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Old 04-19-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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Mississippi is rated the fattest state. I had no idea.

I'm guessing it's because of the high amount of fried food in the deep south?
this does not suprise me

i moved to sc a couple of years ago. these people look like whales
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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this does not suprise me

i moved to sc a couple of years ago. these people look like whales
Do you not have ANYTHING nice to say about SC or the South in general?
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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this does not suprise me

i moved to sc a couple of years ago. these people look like whales
You are funny lol.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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My cousins moved to Mississippi (from New York) when we were in our teens. By the next time I saw them a few years later, they had blown up like balloons.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Do you not have ANYTHING nice to say about SC or the South in general?
No, he's just a miserable individual. It's sad.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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My cousins moved to Mississippi (from New York) when we were in our teens. By the next time I saw them a few years later, they had blown up like balloons.

Well, when you move to an area that has different but good food, it will make you gain weight. Yeah, I eat pizza and bagels here and I love them, but not a whole lot since I can get them whenever. But if I moved to Philadephia, I'd turn into a whale because it would be so easy to cheese steaks everyday lol.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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this does not suprise me

i moved to sc a couple of years ago. these people look like whales
I'd suggest staying away from mirrors.....
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Could a contributing factor also be weather? I mean, its hot as blazes in many southern states half the year, not exactly ideal for the ol' workout program.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Could a contributing factor also be weather? I mean, its hot as blazes in many southern states half the year, not exactly ideal for the ol' workout program.
I'm not sure I agree with that.

Just driving for 2.5 miles today, I saw approximately 50 people on bicycles. People always complain that AZ is too hot, yet the percentage of "obese" adults here is 23.3 percent (the same as Florida's) - even lower than New York State which is at 23.5...
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Could a contributing factor also be weather? I mean, its hot as blazes in many southern states half the year, not exactly ideal for the ol' workout program.
Nah, not really. It's really only consistently hot from the latter part of May until around mid-to-late September. At least in my area anyway.

Besides the food, another factor would be all of the auto-centric sprawl and general lack of mass transit in many places across the South.
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