Sunday, January 11, 2009

CHANGING TIMES

Did I tell you I was on a diet? Well, in case I forgot, guess what? I am on a diet. No, don't run for the hills...I promise, I won't beat it to death....but seriously, hear me out.

I was looking for a bit of history on how people tackled their weight problems in the past. By past I mean way past.....like in the dark ages early 1900's.



You could stay thin by eating tape worms. I'm guessing they ran around inside you and ate up all the fat....until what?

And, as time marched on, and men fell in love with their trucks, the options they were looking for went far beyond the cosmetics.


Yeah, they were concerned about how they were gonna haul that overweight woman around? All I can say is, "Hello, Big Three!"

Of course it was also considered just fine to be the family who loved.......




LARD!




OR the mothers who gave their babies Coke!

Now, excuse me....I think I'll go have a bowl of jello.


Tomorrow is my one week weigh in......I'll be reporting my results at Big Hair Envy's Big Butt Bikini Smack Down....or something like that. Lord help me!

14 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those ads are just too funny...and ridiculous!!!
lard? My dad had a girl friend who kept a bucket of lard in our fridge to smather herself and lay in the sun. I thought that was gross too.
Cola for kids? yikes!!!!!
I remember seeing a story on an Opera singer (famous, but I forgot her name) from years ago, that ate a tape worm and lost all sorts of weight....but it made her really sick from it too. They eat the good and bad stuff.....and they never stop growing....I think I may have just killed my appetite for today. ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

So funny : ). A little creepy too. Tape worms? I wonder if they worked and if so, where the heck can I get some! Could the Dr's track it and make sure it didn't start eating my heart or anything else vital?

The Incredible Woody said...

Start Coke earlier - Since it used to contain cocaine, it probably would make you a little skinnier!!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

The tape worm idea just really grosses me out although if it would die after it ate the fat I want gone it could be considered. I don't know how they got rid of them because I think eventually you starve to death.
I think I would have to do the coca-cola instead:)

CGS said...

I love the reasons to give coke to little kids - it helps make friends and ensures social acceptance? That's crazy!

Big Hair Envy said...

And to think that I have been whining because I couldn't have a glass of wine without feeling guilty.....at least I'm not serving my family LARD for dinner!!! (Lard = The substance that has taken up residence on my rear end)

heartshapedhedges said...

Did you give me soda when I was a baby?????

Grandma J said...

HSH, yes I did, and chocolate shakes and ding dongs.

Cool Breeze said...

Hang in there ... one day at a time.

Thanks for the B-day wishes.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK. You know it doesn't take much to make me howl, but that GMC one will make me come back 14,000 times....OH EXCEPT MY COMPUTER IS DYING A SLOW DEATH. I am currently borrowing someone's and can nly pray mine can be revived, otherwise I am SOL until I get a new one. So, if you don't hear from me for a while, that's why. LOVE THAT PICTURE!! Proud of you for all your work on the diet. You're more discplined than I am.

sista #2 said...

Those ads cracked me up. To think, my kids missed out on the baby coke thing. Dammit.

peace
#2

Anonymous said...

ok so this has nothing to do with this post but I have to tell you this story.
For some reason the have really kicked up the Shamwow commercial and William has bought into it. He told me the other day while watching it that we have to get some Shamwows.

Carol Z.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Ah, the good old days of lard. Everybody used it. It was an absolute staple when I was growing up in the '50s. That's when comfort food became so poplar, because it tasted so good. And all thanks to lard. In this day and age it would have had a more pleasing, roll-off-the-tongue name.

Caroline said...

Start cola earlier!?! Holy cow...the good ole' days are gone!