As a slightly over-weight woman, hell, I'll even say it, 20 pounds or so, this resonated. You want a female perspective, Tim? I wish I had said all those things, even being only 20 pounds overweight. Considering my height, it really doesn't look like that much, because I'm lucky enough to also be tall-ish.
But, it doesn't matter. Two pounds, five pounds, any pounds, it's too much. When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did that joke about Matthew McConaughey losing 45 pounds and that's what every actress has to do for every movie, it wasn't really a joke. It was truth with a punchline.
And, the truth is, that it is not just actresses. It's every single woman. I have to hate myself every time I eat too much. And I have to hate myself every time that I'm hungry and I want to eat but I feel like I shouldn't. Or I shouldn't eat what I want. Or when I don't want to go to the gym for some horrible workout that I hate.
I saw myself in that screen, I understood it, I felt it and now I'm doing it in the TV.com forum. I cried and laughed and it was great television. It was wonderful. It was vindication.