I was looking forward to renewing my driver’s license this year because finally my weight wouldn’t be a lie. Imagine my surprise to discover that weight isn’t listed on the license anymore.
Is this true in all states? I’m not sure when it ended in VA.
It lists my birthdate, height and eye color.
Hair color is missing too.
It also has that holographic photo, all in black and white. Hmm, I looked much better in color.
So I don’t get to tell the DMV about my wonderful weight loss? I suppose it was a useless ID characteristic. So many of us wouldn’t tell the truth anyway.
A few days ago LovestoWalk49 posted a blog entry including this link
The title “Extreme obesity the new normal” is somewhat misleading (so many headlines are nowadays), but certain facts in the article are accurate.
''If you have got 60-plus per cent of people overweight or obese that has become normal viewing these days…”
In other words the majority is becoming the norm. Anyone weighing within recommended ranges is beginning to look skinny.
”The researchers, from Deakin University, measured the height and weight of nearly 1500 women who participated in the Geelong osteoporosis study, avoiding the problems of inaccurate knowledge that often plagued researchers who simply asked people how much they weighed.”
Like the weight on drivers’ licenses people tend to report an inaccurate weight. Maybe they’re lying like I did or just in denial. If you avoid the scale long enough you can forget about it and convince yourself that you are that person on the license.
Inaccurate self-reporting is one of the problems of many research studies. The tendency is to underestimate the amount we eat and overestimate the amount of exercise.
That’s why the SP trackers are so valuable. You can lie to them too, but what’s the point? Kind of defeats the purpose of being here, doesn’t it.