But for some reason we're all supposed to look like that?
Well, at least we're supposed to feel bad about how we look, so, you know, we'll buy some of those magazines, diet plans, and exercise machines (six easy payments!).
But really have you ever liked someone more because they weighed 5, 10, 15 pounds less? Having that ideal body doesn't make you more intelligent, or charming, or fun to spend time with. Some of the most boring people I've met are the ones who only talk about dieting and exercise (snooze!).
So give yourself a break this New Year. If your jeans feel a bit snug, don't think mean thoughts about yourself, remember how much fun you had making cookies with your sister, laughing with your cousins at that big family dinner... Because you're fabulous just the way you are!