So, I was at my local bookstore, getting the next book in the Harry Dresden series (I am loving this series and am sad that I only have two books to go before the hardcover – which I won’t buy because I don’t buy many books in hardcover and I’ll have to wait until April of next year for the paperback). And, by the registers, they have magazines. And there is this month’s issue of People.
Self, I says to myself, self, didn’t Valerie Bertinelli JUST decide to lose some weight?
So I did a little internet research and, why, YES, it was only April that the cover of People looked like this.
So, let’s assume she hit her weight goal. 30 pounds in 4 months. That isn’t impossible by any means. It puts her right at that ever-so-doctor-recommended 2 pounds a week, even. But that means for the past 4 months, she has been actively engaged in losing weight.
In what universe does that connote keeping it off? I mean, if this were a year later…. But it’s not. And it’s not phrased as thought Kirstie Alley is giving Valerie Bertinelli advice. No, we’re meant to listen to how Valerie is keeping it off.
What’s she kept the weight off for? Like, a week and a half?
Not to mention the utter irony of taking advice on KEEPING weight off from Kirstie Alley who is quite famously a pro at the weight loss/gain roller coaster. I love her, but geez. Let’s be realistic. Talk to someone who has kept the weight off for a couple of years….
Oh, yeah. ALMOST NO ONE DOES.
I do not begrudge Valerie Bertinelli or Kirstie Alley their newfound love of their bodies. Though I do question what will happen and how they will feel should/when the weight almost inevitably begins to creep back on.
In fact, as celebrities, I think they have the best chance at keeping the weight off – they have a LOT more money and time than nonfamous people do to devote to the process and, really, that seems to be key.
I just…. Do you think the editors at People are AWARE of how silly it is to ask someone who has JUST lost the weight how they have kept it off? Is the meaning of “kept it off” really that obscure?
Also, in more superficial observations, that is a DAMN hot dress that Kirstie Alley is wearing. I want one.
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