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12th-Sep-2008 08:52 pm
bitch please
But I have no idea why I keep watching SatC - except possibly because my other choices are Mr. Mom and Ghost Hunters, and also I'm too tired to pick up the remote.

Anyway, not long ago, I watched an episode where Carrie stated quite emphatically that she doesn't have time to exercise. But. She's got an ass you could bounce a quarter off of. Now, unless you're a twelve year old boy or Kate Moss, anyone with an ass (and arms) like that works out. A lot. Everyday. So I think it's pretty irresponsible to state to a nation chock full of body conscious girls that your body is that banging without even a minimal exercise routine. It makes them wonder what's wrong with them and next thing you know, they're jamming fingers down their throats.

She's shown every now and again at a yoga class or power walking in the park (like tonight) but seriously, it's not enough.

Yes, I am catty tonight. Why do you ask?
13th-Sep-2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Dude, that's not catty. At all.

I hate that shit. I remember hearing Halle Barry tell a reporter once that she never worked out. *eye roll* Right. Because lots of 30-something women in the world look like that and never work out. What a crock of shit.

FYI - my dad wouldn't let my sister and I have Barbies as kids because he swore that Barbie was the reason women get breast implants.
13th-Sep-2008 04:56 am (UTC)
I read once that if Barbie were a real woman she'd have to walk on all fours because her measurements were commpletely unrealistic.

I like your dad's idea. I'm not sure Barbie was the whole reason but she didn't help.

SJP's body is way sculpted and if Carrie's using that body to run around in she needs to be shown working for it, instead of partying, smoking and sitting still so much.

I am catty, though, even if I feel I'm right. In the last three months since I had Connor I've been slammed in the face with magazine covers showing recently pregnant celebrities back in fighting form. I've just barely managed to get my eating habits back the way they were before I had him, now during my weaker moments I wonder why I don't have a flatter stomach yet too, even though I know it's unrealisitic to expect it, like, ever again (short of surgery). Knowing there are women out there with the money and time to invest in it is making me a bit cranky.

My issues. Let me show you them. :D
13th-Sep-2008 05:03 am (UTC)
I wonder why I (or you) should care about having a flatter stomach. I usually don't. But, sometimes it can be depressing.

My husband and I didn't have TV for a year. We still went to movies and ordered a few TV shows off iTunes, but we didn't watch TV. That just made such a huge difference to me.
13th-Sep-2008 05:21 am (UTC)
I care about the flat tummy because that's how I've been indoctrinated, silly.:D

What I need to do is stop looking at those magazines and go back to reading books.
13th-Sep-2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know! And the thing is, the whole time my dad was battling Barbie, my mom was starving herself and telling my sister and I how important it was to be a size 6. (Of course, back then a size 6 was a size 2.) Anyway, I still struggle from time to time, but I've come a long way. The whole No TV Watching really helped.

One of these days, us women are going to stand up and say, "Fuck you all! I'm NOT going to be a size 2!!"

13th-Sep-2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Sing it, baby! :D And congrats on not letting the bastards make you feel bad about yourself.

This is really the first time in my life that I've been 'conscious' of my body in comparison to what I see in the media. I haven't been worried before, not worried enough to give up food and hurt myself exercising. Luckily this was a non-issue when I was growing up. The only thing my mom worried about was the size of my breasts and how much of them was covered. lol
13th-Sep-2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck getting yourself back to where you want to be. Eight years ago I gained 30-lbs because of some medication... I was never concerned about my weight before that. Anyway, I lost it but it took me a while and the time it took was very depressing. Since then, I have really changed my point of view on body image.

On a much different note, have you heard the new Metallica?
14th-Sep-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I just became aware that they had a CD out. I thought I heard James' distinctive growl on my radio the other day in a song I wasn't familiar with, but the DJs rarely say the titles and artists anymore so I wasn't sure.

I'm gonna have to get it.

Mmm, now I want to hear Leper Messiah.
14th-Sep-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Well, it's a little bit lame, but I've only listened to the first half. And, I'm willing to give it a chance. Because, ya know... it's fucking Metallica!
13th-Sep-2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
I know CC got thin right away after her pregnancy (if I recall right). She mentioned she worked out like crazy, and it definitely showed in You're Welcome.
13th-Sep-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
The thing about CC is that, and especially in YW, she's incredibly real looking. Not super ass skinny with jutting bones and a cadaverous face. She's ideal for her body type, well rounded, warm and soft looking - what?! I looked, okay! I'm straight, not blind!! :P

Anyway, even if she had to work out to lose the baby weight, it looks like she didn't go overboard and she's been quoted as saying she's not going to deny herself to fit in in Hollywood.

I love that woman.
13th-Sep-2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
To play Devil's Advocate for just like two seconds (and don't hate me), my friend was very overweight when she moved to NYC. Between walking everyplace, standing on the subway, etc, not having time to eat, she did lose a lot of weight. But she was in no way as toned and sculpted as SJP.

And whenever I go overseas, I always lose weight because I eat regional foods and I walk everyplace. But again, I never get that sculpted look. But what I am saying is that it is possible to lose weight in large cities without hitting a gym everyday. I think it's dumb that they make women think they can look that good without doing some serious weight training.

As to your pregnancy weight, those celebs look so good because they are paying someone thousands upon thousands of dollars to cook their meals, proportion stuff out, and run their ass ragged at the gym. I always told my husband that if I had a personal trainer and a personal chef, I could be a size 0 too but I don't so I've got to appreciate what I do have.

It just really sucks that we live in a world bombarded with images of skeletal women. I love looking at old photographs where women with curves and a little meat were considered the sexiest by far. Why can't we go back to that?
13th-Sep-2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
To play Devil's Advocate for just like two seconds (and don't hate me), my friend was very overweight when she moved to NYC.

I did think about that. When my BFF and I met in San Francsico a few years ago, we walked all over most of Chinatown, and I realized the best weight loss program in the world was to live in a large city and not have a car. But like you said, SJP is sculpted and toned to within an inch of her life, and that only happens with a personal trainer and a diet. Yet Carrie spends her time smoking, staying up late and eating in some very trendy restaurants,and not salads either. She shouldn't look as vitally healthy as SJP does.

And the only way I can hate you is if you suddenly renounced the Cult of Cordelia and said Harmony was the better developed character. And you aren't saying that.....are you? *stink eye*

It just really sucks that we live in a world bombarded with images of skeletal women. I love looking at old photographs where women with curves and a little meat were considered the sexiest by far. Why can't we go back to that?

Even twenty years ago would be good. I saw an old pic of Rachel Hunter modeling in Cosmo from the '80's and realized if she was twenty and modeling today, she'd be told to lose another twenty to thirty pounds. I blame the fashion industry - duh. Like Calvin Klein, he makes clothes for twelve year old boys. Not womanly curves. It's like the designers hate us, and here we are, jumping around to fit into their overpriced togs. The only clothing line I approve of is Daisy Fuentes - she seems to understand breasts and ass, and the need to hide my muffin top.

Why havnen't I stolen your icon yet??
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