Friday, January 30, 2009

The real me is a Southern girl with her Levi's on and an open heart....

If you know me, then you know how much I love Jessica Simpson. I was a HUGE fan of "Newlyweds"! I totally understand her blonde moments because I have blonde moments of my own. The boy at Bed, Bath, and Beyond calls me Jessica Simpson because when I was setting up my wedding registry, I was completely confused and claimed to have the same domestic qualities that Jessica Simpson had. I think she is beautiful and I wanted to be her!

I am sure you've heard by now that Jessica has "packed on the pounds". This "news" story is driving me crazy. If you haven't, here's the side by side comparison of her a few years ago and the photo that's the "talk of the town":

Now, maybe the outfit wasn't the most flattering outfit that she could have chosen, but the girl is still beautiful. And she has curves! I have curves! I was watching "Entertainment Tonight" while I was getting ready for dinner last night and they said that Jessica now weighs around 135 pounds. I was completely offended because I weigh 132 and I don't consider myself to be fat. Now, I've lost about 30 pounds in the past year and I am proud to be this size.

It's so refreshing to see a celebrity who is not "skin and bones". She looks like a real woman. I thought when she did "The Dukes of Hazzard" movie she looked sad and anorexic, but now she looks healthy and happy. The poor girl can't catch a break!

But, beauty isn't just on the outside. As my mom told me when I was growing up, there are plenty of outwardly beautiful people that are so ugly on the inside. And who hasn't come across those people? We all know that many women in this country suffer from diseases like anorexia and bulimia. We need to teach girls and women that it's ok to have curves. As we get older, our hips widen to give us those "birthing hips". It's natural and normal. It's all part of God's plan.

When I am getting ready in the morning, I always listen to the local news and the "Today Show". Well, after hearing and reading all of this about Jessica, I was so excited to hear that she is the opening act for the Rascal Flatts concert that's coming to Memphis on March 5! I am so excited!


Anca said...

Preach it sister! Unbelievable! I feel so bad for her. And we're going to be struggling to raise girls with good self-esteem--girls who are "beautiful" on the inside. Another example of the disgusting media.

Summer and Matt said...

By the way, you look great Caroline! How is Knox doing? He is the cutest thing! Is Willie getting acclimated with his new nephew?

Summer and Matt said...

And Jessica looks fab! I saw the same thing on ET and I thought, 135, what's wrong with that! I think it was the outfit that made her look bigger than she really is! I think she looks healthy with her curves and glad she isn't conforming to the "hollywood" image!