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>Nothing tastes as good as thin feels? Rubbish!


Ooops sorry, I dropped my slice of cake whilst laughing at that one.

It appears that Kate Moss is another one to subscribe to the school of thought that a woman’s attractiveness is in inverse proportion to her dress size.

The lovely Metropolitan Mum has been raising awareness of size zero problem with her Malnourished Mondays and trying to give us realistic female images so that our daughters aren’t caught up in this minimisation of the female form.

Because if you think about it, its not a pseudo-adolescant form that is natural or normal, actually its a pregnant woman, fecund and curved and full of life.  Or its a new mother with breasts plumped up with milk for her baby.  Or its the lines on our faces drawn in the dark hours of the night when we’re up comforting a sick child.

Yet these images aren’t widely available.  The lines, the stretch marks, the grey hairs aren’t seen as badges of honour, they are seen as something shameful that need to be eradicated or hidden.

Which makes me very sad, because it means that we end up trying desperately to lose weight when when should be focused on just enjoying our new babies, spend a small fortune on potions and lotions to try and eradicate the lines and feel uncomfortable in our skin at a time when we need all the help and support to move onto a new and different phase of our lives.

So thank you Miss Moss – I think you’re talking rubbish.  Because for me nothing feels as good as cuddling my two girls.  And the changes to my body because I’ve carried, birthed and fed them are good things that I am going to try hard to embrace and not hide.

Photo credit and no that isn’t Miss Moss, that’s a proper curvy woman

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14 comments to >Nothing tastes as good as thin feels? Rubbish!

  • Heather

    >Hear hear! well said that woman! It makes me so mad that society has brain washed women into thinking that thin is the only way to be, the only way to be happy! What a load of rot.

  • bekimarie

    >The other night I told my OH that I really fancied some chocolate, 'diet starting again next week is it', he said. ''Looks that way' I laughed.
    He responded by saying, 'I don't know why you worry, life is far too short'.
    I've gone from a size 10 (pre little man) to a size 18. When I had my other 2 children I was desperate to lose the weight, this time round being an older Mum I look at myself and have the sense to realise the changes to my body are because of my gorgeous little boy and I know what i'd rather have.
    Incidentally, the grey hairs (which I admit to covering) are due to having 3 children giving me grief 'hehe'

    Great post

    Beki xxx

  • Jen

    >I have all the badges of honour you mention and your post is a great reminder of why I have them and why I should be proud. TBH, I don't have time to worry about how I look, I would much prefer to have a snuggle with my children than waste time worrying about what other people think of my belly:) Fantastic post, I wish every teenager could read and learn from it:) Jen.

  • Wendy Mallins

    >Couldn't have put it better myself! I can't tell you how much happier I am since I stopped trying to be thin! The end of my dieting days has made me delighted – I love curves, and if women were nicer to each other instead of bitchily pointing out curves, grey's, lines, stretches in the ever 'trying to be better than you' manner they do… which incidently starts ridiculously young the world would be a better place. Womanhood & good strong relationships, bonds & role models needs urgently adding to educational and parenting agendas.

    I shall now depart from my soap box…

  • Irish Mammy

    >I am proud of my badges of honour (well wrapped up until loads of layers at the mo). But I am really angry at Kate Moss for these comments, not alone as a model but also as a mother. Not all of us can live on a diet of cocaine. So stick that and your ridiculous opinions up your nose Kate! Here's one of my mottos 'if you don't have anything intelligent to say then don't say anything.'

  • rosiescribble

    >Vwry well said. I agree with every point. Here's a post I wrote about Kate Moss and skinny mummies back in November that may interest you:


  • Careyannie

    >If we all had a magic wand that could give us our pre-children figures back would we want to use it?? Maybe maybe not. Dieting does not work for the most part loving your children and yourself is so much more rewarding than loosing a few pounds only to gain them again. I prefer to eat that piece of cake than worry about what it will do to my figure. Great post. X

  • Crystal Jigsaw

    >Totally agree. It makes me sick when I hear of these people having this and that lifted, and spending ridiculous amounts of money or boob jobs, botox, diets, teeth whitening, tummy tucks. the list goes on. Embrace who you are. These people are obviously very mixed up inside.

    CJ xx

  • diney

    >What makes me mad is the story of that mad mother the other day who allowed and payed for her 15 year old daughter to have botox……the mother has all the treatments under the sun and so what sort of role model has she turned out to be? I think that child should be protected from a mother like that! Grrrr

  • Metropolitan Mum

    >Great post. I am feeling very flattered. Thanks 🙂

  • 1 husband, 2 kids (and lots of books)

    >We totally need to get a grip of this figure / weight thing, even Son sometimes says that he doesn't want to be fat – He's (nearly) 5 and has Husband as a great rolemodel of 'I'm fat and I don't care'!

  • Mwa

    >I'm sure I would die long before I got to Kate Moss' size. We're all different. I think that's the point.

  • Katie Jones

    >Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award over at http://wicklessinseattle.blogspot.com.

  • Sandy Calico

    >Very well said, as usual. x

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