Sunday, July 13, 2008

Why are We Fat?

One of my favorite lines from Absolutely Fabulous comes when Edina is complaining about her weight to her daughter, Saffy, and Saffy tells her if she took in a little exercise and stopped eating so much, she'd lose weight.

Edina replies, "Don't be ridiculous, darling. If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it."

The LA Times has a collection of theories of why we are fat. I'm stuck on the exercise thing because I don't have time for regular exercise anymore and I can't get control of my weight because of it.

I was visiting my husband's grandfather the other day. At 81, he goes to the gym three times a week. But he said there were times in his life when just don't have time for exercise. I think I'm going through one of those times right now... although ... I could be out power walking instead of blogging right now...

Oh, the guilt!

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Anonymous Luther said...

If you get one of these then you can blog while you power walk!! :)

2:57 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

That's gonna chafe.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Huh. And all along I thought we were getting fat cuz we were just bending the elbow too much!

I read the LAT piece and I guess I have to keep it simple andnot entertain their possibilities which makes it too easy for me to let myself off the hook. Eat less, move more, otherwise I'll latch onto any of their possibilities like a mutt on a thick juicy t-bone steak....medium rare.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous luther said...

That's gonna chafe.

Maybe you should stop power walking in the nude!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Shamu said...

What about power swimming?

1:58 PM  
Blogger David N. Scott said...

I found out last week that I put on 35 LBS since the Christmas rush that eventually led into my promotion. When I thought about it, I used to walk around the building twice a day and exercise when I got home.... lately I'm chained to my desk and collapse mroe or less on teh doorstop.

Gotta work on that!

5:38 PM  
Anonymous hugh hefner said...

Power sex keeps me feeling like, and feeling :), a 20 year old!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Bob Dole said...

Nothing beats power Viagra!!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Vivian Louise said...

Ab Fab. I adore that show, it's just so wrong in so many delicious ways.

1:12 PM  

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