Did you watch this programme last night on tv? what did you think? As an obese person trying to lose the weight I was gobsmacked!! Those obese girls/women are now role models for the younger generation, it seems to have gone from one fad of skinny to obese models. Having "fans" on the internet is encouraging obesity, some of the girls are pretty in face with nice hair and confident in their body but it is long term health issues which will be the problem, although I did hear one of the pretty girls saying she had lost 2 stone when she applied for a model agency. I felt so sorry for the girls who had gone to meet the American "model" especially the girl who had the different wigs, her self esteem was so low it was sad. She definitely needs support in her lifestyle. Encouraging obesity is not good, I know I prefer to be slim than obese, I don't want to go out and buy plus size clothes, size 14 will do me nicely, thank you. When I get there I shall be so pleased, I will do it this time as I have found this site and MFP which really is a great incentive to keep going. I wouldn't say I was confident in my obesity , I don't flaunt it but I don't hide in the corner either , if you know what I mean!? Unfortunately there are a lot of young obese people nowadays, is it the fault of the parent? is it peers? is it the system? is it laziness? is it convenience? We know it is a habit you get into, at least it is/was for me. It didn't happen overnight, I wasn't always obese but these young ones seem to have been born into obesity acceptance, which is sad. What ever the reason, obesity shouldn't be flaunted on tv as a good thing, yes its nice to have fashionable clothes and style but lifestyle help, awareness and advice should be more available not quick fix gastric belt/surgery etc, obesity "fans" on the net, acceptance of their size is in my opinion a definite no, no. Hope I haven't offended anyone but I believe that if we are honest with ourselves it is true, obesity is not an overnight "happening". Fat can go on quickly but takes a long time to come off and then its the struggle of keeping it off, but surely it will be worth it in the end??!!