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Old 08-28-2007, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am sad to see my state so high on the list


Mississippi - 30.6

West Virginia - 29.8

Alabama - 29.4

Louisiana - 28.2

South Carolina - 27.8

Tennessee - 27.8

Kentucky - 27.5

Arkansas - 27.0

Indiana - 26.8

Michigan - 26.8

Oklahoma - 26.8

Missouri - 26.3

Texas - 26.3

Georgia - 26.1

Ohio - 26.0

Alaska - 25.8

North Carolina - 25.6

Nebraska - 25.4

North Dakota - 25.1

Iowa - 24.9

South Dakota - 24.9

Wisconsin - 24.8

Pennsylvania - 24.5

Virginia - 24.5

Illinois - 24.4

Maryland - 24.4

Kansas - 24.3

Minnesota - 23.7

Delaware - 23.6

Oregon - 23.3

Idaho - 23.2

Washington - 23.2

Maine - 23.0

Florida - 22.9

Wyoming - 22.8

California - 22.7

Nevada - 22.5

New Hampshire - 22.4

New York - 22.4

New Jersey - 22.2

New Mexico - 22.0

Arizona - 21.7

Utah - 21.1

Montana - 20.7

Rhode Island - 20.5

Connecticut - 20.1

Hawaii - 20.1

Vermont - 20.0

Massachusetts - 19.8

Colorado - 17.6
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I can't say I am surprised at the places these states rate on this list. I wasn't surprised at all that Oregon doesn't rate very well, even though it likes to portray itself as so health conscious. I woud like to see a list of states where much of the population smokes, I would think Oregon would rate near the top of the list on that one.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Missy, that's interesting. Is it actual PERCENTAGE of the population? Guess Colorado is where I wanna be.

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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Good for Colorado!!!!!!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Hmmm, it seems like the South and Midwest have cornered the highest percentages.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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I don't think it is coincidence that some of the fattest states are also the poorest on a whole like Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Louisiana, South carolina...they are all in the top 10 poorest states (per US Census data). Processed food and junk is cheaper than fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean meats.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Missy, that's interesting. Is it actual PERCENTAGE of the population? Guess Colorado is where I wanna be.
Yes it is percentage.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Processed food and junk is cheaper than fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean meats.
You are right and I don't understand it. Wouldn't it make more sense to do it the other way around?
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I also think it has to do with education and peoples mind set.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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I think it’s great that a lot of people are oompa loopa fat. It makes me look smaller--tee hee.

Seriously, it's hard work keeping your body in check. It takes time, money and perseverance to maintain/lose weight.

I go to the gym everyday for an hour. It takes discipline with a dash of OCD to do this consistently.
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