Doctors often tell fat people that if they don’t lose weight, they will soon be dead.
I have heard so much anecdotal evidence to the contrary. So many fat friends telling the horror stories of doctors threatening them with a short unhappy life unless the pounds came off. And, yet, here are those same fat people – fatter and happier than ever – and at times, it’s the doctor who is dead.
Where are the news stories about the mounting body count of dead fat people? No stories, because contrary to commonly held belief – we’re still here. And we’re getting older.
I think one reason that people fail to recognize that there are many fat old people is we don’t look so old. A twin study by a plastic surgeon found that after age 40, the fatter twin was perceived as looking younger. Well duh. You can’t put a wrinkle in a bubble.
If we all stopped dying our hair and dressing cool, people would be shocked to find there are indeed a lot of old fat people. Just like me.
The headlines continue to scream that people are fatter than ever. And the headlines continue to advise us that people are living longer than ever. So do the math.
In conclusion, fat people get old, and we look damn good doing it!