Much as I admire Madonna for her creativity, her courage, her endless capacity to reinvent herself, her determination and all her talents, I was shocked to see the results of her strict fitness regime in the Daily Mail. I suddenly understood why the dress H&M designed for her in 2006 wasn’t sleeveless.
Some call it willpower or self-discipline, but to me it seems like she’s lost control over her fear of getting fat. Personally, I’m proud I can say no to my daily exercise when I don’t feel like it and yes to breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and even dessert.
But how does that make me worth £350342 more than Madonna?
According to a widget developed by my former colleagues in London, that’s what our price difference would be if we were both worth our weight in gold. In my favour.
If you want to find out your value in gold, enter your details in the widget or go the Postgoldforcash website.
Of course, the developers intended the widget as a playful way to make potential customers aware of the rising gold price, in order to convince them that it’s very lucrative to sell broken jewellery or unwanted gold coins to the gold buying company.
But by focussing on bodyweight and valuing skinny people less than healthy people, I think they offer a helping hand in the battle against eating disorders, which means a lot to me. And perhaps it’s not even entirely coincidental. After all, the face of Postgoldforcash is Anne Diamond, whose problems with her weight have been widely covered by the British media. My conclusion is: Postgoldforcash might just be a commercial company with a hidden, humanitarian agenda.