Well I’ll save you the trouble of answering that. No, I’m not.
But I still struggle with how I look, as does 99 % of the females in this country do too. I want to focus on my inner beauty. I do. But most of the time I’m a little distracted by the outer train wreck that is my aging self and I forget these important things.
I need to tell myself, I’m okay. You need to tell YOURSELF that you’re okay. But some things in the media have been bothering me and I will get them off my chest.
Sports Illustrated swim suit model, Kate Upton, has been called fat. Fat? Hmm, here’s a picture of her-
And here’s a blog about what the hell is wrong with people out there calling her fat. I knew about ProAna, (how-to Anorexia website) but I didn’t know about Thinspirational lingo. Gag me. And not in the Bulimia way folks.
So when I ask, Am I fat? the answer is still no. But I would be considered a plus size model in the industry. Plus size! I waver around a solid size 6. My jeans are sometimes an 8, because they’re jeans people! So Plus size? I don’t even shop at Lane Bryant. Why would I be Plus size if I don’t wear Plus size? I’m an average size 5’6″ , one hundred and forty-five pounds. Even my feet are an average size 8.
My BMI is healthy, my proportions are right- I’m like 34, 27, 38. Okay, I’m 32, 28,39. Whatever. It depends on the time of the month. However, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can help with the dimples, dots, divets, veins, stretch marks and pimply pale skin that is me. Between the barnacles, skin tags, 3rd nipples…did I just say that? I mean, my dermatologist says it’s just my skin overactive in the mammalian variety, whatever.. ANYWAY, it’s not pretty.
I am not a plus-sized, woman. I am a healthy, 40 year old, soft and squishy mom of 2!
Comments from people on Kate Upton article read, ‘oh, she’s pretty, but she could tone up a bit’. Really people? You are going to knock a woman for being a bit, uhm, womanly? Reading fashion magazines and beauty magazines is dumbing down our senses. We are conditioned to see size zero perfectly airbrushed models that DON’T EXIST in the real world! Nit picking over every fold, inch, pudge or dimple is dangerous. Stop seeing just the hole when there’s the entire donut to focus on! A donut with chocolate icing and extra sprinkles that is so wonderful, you forget there’s a hole.
So here- tell me I’m fat. Go on, I dare ya. (Okay, please don’t. Yeah, thanks.)
Would it be fun to be a svelte, tone, size 2? Yes. But I’m glad I’m HEALTHY, STRONG, and HAPPY!
I’m 40 and freaking fantastic!
Take that stupid magazines- you can suck my 3rd nipple. (DID I JUST SAY THAT?)