Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Whale it is.

I always wish I could loose weight and get really sad about no be able to do so. I have deiced to work out 3 days a week more if I want and to not weigh myself or measure until I have done this for a month to a month and a half. Then I will have a lifestyle I like and the rest will just fit. Well that is how I see it anyways.
I came across this and it made me feel even better about my choice in not worrying about the weight and more on my lifestyle and children.


Recently, in large French city, 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, they 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 Barren 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?Therefore they do not 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 drink 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 gosh, look how smart I am."

3 comments:

Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna and Adam) said...

thanks for that- it makes me feel better too :)

The Arnold/Bergstad Family said...

I love it!!! And it makes me feel better too! SO thanks for that. I am sitill going to work out and watch my diet but mainly for health reasons :) Can't wait till Friday!!! Cupcakes, food, Wicked, shopping...indulging!!!

Nora Morgan said...

I started exercising (again) yesterday. It always seems so easy in your head. My Mom has been telling the part of that story to people lately that says "You accumulate so much knowledge that it filters down through the rest of your body when it can no longer fit inside your head. Funny stuff!