You should be ashamed of yourself.
It has been a long time since I have seen an article so filled with thin-is-in, fat-phobic propaganda penned by someone I believed to be an intelligent, self-assured woman.
You have spent your entire life battling a "weight problem", for what?
Because you cannot believe that anyone will see you as beautiful if you don't weight 125 pounds?
Please don't tell me it was for your health, because yo-yo dieting is much more hazardous to your health than being overweight.
And you know we know you've spent years yo-yo dieting.
Every time anything has worked you have sold that system like nobody's business.
"If it can make me thin & beautiful, it can work for anyone!"
Now you're blaming it on your thyroid and medications and depression.
You, me and the rest of America know why you have a weight problem.
You don't exercise enough, you eat too many of the wrong things, and you are (most likely) genetically predisposed to be heavy.
Quit making excuses!
More importantly, quit promoting fat-phobic propaganda!
How many American women look up to you and consider you a role model?
Here you are talking to them like they, too, should feel like utter failures if they can't lose the weight and keep it off.
You are suggesting that they, too, should make "many trips to various doctors" until they get a diagnosis they can blame their "weight problem" on.
Please stop suggesting that women cannot be beautiful, healthy and fat.
Please stop focusing entire shows, magazine articles, series, interviews on how uncool it is to be fat.
You are no longer a young cub-reporter who has to look "just so" in order to stay on the air.
Of all people, you are in the best position ever to be able to help women feel better about being normal sized instead of super-model sized.
Please, please learn to let go of your personal demons and accept who you are, so that you can begin to help other American women accept who they are.
Remember: Health is important. Size is not.
A Fat, Fierce, Fabulous Femme