Is there no end to ways to exploit women's body image? This show is a like a Biggest Loser, only for regular sized people. It might be titled, I was Fabulous in Highschool and I can't STAND being AVERAGE. I'm trying to sit through the whole thing with an open mind, but my initial thought is, wow, does this mean if I was a nobody in highschool I'm doomed in my midlife crisis? Is there nothing to recover?
Actually, I was pretty cool in highschool. I had friends who were druggies and friends who were geeks and I was active in journalism. Cheerleaders-well I wasn't rich enough or pretty enough so that was kind of a bust, but I didn't care. I'm pretty sure I called one a narrow minded idiot, but I really don't remember how or why.
Of course, I was also a raging bulemic and I wouldn't go to school if I weighed more than 117. 115 was OK, 112 was golden. Once I got mono and got down to 110. Bliss.
One of the things I wished was that we'd had more images of real bodies and real weights. Back then, no one really knew what a healthy weight was or a decent weight was, thus we had nothing to go by except some old charts that didn't take into account that what was a healthy weight for a 5'4 teen might not look so hot on a 5'4 40 year old. So much we didn't know then.
I think I've said before it was a great relief to final realize that there was actually something wrong with my foot. I thought I just wasn't trying hard enough and somehow it was all my fault that I was a very slow runner. Back then I thought a lot of things were all my fault.
OK, I can't make it through the rest of the show. Sadly, I wouldn't do what they are doing to look like a HSCL, but I would probably do it for a guaranteed 50K. So, if anyone wants to film me for 6 weeks and humiliate me for 50K, go for it. At least my priorities have changed a bit since highschool....oh wait. Do you think THEY are doing it for the money too?