Saw a picture today of some famous person who looked like she was a shipwreck survivor. She was so skinny you could see her ribs poking out. Not a pretty picture.
It seems to me that we still have a double standard--mostly in our heads--about what is attractive. And it isn't the men who are perpetrating it. It's us. The female half of the population. We can't quite decide where we want to go with it.
Truthfully, how many young women would be happy to wear size sixteen clothing? And how many of them would be moaning about needing to go on a diet? The woman in the picture--famous for her beauty-- was a size sixteen.
I'm not advocating obesity. Goodness knows that I'm fighting it tooth and toenail. But neither am I advocating the obsession with thinness that seems to have so many of our youngsters and unfortunately, their mothers in it's grip.
I just want to see our kids living healthy and active. That's it. No dieting. Eating healthy.