Drop Dead Gorgeous (redacted)

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Permalink

Today I’m cheating by linking to a post in my other blog that I wrote seven or eight months ago. I was just about the start the job I’m currently in and contemplating what I’d be wearing to work (more of a quandary when I was 20kg heavier than I am now).

In addition a new show, Mike and Molly, was about to start on our television screens here in Oz. I’d read a bit about it over the internet and was intrigued. It got me thinking about how often (or not, as the case may be), we see larger-than-normal people on television.
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At the same time I was quite enjoying a show, Drop Dead Diva – which is about to return to our screens for a new season. DDD features a former model in a less-than-perfect body and what is most interesting is that – once the model (Deb) gets past that, her character (Jane) flounces about as if she was still the perfect Size 10 (or 0 in US terms). That in itself (ie. how we see ourselves and how we act) is the biggest lesson for me!

It’s Sunday morning here and I don’t usually post on weekends, but this one seemed kinda relevant to this blog as well. So here it is…. enjoy!

 

5 Comments
  • Linda Bolton
    September 4, 2011

    I love Drop Dead Diva and feel the same way….her weight is irrelevant. Like you, I have weight struggles but have found if you dress cute and flounce around like a skinny gal people don’t notice your weight so much. A life counselor told me we believe the lie that un-skinny isn’t attractive so why can’t we believe it is! You are beautiful and sexy at any size as long as you believe you are!!

    • rockafellaskank
      September 4, 2011

      Wow Linda – what a fabulous attitude. I KNOW I should think that and feel that, but no matter what… I find I dress for my size/shape and cover up to avoid feeling self-conscious. Just last night I had a wedding to go to and the invitation mentioned ‘cocktail or evening frocks’. Now, I’ve just lost about 19kg but I have at least that to go (actually more like 30kg to go!) so I’m not yet ready for new frocks etc. Instead I donned trousers – though I did unearth a fabulous shirt I forgot I owned (bought on eBay but usually too small for me). So – I liked what I chose, but did feel self-conscious that almost all of the other women (of all sizes) had dresses on. Even my friend (the bride) who is not petite had a figure-hugging halter-neck dress on. Everyone commented on how lovely she looked and it made me realise that people probably aren’t as judgemental as I expect them to be!!

      Deb

  • Karen@WaistingTime
    September 4, 2011

    I just started watching DDD a while back when I read about it in the paper and on blogs, all at once. I went back to start from the beginning, which is how I like to always watch a “new to me but not new” series. I’m enjoying it. I’ve just gotten into the current season, 2 episodes. I also like having shows that are just mine, that I don’t watch with my husband:)

    • rockafellaskank
      September 4, 2011

      Karen

      I’m trying to think if it’s the second series we’re onto here, or the third. But I’m looking forward to it either way!!! Jane is such a girly-girl – so different from me but I can learn A LOT from her!!!

      Deb

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    June 9, 2012

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