Lady Gaga’s recent 25-30 pound weight gain is easily noticeable on her small frame of 5’1″. With no surprise, it’s got the media riled up. The weird part is many of you never would have noticed if it wasn’t for the media’s harsh and criticizing remarks.
Now we all know Lady Gaga isn’t one to just sit there and take a hit without some sort of response, especially on such a topic like this. The pop star fought back with no hesitation by posting photos of herself wearing nothing but her yoga bra and panties. The photo’s caption admits to her weight struggles by saying, “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.”
“My weight loss/gain, since I was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But my fans have.” – Lady Gaga
Her new site called Little Monsters just launched yesterday and has aided her constructive response to the media. The site is meant to encourage anyone and everyone to post photos of their bodies in order to let go of their own insecurities, no matter what they may be. Scars, fat, disorders, diseases..anything. Lady Gaga has been a huge encouragement to people all over the world who have low self-esteem for their bodies. It seems she’s found yet another way to encourage her fans to love who they are, inside and out. Read Full Post >
Well-known for her hilarity on both SNL and NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, comedian Amy Poehler is hosting an internet talk show these days called “Smart Girls at the Party.” Much to many’s surprise, she takes on some pretty important topics, especially in her “Ask Amy” segment in which she answers questions submitted by viewers.
This week, Amy took on an issue that countless women struggle with: body image. The question submitted read: “What advice would you give to a young woman with body issues? I’ve never been happy with my body and I feel like it’s preventing me from loving myself.”
According to Shakespeare, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. However true that may be, we think that extra weight being called muffin tops or saddlebags is a lot funnier than just calling it extra weight. We bring you this tale from the Fit Crypt with hilarious nicknames people have attached to their excess poundage. Maybe they’ve gotten rid of it, maybe they haven’t, but either way we are glad they can laugh about it.
One mom knew that baby belly wasn’t enough for the swell of skin that was left after the arrival of her two darling children. In her book A Laugh Out Loud, Pee In Your Granny Panties, Guide to New Mommyhood, Katie Vale Kinder apologizes to the women who became moms before her for judging their postpartum bodies. She came in to the fold of moms with a little extra padding as well, and came up with name FUPA for her extra weight. “It is totally dirty and stands for fat upper pubic area,” she told us. “It isn’t your vagina and it isn’t your stomach, but your FUPA! It’s the extra body part developed after you have a baby!”
We knew Katie wasn’t the only one poking a little fun at the new look of her body, so we set out to find a few other people willing to reveal their weighty nicknames. Read Full Post >
A new book titled “Fat Sex” highlights an interesting truth about intimacy and weight. In the book, author Rebecca Jane Weinstein dispels myths about large-size people and their desires, and confronts the romance issues ofall body types. Bottom line, regardless of our bodies, we all have an appetite for intimacy.
The book “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth” is a collection of stories from the author and many others. While Weinstein is obese herself, the book focuses on all types of people’s weight issues and their dealings with love and romance. Weinstein told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie that she gave the book a head-turning title to get people’s attention and break down previous stereotypes about large-size people.
Weinstein wants people to understand that larger people aren’t unattractive to everyone, they’re not asexual, and areinterested in sex and intimate relations. She felt these were the most common misunderstandings about people of her stature. Read Full Post >
The scale is a funny thing. Many of us fall victim to letting a number dictate our mood. A single, solitary number cancontrol our whole life. I was a victim to the scale. A few years ago, I’d step on the scale multiple times a day. That number flashing back at me could make or break my day. Looking back, I realize how ridiculous that was. It was a joke!
These days, I truly think the number on the scale is a joke. Let me explain why.
A couple years ago I broke up with the scale. I’d realized my unhealthy addiction to weighing myself and so I gave it up—cold turkey. It had been over two years since I weighed myself when my husband asked if I would go get my body fat checked with him. He didn’t want to go alone—not because he was scared, but simply because he wanted some company. But me? I was terrified. I didn’t know how much I weighed and I did not want to know. But I also wanted to support him and not make him think I am a crazy person who is deathly afraid of weighing herself. (Dramatic much?) Read Full Post >