There are SO many reasons to love Salma Hayek, even though she is married to a billionaire who is the CEO of luxury-brands firm PPR, which handles Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Stella Mccartney it could be easy to hate her and her closet. But there is something so girlfriend-y about her, so down to earth that you feel like you could meet for coffee or a cocktail and just hang. Well she recently she was reported talking about how she keeps her curves from spilling over so to speak:
“I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times. Everybody has a weakness (and) mine is food. If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse.”
I SO GET THAT! I have a few pieces of clothing (pants, a dress, and skirts) that have NO stretch that I use to “keep myself in check”. T’ruth be told we ALL know when we have been over indulging or when we are in the “hormone zone” and we are what I like to call “fluffy”, or for the latter literally “puffy”. These are the items that I slip on (or tug up) to assess the “damage” and to see just when I need to reel it in. If I can get them on and they are snug, well then I might have one more week of indulgence, but if there is no hope I have to drop the fork, back AWWWWAAAY from the table so no one will get hurt (namely me!) Personally I avoid scales because numbers are a head game for me but it’s basically the same principle. It’s nice to know that I am not alone in that sort of monitoring….
But ya gotta love Salma for helping to make the rest of us mere mortals not look completely nuts- but more normal (which still may be a bit whacked!)