Do touching thighs make me overweight?
June 22, 2011 2:59 PM Subscribe
I've gained a bit of weight and now my thighs rub together when I walk. Does this mean I'm now Too Fat?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (47 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've put on about 15 lbs. in the past two years and I've started to actually feel a bit better about my body. I'm built pretty pear-shaped and I'm happy that I can finally wear a swimsuit without my ribs poking out and fill a B-cup bra.
But, this summer I noticed that when I wear a skirt without tights, my thighs rub together a bit at the top when I walk. It doesn't chafe badly or anything but I can't help but think that this means I've crossed a certain line of fatness where it's now getting in the way and that it means I'm overweight for my bodytype.
I'm 21 years old, 5'6.5 and 135 lbs. I eat pretty well (though kinda a lot - I have a big appetite and can't skip meals because I get dizzy). I'm not in an exercise program, but I'm a good swimmer when I get around to going to the pool, and I walk at least an hour a day, so I figure I can't be hopelessly unfit.
Am I being silly or should I woman up and lose some weight?