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Behind again & Hyperventilation

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ok, first, I want to say that I appreciate all the concern that you all showed in comments on my last blog. I haven't had a chance to get around and thank everyone personally, but I really appreciate it all the same. I hate going to the doctor, but I probably will, I am a bit concerned myself...


Second, the hyperventilation is not regarding my current health status.

It is regarding a commercial I just saw on TV. Said commercial showed a "muscle toning" product which cannot possibly produce the results they claim it does. But what had me reaching for my inhaler (almost literally) was the images it showed. It showed a fairly slender girl from the rear, running. And wow, go figure! Her bottom jiggled! Is it possible? Surely she just isn't right! I mean, her bottom jiggled!!


Seriously, you have got to be freakin' kidding me!!!

What in the world have we come to, that it is considered unnatural, not right, or unattractive that a woman's bottom might jiggle? When she is RUNNING? I mean, please!! Can you tell me ANYONE whose bottom does not jiggle when they RUN?? That is the most fundamentally retarded thing I have seen in a long time! I mean, I really thought that part of the reason that men enjoyed Baywatch so much was because they got to watch women jiggle when they ran! Right?

I do get annoyed and frustrated with the constant "You Must Be Perfect" onslaught of ads that we get hit with everyday. And the diet and exercise commercials are surely the worst. But it is ludicrous to think that it isn't OK and dandy to jiggle when you are running. In fact, it seems to me that if your BMI is at least 18.5%, which is the minimum to be healthy, it is unhealthy to NOT jiggle when you run. Seriously, people, 18.5% is one-fifth of your mass. And we all know that fat is less dense than muscle. So if 1/5th of you is fat, and fat jiggles... Logic, my friends!

So you will jiggle. You SHOULD jiggle. And hey, News Flash!! Men like some jiggle!! So please just ignore everything that you see on TV that is trying to tell you what women should look like, they are all just baloney. In fact, if you see commercials that are promoting those body types, or phony weight loss products, please proceed with all speed to the nearest Hunk-O-Rama channel you can find, THAT is what we want to support and promote!! Right!!

(Rant is now complete. You may return to your regularly scheduled programming. Thank you!)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Demi, you are a fabulous writer! And I love the way you support us "more-bounce-for-the-ounce" woman here. It's a "good thing," as Martha Stewart would say!
    3163 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Great rant!

    Consider the source and IS funny!

    3185 days ago
    Humor that heals! My BMI is now respectably low, and mine jiggles! Remember, too, that TV adds 10 lbs.
    Hugs - Sue
    3186 days ago
  • GUIN0001
    Thanks Demi, I like your rants & raves!
    3186 days ago
  • JULIA1775
    Haha! I like you, you are so freakin funny! I don't ming jiggling, because all I think about is "Hey boys! You want some of this? Too bad! It's mine!" Thanks for writing this blog
    3186 days ago
    I agree, the world is becoming more and more focused on physical perfection and they wonder why so many have disordered eating and body image issues...go figure!
    3186 days ago
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