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Do You Want to Lose Five Pounds?

Okay. Here's the deal. I'm scrambling to get my first fifty-plus pages of Book Two to my agent by 11:45am (a.k.a. Middle Girl's Preschool pickup time). But I didn't want to leave you guys here in Blogville empty-handed. So. I am whipping of this little fluffy post to follow on the heels of yesterday's little fluffy post. Hey, I like fluff. (Oh, and thanks for the stellar TV recommendations! Stephen King would not be proud of any of us.)

Okay. Here's the question du jour:

Do you want to lose five pounds?

If I know anything about humanity, the answer is simple. Yes. It is my admittedly unscientific theory that the vast vast majority of us would like to shed at least five pounds from our respective frames. I think this is true whether we are thin or obese or somewhere in between. I think this has something to do with insecurity and something to do with an abiding desire to improve ourselves. I also think this has something to do with the pesky myth that if we were thinner and hotter, we would also be happier.

Okay, okay. I know there are a few of you out there who are trying to gain weight. And I know a few of you want and need to lose a lot more than five pounds. And I know there are a few of you who are 100% happy with your bodies (liars!) And I know that most of us are not obsessed with something as superficial as dropping five. But I bet more of us think about this than we are willing to admit.

Told you this was fluff. But I also think this could make for an interesting discussion. But that, of course, depends on all of you...

Okay, off to edit those fifty-plus pages of delightful, yet raw non-fluff.

Happy Wednesday, all.

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Do you want to lose five pounds? More? Do you think that most of us would like to improve our physical body in some way? Do you think women are more fixated on the scale than men or not necessarily? Is it superficial to talk about such things?

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