BEHIND THE BLOB

Blob Movie Poster
Credit: Courtesy of the Theater Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

Ok, so here’s the not-so-skinny on who I am and what I mean by “blob”:

I’m just like everyone else. Slightly above my ideal weight, sort of thinking about doing something about it, but never really seeing the results I imagine are tucked deceptively beneath some four-leafed clover, taped to the back of my giant check from Ed McMahon, or stuffed inside some genie’s lamp anxiously awaiting my rub.

“Blob,” on this blog refers more to a state of mind than a size of jeans. It incorporates the reluctance to work out even though I feel better when I do; the fear that I will never see real results; and the apparent incapability to resist terrible foods.

I think anyone can be a Blob, even if they look great by sane objective standards. Blob is not the way you look, it is the way you feel. If you are a Blob, it is my sincere hope that this will be a reality check reminding you that everyone feels Blob sometimes, and that if this Blob can make change, so can you.

Here we go, from Blob to Blog.

5 comments

  1. I’m FINALLY having a free min to read your blog and freaking loving every word. I adore your definition of “blob” and plan to use this frequently moving forward. Couldn’t be better put.

  2. Hey, I just found your great blog!! My blog is/was unblob.blogspot.com for YEARS and then I finally decided the name no longer fit and I just recently switched it to http://www.cortthesport.com. I am a kindred spirit though, and now fighting a bit of post-holiday BLOB. I love your triathlete’s prayer and will be sharing that with the BoneIslandTri athletes on January 10, two days before their race.

    • Thanks for the kind words! I hear you about the post-holiday blob, and am laughing that you are an ex-blob yourself. Gives me hope! Good luck to the folks running Bone Island!

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