Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

As a fat, middle-aged woman who struggled with bulimia for many years and the never ending cycle of yo-yo dieting for many more, I am grateful for this post. I have chronic pain issues and I cannot train obsessively the way I did when I was in my twenties. I would often be at the gym for five hours at a time, neglecting my family, all in pursuit of the “perfect body.” I never achieved it.
Now I don’t get on scales. I work out in the pool because it works with my body as it is rather than causing worse damage to an already compromised spine.
When people say that they want others to lose weight “for their health,” it’s bullshit. Rather, they want everyone to look like a glossy magazine image.

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