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11/18/17 6:25 A

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My "normal" is the same whether I am a bit heavier than I want to be like now or when I am at my ideal weight. I have a bigger butt and thighs and skinny ankles. My calves are fine for me; they have served me well for almost 45 years.

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11/18/17 4:08 A



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You can't really set your goal like that. The weight comes off where it wants to. Some people may be really big up top and have skinny legs (that was me, and I have lost a lot of weight and my legs got thinner as well. I am 'average' from the top of my thiighs up, but skinny down. Sort of like 2 tooth picks holding an apple up. Others may be skinny up the top half but have big legs. That is pretty much down to genetics.

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11/15/17 10:16 A

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There's a couple videos like that. On you tube.

I believe that our spark members are honest in their representatation. Others? There are so many thinning aps and hacks, plus photo shop. I don't believe them.

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11/14/17 10:49 P

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11/14/17 6:03 P

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Maybe they're just really good at taking pictures of themselves lol...
I found this video the other day, I think you should see it
"Model Poses That Deceive You On Instagram"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ENj3R4Z5Q

Edited by: --MEOW-- at: 11/14/2017 (18:04)
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11/14/17 2:38 P

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My calves are 12 inches. My thighs are 20 inches. Pretty sure that my measurements are due to genetics. We have many potatoes on stilts in my family.

My family all looks like we are riding chickens.

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11/14/17 1:30 P

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The thing is, everyone else's legs look so much better. Mine are not that fat - they're OK, but still **** compared to the pictures posted by others.



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11/10/17 7:36 P

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My thighs are 21 inches and my calves are 13 inches.

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11/10/17 7:00 P

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I own boots like that. Mine are flat. I have to wear them with leggings and not regular pants.

It's just in my genetics. My mom also has small calves.


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11/10/17 6:15 P

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Those boots wouldn't fit me either. My calves are like 15inches

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11/10/17 3:13 P



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Melissa,

I'm considered slim by society standards and I have a hard time finding boots that fit. that's because the shoe/boot industry has just as wrapped standards of measurement as the fashion industry does. Not too long ago, I tried on a pair of boots and was just able to get them on and I don't have fat calves. I do have muscular calves. Women who model boots don't have muscular calves, they have legs like sticks.

And that's the problem !! the women who model for boots are not the same as your typical average American woman. We come in different shapes and sizes and so should boots !

Just as an example, I would not be able to fit these boots. I'm slim, but not slim enough. And yet this style is the rage.



Size shoe... I wear a 9 to a 9.5


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11/10/17 1:39 P

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I think you are chasing a ghost....

My calves, just like my feet, are not and never will be "normal" size. I'm 5'2"...and my feet are 7EE at this point in my Life.... My calves are too large for most tall socks (they bind in) and have NEVER fit in tall boots. (I'm not willing to pay for plus size boots that fit big calves...) Its not a matter of weight loss as I'm within 5lbs of goal, nor is it a matter of strength/muscle toning. I believe I can hike and bike more than most folks would consider doing...at least for my age--LOL.

Genetics matters more than 'weight loss' or even strength and toning exercises.
Learn to focus on being a proper weight, strong and healthy---therein lies the road to success and happiness. Let go of the "Ideals". All the best,
patti

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I don't really believe in average. Everybody's size is unique.

I look like a potato on stilts. So I don't know if my calf size is attainable to most people. My thighs on the other hand are completely different. I am working on making them as muscular as my calves. Hopefully smaller too

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11/9/17 12:12 P

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I'm trying to find the average thigh and calf sizes for women online and found nothing substantial to compare myself to. I am bottom heavy and my goal is to fit in regular rain boots but am unsure what the standard calf size is for women. I want a number to set my goals to!



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