thigh gap

Friday, February 08, 2013

I have a thigh gap for the first time since I went through puberty. As a teen and young adult, I was knock kneed so my thigh touched even when I was at my thinnest about eight pounds lighter than I am now. I know that a thigh gap isn't necessarily as sign of being underweight, but the bone structure in the legs.

This article about thigh gap alarms me.

I didn't even notice I had a thigh gap until I was exercising one day (a month or two ago) and realized my legs no longer rubbed. I thought it was a sign that my bone structure is different than when I was twenty-five and nothing to concern myself about. I still have muscular, heavy thighs, not skinny thighs by any stretch of imagination.

I figure that a very skinny woman legs could touch and a normal weight woman like myself can have a small gap between her thighs. I can't believe there are people that think thigh gaps are gross. I'm nowhere near super skinny with a BMI of 23. A thigh gap to me says that my bones are different than they were when I was a girl. That isn't a big deal, but something to be expected.

I goggled thigh gap after seeing that article to learn what the fuss was all about. I saw a lot of super skinny women pictured. Very few of the pictures did the women look anything like me: normal sized with a very small thigh gap.
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  • TIFANY3000
    Exactly, there are variations of thigh gaps; some are wider than others, some have meatier thighs than others... and similarly women/girls looking to achieve the 'thigh gap' as mentioned in that highly sensationalized article are all not looking for the exact same thing.

    There are women who have thigh gaps that have a lot more meat/muscles/fat than those people who aspire to get the thigh gap actually want.

    It all boils down to women wanting slim, thin thighs/legs because it has been a very feminine, if simply for the fact that it is the opposite of what most men try to achieve: very muscular and thick legs.

    Also, most women don't want their thighs to rub together and chafe and more fat in that area usually goes hand in hand with dimples, cellulite, stretch marks, etc. and there are a million other reasons besides wanting to emulate some stick thin model for wanting a thigh gap - see 9 of them here:

    Also, the book "The Thigh Gap Hack" at the above website, and other video workouts that promote getting slimmer inner and outer thighs are not about starving oneself. You can lose unwanted body fat without starving yourself to death by following a careful eating and exercise plan - I think we all know this!

    1853 days ago
    That's skinny to me! emoticon emoticon I was telling my husband about your goal to hike that Georgia to Maine and he asked me to tell you to be careful.. that a teacher was hiking by herself here in Montana and she was killed.. and that he wants you to protect yourself emoticon maybe take a buddy??? emoticon

    1860 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2013 1:50:39 AM
    I didn't think anything of it until I saw this article linked to an article I was reading. I thought, "oh, it's nice that my thighs don't rub." That was about it. I mean I used to use a lot of powder to prevent chaffing during the summer. It will be nice if I don't need the powder the coming summer. It looks weird to me that my legs don't touch when I stand up with my feet together. They had always touched before. I'm not super skinny. I'm a size 4.
    1861 days ago
    Wow, I never knew this was an issue; I need to go look at my niece, she's a young model, think I'm going to ask her about this... she's super skinny and looks like those models... emoticon

    I could lose all my weight and I'm NEVER going to have to worry about seeing a gap .. more like ton's of skin needing removed. emoticon I have found two people who are under goal weight, I want to know how you eat and keep it off??? and do you have someone you walk with?

    I would love to add you as a friend.. I need some people who are living a healthy skinny life and like I said earlier on your picture.. you look so friendly!!! Do you care if I add you?
    1861 days ago
    Interesting. I never thought about this before.
    1863 days ago
    To me a thigh gap means some of the flab on my inner thighs has disappeared.
    The article is sensational enough to attract attention and anyone starving themselves to look like some celebrity needs serious intervention for their mental disorder.
    However, most of us seem to be resisting the temptation quite well judging from the overweight/obesity rates.

    1863 days ago
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