When I was little my mother used to sing me all sorts of crazy songs about jelly on my belly and watermelons on graves. One of her favorites went like this: (which I should point out was song TO me, not AT me):
“Fatty Fatty 2 x 4/Couldn’t fit through the bathroom door/So she did it on the floor/Picked it up and did some more.”
Gross. And again, it was a song that we sang together and even though I was a very hefty kid (my momma had to blow dry my leg fat rolls after a bath when I was, like, 1), it was never sang to be mean.
However, it looks like my mother needs to take her song down south.
Four of the top 5 most obese states were in the southeast. Too much friend food? Maybe.
I think anyone who reads my blog regularly can figure out why I’ve included this list. It’s just another reason for me to move to Colorado – the skinniest state for the past 10 years.
My Maryland did better than I expected. It’s spot at number 26 kind of makes sense when you think about it though. No one really knows what Maryland is. Is it a southern state? It is if you live in the north. Is it a northern state? It is if you live in the south. DO we talk fast or slow? Either way, we have no accent. We’re below the Mason Dixon Line, but we never seceded from the union. We’re little America with mountains, farm land, city life, and beaches. So it’s kind of expected that we fall right in the middle of the fat states and the skinny states – both in this list and geographically.
Do you live in America’s Fattest State? Nope. And soon I will be in the skinniest.