30 Aug 2012
I am not here to talk about the obesity epidemic. I am sure you have heard enough about it.
You have been crucified for your Quarter Pounders and your Nuggets. You have had movies made about how unhealthy your food is and I have seen the You Tube video where your food looked the same after 374238273 years.
I am not here to talk about the salads you do carry or the healthier options. No one goes to your fast food restaurant for that. No one goes “Oh my, all I want is a fast food restaurant salad today!” No, they usually get it because of the guilt.
I am not here to talk about the portion sizes either. Yeah, there are no more Super sizes. Have you seen your large though? It can feed a small city. The dollar menu does not help either. I can now get five double burgers for five bucks!
No, instead I want to ask you a question- one I just have never been able to understand.
See, I hear that 35.7% of Americans are obese. I am one of them. I have my good days and bad. I have lost over 200 pounds yet if you calculate my BMI, I would still be in the overweight category. A lot of people would or maybe I think they would.
My question is about the 64.3% of Americans who are not overweight. How do they do it? How do they go into a fast food restaurant and order just ONE burger or get just ONE small fry? How do they eat fast food once in a while? How do they do it?
I always wondered that. When I was 420 pounds I would walk into a fast food restaurant and see a lot of people there. Most were not overweight. I would see people just ordering a small amount of food and be satisfied. I used to get mad at myself for that. How come I was not one of them?
But in life you cannot make excuses. You can change a lot about yourself but some things get a little tricky. This is one of them. I do not blame you for the obesity epidemic. I do not blame you for my weight gain. I do not blame you for my countless 2 a.m. drive-thru episodes.
I blame myself which is why I do not eat your food anymore. I blame myself for being overweight. I blame myself for not being able to just eat “one” anything at your restaurants.
I am okay with that. I have lost weight and I feel better. Better than any Quarter Pounder I have ever had.
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