Is it hot enough for ya? This kind of heat means fitting in to summer shorts and swimsuits is a must. Some of us may have tried to lose a few pounds to squeeze into last summer's wardrobe, hence the summer diet.
Let me tell you about Kerri. My first job as a make-up artist was back in the 70's on The Donny and Marie Show. The show had been a huge success the previous season, and things in preproduction became hectic. I was by no means a secretary, but help was needed in the production office during the week before taping and I found myself sitting behind a desk as an assistant. In front of my desk was a long, open hallway. I had a front row seat watching everyone walk up and down this corridor. It was a visual lesson in body types and postures.
I became friends with Kerri, the executive secretary of the show's producer. She was a tall brunette, easy going, about 60 pounds overweight. Walking was difficult for her. Carrying the excess weight made her heavy-footed, and rather than walk, she seemed to trudge slowly down the hall. Kerri suffered from a poor self image. She had been heavy all of her life and seemed to feel as though she was supposed to be heavy, as if everyone expected it from her. She was a people pleaser, and her personal needs were dealt with last.