On being criticized when she lost weight:
That’s already happened to me. They shame you for it. Same thing happened with Miranda Lambert—I had dinner with her and we were talking about that. She was like, “Should I gain? Should I lose?” But no one actually cares about your health. They just care about aesthetics. It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy.
On how gaining weight means she is happy:
People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight. I’m like, “Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world. For me, when I’m skinny is usually when I’m not doing well. The pressure of being skinny hasn’t got to me, maybe the pressure of being a boss of the machine and to keep going and going. I would just load myself with antibiotics and steroids and b12 shots.
On concentrating on her own health and happiness:
Sometimes it takes a bit of wisdom to learn that oxygen mask mentality, take care of yourself first then others. If you gauge your life on what other people think, you’re going to be in a constant state of panic trying to please everyone. People should just concentrate on their own lives and their own health and their own happiness, and whatever that looks like for you, be happy with it.
… says Kelly in Redbook magazine.
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