Iâ€™m on vacation this week, so Iâ€™ll be re-publishing a series of body image posts from the HealthyGirl.org archives. This one originally ran in May of 2010.
As I recovered from binge eating disorder and body obsession, fat days have gotten fewer and farther between. But guess whatâ€™s been popping up in their place? Wrinkle days! (This was me the other morning while brushing my teeth: “Mm, this new Aquafresh tastes niACK another crowâ€™s footWHEREâ€™SMYMOISTURIZER?!!!!”) I may have gotten a lot saner about my weight and food obsessions, but now, apparently Iâ€™m dealing with this. And, I donâ€™t know about you, but I could use a healthy-aging body-image heroine. In this era of Botox, fillers, cheek implants and completely surgically made-over faces, how are we supposed to know whatâ€™s normal? The extreme implants and facial surgeries sought out by aging women have become the Westâ€™s version of genital mutilationâ€”only itâ€™s voluntary.
I am hereby declaring our societyâ€™s fight against aging complete and total insanity.
Whoâ€™s your body/aging image hero? And (for those of you over 25 ) how do you feel about getting older?