Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh Sara Rue...I See So Much of Myself in You!

When I saw that actress Sara Rue was the new spokeperson for Jenny Craig, I wondered just what was going on with her. I mean, she was already a gorgeous it couldn't have been that she didn't think she was beautiful. Or could it?
I also wondered just how much weight she was planning to lose. Did she just want to lose enough to be healthier, or was she going to become one of the Hollywood super-skinny to try and fit the mold? When she lost 30, I though she was going to stop there. Then it became 40. She made a statement that she's never going to be a skinny girl. Well, guess what...she's lost 50 pounds now and by looking at her after photo, she definitely looks skinny to me. I don't have any problem with Sara losing some weight, but she looks too skinny to me now. Perhaps she should, in a healthy way, put about 10 or 15 pounds back on, because it really looks like an extreme makeover.
I completely get where Sara is coming from. I grew up heavy, lost the weight, and have been up and down the roller coaster as well. It resonated with me that she felt like she couldn't leave the house, because at one point in my life I felt the same way. I avoided so many activities because of my weight. I didn't think I was beautiful unless I was thin. I've lost 35 pounds, and would still like to lose some more...but I've learned that I am not a size or a number on the scale, and I refuse to sit home and let life pass me by no matter what size I am. I am going out and enjoying myself with my head held high, and I will not let what I think other people might think of me stop me from living my life to the fullest. Life is meant to be lived!
I almost cried when I saw Sara's latest commercial, because she thanked Jenny Craig for giving her back her smile. This was not just something that was put in the script for her to say...the emotion in her voice and the look in her eyes showed that she was saying what she really feels. I can't speak for the Jenny program since I've never tried it; I can only go by the track record I've had with other diets. I felt for her, and was really sad that she didn't think she could or should smile until she lost weight. She is a beautiful person inside and out, no matter what size jeans she wears.
Take it from me, are a wonderful person. You deserved to smile before and you always will, no matter what you weigh. Never let anything stop you from getting out of the house and living your life. And please make sure you aren't at the unhealthily skinny end of the spectrum. Your health is what is most important, not the numbers game. We all love you and want you to be happy and healthy, so please be careful with your body, mind, and spirit. I only say this because we care about you, and you deserve only the best, always!


Betsy said...

I agree, she is definitely way too thin now. She looked good when she lost 30 pounds. I only saw those ads (I walk past a Jenny Craig on my way to work everyday and they have the "I Lost 30 Pounds" poster up)

I wonder if she'll be able to keep it off.

WriterMarie said...

I bet she'd be able to maintain the 30 pound loss, but the extra 20 she lost may be hard for her to keep off. When you try to stay thinner than your body is capable of, you gain back or wind up starving yourself to keep the weight off. And that is just as unhealthy as eating all junk foods. I wish Sara the best in everything, and I hope she listens to her body to keep it healthy.

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