Unattainable Beauty: Show this to your daughters!

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k8yk

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Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 14:03
I just wanted to share this with everybody. It is wonderful to lose weight and get healthy, but we should all be aware that the images we see in magazines and on TV are heavily retouched. This is a gallery of the decade's most notorious "Photochoppings" of bodies.
Just be careful about ever comparing yourself to these women (and men). We're real people, not images on a page.

REAL VS. FAKE: Photoshopped Celebrities, Before & After

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fionaone

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Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 15:10
thanks for that!
This time I intend to make it to goal!!!
rubykate

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Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:37
thank you!
bouncy k

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Posted: 01 Mar 2010, 22:26
there was a news article over here in nz just a couple of nites back about this photo tools pics of famous people.

im amazed how many people have surgery to try and get the look of actors.

surgery business is booming even in these economic times.
k8yk

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Posted: 01 Mar 2010, 23:18
I'm glad you dug this topic back up.

I wonder how many among us, impressionable young girls especially, realize the extent of the processing that is done to EVERY SINGLE photograph we see in a magazine photo shoot or advertisement.

I'm not just talking about the airbrushing- making perfectly smooth flawless skin, though that is bad enough. I'm talking about what they call "reproportioning" which is what is done to make a "more attractive" body shape. (By the way "more attractive" tends to mean unrealistically skinny)

We should never, ever compare ourselves to these pictures. Know who I compare myself to? The other women at the gym. So many different ages, races, and body shapes all working on improving their health. And none of them are flawless, even the most fit.

Love yourselves, ladies. Don't let the crap they throw at us get you down!
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Yvonne2525

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 14:38
I so agree!! When I was younger I weighed 140 and wore I size 9. I have a medium body frame. I have large breast, hips and a butt. At that weight I thought I was fat and I was depressed. I did not understand my body and I did not have an realistic view. Partially because the family members I am shaped like did not live in the same city as me. I agree we need to know our body shape and be happy with it. We can not look at others and think that is how were are suppose to be shaped or look. I hope many more people see this. This is a big problem!
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k8yk

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 14:49
I'm like you Yvonne, I lost weight before and I got to 160something and size 10/12, but I still thought I was fat. I was never happy with my weight loss and I'm sure this is why I gained it all back. Now, I'm happy even at 196 pounds size 14. I love my body no matter what size. And I even love past 287 pound me and am proud of my past self for making the decision to change Smile

I'm always glad when this topic gets dug back up, because it isn't about how you look, it's how you feel about how you look! Confidence and a smile are the most attractive physical attributes, regardless of size, IMO.
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klbarcaskey

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 15:09
this is awesome. i am actually thinner than a few of the models pictured, and i sometimes look at girls like jessica alba or kim kardashian and wonder why i cant put on weight like they do, in all the right places, and no celulite to be seen. i loved getting to see the before pictures.
Yvonne2525

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 15:13
So true!! I hope young girls are able to read this and be encouraged.
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amy1flite

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Posted: 25 May 2010, 04:38
I just had a chance to look at that...
My 13 year old's school is taking graduation pictures tomorrow and there was a package that included "touched up" pictures for 7 dollars more. She was upset with me when i told her no. She's a beautiful girl who doesn't need photo touch up's to make her look even more pretty!
busymary

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Posted: 28 May 2010, 09:10
Sadly the link isn't working any more but I found another with similar content for those who are interested:
http://www.primebeautyblog.net/unattainable-beauty/

I was shocked as well.
"You should never look down upon a person unless you are helping them up"- Anonymous
gcramsey

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Posted: 28 May 2010, 09:22
Here is another one with a few of the same pictures. This one has a few men in it too.

Before & After

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arianalj

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Posted: 28 May 2010, 15:19
Thanks guys...I have a 17 month old so I have a minute before I have to worry about that with her. But I do have a 12yr old niece who will benefit from this...thank you again.

Felita
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bruce1354

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Posted: 28 May 2010, 16:08
You may have seen this ad for Dove soap. Still blows me away.


Dove ad "evolution"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U
k8yk

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Posted: 28 May 2010, 20:09
I edited the original post with your link, gcramsey. Thanks!

Love that Dove ad. Just goes to show that we can make anyone look like anything. But nobody is flawless. Not a single human being.

Love yourself, flaws and all!
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