63.1%

by agoodnow

In 2009 63.1% of Americans were either “over-weight” or “obese”.  I also learned that obesity is only genetic in about 2% of cases.  Unless someone is diagnosed with an over active thyroid their weight problem is looking at them in the mirror.   63.1% ????  You want to fix healthcare?  Good luck.  It will never happen as long as we take our health for granted.   Our American society continues to look at the quick fix diet plans (that don’t work) and pills to obtain short term results.   I’m not saying I’m “Joe picture of health”, but I’m also not popping pills and washing them down with a beer and chicken wings.   People need to take personal responsibility for their actions.   The best healthcare plan I can think of:

Eat an apple every day

Drink lots of water

Get at least 30 minutes of excercise.  Walk, do some push ups, go for a jog.

Have a salad for lunch with olive oil and vinegar for dressing.

Lay off sugar filled drinks.

Call it the Goodnow common sense diet.

It isn’t hard.  If you did those 5 things for a week, you would lose 2 pounds.   I know this is a rant, but 63.1% ????  Eat a vegetable.  Go for a walk. And oh yeah, stop asking someone else to pay for your healthcare.  Thanks.

I bought some almonds today.  They are Hickory Smoked.  They taste awful.  Just bad.  I may rinse them to get the terrible taste off of them. (20 minutes later: I washed the almonds. They taste much better)

I watched 8 hours of Mad Men last night.  How I am able to function at work today is beyond comprehension.

I would love  to drink in my office.  I suppose I could, but it wouldn’t be much fun hiding it.

Glad I don’t live in DC.  Snow is fun up until a certain point, and then it just because a pain in the ass.  DC is well beyond where the snow became a pain in the ass. 

NYC did a great job of cleaning up the snow.  The walk to work was relatively slush puddle free.

I had to wait 20 minutes for the 6 train because of an “incident” at Harlem 125th St.    I have a friend who is thinking about moving to Harlem.  I vote NO on that one.

I’m on Day 42.  Before I know if I’ll be able to drink again.   I’m going to start drinking Jameson on the rocks….Mad Men style.  While wearing my top hat.