I was reading an article a day or so ago on my vacation to Pennsylvania that I believe all women should here.
I was feeling a bit out of shape and nervous about getting into a hot tub with some country girls. In Pittsburg all I ate was french fries and cheese whiz, porgies and other very unhealthy things for my body. Very different from my usual diet of Thai food and roasted veggies in California. But when you are on vacation...eh...you're on vacation!
I went to see some of these crazy fun girls at the lake and we had a great time! It was nice to see that they were average weight just like I am. Still, I knew I wasn't staying here and soon that good old guilt of being pudgy would be coming back and the daily grind of gym, veggies and self loathing would continue.
I started looking up what the 24 hour in Seattle had to offer (Since this is where I am moving next) and decided that I really needed to spend my time trying to get down to a size suited for my weight but as I looked at magazines in the stores, t.v. commercials and movies, I kept feeling like my goals of getting in shape would never match up to what reality would be like. I know what is good for me, I know what my body can look like but to get to a size 0-4 would be murder on my body and frankly, I would never have fun! I am a size 6-8 girl, healthy. Anything less than that would be a head on a stick. I like curves, personally. I agree you should always be conscience of your weight and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle but the length women and men have gone now a days, is becoming un-appealing and personally unattractive.
Then I was surfing the net and found this article.
It talks about the way women are perceived in the media and brought a fresh perspective to a frustrating visualization of the misleading media. It talks about how women say their one size but when you look at the reality, there could be no way they are that thin. It suggests that women in the media are lying about their weight to appear thinner than they actually are and the evidence is quite revealing.
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