A Single Girl, A Single Year, and A Love for all things Bridget Jones.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Bridget on the Scale
"Obviously will lose 20 pounds; number two..."
I'm re-reading Bridget Jones's Diary (shocking, I know), and I came to the part where she actually crosses the threshold that she's dreamt of for 18 years, 119 lbs. Her friends immediately make her self-conscious about it, implying that she looks tired and has lost most of it in her cup-size. She resolves to eat 8,000 calories a day and not weigh herself so as to resume more natural shape. She succeeds! Now, that's what I call good goal-setting.
I completely know what her friends are thinking. She probably suffered from the "bobble-head" effect. That's what I refer to as the effect of losing weight so quickly that your face can't catch up. If you've ever been around girls with eating disorders (translation: if you went to college), you probably have noticed the bobble-head effect firsthand.
Having lost a fair amount of weight over the last year, re-reading this part made me terribly self-conscious as well. What are my friends not telling me? Do I look like a bobble-head? Chest deflated? Tired, haggardly? I think I'll go have a chocolate chip cookie, just in case. After all, WWBJD?