Many women jump from diet to diet trying to get their weight "right" so they can look juuuuuust like the "hot chick" on the magazine cover. They will acknowledge those women aren't real, but never-the-less they want to look just like the woman on the magazine cover that isn't real. Go figure.
Many years ago I dated a woman who was "drop dead gorgeous"....after she got herself all dolled up. But I saw her before AND after, and I can testify, she would not have been a head-turner if she just walked down the street without the benefit of all that spackling and paint and foo-foo stuff.
My wife K has spent a small fortune on self-help books over the years hoping to feel better about herself. She has said that earlier in her life she had an eating disorder and she wants to believe she's better today, but she's still somewhat battling the "I'm not pretty" demon. Here she is ^ all tarted up for a wedding we were attending....
....and here's how she looks on a daily basis, sans all the cosmetics. Anything wrong with that? NO!
One day this week I saw on TV how a little makeup and some computer manipulation can make any woman into a cover girl. Fuller eyebrows here *click*, more pouty lips there *click*, ditch the dimples in the legs *click*, enhanced bosom *click*, freakishly long legs *click*....Super Model!
Ladies, don't be suckered. You're just the target of some very smart marketing people trying to sell stuff. Quit chasing that elusive windmill and face it....you're fine just like God made you. Life is too short to worry about things like this that are just consumerism run amok. You're wonderful. Now go and enjoy life. :)
The impetus for this post was my wife's blog post today on this very subject. You can read it here if you'd like.