Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Thank you to Ellen at Weighting Around for recognizing 1972: The Retro WW Experiment with the "Creative Blogger Award". Ellen was my first "official" follower, and I will always remember how much that meant to me. So in her honor, I wanted to be sure to take the time to recognize Ellen and pass this award along to some other folks.

Upon receiving this award, it is customary to tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth in your next blog post. However, in keeping with the theme of the Retro WW Experiment, I have decided instead to take a different approach...

Below, I have posted 10 "Dieting Rules" of the 1972 WW Program. Eight of them are actual rules and two of them are totally fabricated by me, and have absolutely no validity. Can you spot the phony 1972 WW rules?

  1. You may have bread at meal-time only
  2. Sardines are strictly prohibited
  3. You must eat liver exactly once per week
  4. You may eat frog's legs 5 times per week, if desired
  5. A cup of bouillon must be consumed before every meal
  6. A banana can only be eaten one time per week
  7. Eggs may NEVER be eaten for dinner
  8. Mustard is permitted in unlimited amounts
  9. Mayonnaise, oil or margarine must always be spread with a knife or spatula -- never brushed on
  10. No more than 6 ounces of coffee per day may be consumed
In closing, I would like to pass along this award to a few deserving bloggers who I have recently begun following. Although I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the blogs I follow, I chose these budding weight loss bloggers because I know how hard it is to get recognized in this crazy blog-o-rama. So I hope I can give these brave ladies a little boost today just like Ellen gave to me!

Leanne at An Open Book
Christy at Just Imagine...A Thinner Me!
Caitlin at Previously Pudgie in Pittsburgh
KKSC2NC at On the blog train woot! woot!
Ten Gone at Ten Gone
Booty Phat at One Day at a Time


Vonlipi said...

Hello Mimi! I'm glad you droped by! Did PAM exist in 1972? I did WW in 1991 and PAM was everywhere, it was the most boring diet ever but I lost 15 pounds. I rejoined WW in 2001 and a a lot of fun losing 22 pounds. I stopped smoking in 2005 and never mind how much I gained but I'm dieting now (not WW) and I lost 15 pounds so far...Your blog is very entertaining!

Pam@GoRetro said...

Congratulations, Mimi! Well deserved on your award. Thanks again for stopping by mine. I finally added you to my Blogroll. I'm so glad you enjoy it and I hope to have a new post up before the weekend - I've just been so busy these past few weeks.

Ten Gone said...

Congrats!!! (And thanks :)