The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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It seems a little too many, but I wouldn't be completely shocked.
At my peak I weighed about 430, and I have met very few that are as heavy as I was then. And for the US population of about 300 million, that means that about 2 of every 1000 is at least 120 pounds heavier than I was at my peak...
Admittedly, the sizes in the big & tall shop go larger than I wore at my largest (5X shirts) and some are taller, such as 5XLT or 6XLT, so I know that larger people are out there. And now that I think of it, I would expect that some people in that size range might not get out much...
So, if 1 in 150 is 560+ pounds, and a high percentage of them are usually in their homes and not out and about, and perhaps geographically concentrated in certain areas as well... Yes, I guess it is possible... whether it is true or not, I don't know.