1. If you could be a cartoon character – who would you be and why?
Richie Rich. I think the why is self-explanatory. (I used to love reading Richie Rich comic books, even though I *HATE* comic books in general.)
2. Who was your teenage heart throb?
Kirk Cameron, Jordan from the NKOTB, and Corey Haim (sigh, I wish his life hadn't gone so far astray.) - I had the typical teen bedroom, with pictures and posters e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
3. Do you believe being overweight is about a mental obstacle or do you believe it’s simply about overeating/food?
Some of both? And some of the food industry making foods hyperpalatable and basically addicting us.
My personal opinion is that some people like food more than others (like my mom and brother, both of whom don't really care what they eat or get cravings), and some use it as a tool to deal with whatever is going on in their lives. When you get someone who likes food and finds that it is comforting, I think it is a recipe for disaster. Add in a insidious food industry, and boom - fatness ensues. The problem, I think, is that if you have abused food for too long (for whatever reason, you like it, it masks pain, etc.), you "break" your full signal, and without major intervention (like the lapband), it is hard to break that cycle.
4. What’s your all-time favorite song?
Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls - hands down, no question. Two lyrics speak to me - "The best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less seriously, it's only life afterall" and "The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine." I seriously super-duper puffy heart the Indigo Girls.
5. Whose blog or comment spoke to you/stuck with you this week and why?
Amy W and her soul searching. I've been there and can say I made the wrong decision, out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of the unknown. I am not saying AT ALL that Amy is going to make the wrong decision, because she is much wiser and self-confident than I was - I just feel for her, because it is so difficult.