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Attention Fatties: My Sister Ann Has Challenged Me to a Weight-loss Contest
My sister Ann is actually my little sister who was very young when I left home, but was always informing Mother of what I was doing to irritate her. She has gotten over that lately, but she is famous for her saying "Here is whatcha do." Two weeks ago, she called and told me to buy another weight-loss book, which I foolishly did, because when she called the other day and told me to buy "I Can Make You Thin," I asked her, "What happened to the other book?" "Oh, that was too complicated," she said, "This one is better." Besides, she said she had already lost eight pounds. So I bought this one, and she thinks we should have a contest but she will have to start even-steven with where she is now and not with eight pounds off, because that would be cheating.
The Curmudgeonly Professor has two other weight-loss blogs, which he has been unfaithful in tending. Now that we are off on this track, I will begin posting on the "Shortest Weight-Loss" linked on the right with progress on this contest. I will also crank up the other blog which is a posting of a weight-loss book I wrote several years ago.
We might as well make this a contest, so anyone else who is willing to buy an inexpensive book, read it, and lose weight is welcome to join in. Just email me or add a comment to this blog so we can all keep track of each other. For whatever it is worth, I have lost four pounds by following a few simple admonitions in this book. I followed one suggestion and posted a big multi-colored question mark on the pantry door with the message "Do You REALLY need this?" I have stayed out of the pantry because I don't want to be stuck with answering that question.
So If you have joined the throngs who shop in Big and Tall or have struggled to lose weight, you can't lose anything by going along with us as we chart one another's progress. You can read about my own epic struggles in this continuing battle on my other blogs. I've read the book so I can tell you that though it hardly contains any new information that all of us excess weight-challenged people haven't seen a million times, the information is presented in an ingenious and simple way that seems to be tremendously effective. OK? We need you to join us. Send in a comment with your first name or some way that we can all keep track of one another.