I never had a girlfriend.
(I posted this already, but I felt it was worth reposting) I’m 20 years old and I never had a girlfriend… and I’m completely cool with that! You don’t need a boyfriend/girlfriend to make you happy or feel loved. You also don’t to act like you need one in your life or that your that is incomplete without one. Find good friends. Don’t tell that there aren’t any. Just go put put there, remove that fear that you can’t be accepted, and you’ll find them. Maybe a lot of them, maybe a few of them, but you will find good people who will love you for who you are. Love those friends, accept their qualities and accept their flaws. Nobody is perfect, and appreciate a person for who they are, not what you want them to be.
I can’t stand her stupid weight watchers commercial playing every 10 minutes. I hate weight loss commercials to begin with, but her’s are especially annoying. It’s not simply the fact that she used to be a big girl and lost weight that bothers me. It’s the fact that she use to claim that she would not conform to the Hollywood standard of beauty claimed she believed that she was beautiful.
But eventually she thrown all of that out of the window and now she can’t get enough out of telling people how important weight loss is. She’s proudly telling the world that she has abandoned her old beliefs and is now a part of an industry that thrives on making people feel like they’re not good enough and profiting of their insecurity. The weight loss industry doesn’t truly care about people’s health. They just care about finding new ways to make us all feel like crap so that we would buy their products and feed their greed. I change the channel every time those weight loss commercials come on.
What annoys about a lot of celebrities who lose weight is how they flaunt the fact that they lost weight. Take the singer Jordin Sparks, for example. She too was on the bigger side and she would tell people that she was beautiful and believes that you don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful. What does she do then? Loses the weight and posts a picture of her new body in a bikini for the word to see. Perhaps I shouldn’t be blaming this entirely on the before-mentioned celebrities. Hollywood’s simple minded push to make the world believe that skinny is the only way to be beautiful and happy was probably a lot of pressure for these girls to bear.
Still, it’s a huge shame that they let themselves be influenced so heavily by society’s pressure to be as skinny as possible that they have abandoned the idea that people of every size can be beautiful and healthy. Jordin Sparks keeps flaunting her to make other’s see how much smaller her body is now and Jennifer Hudson keeps trying to lose as much weight as she can won’t shut up about it. Hollywood is in serious need of more people like Raven Symone. She’s skinnier now than she used to be, but she doesn’t brag about, doesn’t endorse any weight loss B.S., and most amazingly, she admits the only reason she lost the weight was because of Society’s pressure to be skinny. She may have lost her weight, but I believe she is still a strong supporter of loving your body and beauty coming in every size. Much respect to her.