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8/11/08 7:24 P

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Your legs are not short if they reach the ground

Intelligence, guided by kindness, is the highest wisdom.

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MISTYMANDI's Photo MISTYMANDI Posts: 218
8/11/08 6:30 A

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i used to have nice legs but since they got fatter there not so god yet

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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
8/10/08 6:11 P

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Love your attitude! One more posting that makes me love my legs in the here and now.

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8/10/08 3:05 P

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Posh!! I'm just glad I have healthy legs that carry me every day. :) We all have our little flaws. My legs are the least of them. Wear the right clothes and it helps.

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DLEGATO2's Photo DLEGATO2 Posts: 76
8/8/08 6:15 P

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I always thought I had chubby legs, but looking back at pictures I had really nice legs. I agree with the lunges and squats. In college my roommate and I would do them all the time. Man my legs looked good then. Trying to get back to that for sure.

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8/8/08 3:15 P

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That's a real challenge, to look professional and well put together at our height without having to pay for a lot of alterations. My last suit was too long in the skirt, arms and jacket length...I looked like a little kid, even at size 16. One of the blessings of losing weight is being able to go into a store and get a petite outfit that fits me totally, especially in the waist (I'm short-waisted.)

Jae

I have to change the way I think in order to change the way I feel--Robin Roberts (right before bone marrow transplant)


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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
8/8/08 1:46 A

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Yeah, it's not my favorite either. At 4'10" Costco has been selling some longer Capris that hit close enough to have gotten me through the past year when I didn't have time. I am afraid I'll always be hemming or hiring a tailor no matter what my weight is ... people don't want there therapist or college instructor wearing kid clothes. :-)

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8/7/08 10:53 P

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I'd love not to have to hem everything! That's an unwritten goal of mine; to fit in the regular petite sizes (I'm about 1 1/2 sizes away!) so things fit right off the rack.


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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
8/6/08 2:26 P

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Amen, you can always hem pants but you can't add what's not there. I am feeling better about my legs with every posting! Thanks gals!

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1BEAUTIFULGIRL's Photo 1BEAUTIFULGIRL Posts: 26
8/6/08 1:44 P

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I love my legs! In college, my friend and I used to joke that we had "track legs". They were toned and muscular, just like people who run track. We actually had a few guys ask us if we were on the track team a few times, LOL.

My legs seems to be the one thing that I still like, even though I need to lose 60 lbs.

ETA:I have never wanted to be tall. I remember growing up how much of a hard time my tall friends had finding pants that were long enough, I was always happy I didn't have to go through that.

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8/5/08 11:19 P

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I guess my legs are pretty average for a shorty. They do however look shorter depending on what I'm wearing. ie, I can never wear capris or long skirts lol. I also feel my legs look a little stumpier when I wear flat shoes. All legs look good in high heels, imho ;)


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8/5/08 2:29 P

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I used to feel that way, I had a friend who was just a few inches taller and had the most gorgeous long legs. But she was flat chested and wished she had more there. Just goes to show you, it's always something! Now I love my legs, they are well-shaped and a little muscular. Just like me! emoticon


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8/4/08 7:59 P

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My short legs don't bother me, it's my short arms!

"Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves."
-Robert Rodriguez, Spy Kids 3-D Game Over


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TRISHRUNGAL's Photo TRISHRUNGAL Posts: 48
8/4/08 7:36 P

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Yes, I too have the short leg issue. My legs are my weakest link. I run, do squats, lunges the whole bit. Thanks to familiar traits, I carry my weight in my legs.. that being said, my abs are good. lol

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DANEEN69's Photo DANEEN69 Posts: 394
8/3/08 4:40 P

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I have felt that way in the past, but there is nothing to be done so I have to appreciate what God gave me, ya know?, some of my (tall) friends are even jealous because they are at least muscular

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8/3/08 3:04 P

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Actually my 5'2" self doesn't have short legs - hey, I heard that laughing! I had often suspected this because we always tried getting me "short" pants and they were always too short, but when I was pregnant with my ENORMOUS son we realized I have no distance between my hips and rib cage. My legs are "normal" and I haven't bought "short" pants in year. Low rise pants are my best friend because they actually give me the waist I NEVER had.

Hold your head high. We all have times where we have body parts that we feel have big flashing neon lights pointing at them. (My stomach for instance!) You are gorgeous short legs and all!

Tammie

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What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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8/3/08 9:38 A

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I love my legs, I'm working on thinning them out, but when I was thin I was always complimented on them (I was a soccer player.) I'm 4'11" so I know about short legs, and worse short waist. You just learn to love your legs, they do so much for you and they are never stumps!!

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8/3/08 12:01 A

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I am only 5'2" and my husband once told me I have really long legs for a short lady. When I repeated that years later after I had gained my weight, everyone laughed at me. I think maybe it's a proportion thing. I've notice since I've thinned down my legs look better and better is flattering things like short dresses and skirts above the knee. Not so flattering in jean shorts that cut me off at the leg and make the flab noticeable. Man, I need to run.

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.

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8/2/08 6:15 P

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I have this mirror downstairs on your way out the door that makes your legs look longer. I have to say I think I look taller now that I am lighter. Maybe because I couldn't get over how fat my body was. I couldn't really see my legs. Now lets talk about how we dress when we are heavier. I was the biggest frump and dump dresser there ever was. There are so many cute clothes out there and I shop the recycle store because my body keeps changing. It took me 40 years to say being a size 2,4 or 6 isn't improtant but to have cute clothes without muffin tops is. Lynn

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8/2/08 3:35 P

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When I was a teen and young adult, I thought I had fat legs. Around my mid-twenties, I realized that I didn't have fat legs. I had muscular, toned, sexy legs that happened to be short. My father lied to me. My legs weren't fat, but curvy, muscular, sexy. Yes, they are short, but they are well shaped. The one to beat in the female marathon is only 4'11". So short legs can take you were you want to go.


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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
8/2/08 2:59 P

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Squats more squats and then lunges ... more lunges, there's just no getting around it. It's really starting to help me. We may never have long and lanky legs ... but I'm with the others at least I can get my short, keltic legs to look a bit more gymnast than jelly. emoticon

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8/2/08 2:25 P

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I find that running and climbing stairs have really leaned out my legs. The other good thing about the stairs is the muscle definition. Good Luck!

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EUNICEMONTEIRO's Photo EUNICEMONTEIRO Posts: 8,060
8/2/08 1:57 P

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Everyone tells me that my legs are great. I also love my legs, I walk a lot it helps to keep them firm.
I wish I loved the rest of my body emoticon emoticon

Edited by: EUNICEMONTEIRO at: 8/2/2008 (13:56)
"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."

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Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Amen!!


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8/2/08 1:10 P

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I think shorties can have great legs. There's a lot of gymnasts that have great bodies that are under 5 ft 6in.
Jessica Simpson is a shortie. She looks great!
Don't give up, you will get there!
My boyfriend is 6ft5in and I have to walk double to just keep up with his tallself. LOL I hate it but it gives me a workout ;)

This is cliche but remember "All great things come in small (short) packages!" :)

Edited by: AMBITIOUSBEAUTY at: 8/2/2008 (13:08)
Deb, Deb J, or DJ :)

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8/2/08 12:45 P

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I like my legs... they are chubby, as is the rest of me, my legs are fine, its the short waisted part of me that is short.
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8/2/08 12:37 P

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Do you ever feel like your legs are just stumpy?! I look at people with long, slender legs and am so envious. Can shorties have great legs too?

Michele

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