Did the media play a role in your wanting to lose weight?
Who would say yes to this?
Seriously though, I don’t know. At what point in admiring the bodies of strong, healthy celebrities does it become a media thing? Especially when you see the same traits in the bodies of your friends, or women on the street, or at work? Those shoulder muscles I talked about a few days ago, those aren’t the result of my reading a magazine but hanging out with my size TWO BFF and seeing her shoulders. I mean, the media is so out of control that even the most perfect, toned, made up, hair did, size 00 supermodel still gets airbrushed. It can’t sustain its own creation. So with that in mind, no, the images presented to me that I know have been manipulated have not played a role in my wanting to lose weight. Seeing healthy examples of women, in the media OR in real life, has helped immensely.