Hi, let me tell you a bit about myself first before you make any suggestions. I'm 19, and trying to get in shape before my wedding. I'm a very petite girl (only 5'3") and I have a similar figure as Jessica Simpson I'd say, except without the thick thighs. I'm 104 pounds (I know, it sounds very skinny), but I am very 'curvy', and that's what I am trying to rid myself of. My hips and chest look disporportionally large compared to the rest of my tiny frame. I don't have any defined muscles on my body because I don't really exercise (because I have exercise-endued asthma). I have been doing the extremely restrictive Atkins diet off and on for about a year now, but I only last a week or so, so it hasn't really done much. I'm on my 4th day as of today, and doing GREAT! I'm really sticking with it extremely well, but if there's something that works better (or keeps the weight off longer), please let me know. Also, are there any exercises that reduce hip size? I've been doing squats and situps (as well at bicep curls and such), and my ass/thighs have never been so sore in my life! BUT... I'm hoping that will give me some great definition in my legs. Running/jogging is NOT an option because last time, I went into the hospital because I couldn't breathe. Also, I can't do too much because I have a severe back injury with disc and vertebrae problems. All in all, if anyone who knows a lot about this sort of thing PLEASE suggest some exercises that will whip my body into shape! THANK YOU SO MUCH!