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  • #46
    Originally posted by Leida View Post
    Here is my reasons why I love the ones on the left:

    -they look streamlined, light, slender, flashy, wonderful!
    -You can sit any way you want with the legs on the left, and still look slender and beautiful, while with the ones on the right you gotta watch frontal exposure, because the fat will drop down and spread around you like so much dough in a cellophane bag. Gods forbids you sit at a glass-top table! You always have to sit sideways.
    -the ones on the right jiggle and flop and wrinkle when you walk, even if quad is very developed
    -they rub and sweat when you sit between the thighs and worse things (not for a guy to know)
    -when you are in a bathing suit, the legs on the right are bound to sport a bulge on the upper thigh that makes the owner overall appear fatter than the girls on the left; if the gal on the right gains a touch of weight, the buldge will also appear above her knee
    -the legs on the right will be dimpled in cellulite up top
    -the legs on the right will show veins in that extra fat padding
    -the legs on the right will never fit correctly in any pants or skirt - they will always fit incorrect for waist-hip ratio
    -the owner of the legs on the right will never look lithe
    -unless implementing very odd dietary regimen, any loss of weight will result in thighs staying very much the same, while the upper body melts, creating a very unbalanced look

    The legs on the rights are a curse as far as I am concerned.
    Personally, I thought the ones on the left looked weak and the ones on the right looked strong. I prefer the ones on the right because they look like they could leg press a buick.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • #47
      One last thing to add. The more muscular, thicker legs would make a petite woman look stocky. I can see them looking sexy on someone taller with a larger frame. JMHO

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      • #48
        Originally posted by CleoCat View Post
        One last thing to add. The more muscular, thicker legs would make a petite woman look stocky. I can see them looking sexy on someone taller with a larger frame. JMHO
        I know plenty of 5'4" something girls with legs that touch each other. Also girls with bones and skin. I know which one I like best and most guys do
        well then

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        • #49
          http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/wp-cont...achtenberg.jpg

          I could go on, it's prett obvious which one looks better

          thick legs

          But whatever
          well then

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          • #50
            I own a very informative, historical book, called "American Beauty," by Lois Banner. American beauty - Lois W. Banner - Google Books. It spans American women's ideal bodytypes and fashion from the 18th century until the modern era. It's interesting because, she cites political and social climate as reasons for the changes in perspective of the female form. It has fluctuated greatly, throughout the centuries, usually from decade to decade. It's speculated that artists, novelists, and poets were largely responsible for proliferating the ethereal, thin, sickly beautiful heroine image, that kept women wanting to be thin and, well, constantly affecting delicate constitutions for so long. Frail and corseted was associated with Victorian submission.

            Then, in conjunction with the Blonde Britain chorus girl image, in conjunction with the advice of doctors that fatter was healthier, and the return to the classical Grecian images of women in art, made it vogue to be the "voluptuous woman." Then the flapper era began and it once more became vogue to be skinny- a look that fit the shift dresses and modernized what it meant to be womanly. A shift again occurred during the 1940s and 1950s, when American women, after the war, returned to the more victorian shape of the small waist, big chest, big hips, reminiscent of the domestic mother. The 1960s rebelled against this female archetype, and an androgynous thinness was in again.

            The 1980s brought a short resurgence of the ideal curvy figure, almost Amazonian, in keeping with the idea that an 80s woman could be a sex-symbol, a mother, and a strong corporate competitor. The 1990s, of course, swung back to the 1960s, in rebellion of the 80s, and in revolt against the egotism of 80s fashion (natch), and drew upon the heroin-laced world of grunge-music counter-culture to promote extreme thinness as the new look. Despite many attempts by certain journalists and social organizations to promote a healthy body image to young women and the public, by praising curvy actresses and singers, not much has changed. This may be due, in part, to the growing concerns about the rising levels of obesity. It's probably going to be that after most are very, very thin again for a while, that some revolutionary fashionista, artist, writer, whatever, will decide that curves are ideal, and the pendulum will swing back that way.

            Also, if you get a chance, look at old editions of the Hollywood film star vintage magazine "Photoplay." There are many, many photos of an adored, at least size 16 Mae West in very few clothes, and ads on how to get fatter to attract men
            Last edited by Rasputina; 08-16-2012, 03:13 PM.

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            • #51
              Losing weight is the easiest thing to quantify, I suppose. The health benefits are harder to see for some of us, and come later. Many start making health changes because they are overweight. So, if the pounds falling off is what keeps them going... yay?
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              • #52
                Here are vintage photos of the "plump ideal" "exotic" dancers from the 1890s : Exotic Dancers, 1890s | Retronaut you will notice that most are still corseted around the waist!

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                • #53
                  How about my legs? I've got some pretty big ones.

                  What I'd like is a slimmer waist and smaller arms. But I don't believe for a second I'm going to get that.

                  I'm not that into weight loss anymore. I'm into eating strange animal bits. I'd rather eat delicious things that make other people squirm than have skinny legs. The only other way I'm gonna make people squirm I suppose is to crush their heads with my massive thighs.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                    How about my legs? I've got some pretty big ones.

                    What I'd like is a slimmer waist and smaller arms. But I don't believe for a second I'm going to get that.

                    I'm not that into weight loss anymore. I'm into eating strange animal bits. I'd rather eat delicious things that make other people squirm than have skinny legs. The only other way I'm gonna make people squirm I suppose is to crush their heads with my massive thighs.
                    I love your legs, especially your thighs, which look strong and shapely! As for your waist, it looks very trim! You can't make your hipbones wider, which, in addition to a boob job, is the only thing that's going to give the illusion of that tiny wasp, hourglass waist. I think your waist is perfect, actually! You look firm and sexy!

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                    • #55
                      honestly, i'm happy enough with my body, but my husband isn't. he doesn't really say anything usually, but when we talk about body types, fat, etc. he has expressed that he wouldn't mind me losing a little fat off my thighs and stomach. I told him that a lower BF% means my breasts would shrink too, and his response was "I'm not worried, you have plenty to spare." i'm not a big girl by any definition, but he's used to a different standard. both of his siblings have worked paid modeling jobs; it's what his sister does for a living. I don't have to change my body for anyone, not even for him, but i can so why not? today we were joking around about pole dancing classes (no thanks) and i mentioned that a little bench pressing and weight lifting wouldn't hurt him. anyway, so if i lose the amount of body fat that I prefer, and it's still not his preference, that's fine. he'll just have to take it or leave it. but in the end, at this point in time it is mostly a vanity thing. as long as my focus is eating primarily nutrient-dense foods, and my health doesn't suffer, then what does it matter to anyone else?
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Rusty View Post
                        I understand the reasoning around being angry at fat people. I do it too. Walking into the grocery and seeing some 400 lb woman riding around in a scooter shopping cart with her "healthy" whole wheat bread, her WW frozen dinners, bottles of Diet Coke, and a bunch of 100 calorie Snack Packs. I just want to shake her (or even him) and scream at them! But, we must all choose. It took me 44 years to realize that I am killing myself and digging my grave with a fork.
                        I don't get mad at those folks, they're at least trying to do the right thing. I get mad at the 400-pounders in the scooter with the basket full of ice cream and twinkies and cheese whiz. I mean, not even attempting to try. Just wallowing in it. It's gross.

                        I guess I'll be the shallow one. I'm totally losing weight to look good naked. My priorities are as follows:
                        1. Look hot
                        2. Be hard to kill
                        3. Not be frail when I'm 80

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                          Wow. You think the legs on right are FAT!?!?! Are you freaking kidding me? This whole post just screams body dysmorphia to me.
                          Just because someone has different asthetic ideals than you doesn't mean they have a mental problem.

                          I personally prefer *very* thin men (I'm a female), that fall outside the ideal for most women, I also tend to think lithe looks better than muscular. Just me, doesn't mean I have unrealistic ideas about my own body.

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                          • #58
                            [QUOTE=Gadsie;930321]http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/wp-cont...achtenberg.jpg

                            I could go on, it's prett obvious which one looks better

                            thick legs

                            I definitely agree the first picture, the girl on the right. However, the one on the right is a bad example as she has cankles. On the other hand, the girl on the left does need some mayo..in both pictures.
                            Primal since 4/7/2012

                            Starting weight 140
                            Current weigh 126

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                            Jennifer

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                              honestly, i'm happy enough with my body, but my husband isn't.

                              Wow that would serious upset me. I gained a fair bit of weight due to medication and my H has been nothing but supportive about it and tells me every day how pretty I am. I can see he is pleased that I am now losing, but there Is no pressure to do so. I'm not saying thee hasn't been gentle teasing ("there's just more of you to love", type of thing) but no pressure to change how I look.

                              He wants you to lose on your this. Wow, what are you supposed to do? Cut it off with a knife?
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                              • #60
                                I think your legs look great sbhikes. Not big or massive.
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