“‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.
I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain. I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’
‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’
What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!
I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”—J.K. Rowling (via pro-recovery)
I’m not a “New Year’s Resolution” person…never have been. It’s just not my thing, I guess. When I make a decision to achieve a goal or work to improve something, I find a way to start, right then and there. A bit impulsive, maybe, but I’ve learned that all the planning, plotting & promising in…
“I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think people make New Year’s resolutions just because New Year’s comes around, and nobody keeps them. I believe in new day resolutions. I think every day is a new day and a new opportunity to change.”—Jillian Michaels, “The Biggest Loser” fitness expert (via fit-to-be-thin)