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“Plus Size” models–what a joke

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 9, 2009

Crystal Renn is the highest paid plus-size model out there. 

She is a size 12.

When did a size 12 become “plus-size” –that is something I would like to know.

I was watching Fox and Friends this morning and this gal was on, talking about her career, and her new book, and how plus-sized models were becoming more and more accepted. They are “back on the catwalk”. 

What catwalk is she talking about, exactly?

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Now, she is very beautiful, no doubt, but lets be very clear about something, size 12 is now considered plus-size.

Let that sink in. 

I used to think size 16-18 was plus size, didn’t you?  Let’s be honest, the term “plus-size” in itself has negative connotations.  I hear “plus-size” and I think “fat”.  It’s a knee jerk reaction as I have been conditioned by the media to think as such.  Havn’t you?

So, I currently am one size off from being “plus size” since I am a size 10.  Wow, just gonna let THAT one sink in!  Have you even been over to the plus-size section at the clothing store?  They consist of sizes 18 and up (and lots of size 22)..I know because I was looking at some cute clothes the other day, they were all to big, and then I looked up and saw that I was in the “Women’s” section.

Whitney Thompson First Plus Size America’s Next Top Model

 

The problem is our perceptions.  Above is a picture of  “America’s Next Top Model” winner.  She apparently is plus size too.  And supposedly a size 14 at a height of 5’10”.  36-32-43

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Yep, she looks like she belongs in the “plus-sized” catagory to me too (rolls eyes).

What we really need is to change our perception of what is acceptable/achievable.  The MSM isn’t going to help us do that by printing photos of plus sized models as they are way to busy keeping us up to date on Brangelina

Is this really a “movement”?  Will magazines start to show size 12 girls on it’s covers in lieu of the immaciated pre-teens we are used to seeing?

Is the media just looking for a good story to up their numbers, and charge more money to their advertisers???

makes me wonder…..

How does that make you feel?  I don’t think it will make one iota of a difference in the MSM because magazines will put pics of this girl on their covers instead of the what is really out there. 

We simply prefer to look at  the unattainable on the covers of magazines.  It makes us feel better about ourselves…doesn’t it?  (rolls eyes)

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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how to lose 5 pounds in 1 day!!!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 8, 2008

well, folks, i have the no fail way to lose a wopping 5 pounds in just one day!! it’s called a stomach bug, ewwwww. i’m sorry, no diet fads here. the fam and i went to a friends’ house on july 4 for some bbq and friendship. we got there and the husband said, i’m gonna be sick…went to the side of the yard and threw up. we stayed for about 1 1/2 hours, hubby was worried about him, and then we left and went to sis in laws instead. well, fast forward to saturday night and i tell hubby my tummy hurts, and he gives me the look, and i say, it’s nothing, i just ate to much…welll, about an hour later i was alternately hugging and sitting on the potty. ugh. around 230 in the morning, after i threw up the water i had drank, it finally stopped. and i just moaned and was miserable till hubby got up at 330 to get ready for work…needless to say, he called in sick. it took 4 phone calls to get someone to come in for him, by the way; can anyone say “team work” sorry to be so snarky, but he hasn’t called in sick in like 6 months, and i was just getting irritated cause he is the only one i can count on cause our families can’t be called in at the last minute to help(they live far away, have kids, and some of them can’t be trusted…sad but true). i wish we had more friends, but it just hasn’t happened for us. i am alone with the kids alot, and hubby is at work alot and we just don’t get out, ever!

ok, pitty party is over….i promise!!!

roo is now 15 pounds…well at least last week he was, he is probably more now. i don’t just make milk, i make half-n-half. this boy is nothing but rolls. he will be 3 months old in 3 days, and we are fitting into 9 month old clothes. poor newt was barely 20 pounds at 1 yr old! he was breastfed too….every baby is different, that’s for sure!!!

it has been raining here almost everyday. my bell peppers have been eaten alive, and have now made more babies (the other babies got eaten) and i bought pesticide to try to save the new ones, and also my lettuce. next year we may put a screen over them, but that may not help. i need to learn more about beneficial pests and planting things together that help keep the bugs away…like apparently marigolds by tomatoes keep bugs away! (i happen to catch that one from the paula deen cooking show..not sure why, but that nugget of info has stuck with me for more that a year)

well, back to cruising the internet and waisting my 3 yr old’s nap time!! i will be making tortillas and starting some curtains during this time, so not all is waisted, heehee!

cheers!

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