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What ITV Genius Thought Fearne was a Good Choice?

Last week saw Fearne Cotton investigating “The Truth About Online Anorexia”.  Great cause and great to see this problem being focused on but Fearne Cotton telling us to be happy with our bodies and pretending how normal she eats, was she really the right person? 

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

While Fearne was investigating what was actually online she came across a picture of herself as an anorexia role model, she was absolutely gobsmacked.  But what the hell did she expect, Fearne in the picture has the body of a 12 year old girl who is at that awkward puberty stage but was actually aged 20.  This was a little after Fearne started appearing regularly on our screens as a role model to young girls.  No matter how many times a girl or woman is told to be happy with your shape, if you watch any kind of TV or film all you see is skinny women running around looking fantastic and you want to achieve the same.  Some of us do it in a healthy fashion and some of us don’t.  It’s not something that can be fixed with one of these waif role models showing us how normal she is.  I mean they would have been better off going with Kate Moss, at least shes honest and we all know of her model diet of cocaine and cigarettes but Fearne Cotton?  ITV really didn’t think that through at all.

The message that everyone is trying to get across is that eating disorders are bad…  But then there’s also a strong message telling us that being fat is bad so which way do we go?  If like at the end of Fearne’s programme we see a skinny celeb eating a big roast dinner and insisting that she eats normally but then you know yourself that you also eat a healthy balanced diet but are 4 sizes bigger than Fearne maybe the only way you see fit to getting to the way you want to look is to not eat at all as eating healthily obviously isn’t working.   I know Fearne and all her skinny friends who insist they eat normally are trying to help but maybe them constantly insisting how normal they are are pushing the weaker less confident girls and women over the edge and pushing them into an eating disorder…  did anyone think of that?


April 13, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , | 2 Comments

You Don’t Look Young..

…  You look good for your age.

I’m getting so bored of the stories about Demi Moore, Madonna and Courtney Cox and the gang looking so young.  I agree these ladies look great for their ages but in no stretch of the imagination do they look like they’re in their twenties or even early to mid thirties, they look late thirties/forties… Madonna looks fifty. 

She Looks Good... for her age

She Looks Good... for her age

Ages are so hard to pin point now anyway especially with botox being all the rage and so much plastic surgery going on but these women do look their ages.  Most of them we know how they looked like when they were in their twenties, when they had the fuller softer faces and looked young, no amount of botox can take away the life you’ve lived and these women look harder now and their faces are thinner which happens with AGE. 

People who look older, like the ones you get on ‘Extreme Makeover’ or ’10 years Younger’ don’t represent the average person anymore because we are all becoming obsessed with skincare.  We all look bloody good for our ages and at 24 I am always being asked for identification when trying to buy booze.

That’s how things are now it’s no big deal… we all look great for our age, get over it.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Showbiz | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jessica Insulating for Winter?

Well here I am on a diet trying to lose the winter weight and Jessica Simpson doesn’t seem to be that bothered.  Was she comfort eating during her sisters pregnancy or maybe she’s comfort eating because her baby sister got pregnant before she did…  That’s enough tosend any woman running for the Krispy Kremes.  Whatever the reason Jessica is balancing on that thin line between curvy and plain old fat…

Who ate all the pies?

Who ate all the pies?

Jessica was pictured this last weekend looking a lot chunkier than her Daisy Duke days, she’s reminding me in this picture of the late Anna Nicole Smith.  Don’t hate me for writing this I’m battling the bulge myself I’m just saying lets draw attention to it before she ends up like this.

Jessica did?..

Jessica did?..

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Health, Showbiz | , , , , | Leave a comment

Diet update

Check out how I’m doing on my diet challenge, lost 8lbs this week. woohoo.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Gives Birth

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz have welcomed their first child into the world. 

Brand new arrival

Brand new arrival

It is being reported that Ashlee gave birth late on Thursday, to a rumoured baby boy named Bronx Mowgli Wentz, lets hipe for the boys sake that name’s not true.  Jessica Simpson let slip earlier in the year that the soon to be parents had been told the baby’s sex but wanted to keep that little nugget of information strictly private.

The news of Ashlee giving birth now means for us ladies that any excess weight we wanted to lose to feel good about ourselves needs to be lost now as in about 6 weeks time Ashlee will be showing up skinnier than ever.

Congratulations to Pete and Ashlee

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment