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Celebrity Muffin Tops

I may or may not have bought a Forbes magazine to cover up the copy of “In Touch” that I picked up at the airport the other day.

While flipping through it (and by “it” I mean the trashy celeb mag) I noticed that there was an “upclose” on Christina Applegate playing football and a quote about her post baby body vs. Jessica Alba’s post baby body.  And then on page 20 there’s a photo inset of Amy Adams with a quote “I have a muffin top, and that’s okay right now.”

Amy Adams Muffin Top Muppets

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And on the next page there is Angelina Jolie. Someone please give her the top of a muffin to eat. For reals.

Angelina Jolie celebrity mom

Celebrity magazines run unrealistic articles shining a big light on the stars who lose their baby weight in 2 weeks.  They also seem to feel the need to turn the spotlight on the moms who haven’t reached their pre-pregnancy form quite that fast, as if they are an anomoly. In 6 months they’ll be running new headlines for Christina and Amy: “How I lost 15 pounds!” gasp! miracle!  It’s ridiculous.

I feel almost cliche ripping on the celebrity magazines and how they mess with our body image and perception of reality. But what I can’t stand anymore is this obsession with covering those topics like breaking news. Do you think I’m really at home dying because someone’s got a muffin top. I’m high-fiving them in my head!  We’re obsessed with looking into celebrities lives and looking at pictures of them doing real things, like drinking a latte or going to the grocery store, but apparently we want them portrayed as supernatural when it comes to having babies.

For heaven sakes, can we all just have permission to not fit into our  jeans the day we leave the hospital? Nay, even 6 months from walking out the doors? Everyone needs a minute with their muffin top. It’s a fact of life.

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  6. Michelle Gardner 12/03/2011 at 2:46 pm

    I feel that “Muffin” permission gives you new perspective. Less worrying about what I am eating or not eating and how much time I am at the gym. And I have realized that being skinny hurts! Once I started loosing weight I noticed more elbows in my stomache a bounce from a kid on my lap hurt a lot more. That “muffin” was a protector from those toddler elbows and knees!

  7. Stephanie Porter 12/02/2011 at 2:16 pm

    My minute has stretched into … 5 years. 😉

  8. Kristen 12/02/2011 at 10:49 am

    WOOT!

  9. Jeff 12/02/2011 at 9:53 am

    I’m presently enjoying the man-version of a muffin top – the “spare tire” – at the moment as sympathy weight after my wife’s three pregnancies. It’s winter in MN so only crazies are marching around without their shirts on.

  10. Shannon 12/02/2011 at 8:53 am

    LOL – Layers work best for covering the muffin. I should know right now… 🙂

  11. Erica Fehrman 12/02/2011 at 8:02 am

    While Angelina is thin, I think she’s starting to look more tired than sexy. I did notice that Amy Adams is a little curvier in The Muppets than in her previous movies, and was glad that she looked healthy and like a regular person in society (though still a very beautiful regular person 🙂 ).

    Oh and, in this Brangelina Clan picture, did those two kids in front beat each other up?

  12. Heather 12/02/2011 at 7:51 am

    I am nowhere near my pre-baby weight – but nor do I try very hard. (It’s hard with all of the snacks calling my name from the cupboards.) But, I figure that it takes 9 months to put it on, you should get 9 months to take it off. Even then your body isn’t the same as it was before you were pregnant. Just see what you can’t get off as a sign you were lucky enough to get to be a mom.

  13. Tracy Bennett 12/02/2011 at 7:13 am

    Thank you for posting this! I got CLOSE to my pre-baby weight once, about 3 years later. Now I’m 12 lbs over and pregnant again–having children is a blessing not everyone gets–so just be grateful you can experience it at all.