Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Slimming Programs

Flipping through the newspapers, since i started reading them, i can't help but notice, no, no, STARE at those adds with before and astonishing after pictures. I hate them! I mean, what's wrong with being who u are? Why do girls have to be skin, bones and straightened hair to be pretty? Whats wrong with the way i am? I am in shape, round is a shape!

Actually... i'm triangle... haha, u know bottom heavy? I am what those beauty magazines consider an A type figure. No, this isn't education, A isn't good. X is good. An A type figure girls is a girl with... to put it simply, A means u have skinny to normal arms, no boobs and a fat ass.

Which is exactly what i am. I wore a low cut top yesterday and i couldn't help but stare at my chest and say "i'm soooo thin". U can see my stupid ribs and no longkang.

But i'm NOT thin. My body just allocates all the fat to my thighs, stupid.

So, the other day, my mom brought me to Midvalley for a promotion with this slimming centre, apparently u pay 18bucks for a trial and a consultation. Man, i hate the consultation, that's where they ask u to strip(of course undies are kept on) and point out all your imperfections.

Like i said, i'm an A, so i'm bottom heavy and my arms are normal... i like my arms. But to them my arms are fat. !?!? Hello! If u say my ass is huge i'd understand u but my arms are fat??? Go to bloody hell.

Then they pulled my biceps a certain way to make my arms look thinner and said i'm supposed to look that way. Come on, if my arms looks that way i look anorexic!

In the consultation they explained this, that and that, then they don't just give u a price. They ask u what your budget is. I crapped, i said my budget is RM300 to maybe RM500. And guess what?? Their cheapest price ever, which is also their student price, since it old them i don't have a part time job, is RM500, are u surprised?

Stupid smart marketing woman!

Then they find ways to use your words against u. They'll ask, if not for the price, do u think this package is worth it? And u know, it comes to the point when u are so fed up with them, u'd just say yes?

Then they've got u. They introduce some instalment payment plan, u pay how much first and then how much later since the u agreed the 'package is worth it'.

Since i wouldn't part with my savings, she tried a new strategy, she asked... if your mom pays for u do u think its worth it?? Only one thought went through my mind, she's gonna use my answer against my mom.

Bitches!! And they gurantee u 2-8 cm loss in your trial session. And yeah, i lost 7.1cm or something like that. Sounds good huh? To lose 7cm off your waist just like that in 35minutes??

But it's nothing when u know their trick. They measure each thigh at three parts... u know once near your knee, one more time mid thigh and then near the butt. Then they measure ur butt. Then hips, waist. Upper waist. And then just below the bust. And of course both my arms.

So after the trial they remeasure everything, they took so long! So even if u just lose 0.3cm here and there, it adds up. Which means i hardly lost anything.

The old fashion way to getting a better body is still exercise... i'll be going jogging after this...

Actually, exercise isn't the best. Because u can't choose which part of your body's fats u want to burn. Example: Hillary Swank, the star of Million Dollar Baby lost a cup size after all her preparations to play the role of a boxer. Get what i mean?



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15 comments:

supplementals said...

oh wow... i've always wanted to know what goes on in slimming promotions

sue lin said...

Hahahahahahahahaha
Go try la one day. Say u got beer belly.

MaS said...

undies ???? is it the same as panties ????? how about ur bra ???? oohhhh .... perverted slimming ppl ....... or shud i say bloodsuckers ???? well ... dats how ppl make a living though ..... rite ??? hahaha .... it is true wat i am saying rite .... sooo ... yeah ....

u lost 7.1 cm !!!! sure or not ???? accumalated is it ????? dunno lor ..... hahahaha ....

sue lin said...

undies is panties AND bras right larrrr =P What for the two ladies wanna see me topless?

ya, 7 something cm accumulated la, nothing one accually, i looked at all the values just .something only, like 0.4 la or 0.3 la. The gurl measuring can easily cheat.

Jazzy*Pam said...

Gosh sue lin! what da hell are u doing there anyway? lols, u're not fat or something! the A type that u say u r isn't bad at all! u just gotta flaunt what u've got.

but great post, coz me too have always want to know what goes on in those slimming programmes places! lols

yeeli said...

hey, i know people hate to exercise these days, because it's troublesome and need lots of work. But exercise is 1 of the cheapest and healthiest way to lose weight, besides, u wun look aneroxic because exercise enable u to build up muscle. It's good to sweat once in a while, those slimming programme works but think of the money that u need to spend. U could try it!~ =D

sue lin said...

Thanks soo much for the comments Cheryl and Yee Li!!!

Haha, i went there for a trial ma Cheryl, RM18 only. And i do flaunt what i have... my arms and my shoulders... thats what i like about myself, that's why i was sooo shocked when they told me my arms are fat. Idiots!!

Yee Li, ya lor, exercise is still the healthiest and cheapest way. But u know la, people these days are sooo sooo lazy. Hehe, like me. Aiyahhhhh.. MUST go jogging again tomorrow, today didn't go. =( Haha

Joey said...

I read The Star tat day and this lady wrote about the same thing.
haha...she also said they cheat ppl by adding up ALL the places n tell u a nice big figure like 8cm when its only . something in each area. hehehe...
Marketing strategies.
But it does make me wonder bout those Before, After pics. So real...or photoshopped?

Jazzy*Pam said...

lol, what they said bout ur arms. it's marketing strategies remember? lols, besides, who cares what those idiots say? ;)

yeeli said...

yea, if they want people to slim down at their centre, sure they critisize u even though ur ok, believe in urself!~

MaS said...

wow wow ... such response ..... im surprised ..... hahahaha ......

sue lin said...

Ya lor Mas, so surprised (and happy =) to see 11 comments.

Joey, good to hear that someone wrote about it too!

And one thing abt those before and after pix right... do u notice that in the before pix, the girls would slouch and wear ugly unflattering clothes to make them look fatter while in those after pix, the girl stands (or sits) up straight and the photo is taken from a certain angle, which makes them look thinner?

Cheryl! Ya lor, who cares what they say right? I'm happy with my arms!! =)

Yee Li, ya lor, when i told my friend abt this she said they made her feel really really fat and she's much thinner than me!!

Jazzy*Pam said...

LOLS! I know! bout the 'before' and 'after' pics i mean. Not only unflattering clothes, those girls would FROWN in the 'before' pics and smile in the 'after' pics. i dunno why, but that's funny to me. lols

sue lin said...

Hahaha, yeah... like the purposely pick out their ugliest pic ever and show it off! =)

sue lin said...

like they* purposely