I watched a show on tv last night called America's Fattest City. And Houston won. I saw some very large bottoms.
I don't know which city would be Australia's fattest. I think we spread our fat fairly evenly around the nation. And we are becoming world leaders in the obesity race.
When Lloyd came back from travelling around America he told me that fast food is very cheap there. And you can get a large quantity of it for cheap dollars. There was one guy on this show and he likes to go to all you can eat buffets. He's actually been banned from two all you can eat buffets because he ate too much. Which seems slightly ridiculous. But anyway, he was at an all you can eat and he had seven plates of food lined up in front of him. And like he said, that cost him $11 and if he bought that food to cook at home it'd probably cost him $40. I liked his thinking though about the seven plates. Because I've been to a couple of those all you can eat places and I was gobsmacked about the way people load up their plate with a combination of meals. They mix roast lamb with chinese with salad with seafood and it all looks like it might topple over. And this all you can eat guy – he won't walk to his mailbox to get his mail. It's twenty feet away. He waits until he's going out somewhere and gets it as he drives by.
And there was another woman who drives her son to the bus stop which is fifty feet away. She knew it was stupid but she said – thats just what we do.
And pizza is so cheap in the USA. One woman rang and ordered a pizza and she said she wanted the largest one. The one that was larger than large. And for $1.99 extra she could get a large as well. So she did. And this was the night before she went in for lap band surgery!
Which is my point. I missed the end of the show and I was wondering if anyone saw it. And if anyone did, did that woman who had the lap band surgery have any luck in losing weight. Because she seemed to be the only one really interested in trying. Although the whole two large and larger than large pizzas right before surgery makes me wonder if her mind set is right. But I hope she did. Because she had a son who was very overweight and if she could lose some weight that might help him. He can't play football because he weighs too much. If he falls on any kids his own age who are "normal" size he might hurt them.
And by the way. That woman football coach. She was a little intense.
I don't go to all you can eats at all anymore. I don't like the idea of all that food sitting around at semi warm temperatures. And that pot of bolognaise mix that keeps getting topped up – do the bottom few spoonfuls ever get eaten? And all those people coughing on the food and children touching it – well its just too much for me to cope with. And anyway – one day JD was at one and the chef came out from the kitchen to top up something and he was all sweaty and JD said when the chef leaned over to tip in the food, a scab fell of his forehead into the mix. And I'm just suspicious in general of other people preparing my food. Did they wash their hands after they went to the toilet, that sort of thing bothers me.