Dieting with Obstacles - A fresh outlook of my thighs




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thirti4thirty
01-09-2014, 11:32 PM
Throughout my weight loss journeys my thighs have always been kind of problematic. I realized today that the problem was all in my head. I have huge thighs. Always have had. Even when the rest of my body, tummy, arms, neck, waistline were slim and skinny, my thighs were fleshy and big.
I have big butts too. Big and round. They too have always been like that. my butts are not a problem for me though. I must say I love them.
My thighs however I don't understand. They never get skinny when I lose weight. They always move from being FAT AND HUGE to be TONED AND HUGE. Picture a Serena Williams thighs and butts on a much smaller frame!

In my mind I picture the fat stored in my thighs as being so settled, like they've been there for so long that they belong there forever. They've gotten stronger that me, they've hardened up and they're unmovable. So I always gave up on them.
Also the truth is that I hardly stay on a serious diet more than 3 months.
I guess I was being to fatalistic.
Since my new journey is going to be a year long one on a treadmill I have decided to see my thighs from another viewpoint. After all, it's just fat right?


MarliQQ
01-10-2014, 12:05 AM
I am not here to give advice on tips for getting thin thighs, just commenting :D But that may just be your body type, I have an aunt who is like a real gym junkie and her thighs were like the last thing on her body she lost any real weight on, and I just don't see them getting any thinner. They are getting "Hercules bulked"--unintended, but not thin. Maybe yoga would work for you guys :yoga:? I don't want big thighs, but I do want a "Hercules Gluteus Maximus". In my other life I was a video girl and I didn't have the body of a boy...:sssh:

P.S. I'm a treader too! :woops: When you have one in home, you have no excuses for not walking/running EVERYday :p

shcirerf
01-10-2014, 12:18 AM
Ya know, we have what we have.

Do the best you can with what you have, and ROCK IT!

We need to take what we have and make the best of it.:carrot::D


thirti4thirty
01-10-2014, 02:14 AM
Thanks for your ideas guys...I'll have to accept it just that ways and rock them. You don't always get what you want, do you :(
MarliQQ: I walk every single day on my TM. I'll restart running pretty soon!

earthecho
01-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Actually, I think you're lucky to have that shape. It's sooo feminine!! All the guys I've ever dated, LOVED that shape. Boobs were eh, but a round *** and thighs were extremely attractive. I've never personally encountered an exception. It's the classic goddess shape. I'm sitting here shaking my head!! Hhhhhhh...

Dakini
01-17-2014, 08:18 PM
I have huge thighs. Always have had. Even when the rest of my body, tummy, arms, neck, waistline were slim and skinny, my thighs were fleshy and big.

My thighs however I don't understand. They never get skinny when I lose weight. They always move from being FAT AND HUGE to be TONED AND HUGE. Picture a Serena Williams thighs and butts on a much smaller frame!


I have always had "the thighs of a linebacker", as I would always joke. But you know what? I think big thighs are... well... kinda sexy! Now that I look at it from a more curvy, voluptuous viewpoint, I think it's sexy to not have a thigh gap and have some nice, solid, meaty thighs. Not that I don't think long, lean, slender legs are not sexy-- they are, too! But I think I find a woman's body to be sexier when it she is thicker. Hips, butt, thighs, breasts-- even a little tummy-- it's sexy! I dunno... perhaps that's just me. But I've come to love my thighs. I used to be horribly embarrassed about their thickness, but now I kinda like 'em that way. Would I like them to be a little smaller? Yes, because I'm tooooo meaty right now... :lol: But otherwise? I like 'em. They're solid and strong just like yours are, and they take me from point A to point B and could kick through concrete if need be. :)

Chardonnay
01-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Serena is hot....good comparison ;)

I hold my fat in my abs and boobs actually, and my bf doesn't complain much about the "boob fat" lol...I work it as much as I can. I mean, any excess fat will store itself somewhere on our bodies. I gave up the perfect "model" looking body a long time ago. I just want to be at a healthy weight now. Our bodies are beautiful :)

thirti4thirty
01-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Yeah, I guess I'm gonna start loving them too :) They're getting firmer by the day. Meaty beasts!! lol

Dakini
01-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Yeah, I guess I'm gonna start loving them too :) They're getting firmer by the day. Meaty beasts!! lol

:cp::cp::cheer3::cheer2:

Defining
01-18-2014, 01:09 PM
On the plus side, carrying your weight lower on your body is healthier than carrying it on your middle. The better your waist-hip ratio, statistics say that you are at less risk for heart disease. Bonus!

thirti4thirty
02-11-2014, 11:34 AM
It's true, Defining. Happy about that!!!!!! It's goo to be reminded about that. I'm truly blessed!

ainslie
02-11-2014, 11:51 AM
I know what you mean about thighs. I've lost weight but my thighs gained an inch since I lasted measured. I don't mind too much cause I know its muscle. I can leg press 220 lbs now.Toned is much better than flabby I guess. I wouldn't mind my weight if I was built like a brick sh*house rather than a stack of tires.

thirti4thirty
02-11-2014, 11:58 AM
haha ainslie!! Love your comparison.

JerseyPAGirl
02-11-2014, 12:19 PM
You can remove the fat from your thighs by doing cardio and weight training. Because if it's fat thighs that you have, then fat CAN be burned off with the proper diet and exercise. If you can, get yourself a heart monitor that will also track calories burned. A good friend of mine had thick thighs and she got them slender and toned. Hire a trainer for just a few sessions; have him or her go over a good diet and what exercises are right for YOU to get rid of those thunder thighs. You can get rid of them; you just will have to work your *** off ;)

thirti4thirty
02-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the great advice! jerseypagirl. That sounds good. I walk/run several times a week on the treadmill. I hope that will help in the long run.

JerseyPAGirl
02-11-2014, 12:36 PM
If you don't see the results you want in about a year then I would definately hire a trainer. Like I said, even if only for a few sessions, it's well worth it!! Happy thigh thinning to you! :tread:

thirti4thirty
02-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Thanks!! Good luck to you too!

Lovely13
02-11-2014, 02:09 PM
I hold my weight in my tummy and my thighs primarily. As I lost weight, it went off of my tummy and everywhere else (especially boobs!) but was slooooowwwww to go off of my thighs. I mean, I dropped down to the bottom of healthy bmi weight range before my thighs showed much appreciable difference (and at that point my normally large chest was almost non-existent). I think we all just hold our weight differently and lose weight differently.

One thing I will definitely second though is weight training! Even if weight training can't cause you to lose weight on its own (diet is also crucial), it definitely helps change the shape of your legs. No matter the weight, when I am doing sincere weight training, my muscles show through. At my highest weight I was doing heavy weight training and I think my legs looked a lot better than when I was 60 lbs lighter and not weight training.

thirti4thirty
02-18-2014, 09:11 AM
I hold my weight in my tummy and my thighs primarily. As I lost weight, it went off of my tummy and everywhere else (especially boobs!) but was slooooowwwww to go off of my thighs. I mean, I dropped down to the bottom of healthy bmi weight range before my thighs showed much appreciable difference (and at that point my normally large chest was almost non-existent). I think we all just hold our weight differently and lose weight differently.

One thing I will definitely second though is weight training! Even if weight training can't cause you to lose weight on its own (diet is also crucial), it definitely helps change the shape of your legs. No matter the weight, when I am doing sincere weight training, my muscles show through. At my highest weight I was doing heavy weight training and I think my legs looked a lot better than when I was 60 lbs lighter and not weight training.

True story! I can't agree more.

Waterbunny77
03-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Throughout my weight loss journeys my thighs have always been kind of problematic. I realized today that the problem was all in my head. I have huge thighs. Always have had. Even when the rest of my body, tummy, arms, neck, waistline were slim and skinny, my thighs were fleshy and big.
I have big butts too. Big and round. They too have always been like that. my butts are not a problem for me though. I must say I love them.
My thighs however I don't understand. They never get skinny when I lose weight. They always move from being FAT AND HUGE to be TONED AND HUGE. Picture a Serena Williams thighs and butts on a much smaller frame!

In my mind I picture the fat stored in my thighs as being so settled, like they've been there for so long that they belong there forever. They've gotten stronger that me, they've hardened up and they're unmovable. So I always gave up on them.
Also the truth is that I hardly stay on a serious diet more than 3 months.
I guess I was being to fatalistic.
Since my new journey is going to be a year long one on a treadmill I have decided to see my thighs from another viewpoint. After all, it's just fat right?

I can really relate to this. My thighs are the biggest thing on me and you could see me coming a mile away because of my thighs. Though in the past when I was a exercise fanatic my thighs never did firm up I think because I have so much fat and cellulite on them. They're dimply and saggy and constantly rub together when walking. I mean most of my thigh area rubs together. Every time I lose weight it seems my thighs only go done to a point while the rest of my body gets slimmer. It's genetic but I so envy women who don't have this problem....especially in the Summer.