Three weeks? Give a girl a break.
I saw this a couple days ago and thought it was utterly ridiculous but didn't post since it's not really relevant to what we typically talk about here. Then today Heather Buchanan Spohr put it in a different perspective.
Earlier this week, I posted a link to this Yoplait commercial. I thought it was great. I actually like the reasoning in the beginning!
Since then, the ad has been pulled.
While I may have some food issues (really, who doesn't), I do not have an eating disorder. And this commercial certainly will not give me one. In fact, I can think of many many other commercials that make me feel way worse about myself!
I am ALL for representing real women, and making healthful food choices, and preventing another generation of increased eating disorders. But, a funny, relatable internal dialogue seems to be the least of my worries. In fact, the only thing I find offensive about this commercial is that they think I'm dumb enough to believe that their yogurt tastes like cheesecake...
Last week Heidi Klum mentioned that, 5 weeks after giving birth to her daughter, she had 20 more pounds to lose. I say good for her. So why was she criticized so harshly? Is it really shocking that a new mom would want to lose her baby weight? Add in the fact that this particular mom gets paid millions to MODEL UNDERWEAR and you could see how she may want to get back to her fighting weight sooner than later.
If you hate her because just 5 weeks after giving birth to her 4th child she has already lost more than half the weight she gained, fine. If you hate her because she’s prettier than you, fine. If you hate her because she has 4 kids and a multi-million (billion?) dollar career, fine. But don’t be a hater because a new mom wants to get back into shape. Doesn’t everyone? How many new moms are looking forward to carrying an extra 10 pounds (I’m talking about 10 lbs of fat in your hips, not 10 lbs of baby on your hip)?
Plus, she mentioned that she pumped a lot of milk for the baby while she was hosting the Victoria’s Secret show, giving a nice shout out for breastfeeding. Now I know why her boobs always look so full— because they are full! of milk! How long till we see a VS nursing bra? Hmm, would be nice, but I wouldn't bet on it.
p.s. These new bras add two full cup sizes...I'm thinking of buying two and layering them :)
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