly they lose all credibility.

  2. All those overweight Irish type folks must have moved to Vermont. I swear 90% of the population of this state, no matter what age, are large to huge as far as being overweight is concerned (except me and mine of course). Now I haven't been "down country" for a long time now so I don't know if this "largeness" has spread to other surrounding lands but it sure is prevalent here.

    Want 'em back?

  3. Probably because they keep forcing peeps (not me of course, cos I couldn't give a shite) to quit smoking, and we all know that when you give up, to cant stop scoffing.

  4. They used the BMI, with a score of 25+ defined as overweight & 30+ as obese.

    These made-up limits bear no relation to health or fitness, as they take no account of height, occupation or any other meaningful data – idiots!

  5. You can be obese without being visibly overweight

    Or so some moron in the comments in my local paper told me, when I said that all the schoolchildren don't look obese


  6. Lose weight and live forever, seems to be the message.

    Of course, before you try to lose weight you should ask yourself, do you want to live forever????

  7. I recently picked a new GP. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age (I've nearly reached seventy). 

    A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 85?' 

    He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?

    'Oh not much grog these days and don't smoke' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!' 

    Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks, fatty roasts, and barbecued Ribs?’ 

    'I said, 'Not much; my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!' 

    'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, surfing, hiking, or bicycling?'

    'No, I don't,' I said. 

    He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?' 

    'No,' I said… 

    He looked at me and said… 'Then, why the fuck do you want to live to 85?’

  8. I have a pair of eyes. Two of them to be precise…

    Two pairs of eyes. That must come in handy. 😀

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