Skinny Songs, comprised of fun, radio-esque, motivational tunes, is meant to be a brand new shiny tool in any woman’s weight loss kit.
The lyrics to Skinny Songs were written by Heidi Roizen, a 49 year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur who collaborated with musicians to develop 10 songs designed to fire up the listener and keep her motivated:
- Skinny Jeans
- I’m a Hottie Now
- Use it to Lose It
- The Incredible Shrinking Woman
- Think I’ll Go to Saks
- You Da Boss
- Objects in the Mirror
- Who the H*ll is That?
- Blowin’ You Off at 8
The songs have a pop/country sound, featuring many lead vocals by Tania Hancheroff, whose voice is similar to those on television commercials, clear and precise.
Musical appreciation is subjective, and I've been asked to offer my opinion: While the musical stylings on the CD are not my particular taste, I know there are women out there who would like this CD. How do I know? Because I spent 3 1/2 years as a meeting leader for Weight Watchers, and I know that successful motivation is as varied as all the hues in the box of 64 Crayolas. I like orchid; you like red. Both are valid colors and duly appreciated by different artists.
Here's a great example of how differently people are motivated: When I was losing my 35 lbs, if someone had made a negative comment about my situation, I would have been emotionally deflated. However, more than once in my meetings, members shared that what motivated them was their own doctor saying something like this to them, "You'll never lose those 50 lbs." Unbelievably to me, this challenge motivated the member to prove that doctor wrong! I could go on and on giving examples of how a tool works well for one and is ineffective for another.
That said, if you'd like to hear a sampling of Skinny Songs and read the lyrics, go here.
If you'd like to have your name put in a drawing to win this sample CD (which I have obviously opened to listen to) let me know in a comment.
And remember what the great lyrical trio of the 1980s [quick Google search: "who wrote the theme song to Diff'rent Strokes?"] Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton once taught us:
Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
For all I know, Skinny Songs might move the world.
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Willis.