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Pic shows scans of real women (emphasis on REAL) 5' 6" and 145-150 lbs (my ultimate goal)

Reminder to self: THEY are beautiful; this is my goal, be realistic, don't aim for media portrayals

So once upon a time in the not too distant past, too skinny was also perceived as unattractive?




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I'm Jess. I'm starting over for what feels like the thousandth time.

Some of the things I've picked up along the way have stuck with me which is awesome, like substituting whole grains, healthy oils, cooking methods, etc. Thanks to these changes I haven't added any additional weight, but I haven't lost any either.

This time around I need to focus on calories in vs. calories expended. I've already cut back my soda intake from about 72-96 oz of Mt. Dew or other sodas per day to 12 oz. and now drink primarily water, but sometimes orange juice or skim milk.

I'm horrible about eating throughout the day, I just forget to do it some days which I know is bad for metabolism and binging later in the day, so I'm trying to sub in some Slim Fast or similar drink shakes.

I don't snack often but when I do it's usually chips and salsa or French Onion Dip, I've already started the switch to healthier snacks--- veggie straws and peanuts.

Overall the primary area I need to work on is fitness, I just don't get enough in, so that is my target area. I don't have a gym membership, so I've purchased 2 different size stability balls, a yoga mat, and some kettle balls. I had some one-on-one with a personal trainer so I'll probably work in some of our old fitness routines and add in some Spark fitness suggestions as well. The stroller and walking shoes are already at the ready and have been in use quite a bit.

I've already lost 6 pounds since mid-July 2015 with just the little changes and I'm ready to really get at it, but know I do better when I'm on Sparkpeople.

Member Since: 1/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,355

My Goals:
Being realistic with my goals this time and trying not to micromanage everything!

Setting realistic self image goals, not picking and choosing well known celebrities as my ideal body images. My ideal body images are most definitely the pinup type girls of the 50s and 60s. Thin and fit but still curvy.

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Still working on that...

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I am married to the most wonderful guy, Mommy to the two most loving (but agitating) boys I know and now a daughter as well!

I am a reading and movie addict and enjoy spending time lounging around (too much). I love taking my kids outdoors to play but hate when it's too hot or too cold and miserable. I loathe most "exercise" activities but need to get off my tuckus!

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