Sunday, August 23, 2009

Size 6 on an All-BK Diet? Read it here first!

Friday night found us at a local Burger King. Yeah, I know. After checking their neat-o interactive nutrition menu on their website, I ordered the BK Veggie Burger w/o mayo or cheese. It was actually pretty good. I wasn't too worried about carbs and refined flours in the bun because it has the weight and density of air. With the veggie burger, I ordered a side salad. This is my impression of a BK garden side salad, sans cheese and croutons:


Well, it could've been worse.

While waiting in line at the supermarket last night, this magazine cover caught my attention:


Size 6? Really? Well, maybe she is, and the ample chest area has skewed my perspective. Either this is another example of vanity sizing, or an illustration of just how differently proportioned we all are and that ultimately size matters less than weight and measurement. Or a little bit of both. There's a photographic height and weight chart on the web that features pictures of real men and women. It's fascinating to navigate.

This song never gets old for me...it is my go-to warmup workout song:



And how are these for some killer lyrics (taken from Neko Case's website):

THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU
Neko Case 2008

MY LOVE I AM THE SPEED OF SOUND
I LEFT THEM MOTHERLESS, FATHERLESS
THEIR SOULS DANGLING INSIDE-OUT FROM THIER MOUTHS...
BUT IT'S NEVER ENOUGH
I WANT YOU

I CARVED YOUR NAME ACROSS THREE COUNTIES
AND GROUND IT IN WITH BLOODY HIDES
BROKEN NECKS WILL LINE THE DITCH
TILL YOU "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP THIS MADNESS!"
I WANT YOU

I HAVE WAITED WITH A GLACIER'S PATIENCE
SMASHED EVERY TRANSFORMER WITH EVERY TRAILER
TILL NOTHING WAS STANDING
SIXTY-FIVE MILES WIDE

BUT STILL YOU ARE NOWHERE, STILL YOU ARE NOWHERE, NOWHERE IN SIGHT
COME OUT TO MEET ME, RUN OUT TO MEET ME
COME INTO THE LIGHT

CLIMB THE BOXCARS TO THE ENGINE
THROUGH THE SMOKE AND TO THE SKY

YOUR RAILS COULD ALWAYS OUTRUN MINE SO I
I PICKED THEM UP AND CRASHED THEM DOWN
IN A MOMENT CLOSE TO NOW
CAUSE I MISS, I MISS, I MISS, I MISS
HOW YOU'D SIGH YOURSELF TO SLEEP
WHEN I'D RAKE THE SPRINGTIME ACROSS YOUR SHEETS

CHORUS

MY LOVE, I'M AN OWL ON THE SILL IN THE EVENING
BUT MORNING FINDS YOU
STILL WARM AND BREATHING
THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU, WHAT WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE ME?

13 comments:

  1. I would not have guessed she was a size 6...If you look at old pics of her at size 16 its not that different.

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  2. yeah whenever I read magazines that have before and after weight loss stats I always get confused because that are obviously a few sizes larger than me weigh about 10 pounds less than me. I dont know what it is, maybe some fudging, or maybe they are about a foot shorter than me, but it confuses me none the less.

    and i wouldnt have guessed size 6 either.

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  3. You're not human...more like super human!...the veggie burger? That's amazing will power!!

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  4. Looks like just about every fast food salad I've ever eaten. Mmm dry lettuce and iffy tomatoes.

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  5. Veggie burgers from BK are amazing. Way to eat healthy there. I am such a sucker for the fries :(

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  6. There is no way that woman is a size 6 on top. Her girls are bigger than mine, and mine will def. NOT fit into a size 6!

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  7. why did I giggle at the phrase ample chest area? :)

    Im a child.
    and a perplexed American.
    With all the vanity sizing Ive no clue what since *I* am any longer---let alone anyone else.

    MizFit

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  8. Size 6? Bullsh*t.

    I like the song...something about her reminds me of Natalie Merchant. Is that crazy?

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  9. I saw that cover and uncharitably wondered about the size 6. But then again, I'm in a size 6 and don't see it there either. The interesting thing (for me) is that I went into said size 6 somewhere around the 165-170 range. I never would have thought it possible, but this is why I will never give up working with the weights. :)

    I'm definitely going to try the BK veggie. I don't like their fries, so it is a Safe Place for me.

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  10. Favorite workout song ever!

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  11. I saw that same magazine cover and I was like "there is no flippin way that is a size 6!"

    Maybe in the pants, but definitely not the bust!

    I've never tried a BK veggie burger - I'd probably end up ordering the Whopper if I went in though!

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