I don't want to be skinny, I want to be strong, I don't just want to be small, I just don't want the fat I have now. I'm doing this to make me happy, not any one else. I'm sick of how I look. Because I don't like it, not because I'm being pressured. But everytime I work out that's all people say I'm doing it "trying to impress someone" No I'm doing it for me. Jackass.
Some women think being skinny will give all of these things. Some of these things are tangible and others are not. If you want to have "skinny arms" eat healthier and exercise. If you want to be loved, being skinny is not going to give you that. You need to love and respect yourself first before you can let someone into your life like that. Being skinny will not fix your problems, working through your problems in a positive way will.
"ultimate goal" As with all quotations, the last pinner left this behind. This should not be the ultimate goal. A strong, well-nourished body should be the ultimate goal. Skinny is not inherently healthy (nor unhealthy).
Bored snacking is just like bored smoking was for me. It was something to do with my time and with my mouth when I didn't have anything I was engrossed in. But food is fuel, and I can always use more water.