1) I received a stack of photos of myself when I was 18, and I was sickly thin. 20 of those pounds are keeping my bones from protruding.
2) I also received a stack of photos of my grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents, and even though there is a notion that people who worked the land from sun up to sun down every day did not get fat, these people did. I come from a line of obese farmers. The fact that I'm merely 10 pounds overweight is an accomplishment.
3) I'm slimmer than the undergrads. I see them leaving the dorms, and I'm thinner than they are. Instead of me feeling bad about myself, I feel bad for our entire country. Because if you are starting out your adult life this way, what is it going to be in 10 or 15 years? Right now, 33% of children are overweight or obese. This does not bode well for the future, unless there is some kind of cultural shift in the direction of... I don't know what... I am not sure how many Food Plates and Let's Move! campaigns can do any real good. Unless we adults start leading the way, I'm not sure what we can expect the kids to do.