Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Khloe Kardashian's Weight Struggles

In case you haven't noticed, I'm pretty much a sucker for reality TV. I recently watched an episode of Khloe and Lamar (a Kardashian spinoff on E!), which focused on Khloe's impression of her weight. While she initially said that she was okay with her weight in spite of the criticism she faced (in fact, she believed it was a testament to her self confidence and desire to be a good role model that she hadn't engaged in extreme efforts to lose weight), she later changed her tune somewhat and admitted to insecurities.

In some ways, I can relate with Khloe. I've mentioned how I have some VERY skinny and beautiful family members who don't seem to 'get' the weight battle. Khloe seems to be similarly situated in that she has four slim and beautiful sisters and a mother, all of whom don't really seem to 'get' it either. However, she is probably more painfully encumbered by a sense of deep insecurity being surrounded by Hollywood types as well.

The episode also reminded me how glad I am not to be in the public spotlight with my weight issues. While publicity MIGHT serve to get me in the gym more frequently, it would be so frustrating that every gain or loss would be so closely scrutinized. I can't imagine. My family is bad enough, I think. And since I choose to keep my surgery to myself, it would be even more frustrating. Now, saying that, Khloe does live a glamorous life...great house and furnishings, great clothes (and beautiful engagement ring!), great connections, money at her disposal, etc., etc. If forced to choose, would you rather have the privacy or the fabulous lifestyle?

Above are a couple of pictures of Khloe. She has yo-yoed a bit with her weight in the last few years as the pictures show.


  1. I bought the US magazine where she talked about her weight in there and felt sad for her. But, we all have family like that. My husband's family is the worst. To the point where I can't even stand to be around them. What's sad is his dad is a very big man but he prefers to pick on me for my weight. It's killing him right now that I've lost so much. So, he still tries to tear me down. :(

    I think another thing Khloe thinks is going against her but I think it's going FOR her is that she's 5' 10". I'd rather be tall than petite any day. :)

  2. I am sorry about your FIL trying to tear you down. I hope he will stop that behavior. It can't be good for you to be around him. :(

    I agree with you about the height. I am not 5'10, but I feel fortunate for every fraction of an inch I have since it does help to hide some of the weight.