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Lovely Bodies

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We all do it. In the hairdresser’s, watching the red carpet on TV, catching a glimpse of Fashion Week. We watch those girls who always look good, no matter what, who’s hair and makeup are always perfect, and whose bodies are thin. Stick thin usually, but any kind of thin will do. The point is, they’re thinner than us, and that’s what gets us sighing with envy.

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen another woman’s shape and wished mine was just like that, well, I’d have enough money to grow myself a new body and move into it!

The worst thing is, I know that envy is bad for me. It makes me feel like a failure. Then the next time I get ready to go out, all I see in the mirror is something large and unflattering, and I think that no matter what I wear or put on my face, I’ll still never look as good as those perfect women. (more…)

Being Precious

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There is nothing in this world so easy as failing a diet. It takes no effort at all. Sometimes, no more than a thought will push you over to the Dark Side, and calories are instantly converted to pounds of unwilling, globulous fat. (more…)

Help is at Hand

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Many years ago, when I first realised that I had to do something about my weight, the only path to action was to talk to my doctor. Alas, doctors back then would just put me on a strictly calorie-controlled diet and I’d lose weight for a few weeks, then put it all back on. I didn’t know any better, so I kept repeating this process, each time expecting a different outcome (which apparently is the first sign of madness!). (more…)