Friday, January 8, 2010

The Scale Doesn't Define You

I read an article today that just made me cringe. Apparently there's a dating website out there called, where, once you post your profile, you have 48 hours to get enough "beautiful" votes to be allowed to stay. And evidently, after the holiday splurges of several people, others complained, and those members were kicked out for having gained weight.

Good riddance, I say - who wants to hob-nob with such superficial frivolity?? Ugg!

Robert Hintze, founder of this site states, "Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which was founded."


Curious, I went to the website. Apparently, they think you must be dying to sign up, because your two option on the front page are to sign up, or "Too ugly to sign up? Click here to browse as a guest." Nice. I decided I didn't even want to browse.

While many of us enjoying working towards a healthier lifestyle, know that you are NOT defined by the scale numbers, the pants size, the intensity level on the elliptical machine, or any other quantity! Be bright and loving from the inside, and go find good friends and/or a good mate who looks at who you are, not how closely you resemble a photoshopped supermodel picture.

On that side note, DOVE put out a wonderful clip about the misconceptions of models. It's a short Youtube clip, and I highly recommend you check it out:
Dove's Evolution of Beauty

Love and Sunshine to you, beautiful! :)

You can read the article on CNN's website

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