The problem with those Pinterest things is that stuff like that is what media is these days and it's not created by Cosmo or TV or a bunch of gay guys looking for walking coat hangers for their fashion shoots. It's created by the girls themselves. It's internalized at such a young age that "growing up" isn't yet a possibility. And then it is held there deep inside the psyche for a very very long time. My grandmother learned it and passed it to my mother. My mother learned it and both of them passed it to me. Nothing in life is as important to a woman as what she looks like. Everything will depend on it. Even the freakin' US Secretary of State can't enjoy her success without the whole world commenting on the size of her thighs.
Originally Posted by TheyCallMeLazarus
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2