Sunday, August 29, 2010


Recently, I received this from Frannie, an online friend. This is so refreshing a view that I want to share with you...

In a large city in Australia , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.

P..S.. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am!

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Biggest Loser Club

 I thought these two kids were too cute for words. The shocked expression on the baby's face is priceless. LOL

The blogosphere and I have temporarily parted ways as more pressing matters such as work and my personal life have taken a hold of me and will not let go.

It's not that I don't want to, it's finding the time in an already crowded schedule to post a new blog or even to make visits to my favorite links has become somewhat nigh impossible at this time.

No matter what, I wanted to welcome in the month of August with a new blog and to let you all know that I am still here fighting the good fight in my weight war. So far, I am able to say that I am now a proud honorary member of the biggest loser club and I will share more on this when time allows.

For now, please enjoy this featured song, What Do you Want From Me, from my all time favorite idol, Adam Lambert