Does my bum look big in this?

Photo: James Flickr

“Tis the season to be jolly” and apparently the season we let go and watch as our weight balloons into the stratosphere, or so they say.

Summer has bid us au revoir for another year, we can pack away the waist clinching mac jackets which have served us well during the long summer evenings and bring out the heavy artillery in the form of thick woollen padded jackets under which no figure, big or small is visible. So it’s no wonder winter is considered the time of year easiest to gain weight, after all who wants to come in from the storms outside and care about the calorie content of their food when we want some piping hot carbs to see us through the night.


Photo: Visual Recipes

The issue is as women were inundated with diets to avoid gaining the ‘winter blubber’ which only makes it too easy for us to compare ourselves to other women, wondering who’s thighs are chunkier, who has bigger love handles, who is fatter? Causing weight to be a far bigger issue then needs be.

Women come in different shapes and sizes and conforming to a size to make society happy will never work mainly because society doesn’t know what it wants; its ideas are always forever changing and changing yourself to fit a world that moves so quickly will leave even the best people struggling to find their identity.  In the past century we’ve had the likes of

  • Marilyn Monroe,
  • Audrey Hepburn,
  • Sophia Loren,
  • Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Salma Hayek and
  • Angelina Jolie

each channelling their own individual style and oozing confidence whilst keeping their varied body shapes and they are far more likely to have men stop in their tracks and desire them then the emaciated catwalk models.

It’s easier and far more fulfilling no matter how hard it is to accept we are the way we are for a reason and if you struggle to do so just simply think how many men are standing in front of mirrors asking the age old question “does my bum look big in this?”


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