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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pump It Up

If I lived in Varallo,
I'd be collecting some euros.

I'm working on having a "smokin hot body" like the 50 something woman on the t.v.testimonial for BoFlex.
I've been doing my little workout to include over 100 crunches per day for the past 27 days. I do them on the floor of our bedroom.
I am actually stating to get some tone in my abs, not quite a six pack, yet.
It's more like a four pack right now.
Tate was so impressed with my 'stick-to-it-ness' (and the possibility of the tight tummy to ensue I suppose)
he bought me a BoFlex.
It is impressive, really, I think.
I know I am going to have that Boflex body some day-
If we ever get the energy to get it out of the boxes and put the contraption together, I'm going to be
Smokin hot I tell you, smokin hot.

This in from Reuters this morning:MILAN (Reuters) - Overweight residents of an Italian town will be paid to lose weight, the mayor said on Monday.

Men living in the northwestern Italian town of Varallo will receive 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month, Mayor Gianluca Buonanno said. Women will get the same amount for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds).

If they can keep the weight off for 5 months, they will get another 200 euros ($280), he told Reuters.

"Lots of people are saying, 'I really need to lose some weight but it's really tough.' So I thought, why don't we go on a group diet?" said Buonanno, who said he was about 6 kg (13 pounds) overweight.

The town of 7,500 people started the campaign on Friday and some residents have already signed up, he said.
Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.


Dariya said...

It's ok. I don't think you will make a lot of euro though because you have very little weigh to lose.

Winter said...

For money I'd pretty much do anything.

Michelle O'Neil said...

We have a bowflex machine in the basement left by the former tenants. I swear I'm gonna use it. Gonna learn how to use it.

Maybe tomorrow.

Mystic Wing said...

Hmm. Maybe I should move to Italy. God knows I could use some incentive.

AntToeKnee said...

That picture will haunt me until the end of time.

Stacy said...

Dariya- just because you only weigh 90 lbs. does not give you the right to lie to us fat people.

Winter- I know

Michelle- you so-get it

Mystic- take me with you, please

Anttoknee- I look better with my clothes on, are you Italian? I would like to get reimbursed for this personal torture.

Laura said...

Can I come with you to Italy, too? Of course, I'll work out on the bowflex first, so I'll be smokin' hot as well. Don't have a bowflex. Maybe I should go use that gym membership. Yeah, tomorrow.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Congrats on the four pack!

Gross pic, though. Yikes.

As for the Italian town: I noticed it didn't say (or did I miss it) those people had to be overweight to make money for shedding pounds. In which case, that could be a dangerous proposition.

Dariya said...

Stacy, I'm pretty sure that your weigh will fall in a good range of MBI scale.

Jerri said...

Okay. No more nachos for me!