Starmark International's Fran Schwartz says she would not give up cooking - even if it meant losing weight.
...By contrast, Fran Schwartz, associate director for public relations at Starmark International marketing firm in Fort Lauderdale, said she's overweight and views dieting as a sometimes-necessary evil.
But 5' 6" Schwartz
, who prides herself on her
culinary skills, said she
doesn't have to weigh 120 or 125 pounds, but would like what Orsillo has: to feel comfortable in her
clothes and the way she
looks in them.If offered a trade - 20 pounds, but her
smoking addiction returns, or 20 pounds, but no more enjoying her
own cooking - Schwartz
wouldn't do it.
"I don't feel I need to be model thin," she
said."I'm happy at a size 10.
To fight back, Jaffe said women must define their own acceptable body image - as Schwartz
, who said she
almost always takes the stairs, is putting together a glider workout machine with her
boyfriend and plans to take up golf again.But she
also indicates she's
not too worried about what other people think.
"It's funny ... you look at some of the most famous PR people in Hollywood and many of them are overweight.If you can feel comfortable within yourself and project that image, weight is not a problem," she