Bondage to the Media’s Ideal image, caused my dieting Neurosis (“invisible injury”)

May 7, 1964, Thursday. Dave and I must really like each other, because we fight all the time.

After school I came home and decided to really go on a diet, because Marilyn lost 13 lbs and looks so good. I’ve been doing exercises. I took my measurements and wrote down how much I want to take off 10 lbs. Dave called. We always fight. He got mad because I wanted to go to Don’s party tomorrow night. He can’t go because it’s his Mom’s Birthday, so I promised I wouldn’t go. Lauri came over and told me there was a party in Ladera Heights, so I’ll probably go with her. My play review is do tomorrow and I’m not half way ready, I worked on it from 5:00 to 12:00. I’m not going to school tomorrow.

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My Saffron name was Barbie Doll, because of my hair and all my clothes.  

Hand with Pencil making goals list to lose weight

I took my measurements and wrote down how much I wanted to lose and began my lifetime career of staying within the perfect range of 36-24-36

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My mother bought this Trim Twist Exerciser and being the extremest I am, I twisted for an hour watching TV and couldn’t get out of bed the next day.

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Advertising for losing weight and having a model perfect figure started Fad Diets in 1964, followed by Twiggy in 1966.  I was encouraged to diet if I wanted my Prince to come and have True Love.

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Melba Toast was a favorite diet food, except I could eat the whole box with cottage cheese and a glass of Tomato Juice.

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Another favorite Diet trick in 1964 was a Can of Sego or Metrecal.

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This book promised I’d lose 15 pounds in one month.  All I had to do was diet 5 day’s a week and eat as I please on  weekends.  

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Sugar Free Soda, what a dream that was in 1964.  Who didn’t like Rum and Diet-Rite.

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Bondage to the Media’s Ideal Woman’s image, caused my dieting Neurosis.

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As a child Disney promised, my Prince would come… but when I was 16, the contract had stipulations attached to the fairy tale.  I had to be thin, beautiful and preferably rich.

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MEDIA MADE WOMEN (in the 1960s)

This says it all…..http://www.sallyedelsteincollage.com/content.html?page

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About saffronsrule

Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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