Weight Loss 1970's Style

As we kick off 2018, many of you are making goals and resolutions to lose weight. One of the best weight-loss programs for the past few decades has been Weight Watchers. I have friends that have been successful using the program. They have lost weight and improved their health. But, to be honest, I have no idea how the program works. I just know it works.

Today I think they use points and calculate recipes and ingredients, but this wasn't always the case. Back in the mid 1970's they encouraged people to lose weight by counting calories and providing healthy planned recipes on little cards. There was a staged picture of the food on the front and the recipe on the back. It was like Instagram, but on little cardboard cards.

Wendy McClure, writing at Candyboots, found some of these cards and has taken the time to share them with all of us. You really need to take the time and follow this link to see the entire collection. I'm not pointing you in the wrong direction, I promise. 

Again, think of it like Instagram, only in the 1970's.

Actually, it is really more like Instagram had sex with a SkyMall Catalog and produced these wonderful cards for us:

Weight Watcher Recipe Cards - 1974

 

Still unsure if you should follow the link? Here is a brief example of what you are going to see when you get there:

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It's not just the horrible recipes. It's the hilarious commentary that Wendy provides on the cards. I truly believe that people lost weight, because they didn't eat this food. They starved the weight off their body avoiding this crap.

Go look at the cards. You'll probably lose weight laughing. 

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

 

Laughter Is Contagious

Robin Williams - "Pre-Disastered"

Like many of you, I have thought through my favorite memories of Robin Williams. I did not realize how much he had influenced my life and funny bone. Many of his lines (like those of Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Jerry Seinfeld) are used frequently in our home.

In remembrance of Robin Williams, I wanted to share an often quoted favorite scene from the film, The World According To Garp. Kendra has had to put up with two decades of me mentioning this...enjoy!

 

“We’ll take the house...Honey the chances of another plane hitting this house are astronomical. See...it’s been pre-disastered!”

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

Rejected Olympic Events

I was throwing out an old sketch pad and found a few funny pictures from a project that Jack and I worked on a few years ago. It was during the London Olympics and we decided to doodle a few pictures with the theme: REJECTED OLYMPIC EVENTS.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Can you think of any rejected events? Let us know in the comments below.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch