Friday, May 29, 2009

We're fat

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:00 PM

I'm fat. Our editor, Carlton admits he's fat, too, and that his beer consumption makes him fatter.

We're not pointing fingers or feeling sorry for ourselves, we're just stating the obvious: We're fat. And, according to this Charlotte Observer article, there's a good chance you're fat, too.

Carlton and I are both doing something about the size of our lard collection: He recently tortured himself with the help of Operation Bootcamp and I'm keeping up with my intake and output on MyFoodDiary.com. You'll have to ask Carlton about his lard-melting success, but I'm happy to say I've lost 7 pounds since May 6, the day after my very last final exam (ever).

So, what's your excuse? If we can do it, you can do it. Get off your ass, get moving, put that damn cookie down and go get a carrot.

Obesity rates are rising faster in North Carolina than nationally, and physical activity lags, giving the state a D in those subjects on its annual health report card.

But there is progress, according to N.C. Prevention Partners, which has been grading the state on its health habits since 1998.

The state improved to a C+ from a C on its tobacco use. That score could soon rise to a B as a result of actions taken this year by the state legislature, which passed a law to ban smoking in bars and restaurants.

Get off your ass:

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