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Old 11-22-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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^Yeah I have seen that list before. It just backs up my statement about the south and midwest. It is interesting to see that Washington has more overweight people then the surrounding states
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: No Fixed Address
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Before I came here, I had heard that everyone is thinner and better looking, and scoffed at the notion. However, at least in my neighborhood, I'd have to say that's true. I see very few visibly obese people here. People dress better as well, and put some effort into their appearance, I almost never see a slob either. However, at a size 10, you'll fit in fine!
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I've seen that graph too. I really REALLY don't get how Mass is one of the fitter cities. Other than Chicago, I've seen more fat people in Mass than anywhere else.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Yea everyone is fit in LA. Not because they work out or anything. It has to do with choices. In LA the choice is to be able to afford rent. To do that people stop eating so that they can pay the rent. Being thin is a biproduct of the lifestyle. LOL. In fact some go so far as to hold second jobs at eating places just so they can eat the scraps that are left over from patrons visiting the place. If they are lucky they will find food for breakfast and lunch for the next day. If not then no worries, at least they will stay thin. You will also see many people jogging on the road or riding bikes. These people are not exercising so much as they are saving money to afford the high cost of rent. To tel you the truth no one works out so much as they are forced to exercise to get anywhere. That is a big help though as it keeps them thin and in shape. Another thing is since they are out in the sunshine it helps with the tan. Kind of nice if you ask me. LOL Hope that helps
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Yea everyone is fit in LA. Not because they work out or anything. It has to do with choices. In LA the choice is to be able to afford rent. To do that people stop eating so that they can pay the rent. Being thin is a biproduct of the lifestyle. LOL. In fact some go so far as to hold second jobs at eating places just so they can eat the scraps that are left over from patrons visiting the place. If they are lucky they will find food for breakfast and lunch for the next day. If not then no worries, at least they will stay thin. You will also see many people jogging on the road or riding bikes. These people are not exercising so much as they are saving money to afford the high cost of rent. To tel you the truth no one works out so much as they are forced to exercise to get anywhere. That is a big help though as it keeps them thin and in shape. Another thing is since they are out in the sunshine it helps with the tan. Kind of nice if you ask me. LOL Hope that helps

I live in NYC and believe me, the rent here ain't cheap...even higher than LA.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I would think the farther up the hills, the farther west and closer to the beaches you go it might hold true. Like anywhere, the wealthier and better educated a person is, the less likely he/she is to be overweight.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I live in NYC and believe me, the rent here ain't cheap...even higher than LA.
Oh I know that NYC has very high rents as do other places on the east coast. What surprises me though is that no one thought to say how funny my post was. I for one don't think that everyone here is thin and fit. My point is that their are those that give out a blanket statement about an area that may be far from the truth. Sure we have fit people in the area and no they are not starving to pay the rent as my post alluded to. We also have people that are very much out of shape. we have a little of everything here in the LA area. In fact maybe we do have some that are starving to pay the rent, but that is not the majority. If it was chances are we really wouldnt have so many large people here. Besides the fact that many of us aren't doing so bad right now contrary to popular beliefe.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Oh I know that NYC has very high rents as do other places on the east coast. What surprises me though is that no one thought to say how funny my post was. I for one don't think that everyone here is thin and fit. My point is that their are those that give out a blanket statement about an area that may be far from the truth. Sure we have fit people in the area and no they are not starving to pay the rent as my post alluded to. We also have people that are very much out of shape. we have a little of everything here in the LA area. In fact maybe we do have some that are starving to pay the rent, but that is not the majority. If it was chances are we really wouldnt have so many large people here. Besides the fact that many of us aren't doing so bad right now contrary to popular beliefe.

LOL I got the humor in your post...

I guess I am just a little defensive because I keep hearing over and over how expensive the rent is in LA, how bad the traffic is, how rude the people are (this is by all NYers of course who are no position to talk), questions about why I want to move there with mudslides and fires, etc., etc. I am sooooo sick of hearing these warnings, I just wanna get there already! I am sick of NYC and want OUT!
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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LOL I got the humor in your post...

I guess I am just a little defensive because I keep hearing over and over how expensive the rent is in LA, how bad the traffic is, how rude the people are (this is by all NYers of course who are no position to talk), questions about why I want to move there with mudslides and fires, etc., etc. I am sooooo sick of hearing these warnings, I just wanna get there already! I am sick of NYC and want OUT!
I just came back from L.A for the first time in over 10 years. After reading some of the comments and advice from many people on forums, blogs, etc., I was a bit concerned about people's attitude and the general social atmosphere.

People are the same as in every other city, nothing stood out as for body-types; looks, etc., another myth I heard a lot. Of course, if you drive around Beverly Hills, Venice or Malibu, you will have a higher chance to see the aforementioned stereotypes. The same can be said of South Beach; SOHO in NYC or Park Avenue in Orlando.

I am happy to say that I actually found people to be nice, really nice, in general.
Of course, there were exceptions but they did not overshadow the "overall sense of friendliness" I found in the city.

Traffic... well, that's a whole different story; however, it is the price we pay to live in a major city. Miami is not better; NYC, well, we know the story...
To me it is part of the trade. I was prepared for it.

3 more weeks before the big move... I am excited.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Well jen5276 and Unity2012, so nice to hear that you like the area. As for me I find about everywhere I go to have really nice people. The same can be said about the LA area. Sure their are those that are less than nice, but I can asume that every area has a similar type of person. Hope you both get the chance to try this place out. It sure can be a lot of fun.
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