I wasn’t sure what to think of Jessica Simpson when she was doing those shows and showing off her skinny body in tiny bikinis. I kept wondering if life was ever going to change in the world of media. Truth be known, it hasn’t, but there is this woman who is willing to actually make a difference. Her latest comment about her weight not mattering as long as the one she is with still finds her attractive and loves her was a perfectly perfect comment for the young and older women today. I have to say that Tyra Banks on Rachel Ray (two more of my most favorite people) said that you should celebrate your muffin tops and there are all kinds. They even had a muffin tray to portray them. Tyra said hers were chocolate muffin tops. I laughed watching this. At 50, I have those. I work out, but my hormones changing make it difficult to get rid of them unless I was a body builder, and at this point in my life, I don’t want to give up the things that make me happy, and one of those is my glass of wine at night. Sugar. The second is my small bowl of chips. I will not give up what I enjoy at this stage in my life. As far as I’m concerned, as long as I can stay healthy, and happy, who cares if there is a bit of a muffin top, or sagging growing boobs from the increase in my hormonal changes and estrogen. It happens.
But back to Jessica. I am proud of this young lady and to me she is absolutely beautiful. She is open, honest, and I dislike (I would use hate, but I’ve been told it’s too strong of a word, however having gone through 30 years with an eating disorder, I might have the right) that people are making fun of her for her weight increase. What I admire is that she still shows up on television, and has the strength to say “I’m happy”. She admits on her Weight Watchers advertisement that she was always obsessed with her weight. What I love is that she is portraying someone who is accepting of her weight, of her life, and of the fact that it’s really not the weight that matters, but the one you love who loves you back no matter what, and still finds you sexy. Good for her.
When Jessica had lost some of her weight and did the advertisement, all I could think about is that I wish she could stay that weight – perfectly Marilyn Monroe. Sexy and beautiful. She has the ability to create a new look. She’s been the “smaller” person, but now is the epidemy of natural sexyness. I’ll say it again – Marilyn Monroe. This to me is one of the biggest compliments I can give her. I’m hoping that she remains a nice size, but unfortunately I have my doubts. Hollywood will not allow for anyone to be lesser than the skinny they expect. But maybe, just maybe, Jessica will pull through and turn this crazy cycle of skinny into beautiful normal.