Posts tagged "weight loss"

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to inform him of this stunning factoid, as his most beloved leisure time activity is to sneer at Americans licking Cheeto dust from between their fingers.

Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Girl Talk: I Had My First Date At Age 23

Tipping the scales at 300 pounds through college made meeting my beloved at a frat party or in the dining hall impossible. It wasn’t just the reactions I received from the opposite sex, but since I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin, how could I trust anyone else to be comfortable with me? At 23,…

Shoshana Davis / January 13, 2012

7 New Year’s Resolutions Not To Make

Every year, the majority of us — stemming from the most noble of intentions, or the most nauseating of eggnog overindulgence — declare our desire to start anew and totally revise our lives. For most of us, though, Groundhog Day brings not just an excuse to settle in with a Bill Murray movie, but the…

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D / January 1, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Duets With Her Larger Self In Weight Watchers Ad

Jennifer Hudson duets on “I Believe In You & Me” with her larger self — the self that competed on “American Idol,” the self that starred in “Dreamgirls” — in a Weight Watchers commercial that I have to admit is kinda touching. (And that’s not usually something I would say about a Weight Watchers commercial.)…

Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

Woman Chooses Plastic Surgery Over Home

How much is having the perfect body worth to you? For 50-year-old Jayne Fenney, of Kent, UK, it was worth more than having a place to live. So she sold her house in order to afford the plastic surgery she desired.

Julie Gerstein / November 22, 2011

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it in me to try again. 

But I couldn’t ignore how my health was deteriorating. My right knee constantly hurt and buckled, making walking…

Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / November 16, 2011

Vocab Lessons: What Is “Fat Sex”?

Have you ever experienced “fat sex”? Kirstie Alley has. The actress, who recently lost 100 pounds, admitted she didn’t exactly lose weight for health reasons.

“I didn’t like the way I looked, and I didn’t want to have fat sex!” She told People magazine in an interview.

Fat sex? Is that just sex…

Chiara Atik / September 22, 2011

Girl Talk: Why I Don’t Diet

When I was in sixth grade, my boyfriend told me he didn’t care that I was fat. He loved me anyway, just as I was.

It was something along the lines of, “Tom and all those guys say you’re really big, but it doesn’t matter to me.” And instead of hearing the part about…

Sally McGraw / September 21, 2011

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest by spoofing the nature of the contest. Iris Alonzo was not amused that the lovely Nancy Upton bested the competition with her hilarious pics i…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

American Apparel’s Lame Open Letter To Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Last week, we became enamored with Nancy Upton, a Dallas woman in the #1 spot for American Apparel’s plus-size model contest. The company asked bootylicious girls ages 18+ to send in photos of themselves, which they posted on their website so customers could vote on who deserved a modeling contract. Instead of a traditional modeling…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men Gain Weight After Divorce

Women gain weight after marriage and men gain weight after divorce, according to a new study out of Ohio State University. The data was collected by 10,000 subjects in the two years following a marriage or a divorce. One co-author of the study suggested women may gain weight after marriage because they traditionally have a…

Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2011

Jennifer Hudson Is Prouder Of Her Weight Loss Than Her Oscar

“I can’t care about whether I’m too big for some or too small for others. It goes back to how you feel about yourself. I like me the way I am. For anyone who wants to lose: Dude, if I can do it, you can do it. And for those who want to stay the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 18, 2011

Mila Kunis Says You Can Lose Weight — If You Want To

“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that I could do anything. I never for one moment thought that I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth. I’m…

Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2011

“Jersey Shore” Star JWoww — Too Skinny?

The cast of “Jersey Shore” was back in action this week on MTV — but one of them looked completely different! JWoww surprised fans of the show with a pretty shocking weight loss and different-looking face during the premiere (above) — and they were vocal about it on Twitter.

One user tweeted “omg…

TooFab / August 6, 2011

Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customer…

Julie Gerstein / August 3, 2011

DMX, Weight Loss Guru

Sometimes you’re like, “Whatever happened to mid-oughts rapper DMX, he of the many dog-fighting arrests, dramatic ‘Behind the Music’ episode, and anthemic ‘Up In Here'” track?” While walking around West Philadelphia this weekend, I think I may have found out.

Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2011

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts On Losing 40+ Pounds

Two and a half years ago, an email landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Cover story?” At the time, I was a freelance journalist and those two words made me drool like none other. But as I read the email, my face sunk—Good Housekeeping wanted me to write a feature where I’d interview…

Jennifer Hudson Loved Her Old Body, Too

“I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem with it. It makes me smile to think back to myself when I did ‘Dreamgirls’ with Beyonce. I did see all these women in Hollywood,…

Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2011

Patti Stanger: The Latest Weight Loss Miracle Pusher

With the pounds she’s dropped over the seasons on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and her pokes at women on the show to lose weight and ditch the “frumpty-dumpty,” it was only a matter of time before Patti Stanger was tapped as a spokeswoman for a weight loss company. After all, it’ll take someone pretty convincing…