While I was off hiatusing, Kirstie Alley was on the cover of People magazine talking about how she had gained 83 pounds after stopping her draconian Jenny Craig diet plan. To be more specific, she “fell off the horse” and became “disgusting” and “shlumpy.” Fatosphere (the blog, not the entire entity) had things to say about her article:
In the People interview she refers to herself as “disgusting” because at 5’8″ she let herself get up to 228 lbs. Yes, god forbid someone who’s 5’8″ should weigh that much. Can you imagine?! Jesus, how disgusting!! She also enlightens us all about how she got to such a disgusting size: she “went wild”, she banished her workout equipment to the garage, and for dinner she would eat two cups of pasta with six tablespoons of butter. Um, OK, actually that last part *is* disgusting. In fact it’s so disgusting that I’m going to go ahead and suggest that it’s an exaggeration (or dare I say a lie?). But even if she really did eat that much butter on her pasta, unfortunately the implication is that other people who weigh 228 lbs. eat six tablespoons of butter on their pasta too. And they just “go wild” with their eating, and of course they don’t work out. (Otherwise how could someone get to such a disgusting weight?!) This is just what we need, isn’t it?
I would also point out that she thinks she has to be “below 140 to really look good” but that her “real goal” is 128 pounds, because the producers on Cheers told her offhandedly one time that she should lose 20 pounds. Oh, Kirstie.
Anyway, the People article also pointed out that she has a Twitter account, so I went and checked it out. And here, for your edification, is what I discovered!
1. She Twitters a lot… I mean, a lot. I tried to count how many Tweets she posted yesterday, and I lost count after 100. A lot of those are replies. Very charmingly, she says she’s a “speed tweeter” and reads all her @ replies; in fact she does reply to people all the time. Definitely an accessible Twitter celebrity.
2. She’s pitching a weight loss show. “it is really funny and really fun. a different spin on the subject.”
3. She also has a weight loss “system” coming out in November. (That makes me wonder if the blind item celebrity might have been Alley after all.)
4. She believes weight is a personal choice, saying she wants to be “thinish.” She also says:
“YOUR own personal goal is the important thing..after all it isYOUR life and YOU are the only one who knows how u really feel”
“tell your daughter she is beautiful as she is..but she is the only one who can decide what weight is right for her.same with all of us”
5. She claims not to care what people say about her weight.
Here’s the real deal..I don’t really care what comments peeps make about my weight..Including Perez..I just like to throw down!!
6. She recently spent a week at a “fat farm“ which was expensive and involved four-hour workouts. She was the second-fattest woman there.
7. She believes in “The Secret.” (Okay, I’m kidding.) (But maybe.)
I know if I just keep saying I am a size 4 instead of saying I am fat all the time I will be a size 4..thats the way the universe works..i hope
Trust me, I’m far from HARD on myself. How do U think I got so damn fat in the 1st place? Being REALLY easy on myself.mmmmmcake
YES, IT WILL BE FUN..WE WILL HAVE TWITERTAINMENT AND POPCORN AND CANDY AND.i think you see how i got fat…lol
…and says she has always been thin, due to being an athlete in her youth.
I have been thin my whole life. I was competetive swimmer from 8 to 16. always some athletic something.
No no..BEING FAT does not make YOU hideous…but trust me it does make ME hideous! I love MYSELF, don’t get me wrong..not my FAT”
If you refer back to point number one, you’ll realize this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Kirstie has to say regarding herself and her weight. I didn’t even do a search, just skimmed her last two million or so posts. If you find anything else interesting, post it in the comments!
Also, as I was putting this together, I discovered that celebrity weight loss is a timely topic! I especially thought this was relevant:
â€œâ€¦the pursuit of thinness may mean as much as thinness itself,â€ says [Charlotte] Biltekoff. â€œOprah and Kirstie are performing this for us.â€ Kate [Harding] agreed. â€œOnce you acknowledge that your body is not O.K., then people love you, because thatâ€™s what expected of fat people all the time,â€ she said.
And Kirstie is doing exactly that… not only conforming to the “I hate my fat” paradigm, but also planning to capitalize on it with a show and a weight loss “system.” And she’s doing it all live and in real time, on Twitter.
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