What they mean is that there are 2 forces acting on you, your weight downwards, mg, and the force through your feet, P.
It looks like they have used F=ma to find the resultant force, F, on the body.
They would have found acceleration from v = u + at
t = 0.75s
v = 0
u = 8.5m/s
Then F = ma
to get F
This is the resultant force that stops the motion of the body.
The forces acting on the body are mg downwards and P on the feet upwards.
It is the resultant of these 2 that equals F from F = ma
The same logic applies to using momentum to find the force, as you did.