If losing weight, getting in shape, and improving your health as well as your physical appearance are part of your goals for 2011, chances are stocking your ‘fridge with healthy foods, taking the pizza delivery place off speed dial, and making plans for wardrobe changes (hey, you’re gonna need smaller sizes, right?) aren’t the only preparations you should make.

You might need to prepare your psyche, too.

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Raven-Symone Unhappy With Recent Weight Loss Attention

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  1. It’s is a difficult balance because in essence, most women want to be considered beautiful, but very smart women do not want to be viewed solely as sexual objects and nothing else. Many insult Raven because they think she is being arrogant now (part of the culture that those who are “thin” should have no complaints/problems), but it is understandable if people appreciate you for intelligence and now that is gone. The problem is this ridiculous EITHER/OR that is established where a woman can be beautiful OR smart and NEVER both. That is the core issue of the stupidity.

  2. In 2009 I lost weight – and size – via exercise. The attention to my appearance made me extremely uncomfortable – I felt objectified. I know that folks were being complimentary, esp. since I’d had a heart attack they were pleased to see me looking so well.
    It had been a very long time since anyone commented on my looks, maybe since I was a teenager. When I was a teenager, some of that attention was inappropriate.
    My best advice – which works for a regular person like me, and should work for a celebrity too – is to just say “thank you” when you are complimented, and change the subject back to the other person. Don’t let it progress into a conversation about your body, that’s where the discomfort resides. Set the boundary on what you will discuss!

  3. @ Trudy – Good points. I especially like the idea of “either/or.”

    @ Eloise – Great advice! & thanks for sharing your story :)

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