Wednesday, January 11

City of Big Shoulders...

and big butts!
I saw it on the news last week and finally got around to verifying the information. Chicago officially holds the title of Fattest City 2006. Wow, how proud we are as Chicagoans that we moved our fat asses up from a ranking of #5 last year to the very top. We sat in front of the TV for those few extra hours (I helped with that by watching the entire 6 seasons of Sex and the City) and eating just a few more triple whoppers. What I truly love is this article in the Chicago Suntimes, that states that our "love of television and lack of exercise" has aided us in climbing to the top of the list. I also found this statement in the article alarming, "Also, six out of 10 Illinoisans are overweight enough that their size poses a significant threat to their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" YIKES!! that is a scary thought. Also, Chicagoans watch more tv than any other city on the survey.....is that possible?? We all have the same channels right??
Well, on the upside, this gives me a perfect excuse for this year, "sure, I've put on a couple pounds, but I live in Chicago...what do you expect?" I am also planning on using it to boost my ego, "I look damn good compared to the staggering number of fat people in this city."
And, I have been thinking that the amount of crazy delicious food in this town can't be helping us! I mean, come on....pizza, beef sandwiches, the Chicago style hotdog and who can forget the Eli's cheesecake. Maybe if we weren't such a delicious town, we wouldn't have this problem.
So congrats to all my fellow big butts and congrats to the fittest town, Baltimore.....show-offs!!

2 comments:

Greta said...

ok so maybe I should move to Baltimore...LOL...

Mimi said...

Yeah, as you know, I hear you on the need to exercise thing.

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