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Why the Thigh Gap?

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Have you heard of this? That having a thigh gap is desirable?

Apparently this is a thing with some people- It is somehow important that they can see daylight between the tops of their thighs.

First of all, I'm trying to figure out why....... That makes about as much sense to me as an armpit gap being a sign of superiority. It's bizarre and I just don't get it.

Furthermore, aren't big butts a thing now? Has it occurred to anyone that the two might be mutually exclusive?

At any rate, I think it bears noting that thigh gap has about as much to do with anatomy as it does with body fat. Possibly more.

I know teeny tiny people who don't have a thigh gap and never will simply because of the way the top of their femur bone sits in their hip socket: If the socket is shaped so that the bone settles into it facing slightly out, they're less likely to have a thigh gap because the thighs are naturally (and healthily) closer together.

On the other hand, those with femur's that turn slightly inward will naturally have more of a gap between their thighs- Sometimes even when their body fat is higher than is healthy. I know this, because I am one of those people.

At about a dozen or so pounds above my idea weight, I will finally have a thigh gap. It's one way I know that my body fat is going down, even if my scale weight is not. It's a signal to me that I'm getting close to where I need to be.

But it is in no way something that makes me superior to anyone else. Quite frankly, I'd rather NOT have the thigh gap and have the narrower hips, because it would be easier to find pants to fit.

I know this blog isn't of much consequence. It's just something I've been pondering for a while now.

I guess the moral is this: Just do you.

Be the best version of you that you can be.

That's all. And that's good enough.
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  • SILVAS7
    While I know you wrote this blog a while ago , I have laughed heartily while reading it ! And you are correct who really cares ? It such a delightful spin on how far we take things for sure ! Have a great day !
    241 days ago
  • MARINEMAMA
    Thanks for sharing this! We just need to be our best, not what others deem best I’ll take strong and healthy any day over thigh gap emoticon
    715 days ago
  • BELLACUDDLES
    very interesting! Have a great and blessed day!! Keep it movin!
    725 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Yep! I do remember when that was a "thing". My sister wanted to compare mine w/ hers. LOL And, BTW we both have VERY different body types.

    I would far rather be healthy than worry about the "small" (or "large") stuff!
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    726 days ago
  • SILVAS7
    LOL greta thoughts and exposure to the crazy world of thinking these days ! The last time I had thigh gap I was anorexic and weighed 84 pounds ! emoticon
    727 days ago
  • LT3AG4S
    How to get thigh gap: Stand with your feet further apart.
    728 days ago
  • NANHBH
    I LOVE this blog! Thanks for explaining that anatomy has more to do with thigh gap than anything else. I've never really had thigh gap, even when I was 5'8" and 120 lbs as a teenager. Rock on with whatever kind of thighs we were given by God!
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    728 days ago
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