Yeah, except for being normal and average myself (Still fat here) I agree with everything you've written.
Just wanted to share something I realized today:
The Pregnant Diabetic: Overcoming The Fat Girl Mentality
I hope all of my paleo/primal gals who are trying to lose weight are able to one day realize this.
I weigh the same as you Dr. Borkbork and I ain`t no size 4.
The more I see the less I know for sure.
I weigh 7 lbs less than that ... but a goodly portion of my weight is spare tire... sigh. Small jeans are a long way off.
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Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
CW: 146.8 lbs
GW 140 lbs
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I still got a ways to go, it'll take awhile before i don't feel like the 'big chick' in the group! Even due to my height and bone structure, i have always been 'the big girl'. :/
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Ha! I recently went through the same thing. The thigh spread is really frustrating...but walking into Old Navy and grabbing a pair of size four jean shorts that I know will fit because, well, I've been in four in everything I've worn in the last month...that sort of flies in the face of my "but my thighs are too big" argument. I have about the same body fat percentage, too. Are we twins? Seriously -- this is so true. Often times I don't think we know what to do if we don't have something to ridicule ourselves...so we seek out something just so we have something to complain about. It's a habit, I daresay. It's like stress: once a stressor has subsided, we often seek for one to fill its place because we've gotten used to that stress level, rather than enjoy some ease.
I can so relate to this. I 'm past the half way mark to my goal and am no longer the fatest chick in the room all the time, but the old views we have of ourselves just stick around. I must admit though that for me, it's not my thighs but my belly I hate for being too big. I often wonder if primal will help me in this area also as it has helped with food obsession and the fear that at any day, I will gain all my weight back. Just like the way society has a way of making us feel that our homes, cars, wardrobe are never good enough, even though we know that these things don't define us. We must learn to love ourselves not matter our size!
earthmomma, start wearing Faded Glory! LOL
ciavyn, we might be twins!
Mud Flinger, you hit it on the nose. Everyone always compliments how much weight I've lost and how impressive it is, yet whenever I look in the mirror, I still see 248 lbs.
Um ... when I broke into size 8 last month, at 145lb, I had 24.5" thighs and was thrilled to have gotten them down so much. Honey, you ain't got no thunder thighs! The women in my family are heavily, heavily pear!
5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
Current: 132.5 lbs
Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey
They go to 22-23 inches when I sit. It bugs me. I think I'd be more at peace with them if they are more toned, but I have to give them some credit. In all fairness, they each dropped 10 inches when I started running.