Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hollywood Sucks

I was going through all of my usual websites today (TMZ, Perez, etc.) when I saw this pop up on TMZ

Nine weeks after giving birth to daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson once again showed off her voluptuous post-partum curves and nearly spilled out of her slimming black spandex fitness wear as she made her way to a gym in L.A. on Monday.

31-year-old Simpson -- who inked a $4 million deal with Weight Watchers -- has vowed to slim all the way down to 130 pounds. 

Jess does not want to be an unfit mom.

Ok I can obviously read through all the sarcasm in this little "article" and it is sickening.  First off let me start y saying that I LOVE my gossip websites and like to hear about the latest news and see the newest pictures, but when it comes to the weight of a celebrity it is just unfair.  Terms in the celebrity world like "voluptuous" are not very flattering or welcome and they are basically just calling the person fat.  Saying that she "nearly spilled" out of her spandex is mean and unnecessary.  What they have failed to notice is how they started off the article, with the fact that she just gave birth NINE WEEKS AGO.  No wonder this country has so many image problems.  A woman is not even allowed to enjoy her baby, it is all about losing the weight the fastest and "bouncing back"

Yes, I am probably a little bitter because I gave birth back in March and have yet to lose all of my baby weight.  Seeing celebrities on the internet or in magazines that have lost all of their baby weight and sometimes more almost immediately puts a lot of pressure on a normal person to feel bad if they don't do it too.  Oh and my favorite line they all use when asked how they drop the weight so quick? "I just breastfeed" BULLSHIT.  It is scientifically proven that when you breastfeed your body tends to hold on to 10-15lbs of fat to make the milk.  In most cases it doesn't matter what you do.  After I gave birth to my second son I started doing P90X religiously for 60 days and never dropped a single pound, all because I was breastfeeding at the same time.  Eventually when I stopped breastfeeding the weight came off fairly easy with a little bit of exercise.

Honestly I think they all get back in to unbelievable shape so quick with the use of some surgery and Spanx lots and lots of Spanx.  Oh and the fact that they have nannies, personal chefs, and 5 hours a day to workout with their personal trainers.  A normal person just shouldn't expect those kind of results, unless they have all of that time and all of those resources.  It is much easier said than done though, as I can speak from personal experience.

I love the fact that Jessica Simpson enjoyed her pregnancy, let herself gain weight and not give a single shit what other people said.  It is better than doing what most of them do and friggen starve themselves the entire pregnancy because they are too afraid to gain weight.  Some of them are even vain enough to get surrogates because they can't bear the thought of messing up their bodies.  If more women in the public eye embraced themselves and their pregnancies this country wouldn't be so corrupt when it comes to body image.  I know if affected me in high school (and still does) and I worry sometimes about my 15 year old sister and what she sees in the magazines, internet and TV, because most of those thin people aren't considered healthy.  So good for you Jessica Simpson, as a woman living in reality I applaud you, and thank you for caring more about your happiness and your baby than your weight.

One thing we have to remember is that the average woman in America is a size 10-12 and the average celebrity is between 2-4.  You don't have to be that skinny to be beautiful, and starving yourself to "fit in" is no way to live your life.  Indulge once in a while, just don't overdo it.  And if you ever feel like a size 12 is unattractive, remember Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest sex symbols of all time and wore a size 12.


  1. They just want to stir things up and cause controversy. People wouldn't go to the sites if they didn't say mean things about other people sometimes.

    I also worry about my sisters and their body image as the majority of women in the media have a lot of pressure to be thin or too thin.

    We need to stop focusing on image and focus more on health.

    P.s. You're beautiful! Don't let those sites get you down.

  2. Thank you :)

    It is crazy that I thought I was fat in high school. I look at old pictures and cant believe how mean I was to myself. I hope my sister never says to herself the things I used to say to myself. Same for your sisters!