Uh-oh! If you’re an overweight airline pilot, your world just got a bit more complicated. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has tightened down on the rotund. Apparently, the FAA is after those with an increased likelihood of sleep apnea. They’re starting with fat guys and gals because the propensity for such a sleeping disorder that makes you tired during the day increases when your belt buckle cannot be seen.
If you’re in the business of fast food, you better be fast. Fast is a relative measurement of time directly related to how busy our lives have become. What was considered to be fast isn’t fast anymore.
I have never been on food stamps, i.e. the federal government program referred to by the less than correlating acronym SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). “Snap” is historically a measurement of very short time, instantaneous, immediate, etc. It would be my guess that any person who finds themselves on food stamps didn’t get there in an instant – the antithesis of “snap” would be more the norm. As a sidebar, given the bureaucracy of the Feds, to name a program SNAP is tragically comic.
I’ve been paying a lot of attention to diet recently. I’m currently down about 15 lbs., and on my way to 30 lbs. This is no easy task for an old guy with a penchant for potato chips, ice cream and the like. I’m counting on a powerful mind, some good luck, an empty pantry and refrigerator, and a national boycott on french fries. If all that comes about, I’ve got a shot.