Back from beyond,,,
I have been getting my calories in under my calorie cap and getting my exercise in..
Day 3 of really really watching it.
My husband bought netflicks and I have to admit to getting sucked in to a less than stellar show..
a guilty pleasure as it were.
Dallas cowboys cheerleaders: Making the team.
And let me tell you.
It's difficult to make that team.
You have to be beautiful, you have to be able to dance, be flexible, be up on current events, know the history of the cowboys football team, have a pleasing personality, learn routines quickly, be good under pressure and be articulate.
And even once you are on, you have to re earn your spot year after year.
But there was one scene I found riveting.
when a 124 lb girl was told she looked 'chunky' and needed to lose weight.
20 lhs less then me.
No wonder so many girls have eating disorders.
My little one was watching with me when this happened so I leaned over and said
"That girl is healthy...they want her to look a certain way, but the way she is, is healthy."
Now I have to admit...watching one of these shows at nine at night is enough to make the thought of eating some buttered crackers out of the question.
But to be inundated with this message...(and in our society I think it's incredibly prevelant)
I think it would be very damaging.
Being healthy is one thing...being obsessed with every ounce of fat....
Maybe it's the impossible expectations that cause a kind of back lash.
If you can't be 110 lbs and a size zero, what's the point?
We should be focused on health..instead we have managed to have our girls focus on skinny thighs, pert tits and perfect teeth.
well, I had a great day.
painted the rest of my wall and it is now a cream color...I will try and post a picture tomorrow.
I will also attempt to get around to a few blogs tonight.
Have a great night guys.