Friday, 21 September 2007

Day 221

Quote for today:
"If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else."
Chinese Proverb

So I was sitting on the underground today trying to mind my own business when out of the corner of my eye I spied a headline in the paper the woman next to me was reading, with the words 'too fat' and with the picture of a beautiful young woman under it.

Well of course I am very sensitive to the words "too fat" of late given my preoccupation with shedding my own fat, so I tried to shift my body discreetly and crane my neck to see what the article was saying. The witch caught on to me though and lifting one eyebrow disapprovingly, repositioned the paper so that I couldn't see the article anymore.

Anyway, when I got home I googled the bits of the story I remembered and found this article. Apparently this gorgeous woman, Jen Hunter, can not get any work as a model in a 'regular' model agency because they deem her "too fat". So she has had to seek work in an agency for plus size models even though she doesn't fit their criteria either.
For more on this ridiculous story ...

Reading this reminded me what an unhealthy environment we live in as women. No wonder so many of us battle with life long issues of self-worth. Even when we achieve a healthy weight, the ideal held up by movies, magazines etc. is an impossible (and undesirable) one for most of us to achieve.

This is the new "sub-zero" look that is considered desirable for models, which unfortunately, as we all know doesn't just affect models (which is bad enough) but becomes the standard for beauty (remember Twiggy, Kate Moss), which oppresses us all. This woman may or may not be naturally thin, but why should her body type be the one against which all women's bodies are judged? Come to think of it, why are our bodies always being judged anyway?

I've heard it said that "you can't be too rich or too thin". Ahhhh, NOT!!!

If you're so rich that you think it's cute to buy your dog a six figure diamond necklace, you're too rich and if you are so thin that every bone in your skeleton shows through your skin, then you're too thin.

B - 418
1 cup of yogurt - 260
141 grams grapes - 115
1 tbls of agave - 43

L- 311
56 grams cheese- 201
2 cups of vegetable soup- 110

S - 303
1 cup of yogurt - 263
1 tbls. of agave - 43

D - 343
56 grams of cheese - 228
3 cups mixed vegetables - 115
Calories - 1375
Exercise - 1/2 elliptical trainer and lower body weights
6 cups of water


  1. OMG, I wish I was "fat" like Jen Hunter, she looks a beautiful girl to me. Shame on the agency and the industry for their unrealistic standards 0(:

  2. You're right, one CAN be too rich and too thin! I'm happy for Jen Hunter that she got a modeling contract despite being regarded as "too fat". At the same time I'm wondering what impact this will have on all the real plus sized women flicking through those catalogues for plus sized fashion... It's like a slap in the face!

  3. That second model looks like she came out of some starvation camp... I have occasionally seen a fashion show on TV and it makes me sick to see what the fashionistas want to push on the public. As long as the rich keep following the will of the designers, there will be no shift in the concept of what beauty is.


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