July 12, 1964, Sunday. Starting to lose weight and get a tan.
Pearl, Carolyn Happy and I went to the Wall (beach at Santa Monica Pier.) Everyone was there. I didn’t talk to many people. We left and went to Toes (beach in Playa Del Rey.) But no place to park, so we went home and got dressed. Pearl picked me up and we went to the Saffron Meeting, where we discussed what we were going to do to entertain the Lion’s Club, (Our Sponsors.) I thought of the show the Blair Hills Association put on. I told them I would try to get the script. Pearl and I went to Shultzey’s across the street. Bob was having a party so we went in, but no one good was there, so we went to Fosters to get some people. A few came back with us. Party broke up about 10:30 and I went home. I’ve been taking diet pills and can’t eat. I’ve lost weight since yesterday. Want to weight 115 lbs. I weigh 125 lbs right now and I’m 5’4” – my model weight is 110 lbs, so I’m 15 lbs over weight.
I was obsessed with becoming Model thin over the Summer…. According to Normal Ranges I was 5 lbs under the average weight of 130 lbs, but being average wasn’t good enough for me in 1964. I had a distorted body image.
For a woman who is 64 inches tall, or 5 feet 4 inches, a healthy weight would be between about 116 and 145 pounds, with about 130 pounds being average. This weight calculation is according to the Hamwi formula, which many health practitioners use to determine optimal weight based on a person’s height.
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