I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think seeing really is believing, like when I found this link recently from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). It’s an animated map that shows the increase in obesity rates across America from 1985 all the way to 2008.

It’s one thing to hear about our obesity problem on the news or read about it in the paper, but it’s a pretty big eye-opener to see it come to life right in front of you!

So how obese is your state? Well, unless you live in Colorado the obesity rate of your state is at least 20%—that might make me think twice about not sticking to my weight loss plan!