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12-31-2007, 12:01 PM
Did the title get your interest? Mine too.

I am not sure what to think of this new show on lifetime. Every time I see the previews I feel something different from amazed to embarrassed to empowered, to just plain "oh my stars!" :dizzy: Since I can't decide if I like the idea of this show, I was wondering how you all feel about it.

12-31-2007, 12:02 PM
Haven't heard of it! I would love to check it out though.

12-31-2007, 12:19 PM
It is about liking what you have and that no one is airbrushed model perfect. The concept is good about changing the idea of what is beautiful. That is the part I am looking forward to. It starts Friday I think.

12-31-2007, 12:19 PM
I've watched it on Slice in Canada -- it's a good show that really focuses on the participants perception of themselves. (they also do this product testing segment with dozens of women wearing only their undies -- but the refreshing part is the product testers are real people of all sizes who all look great)
I encourage you to check it out -- ya know how flipping through magazines can make you feel down about yourself? This show is a refreshing break from that.

12-31-2007, 12:46 PM
It is a good show. Great to see real women in all sorts of sizes.

12-31-2007, 03:33 PM
I'm intrigued. I'll be sure to watch this one.

Miss Casey
12-31-2007, 05:08 PM
Sounds interesting. I'll be watching it. I just set my DVR to record it.

12-31-2007, 06:01 PM
oooh is it an american version of the uk show? there's been about two/three series of how to look good naked over here with the presenter Gok Wan headlining it. It's a really good show to be honest - moreso for his presenting skills as well. He basically focuses on one women each show and gets them down to their underwear and discusses why they feel bad about themselves etc and basically bit by bit he builds their confidence and self worth back up so that they are confident in themselves and start accepting their bodies etc - it ends with them doing a naked photo shoot and a catwalk show in underwear!

Can you tell it's one of my favourite shows! :D

link to uk show info: http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/H/htlgn/

01-01-2008, 01:06 AM
The first time I saw a preview, I DVR'd right through it thinking, "yuck!" :(:mad:

But, it does seem like a positive, body-friendly show, so I've decided to check it out. It doesn't seem mean, but if it it, hopefully I can erase it from my memory before it scars me :o:D

01-01-2008, 09:34 AM
I'm looking foward to this show. I'm so tired of women hating on themselves.

01-01-2008, 11:18 PM
I really want to see this show. Makes me think of the old Dove beauty campaign from a couple years ago. I applaud the women who go on the show!

01-01-2008, 11:25 PM
I've been wondering about this new show. The idea sounds neat, but will people respect what the show is trying to do? I, for one, would love to get some positive ideas of how to feel good about myself. I just don't want the show to completely ignore the dangers of obesity. We all know the pitfalls of being overweight, and we are committed to try to improve ourselves. This show will hopefully show us how to be happy with ourselves during our journey.

01-02-2008, 01:18 AM
I've never heard of it until now. I just went to the website and watched the clips though, and I think it's the most fantastic thing I've ever seen! I must admit, when the topic comes up, I'm usually the one joking around and telling people that "No one should see my naked body... not even me!" It's times like these I wish I had cable.

01-02-2008, 06:59 AM
I am going to check this show out...thanks. Also,I LOVE the Dove's campaign for beauty, too.

Goddess Jessica
01-05-2008, 01:22 AM
Soooo cute! I love it. Very body positive!

01-05-2008, 10:47 AM
I watched this last night and thought it was very refreshingly different and positive. Enlightening too, as the only bodies we are generally exposed to are airbrushed and perfect. No way I would have agreed to stand in my underwear or pose nude though. I think I've had nightmares like that before! I thought she was very brave.

01-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Overall, I liked this show and its premise. Too often women of size try to make themselves "invisible" by dressing in schlumpy clothes, poor posture, etc., and the program very clearly demonstrated how those tendencies often have the opposite of the intended effect, or just make you look bigger. I also loved that the "people on the street" were very supportive of Layla, saying "that's what REAL women look like!" It'll be interesting to see what issues the upcoming participants have -- it looks like there aren't only weight-related image problems that will be addressed.

However, one thing that irked me about this show (maybe about life in general :mad: ) is the tendency to objectify women. I'm by no means a prude, but hate, hate, hate that "looking sexy" is the language they revert to when they define what a positive image is. I think that attitude does more damage to women -- and their self-images -- than anything else in this society. I don't want my daughter to acquire the attitude that no matter what hand life deals her, being sexually attractive is the trump card.

Ok, stepping down from my soap box before I fall off! I'm interested to hear what others have to say.

01-05-2008, 11:47 AM
I watched this last night too and was pleasantly surprised. It is nice to know through forums like this and now shows like that one, that most people have body issues and that perfection isn't natural. :)
I don't believe that a person can overcome all their body issues in a week, however, I am not willing to get in front of a national audience in my undies and less in order to find out. She will always have this experience to look back on and remind herself that she is beautiful just the way she is.

01-05-2008, 01:54 PM
I watched the show. The premise is good, and there were some good parts. I especially liked when they showed clips of the same woman dressed 3 different ways, and the frumpy/schlumpy looking outfit, that I have worn variations of myself to hide my body, actually make the woman look the heaviest, and the worst. Dressing that way also gives off signals about lack of confidence.

Overall, though, the show left me feeling a little uncomfortable. Somehow I felt the overall tone was a little patronizing and false. I'm trying to decide if it's me or the show.