July 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm #894majencoParticipant
Okay I don’t want to get into another debate about whether or not there is something wrong with Kristian Alfonso ie. the weight issue but I have another observation. She is dehydrated. If you listen carefully when she speaks after almost every line you can hear a tiny "clicking" sound from in her mouth. It’s the sound you make when your mouth is dry and you need a glass of water. It happens with disturbing frequency and once you notice it you will have a hard time paying attention to anything else. Now I don’t know if this is the result of some sort of medication she is taking but people with eating disorders are often dehydrated. Has anyone else noticed this?July 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm #1465053tdogsParticipant
I thought that Kristen had added about 3 or 4 lbs because she didn’t look as gaunt (to me anyway) the past month…for awhile there I thought she was trying for an acting gig as an anorexic character…I know actresses are usually trim – but she wasn’t trim she was bone! Sami to me, looks healthy and fit and has a good figure as does Nicole, and Chloe. Even an older woman like Kate, looks fit. Hope, looks ill, not just with the model cheekbones. She is a beautiful woman but I hope she doesn’t loose anymore weight…look at her neck next time, you can see each throat bone – not pretty.July 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm #14654PattiParticipant
and I have noticed it for quite a while now. I have read some pretty nasty RUMORS that Kristian is suffering from anorexia; I just hope it is not true, but there are days, especially when she is wearing something sleeveless, that I think, OMG what happened to this beautiful woman?July 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm #14656caseyParticipant
though I can’t comment on anorexia – that would be pretty serious indeed.July 18, 2010 at 10:32 pm #14659BonbonParticipant
I haven’t noticed it myself, but Hope was always a heavy smoker. I don’t know if she still is but heard Peter was often on her case to quit. It could be a result of so many years of smoking.
I’ll agree she is thin but I’ve never thought of her as anorexic, I don’t think she’s THAT thin. I would defend her much more strongly if it wasn’t for her shape when she was younger. She was definitely more "meaty" then. But, who knows, maybe that’s just the way she is. Some people are naturally skinny.
I used to work with a girl that said people cant’ seem to understand it when you can’t gain any weight no matter what you do. She said it just made her cry to hear people talk about wanting to lose weight when she’d give her right arm to gain some. So, that said, I’ll have to refrain from criticism regarding her weight until I know for sure what the deal is.July 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm #14662powerpaw2Participant
But I was concerned about her weight (or lack thereof) a couple of years ago. I hope and pray Kristian doesn’t have an eating disorder. She is such a beautiful woman and a wonderful actress. The following blurb is from her official website:
How did Kristian lose weight and how does she stay so thin?
"I wish I could say I know some secret for losing weight," Kristian says, "but there really is no magic pill. There is only one way to do it: Eating sensibly and exercising regularly."
Kristian has tried every fad diet under the sun, but as many of us know from experience, they rarely work. These days, she maintains her svelte figure by eating in moderation and trying not to eat after 7 pm. She also drinks a lot of water. Don’t underestimate the importance of this! Not only will it help you lose weight, but it will keep your skin clear and your hair shiny!
Kristian likes to be outside, so she tailors her exercise regimen around that, alternating between bicycling, hiking and (lately) basketball.
"I keep myself in check by weighing myself daily," Kristian adds. "A lot of doctors will tell you not to weigh yourself that often, but for me, I find it’s the only way I can make sure I’m not cheating myself. Different things work for different people, so find what works for you and stick with it."
It also says her contract runs through July 2010, so not sure how current the website data is.July 19, 2010 at 12:49 am #14666DeeLanParticipant
I agree about some people having a problem gaining weight. We say we’d love to have that problem but I had a cousin who couldn’t gain weight for anything. He started drinking diet drinks (at that time it was Metracal) along with a regular meal for the extra calories to try to gain.
On to Hope. I use to think she had muscular arms, at least her upper arms when she wore something sleeveless. They were still skinny but very muscular so always thought she just worked out a lot.July 19, 2010 at 2:19 am #14672GoodyParticipant
effecting her jaw hinge? That would also make it difficult to eat.
GoodyJuly 19, 2010 at 10:09 am #14674SWParticipant
fact that the show is done in HD, she’s feeling a little "self-conscious" about how she comes across? It seems like the TV tends to add the appearance of weight so they feel the need to be very, very thin. I remember meeting a couple of different soap stars and thinking "wow, the camera does make them look different." She is still a beautiful woman as far as I am concerned. I seem to remember reading that she has always had to watch what she eats having come from an Italian family (think pasta lovers?). She said she exercises too.July 19, 2010 at 11:05 am #14677BonbonParticipant
Days is not filmed in HD. I don’t know why because it seems the soaps on the other channels are. I wish they’d get on the ball and start. Shows much less popular than Days are in HD, why aren’t they?July 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm #14679imported_JennMParticipant
This subject comes up from time to time, and I need to remind you all that this is venturing into personal criticism of the actress which is not permitted here.
JennJuly 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm #14680MKParticipant
I have noticed the "clicking" sounds too from Hope! I am so glad you brought this up because I have noticed this for a while now. I noticed it more last week when she was on screen more. It really annoys me. It’s distracting. It does sound like her mouth is extremely dry. If she does drink a lot of water, maybe it is the cigarettes that are making her mouth dry. Last week, I had mentioned the loud "sighs" that Dr. Baker makes and Lucas, Sami, and Stefano too. That bothers me a little.
Another thing that bugs me, is that sometimes the jewelry (namely, the bracelets) the women wear will clink and clank and make all kinds of noises when the actress is talking. I’ve noticed this most especially with Kate, Stephanie, and Hope. It drives me so crazy!
It really is funny on the little things we observe. I’ve always been an observant person: taking in people’s mannerisms, habits, way they talk, etc. I really wish that sometimes I don’t notice the little things like that since they tend to bug me though I do like being very observant!July 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm #14681mommytutuParticipant
It doesn’t make you click while you talk, but it will definitely make your jaw pop when you chew.July 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm #14682GoodyParticipant
if anything I said crossed the line and was inappropriate.
GoodyJuly 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm #14683majencoParticipant
No offense is intended against Kristian. I like her a lot actually. I really just wanted to see if anyone else heard the clicking sound. I figured the weight thing would come up though. Sorry Jenn.
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