- I am what some might characterize as a fat ass.
- 307 lbs.
- Was 338 lbs as of September 16, 2012
- Been doing weight watchers since that date.
And now, hilarious photo break
Okay, now that we've got that out of the way. A few more facts.
In order to eat properly and get within those fucking points that I get everyday, the princess and I have had to change the way we eat and change the foods we buy.
Everything's gotta be fat free, low fat, low sodium, light, 1/2, and blah bitty blah.
Another little fun fact. We went to Wal-Mart this morning to do our bi-weekly shopping and it cost us $229.37
Last fun fact, a buddy of mine this week told me to go to Trader Joe's or Caputo's fresh market to get all my food because its so much better and healthier for you there.
To which I replied. FUCK YOU!!!
Sorry pal, but now that I'm doing my best to eat right, exercise daily and not allow the criminal food corporations to poison me a little each day my bill has pretty much doubled.
I can tell you that this eating healthy thing is quite a project. A project that requires money. Now given that we are a couple, both with Fed jobs, pulling in in excess of $100,000 per year we can handle the food bill.
That being said I can tell you for certain that if you were to throw a little rug rat into the equation and all the expenses that come with that we'd have a hard time making that bill.
And as I thought about that, this came to mind. What about all the people out there who don't have jobs like we've got. What about all the people out there who are trying to survive on one job, or two underemployed people, or what about people who have 3 kids. And on and on my brain went.
Its gotta be fucking impossible. And all you ever hear is that Americans are fat. By whatever year 50% of the population is going to obese. Obesity causes however many billions of dollars in health care problems. Kids are obese and its raising the doctor's bill and lower life expectancy.
For Christ sake they're outlawing Big Gulps because pop is so bad for you.
Now here's the question. If all this is so bad for us, why are we constantly getting fed all this crap? Why is that its cheaper and easier to feed a family of 4 at McDonalds than it is to cook a healthy meal at home for them with high quality ingredients. That just seems wrong to me.
The government, whether we like it or not (for the record I don't) taxes and regulates EVERYTHING.
So through their little taxes and regulations they put incentives on doing certain things and not doing others. For individuals and businesses alike.
Why don't they make a push to bring food costs under some kind of rational control and make it a bit easier to get your hands on good, healthy foods.
When I was single and couldn't give a shit about what I put in my body I could eat for a month on about $240. Plus, I could eat out a bunch of times at fast food joints and the like for about what it costs us in food now.
The question still stands, and I'd like an answer. Why the fuck is it so damn expensive to be skinny in America?