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All my weight went to my... thighs?


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I've recently gained weight and am now getting ready to maintain, but it seems all that weight has gone straight to my thighs. No joke. When I walk, they bounce and it's making me really self-conscious, especially in a swim suit. My arms are small and I have practically no chest but my thighs are large and it makes me look really stangely shaped.

Does anyone else at a healthy weight have thigh trouble? Are they supposed to wiggle when you walk? Are they supposed to touch when you stand with your feet together? I'm just so confused and kind of upset.

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Yup.  I have a very narrow waist, thin arms, flat chest... and jiggly thighs.  I use an exercise bike four times a week, take karate, and go walking- my thighs are rock hard when I make a muscle.  Yet still, my inner thighs look like little sacks of fat.  I decided to just accept this- almost everyone has some sort of trouble spot which will be fatter than the rest of their body unless they become so unhealthily thin that they lose even that fat.  I think its pretty awesome that my trouble spots are my inner thighs cuz they're the easiest to cover up!  Saddle bags will always show, beer bellies are hard to conceal, jiggly arms can't be hidden away- but just throw on a skirt and no one knows about your inner thighs!  As for wearing a swimsuit, I always wear either shorts or a mini skirt with it.  Problem solved!

this is to do with your body shape. describing that you have small arms, chest and waist and larger around the thighs would indicate you are an endomorph. the other 2 types are ectomorph and mesomorph. weight distribution occurs differently on all three types.

endomorphs show weight on ther thighs and hips. (this is good as they show the lowest health risk in terms of distribution of abdominal fat ... clinically the most dangerous type of body fat when in excess). usually the fat distribution occurs like this: it is the last to leave when you are losing weight and the first to return when gaining weight. so this might seem like this is happening really fast but it is prob jus the shape your body wishes to be.

try not to get too focused on it or it will trigger a relapse. try focus on stuff that makes you feel good about yourself - independent of weight. you are doing great - dont let this throw you.

Aren't endomorph's just naturally fat? I thought they simply had larger bodies all around. I also thought that they were (this is from another site) soft bodied, weight loss is more difficult, and they gain muscle more easilly.

None of those describe me. I can lose weight like magic even if I undereat for a couple days. And muscle gain is quite hard for me actually.

I'm a really athletic person - I swim nearly everyday and do some type of intense cardio (running, elliptical, biking) everyday along with weight lifting at night. Based on this (http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodytypeinform ation.html) website, I'd say I fit the profile more closely of an ectomorph.

I guess some people just have different builds. Just because I have a larger lower body doesn't mean I'm subject to lots of fat gain elsewhere. Not even my lower legs or outer thighs are big, just the inner thighs. And besides, women are supposed to have SOME fat. I suppse since I don't have much fat most places on me, it has to be somewhere!

I've had anorexia for 7+ years, and relapsed/"recovered" many times.  When I gain the weight back, it usually goes to my thighs to.  But guess what?  If you maintain your weight and keep eating well it will redistribute.  Recently I had to gain back 20+ pounds.  At first, I was just like you:  tiny arms, couldn't fill a 32A bra, concave stomach, and what I thought were huge thighs.  But less than a month later, with maintenance exercise (strength and cardio, but not excessively) my weight has redistributed.  Now my boobs are bigger, i have a waist and hips, and small arms and legs.  It just takes time.  Congrats on all your hard work with gaining!  You should be proud of yourself :)

Dont worry zeb Im finding that my weight is mainly going to my thighs too.  Its so frustrating when you have thin arms and no boobs (where the weight needs to go but won't :P)  Im just holding out for it redistributing evenly...

all girls preputertal have an ectomorph-like state. fat distribution starts to occur during puberty. so you are 14 yeah? well its possible that your female body is now starting to establish itself.

and not endomorphs arent naturally fat... which i gotta say - i thought was a bit judgemental coming out of you. the have moderate capacity to gain muscle. mesomorphs have the greatest capacity to develop muscle. and now isnt the greatest time to judge your muscle gaining capacity. again, 14 year old girls are only starting to find what shape they'll be. you might find as you continue to get healthier over the next few months that your body changes a lot

Me too! My weight went to my thighs and bottom. I actually kind of like it, because it's less obvious to me there I think. Don't worry, it will distribute :)

Aww hun don't be upset - you've just diescovered your natural body shape and it's gonna take some time to get used to.  Honestly?  I'd kill to have womanly thighs like yours, mine have got a little chunkier since I've started gaining but I've gained mainly on my stomach and arms which makes me feel self concious too although I know it will get easier to deal with.

Weight around the thighs/ bottom is a lot healthier than it being around the mid section in regards to various illnesses.  Loads of people are pear shaped and fully embrace it so there's no reason you can't do the same ;)

Zeb....you're very young. Do you/have you gotten a period?

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I can relate.  I was young when I hit puberty - my breasts were growing in by 10, my period came the week I turned 11.  I assumed I was done by the time I was in my mid-teens and I hadn't seen anything new in years.  I was one of the skinniest people I knew. Then I turned 18 and the lower part of my body started changing.  My hips spread and I started putting on weight down there, more in my inner-thighs than anywhere else.  I freaked out.  I was still skinny by anyone's definition, but the weight on my body was definitely in my thighs.  My outer thighs were fine - it was all in my inner thighs. This process lasted between 1-2 years, and it took me awhile to come to terms with it.  I thought there was something seriously wrong with me, but fortunately I was related to a nurse who just laughed at me and told me it was part of becoming a woman.  It really wasn't until I started traveling around the world a few years later and saw women who didn't grow up believing they should have a certain body type and try to foce themselves to fit that mold that I understood that these curves were due to womanhood, not fat, and I should enjoy them.  I am overweight now, but back when I was 103 lbs (at 5'4) with those thighs, there was still no gap between my legs.  I remember being very self-conscious when my best girlfriend shared that she thought the sexiest part of a woman was the gap between the legs.  I didn't have the gap then, nor will I ever, no matter how much weight I lose.  And I'm okay with that - but it took awhile for me to become okay with that and I can sympathize with you.  Always remember that it is what you think about your body that counts, not what anyone else thinks, but I'll share a secret with you - once you start having sex, you'll find that men LOVE inner thighs.  LOL, if nothing else, it's more comfortable.   Men are never always trying to put their hands on women's bony places, trust me.  I know it's hard to trust in advice that comes from random strangers, but listen to the people who have been there.  You are young and you will experience changes to your body, and no matter how your weight is distributed or redistributed, being a woman is the most beautiful, sexy thing there is. 

Original Post by kabeckham:

I can relate.  I was young when I hit puberty - my breasts were growing in by 10, my period came the week I turned 11.  I assumed I was done by the time I was in my mid-teens and I hadn't seen anything new in years.  I was one of the skinniest people I knew. Then I turned 18 and the lower part of my body started changing.  My hips spread and I started putting on weight down there, more in my inner-thighs than anywhere else.  I freaked out.  I was still skinny by anyone's definition, but the weight on my body was definitely in my thighs.  My outer thighs were fine - it was all in my inner thighs. This process lasted between 1-2 years, and it took me awhile to come to terms with it.  I thought there was something seriously wrong with me, but fortunately I was related to a nurse who just laughed at me and told me it was part of becoming a woman.  It really wasn't until I started traveling around the world a few years later and saw women who didn't grow up believing they should have a certain body type and try to foce themselves to fit that mold that I understood that these curves were due to womanhood, not fat, and I should enjoy them.  I am overweight now, but back when I was 103 lbs (at 5'4) with those thighs, there was still no gap between my legs.  I remember being very self-conscious when my best girlfriend shared that she thought the sexiest part of a woman was the gap between the legs.  I didn't have the gap then, nor will I ever, no matter how much weight I lose.  And I'm okay with that - but it took awhile for me to become okay with that and I can sympathize with you.  Always remember that it is what you think about your body that counts, not what anyone else thinks, but I'll share a secret with you - once you start having sex, you'll find that men LOVE inner thighs.  LOL, if nothing else, it's more comfortable.   Men are never always trying to put their hands on women's bony places, trust me.  I know it's hard to trust in advice that comes from random strangers, but listen to the people who have been there.  You are young and you will experience changes to your body, and no matter how your weight is distributed or redistributed, being a woman is the most beautiful, sexy thing there is. 

 That was a really beautiful, insightful and honest post. I know I'm not the OP, but thank you anyway, really fantastic way of thinking and very inspiring :-)

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