I would give my eye tooth to look like this but as I have no idea where my eye tooth is, I'll replace that with one of my old rusty back molars. For me an hour glass figure is the epitome of femininity and as out of reach as it is for Olive Oyl or Roseanne Barr.
Every morning my work out includes a torturous assault on my abs with Russian twists, planks and side planks but to no end; my maternal line just doesn't grow us that way.
A recent study, sponsored by Playtex, who in 1955 created the feminine equivalent of Opus Dei's cilice - the girdle, has revealed that while bust and bottom size has remained largely static, the average woman's waist has increased by eight inches in the last sixty years and according to WWW, the shape wear industry is now worth a corpulent $812 billion, with half of British women set to wear control wear over the Christmas period.
The question is, why have we lost our waists? There could be a number of possible reasons, from genetics to highly processed Frankenfoods, the Pill or, perhaps, increased stress. Stress can cause high levels of cortisol which increases visceral fat and leads to women having an android as opposed to gynoid distribution of fat.
On my pinboard there’s a headline from a newspaper which shrieks, “Even a small pot belly can kill!” Some days I feel as if I’m wearing a belt made from glass phials of Anthrax around my waist. One slip and I’m off to meet my maker and it's not my preferred waxy red one.
at least it now seems I am not the only one who needs to get waisted.