Friday, December 18, 2009

Hey, Kate Moss? THIS doesn't look better than food tastes.

Kate? Your words are POISONOUS.

I've written ad nauseum about the fact that 18 months ago, I weighed under 100 lbs. I'm 5'7".  There were some (some?) issues I had to deal with and had to go to that GD clinic in San Diego so I wouldn't die.

So, here we have cocaine-enthusiast (just tellin' ya what I've heard and seen on YouTube), Kate Moss. I once had someone in my life who knew I struggled with my self-image and told me, "I don't think Kate Moss is too thin"; and when I took extremes to get thin, they said, "hey, whatever it takes!".  That kind of talk is pure motivational poison for someone who never feels thin enough. I think I may be finally getting past all that.


Just before the clinic...

 and just after Casa Palmera
with Alex at his wedding at 
98 lbs. soaking wet.

Dec. 19, 2009

I really do prefer how I look now. Sure, I bitch about certain bulges...but I'm actually coming around. I'd rather have some curves rather than saggy skin where the curves belong. That's huge for me to say.

I HATE the pressures women of all ages feel with regard to weight and what is acceptable in society. We're judged by family, friends, strangers, employers, sales people...The World, really. 

With people like Kate Moss spouting idiocy for pro-ana websites to worship (and also in the mainstream media!) I see no end in sight.

Sorry for the bummer post, man.'s not


Annette said...

You look so much sexier now. Like a brunette Jessica Rabbit:-)

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for this post, and for sharing your ordeal. Like you, I've struggled with my own self-image for ages -perhaps not to the same, very serious extent, but not a day goes by that I don't think "oh I wish I was thinner..."

Still. I tend to get quite frustrated when media gives people like Kate a free pass on the kind of dumb, irresponsible, airhead bs that spouts out of her collagenated hole. I can only say this: Kate, get your skinny ass over to Nigella Lawson's for lessons on cooking, womanhood, and the fabulous lusciousness of EATING.

Also: Annette is right. You definitely rock the Jessica Rabbit look -very well.

Keep up the good work. I love your blog.

DivaJulia said...

Annette: Thanks, Dollface. I love you, baby.

Catherine: Thank you so much for commenting. We can be our own worst enemies, can't we? (One of my favorite songs by Stereophonics, in fact...) But when we feel the whole world is against us, it's sometimes the only control we have.

I'm always here. Email me anytime.

xoxo j

christine said...

You look amazing! Keep it up Jessica! :)

jeanbean said...

You do look gorgeous! A great success story. Never feel that sharing your experience is a bummer. You are incredible!

Annette said...

I might "accept" my weight a bit better these days - but God Bless Spanx:-)

Spicy said...

You look gorgeous. Curves are hot, bones are not. Proud of you for overcoming your issues, baby! LOVE this post! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

The picture of you now in that black dress is so stunning. I wish I had that hot body. Best wishes to you.