Friday, 13 January 2012

Does my bigh look big in this?

Image from here
I was more than a little horrified whilst at the park yesterday when, after dropping her dacks and doing a 'bush wee' in the middle of the park, the Minx did a nudey run over to me so I could help her re-dress.

So wrong on so many levels.

After she waddled away, one of the other Mums I was with said something along the lines of "those clothes hide a multitude of sins". The Minx is, well, shall we say, well endowed in the thigh department. She always has been. From the moment she graced the world with her presence.

She is solid all over, but her thighs are a whole different kettle of fish. It makes no difference, of course. She is gorgeous and healthy and well, three. She is confident and happy. I hope she always will be. Despite inheriting her mother's physique!

A running joke between the Geege and I is that she has her father's eyes and her mother's thighs.

I have always wanted a 'crease'. You know, a distinction between my bum and thigh (or bigh as it is affectionately known). I coveted my friends' creases as a teen. And those who had a crease and a gap between their thighs... could there be a more heavenly state for a girl who has spent her life wearing 'anti-chaff mechanism'?

Alas, that is not my shape. It will be interesting to see how the Minx changes as she gets older. I hope she doesn't have the weight loss roller coaster ride that I have had.

I am preparing for my 90 Day Body Transformation Challenge with the Food Patrol. I am both excited and frightened. I am so far off track that a fresh direction is just what I need, but I totally dread the sugar withdrawal!

I will write a weekly post about how I am going. At the end of it, I hope I can stop saying "Does my bigh look big in this?"

Are you trying to lose weight? How is it going over the holiday period?

26 comments:

tinsenpup said...

Best of luck! Sugar withdrawal is hard, but it doesn't take long and it is more than worth it.

Miss Pink said...

I am slim and I have NEVER had a bigh. How does one get a bigh?

therhythmmethod said...

My thighs are besties, always rubbing up against one another. I don't remember a time when they didn't.
Apparently I get my short, strong legs from my nanny who was a rower back in Scotland. She emigrated to Australia in the early 70s and spent the next 40 years walking from her little weatherboard house to the beach and back twice a day (about 6 kms all up). She only stopped when she was put in a home with Alzheimer's.
I figure if my short legs allow me to do as much walking as nanny, I'm lucky. They may not be pretty, but they could walk all day.
Sounds like the Minx will be a strong little trout, like her ma. ;)

Maxabella said...

The bigh area has never been good. I'm sure the Minx will be just fine - her Daddy's eyes more than make up for her Mummy's thighs!

I'm ready to go on the 16th. I've started already. I just go so over myself. x

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

You describe it so well, I have always coveted that line too but to no avail.
I have made an appt for next week with a nutritionist, it was on my to do list for 2012, I need some accountability and I'm hoping she provides it!

Mrs Woog said...

I am going to check out that challenge? I feel like crap. Ps did you ask permission to use my picture? Xxx

Penny said...

I thought bigh was a typo until I worked out what it was. The bigh. The bigger sister of the cankle.

MultipleMum said...

Oh yes Penny. Only very lucky people have bighs AND cankles! x

Mum on the Run said...

I cringe at the thought of my children (or students) viewing their bodies as negatively as I view mine!!
Do as I say and all that.
Go you with he 90 ay challenge.
Hope you feel fabulous - as soon as you recover from the sugar DTs.
:-)

ClaireyHewitt said...

Ha, never heard of the bigh! Perhaps because I have never had one.

Next week I start the 12wbt. If you don't hear from me, it is because I can't move, or am too hungry to use the energy to type.

May the bigh be ours!

Lisa H said...

I'd never heard of a bigh. I'd just like a butt that doesn't sag or wobble. But I think that means work, and I'm not a fan of that either.

MultipleMum said...

Oh! I must have written this badly. The bigh is the combo bum/thigh where the bum rolls into the thigh without a distinction. I have always coveted the bum crease to prevent the bigh. Like a cankle only higher up! x

danneromero said...

hi mum... great post. the weight thing something i wish no one had to even think about. i just wish we could all have nice bodies, so there would be no worries... BUT, then reality hits, and i know it will never be....
good luck on the program, i will be watching your progress...

also, the reply system you noticed on my blog... i have no idea how it turned to that.. i noticed it on a few other blogs... as of today my blog had the same setup... maybe it's slowing infiltrating blogspot?... it is rather convenient.. easy to respond individually to readers comments.

thanks for stopping by....

Coal Valley View said...

Oh MM I have put on some weight and i don't like it one bit!! I love food too much so can't do diets. The only thing I can do is exercise but as you know I'm on an extended holiday so exercise is the last thing on my mind. I blame my 30's where the metabolism has decided to pack it in. It's all about hiding the muffin top, cankles, double chin, tuck shop arms and now I have just discovered this new thing-the bigh :-) ill check out your program now...

Jen R said...

Yep, Im reading Sweet Poison by David Gillespie at the moment with the view to going sugar free put on 2kg over Xmas drinking Mango/vodka slushies!! They were really good though :)

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Good luck with your challenge!

Keep yourself busy (I'm sure you are busy anyway) and you won't even notice the lack of sugar.

Rhonda said...

Lovely post. My current area of concern is the tummy. Also the fact that a few years ago my boobs were in an entirely different spot on my chest!

Kelly Exeter said...

Growing up I have the dreaded "muscly legs" that is endemic on my Mum's side of the family. Gee I hated them! Strangely - it was being pregnant that got rid of them. Pregnancy really stripped all my muscle off me and left my legs looking a bit more normal!
Sadly for my little boy, he has inherited what we affectionately call "drumsticks" for legs. But he is only two -maybe he will grow out of them!!
Good luck in your 90 day challenge - I look forward to hearing about it! I did the quitting sugar thing last year and there were really only a couple weeks that I felt deprived. Like anything, you just develop different habits and now I don't even want sugary stuff any more!

Miss Mandy said...

Good luck good luck good luck. You CAN do this.

danneromero said...

hi again, mum...

i just asked around to find out how i got the new REPLY setup on the comments sections:
someone posted: "it was a blogger update 2 days ago for people who already had their blog feed set to 'full' and comments to embedded. anyone who does not have the auto update needs to go in and change settings."

i hope this helps.

daphne

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said...

My kids are both down with a stomach bug and in the wee hours of the morning I became transfixed with the Brazilian Butt Informercial -- I almost picked up the phone to order one of those bums for myself! Good luck on your 90 day challenge! I just started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, but it's going to be 30 days stretched over 90 :-)

Kim H said...

Ugh! Story of my life. I don't remember ever having a crease even when I was thinnish. I've got a huge butt, tis why. Even when I'm much thinner my butt is still big and round and feral. The chaffing thing started for me around this time last year. it freaked me out because everytime I wore a skirt on a hot day I got chaffed. Yum!
So, yes, I'm going to be trying to lose the weight for sure. I'm 40 soon so it's got to go! I'm joining the gym next month so I'm hoping that will help me make the shift and get this weight off that's been creeping on for the past 18 months or so.
good luck with your 90 dayer! x

Mama of 2 boys said...

Beautiful, sweet minx, that is super cute. I'm always a little mortified and decidedly anxious when Angus drops his dacks to do a pee against a tree too. Oh well!
xo

Posie Patchwork said...

Never heard of the 'bigh' so clearly i don't have one, it must be hiding under the jiggles.
Um, was that really cool for your fellow park mum to even comment on your child's shape, worse, call it a sin?? My children are lithe, blessed with the Amazonian McClelland genetics, but i would never comment on another child that has move covering. Now we're in the teens, i'm very careful to consider how i frown at my own body but my children eat like horses & run like them too, maybe fat really doesn't stick to them, like their father, aunties, cousins . . . just me!! Love Posie

weza said...

Just discovered this blog while blog browsing. Thighs are the 'thing' i would like to work on. When hubby was just a guy I knew I used to sit a certain way next to him so my thighs looked as small as possible. HAHA
I have been doing weight watchers since OCT last year and am steadily losing weight but over the holidays it has kind of stalled. i am about to start posting a healthy recipe each monday as part of my resolve to keep moving forward. All the best with your 90 day challenge. I will follow along with interest.

Kymmie said...

Now that bum is something to aim for (I even think some of that ink is nice... hmmm).

But yes, it's funny seeing a smaller version of yourself running around the house. And sometimes you can't help but feel sorry for the future of your child for that very reason!

I stopped sugar in November last year and went great guns until Christmas. And now I'm getting back on that wagon, because I felt fantastic. And less retained fluid/cellulite. Seriously, it's so worth not eating the stuff!

So, I wonder if a bigh will return after this...?

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