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LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 2,995
6/3/13 3:42 A

No, not really. Actually, I think the sort of people you're talking about (models, etc.) are often pretty miserable and they are often incredibly wrapped up in keeping their bodies "perfect" to the point where they starve themselves, have eating disorders, etc. Their bodies don't make them happy.

Besides, what's perfect?

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6/3/13 2:34 A


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6/3/13 2:19 A


FISHER011 Posts: 1,600
6/3/13 1:19 A

No, but I would like to have the body I had when I was 17 emoticon


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6/3/13 1:14 A


ERINTFG SparkPoints: (42,829)
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6/2/13 9:54 P

I don't want a so-called "perfect" body. I want a healthier body. I'd like it to be more toned. But I have no desire to look like the skinny starved models that our society is trying to tell us are the only acceptable bodies.

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6/2/13 8:42 P

Not perfect but more toned!

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JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,144
6/2/13 8:30 P

It doesn't have to be "perfect" just within the range of what is normal for me. I would be very happy with that.

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6/2/13 6:50 P

just 70 pounds thinner;-)

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6/2/13 5:49 P

Not really, it gives me a purpose for my eating plan!!!!!!! emoticon

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6/2/13 4:32 P


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6/2/13 4:27 P

Define "perfect"

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6/2/13 2:44 P

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
6/2/13 1:59 P

No...because my kids' father is not really attracted to society's definition of "the perfect body." I weighed about 240lbs when we met, and even though I was heavy, I barely had a stomach because I hadn't had any kids yet. I got KIND OF a belly now because it's been stretched out, and I'm fat. However, the only reason I'm trying to get to 175 is for health. I want to be overweight instead of morbidly obese.
If I had been svelte, I would not have the exact kids that I do now.

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6/2/13 12:21 P


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GYPSYROVER Posts: 3,240
6/2/13 11:51 A

I'll settle for being able to bend over emoticon

JAMINURSE Posts: 3,159
6/2/13 11:50 A

Perfection is not reality. I wasted a lot of effort in my 20's longing for the perfect body. Now in my late 40's, I want to be strong and healthy. Those things, most certainly are achievable.


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5/31/13 9:23 P


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KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 1,790
5/31/13 7:53 P

I don't think there is anything like the perfect body because everyone's body is different.

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5/31/13 7:41 P

yes, whatever that is

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
5/31/13 5:08 P

no, never

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5/31/13 3:42 P

There's no such thing as a "perfect" body, our goal should be a healthier and improved version of our own body, one that makes us feel comfortable, energized, healthy and beautiful.

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5/31/13 3:36 P

I lost all the excess weight - but I CAN"T seem to tighten the skin! I'd give ANYTHING for that!!!!

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DLDROST Posts: 8,082
5/31/13 3:33 P

Healthy is more important

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
5/31/13 2:16 P

I never wished to have a perfect body. I would like a better body or I would not be here, but I love my body it is good to me, now I just need to be better to it.

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
5/31/13 11:53 A

Not perfect but newer wit a little less wear and tear and a little skinnier..

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5/31/13 11:18 A

a new one but it doesn't have to be perfect

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DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
5/31/13 10:54 A

I wish I had my younger body. I hated it at the time - I always wanted to be taller, thinner, with a longer waist and much less of a butt - but dang I did NOT appreciate what I had at the time!

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5/31/13 10:38 A

my body is perfect. for me. bigger or smaller, it doesn't matter. it took a long time for me to get there, but i love my body. sure some days i feel nit-picky and wish something was smaller or flatter, or not so jiggly, but over all it's all good. i use SP to be healthier and feel better, and if a more stereotypically "perfect" body happens as a side effect, so be it. but i love myself in all my jiggly chubby glory, as is. :)

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5/28/13 11:05 A

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5/28/13 10:58 A

According to my BF, my body is perfect already ;)

Do I wish I was stronger and faster? Sure, but I'm working on it.

Acne free skin would be nice, but that ship sailed when I was 12 and I don't need a self-cooking kitchen, but a self-cleaning one would be awesome. Who knows, with technology these days, it might just happen.

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5/28/13 10:30 A

Absolutely! I also wish I had a million dollars. I wish I had clear skin that never had a pimple. I wish I had a self-cleaning house & a self-cooking kitchen.

I WISH for a lot of things....doesn't make it happen though! Just makes daydreaming fun! :)

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
5/28/13 10:25 A

No, I do not wish for a "model perfect body."

Firstly, the media-ideal is unrealistic for anyone.
Secondly, even if I liked the media-ideal of "perfect" (which I don't), I could NEVER achieve it. I'm 48 and have had kids; I can tone my body to a degree, but I'm never going to look like Beyonce....

Why covet a look that is unrealistic-to-unachievable? That only leads to feeling bad about my "imperfections." And I'm not about to go through the rest of my life focusing on the shame of each and every "trouble spot."

I just want to be healthy, and fit in "regular sizes" of clothes.

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5/28/13 10:20 A

not really. I would like to have a smaller body that is more healthy.

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,004
5/28/13 9:47 A

Content with what I have now and working to make some refinements.

5/28/13 9:43 A

not perfect but at leat better then it is now.

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5/28/13 8:44 A

I can't say that I would want a model's body, as that's not what I consider "perfect", but there are things I wish I could change about myself, yes. However, the longer I am on this journey of self-improvement, the more I am learning to accept the things about myself that I can't change.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
5/28/13 8:42 A

My idea of perfect is more like a fitness model than a fashion model but I still wouldn't say that I "wish" I looked like a fitness model - more like I work really hard so that eventually I will look like one LOL! I may never get there but I'm getting very healthy and enjoying myself so that's what matters.

ELMA1913 Posts: 5,051
5/28/13 8:29 A

Perfect? My husband thinks my body is perfect no matter what I weigh. Do I wish some parts would be better, yes. Is it going to happen, no.

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5/28/13 8:27 A

My body is almost perfect. The only thing wrong with me is mild asthma. I'd rather have a body that functions perfectly than one that looks perfect based on some skewed media standard.

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5/28/13 8:03 A

So, models bodies are the definition of perfect? If that's the case, then no way. They all look too thin and go through a lot to maintain that. Also, the photos you see are probably airbrushed so any imperfection would be "magically" erased.

I honestly think people look better with a bit of meat on their bones. And I am short and curvy. Even at my thinnest, there's no way I'd look like a model. But, I can run a half marathon faster when I am thinner.

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5/28/13 5:02 A


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5/28/13 3:36 A

Sure, but at 78 it aint gonna happen.

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5/28/13 3:14 A


2UNHEALTHY Posts: 2,231
5/28/13 12:51 A

Well now whose definition of perfect are we talking about?

Skinny models are not at all what I dream of looking like and to me, in my opinion, they are not what 'perfect' looks like. There really is no 'perfect'...there will (MUST) always be a flaw.

As for having 'flat abs' I would call that fit, athletic, muscular, etc...not perfect.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,874
5/27/13 11:36 P

Yes I do. Even though I know they are airbrushed

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5/27/13 11:13 P

No. Because even the models in the pictures you see don't have bodies like that. They are airbrushed and photoshopped to no end to create that "perfect" body.

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5/27/13 11:06 P

It's not something I wish for. I am old enough to know that a perfect body is just that and doesn't guarantee a happy and fulfilling life. What I do wish for is a faster metabolism so I don't have to count calories.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,777
5/27/13 10:22 P

I do! I keep seeing those underwear models and wish : "I wish I had her body!".

But that's not realistic as even models have their on and off season, seasons where they are perfect, and seasons where they are less than perfect.

Still, I can't help wishing I had flat abs etc.

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