Life and stuff: Fatty fatty boombalardy

fatty-fatty-boombalardyThree weeks of eating whatever I want has turned me into a bit of a fat ass. I just spent ten months losing five kgs. I drank vegetable juice, I ate protein, I cross-trained; I suffered, dammit!

To make matters worse, I have been reading a book called Between Mexico and Poland by Lily Brett where she talks at length about her body image issues. This lady is neurotic with a capital crazy lady. The first words she learnt in Spanish were ‘sin grasa’ (no fat).

I can’t stop myself from going berserk on local specialties when I am travelling. In the USA, this meant artichokes hearts deep fried in cheese and smothered in ranch dressing. In Mexico, it meant corn-based cheesy everything. This problem will be compounded when I get home and suffer post-holiday blues. This means I will eat more American and Mexican food, albeit a b-grade homemade version doused in tears.

I have always been a chubster and have subsequently spent my whole life oscillating between trying to change or accept it. Enter Nigella Lawson. She is seriously gorgeous and also a bit of a curve ball. I decided a little while ago that she would be my role model so I grew my hair and started wearing pearls.

My point is this: why not choose a role model that is within the stratosphere of attainability? If you’re a skinny white dude, don’t try to be Muhammad Ali; try to be the Mac guy. If you’re a dwarf, go for Smurfette; not Giselle Bundchen.

Physically aspiring to something completely opposite to yourself is like trying to turn yourself into squirrel; no matter how many acorns you stash in your bedroom drawer, it ain’t gonna happen.

Who is your physical role model? And does putting on a few kgs make you feel like a social pariah?

8 comments on “Life and stuff: Fatty fatty boombalardy

  1. I know how you feel, trying to balance the curves you love with the pressure to keep them within some level of control and not turn into the michelin man. I too have resigned myself to the fact that I will never be tall and/or willowy. I won’t be able to have long blonde locks until my brown hair has gone grey and I can hide the regrowth. And i will never ever have an olive-skinned complexion.
    So I look to Drew Barrymore, sure she may still be a couple of inches taller than me, but her weight fluctuates like a normal woman and she just accepts it. Now if only I could have the successful Hollywood career like her too!

  2. What a great post with a great message! My body image role models are Nigella Lawson (loves her food, loves her curves) and Christina Hendricks from ‘Mad Men’ (va-va-voom!). Both women are gorgeous, curvy and so feminine. Love them!

  3. Also, the way the emoticons are always at the start of the line, not where you actually insert them in the comments, makes me laugh. It’s like a warning – “watch out, sarastic comment ahead!”

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