Friday, July 06, 2007

Throw Me a Curve

While I was painting one of the bedrooms the other night itunes shuffling of songs kept me from being too bored. When the Go-Go's "Throw Me A Curve" started coming out of my speakers (yes, I bought the Go-Go's 2001 album God Bless the Go-Go's, you can laugh if you want- but it's fantastic) it made me smile even though it's far, far from being the best track on the album.
Cheesy as it may be, it made me think of some fellow bloggers, many of whom are trying to lose some weight/get in shape and seem to have very realistic expectations.

I'm glad my sister Jen has decided to adjust her original goal and recognize that 140 pounds would be way to thin for her (since she's 5'11") and that she can be both healthy and a little bit curvy. You should check out her site and throw some positive encouragement her way.
Chloe had a great (slightly long winded, but not at all self indulgant) post on Thursday about struggling against an all or nothing mindset, not just in weight loss/fitness but in all of life.
Andrew had a great post a couple of weeks ago on the frustration over weight people face because of the perceptions of others.
ErinAnnie has had a great week, including success with her Alli and diet plan. (but seriously Erin, how did you never try Salmon before? That's crazy! I'm glad you like it, its one of my favorite foods.)
Amelia frequently provides quality posts, and her few words on fatness certainly add to that quality.

Oh, and if you want to listen to Belinda Carlisle sing about NOT being a size zero you can totally just click on play.


The Go-Go's: Throw Me a Curve

9 comments:

erinannie said...

I never wasted my time on fish before . I love seafood- crab, lobster, shrimp. And my mom made swordfish for us a lot. But I just never got around to eating salmon.
I've also tried tilapia and flounder this week. Turns out I like flounder over all of them.

chloe elizabeth said...

I'm famous!

chloe elizabeth said...

and I responded to your comment on my blog.

Allred Family said...

Thanks for talking about me in your blog, but I still think you and Chloe are the only people who look at it. But thanks for thinking of me :) Oh and thanks for the photo idea, I know it is something they do with the body for life program, but I didn't remember... so thank you! I wish you were home this week. I miss you! I love your bean bag chair too!!! I took a nap in it because the kids would not find me there! Also the floor in the kitchen looks great we all think so! Love ya

chloe elizabeth said...

Oh...and I realized I didn't say this...but the feeling right now is that I will be right here in P-town for grad school.

Allred Family said...

hey I had a question about the 5k training you were talking to me about a while ago. I need the web site from you. I think you called it couch to 5k? I do not remember...

Stephanie said...

Thanks Michael! Yea, the gnochhi is a lot of work, but i think it was better than store bought. Jeremy liked it so much he requested a double batch the second time, which was a bad idea, it took me 3 1/2 hours, and was not worth it... :)

Anyway, sorry we didn't get to talk to you much at the wedding. Hopefully we'll see you again before too long and actually get to spend some time with ya...

Allred Family said...

Check out my Skinny wishes blog... you are going to love it!!!

Amy said...

Mike, I didn't know you had a blog until I followed the link on Steph's xanga. I hope you've found my xanga as well. Your blog looks pretty good, especially since the first post I read was about how women shouldn't want to be so thin! You're a good guy, Mike. You should totally fill me in on music you are listening to since we seem to have the same taste! Keep in touch.