Dimensions Forums  
Home Register Premium Membership Health Issues Market Place Big Fashion

Go Back   Dimensions Forums > Discussion > Weight Board



Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2006, 07:20 PM   #26
FreeThinker
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upper Canada
Posts: 4,420
FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.FreeThinker has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maire dubh
Hopefully cycling has the same result.
Probably.

Ever see Lon Halderman?
FreeThinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 07:27 PM   #27
Ned Sonntag
Outermost Hoodoo Doctor
 
Ned Sonntag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 7,820
Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default AP:NoDegreesOfSeparation!!

Roots of Human Family Tree Are Shallow

- - - - - - - - - - - -


By MATT CRENSON AP National Writer

July 01,2006 | -- Whoever it was probably lived a few thousand years ago, somewhere in East Asia -- Taiwan, Malaysia and Siberia all are likely locations. He -- or she -- did nothing more remarkable than be born, live, have children and die.

Yet this was the ancestor of every person now living on Earth -- the last person in history whose family tree branches out to touch all 6.5 billion people on the planet today.

That means everybody on Earth descends from somebody who was around as recently as the reign of Tutankhamen, maybe even during the Golden Age of ancient Greece. There's even a chance that our last shared ancestor lived at the time of Christ.

"It's a mathematical certainty that that person existed," said Steve Olson, whose 2002 book "Mapping Human History" traces the history of the species since its origins in Africa more than 100,000 years ago.



It is human nature to wonder about our ancestors -- who they were, where they lived, what they were like. People trace their genealogy, collect antiques and visit historical sites hoping to capture just a glimpse of those who came before, to locate themselves in the sweep of history and position themselves in the web of human existence.

But few people realize just how intricately that web connects them not just to people living on the planet today, but to everyone who ever lived.

With the help of a statistician, a computer scientist and a supercomputer, Olson has calculated just how interconnected the human family tree is. You would have to go back in time only 2,000 to 5,000 years -- and probably on the low side of that range -- to find somebody who could count every person alive today as a descendant.



Furthermore, Olson and his colleagues have found that if you go back a little farther -- about 5,000 to 7,000 years ago -- everybody living today has exactly the same set of ancestors. In other words, every person who was alive at that time is either an ancestor to all 6 billion people living today, or their line died out and they have no remaining descendants.

That revelation is "especially startling," statistician Jotun Hein of England's Oxford University wrote in a commentary on the research published by the journal Nature.

"Had you entered any village on Earth in around 3,000 B.C., the first person you would have met would probably be your ancestor," Hein marveled.

It also means that all of us have ancestors of every color and creed. Every Palestinian suicide bomber has Jews in his past. Every Sunni Muslim in Iraq is descended from at least one Shiite. And every Klansman's family has African roots.

How can this be?

It's simple math. Every person has two parents, four grandparents and eight great-grandparents. Keep doubling back through the generations -- 16, 32, 64, 128 -- and within a few hundred years you have thousands of ancestors.

It's nothing more than exponential growth combined with the facts of life. By the 15th century you've got a million ancestors. By the 13th you've got a billion. Sometime around the 9th century -- just 40 generations ago -- the number tops a trillion.

But wait. How could anybody -- much less everybody -- alive today have had a trillion ancestors living during the 9th century?

The answer is, they didn't. Imagine there was a man living 1,200 years ago whose daughter was your mother's 36th great-grandmother, and whose son was your father's 36th great-grandfather. That would put him on two branches on your family tree, one on your mother's side and one on your father's.

In fact, most of the people who lived 1,200 years ago appear not twice, but thousands of times on our family trees, because there were only 200 million people on Earth back then. Simple division -- a trillion divided by 200 million -- shows that on average each person back then would appear 5,000 times on the family tree of every single individual living today.

But things are never average. Many of the people who were alive in the year 800 never had children; they don't appear on anybody's family tree. Meanwhile, more prolific members of society would show up many more than 5,000 times on a lot of people's trees.

Keep going back in time, and there are fewer and fewer people available to put on more and more branches of the 6.5 billion family trees of people living today. It is mathematically inevitable that at some point, there will be a person who appears at least once on everybody's tree.

But don't stop there; keep going back. As the number of potential ancestors dwindles and the number of branches explodes there comes a time when every single person on Earth is an ancestor to all of us, except the ones who never had children or whose lines eventually died out.

And it wasn't all that long ago. When you walk through an exhibit of Ancient Egyptian art from the time of the pyramids, everything there was very likely created by one of your ancestors -- every statue, every hieroglyph, every gold necklace. If there is a mummy lying in the center of the room, that person was almost certainly your ancestor, too.

It means when Muslims, Jews or Christians claim to be children of Abraham, they are all bound to be right.

"No matter the languages we speak or the color of our skin, we share ancestors who planted rice on the banks of the Yangtze, who first domesticated horses on the steppes of the Ukraine, who hunted giant sloths in the forests of North and South America, and who labored to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu," Olson and his colleagues wrote in the journal Nature.

How can they be so sure?

Seven years ago one of Olson's colleagues, a Yale University statistician named Joseph Chang, started thinking about how to estimate when the last common ancestor of everybody on Earth today lived. In a paper published by the journal "Advances in Applied Probability," Chang showed that there is a mathematical relationship between the size of a population and the number of generations back to a common ancestor. Plugging the planet's current population into his equation, he came up with just over 32 generations, or about 900 years.

Chang knew that answer was wrong because it relied on some common, but inaccurate, assumptions that population geneticists often use to simplify difficult mathematical problems.

For example, his analysis pretended that Earth's population has always been what it is today. It also assumed that individuals choose their mates randomly. And each generation had to reproduce all at once.

Chang's calculations essentially treated the world like one big meet market where any given guy was equally likely to pair up with any woman, whether she lived in the next village or halfway around the world. Chang was fully aware of the inaccuracy -- people have to select their partners from the pool of individuals they have actually met, unless they are entering into an arranged marriage. But even then, they are much more likely to mate with partners who live nearby. And that means that geography can't be ignored if you are going to determine the relatedness of the world's population.

A few years later Chang was contacted by Olson, who had started thinking about the world's interrelatedness while writing his book. They started corresponding by e-mail, and soon included in their deliberations Douglas Rohde, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology neuroscientist and computer expert who now works for Google.

The researchers knew they would have to account for geography to get a better picture of how the family tree converges as it reaches deeper into the past. They decided to build a massive computer simulation that would essentially re-enact the history of humanity as people were born, moved from one place to another, reproduced and died.

Rohde created a program that put an initial population on a map of the world at some date in the past, ranging from 7,000 to 20,000 years ago. Then the program allowed those initial inhabitants to go about their business. He allowed them to expand in number according to accepted estimates of past population growth, but had to cap the expansion at 55 million people due to computing limitations. Although unrealistic in some respects -- 55 million is a lot less than the 6.5 billion people who actually live on Earth today -- he found through trial and error that the limitation did not significantly change the outcome with regard to common ancestry.

The model also had to allow for migration based on what historians, anthropologists and archaeologists know about how frequently past populations moved both within and between continents. Rohde, Chang and Olson chose a range of migration rates, from a low level where almost nobody left their native home to a much higher one where up to 20 percent of the population reproduced in a town other than the one where they were born, and one person in 400 moved to a foreign country.

Allowing very little migration, Rohde's simulation produced a date of about 5,000 B.C. for humanity's most recent common ancestor. Assuming a higher, but still realistic, migration rate produced a shockingly recent date of around 1 A.D.

Some people even suspect that the most recent common ancestor could have lived later than that.

"A number of people have written to me making the argument that the simulations were too conservative," Rohde said.

Migration is the key. When a people have offspring far from their birthplaces, they essentially introduce their entire family lines into their adopted populations, giving their immediate offspring and all who come after them a set of ancestors from far away.

People tend to think of preindustrial societies as places where this sort of thing rarely happened, where virtually everyone lived and died within a few miles of the place where they were born. But history is full of examples that belie that notion.

Take Alexander the Great, who conquered every country between Greece and northern India, siring two sons along the way by Persian mothers. Consider Prince Abd Al-Rahman, son of a Syrian father and a Berber mother, who escaped Damascus after the overthrow of his family's dynasty and started a new one in Spain. The Vikings, the Mongols, and the Huns all traveled thousands of miles to burn, pillage and -- most pertinent to genealogical considerations -- rape more settled populations.

More peaceful people moved around as well. During the Middle Ages, the Gypsies traveled in stages from northern India to Europe. In the New World, the Navaho moved from western Canada to their current home in the American Southwest. People from East Asia fanned out into the South Pacific Islands, and Eskimos frequently traveled back and forth across the Bering Sea from Siberia to Alaska.

"These genealogical networks, as they start spreading out they really have the ability to get virtually everywhere," Olson said.

Though people like to think of culture, language and religion as barriers between groups, history is full of religious conversions, intermarriages, illegitimate births and adoptions across those lines. Some historical times and places were especially active melting pots -- medieval Spain, ancient Rome and the Egypt of the pharaohs, for example.

"And the thing is, you only need one," said Mark Humphrys, an amateur anthropologist and professor of computer science at Dublin City University.

One ancestral link to another cultural group among your millions of forbears, and you share ancestors with everyone in that group. So everyone who reproduced with somebody who was born far from their own natal home -- every sailor blown off course, every young man who set off to seek his fortune, every woman who left home with a trader from a foreign land -- as long as they had children, they helped weave the tight web of brotherhood we all share.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
Ned Sonntag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 07:33 PM   #28
Blackjack
Fupa Troopa
 
Blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 9,925
Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.Blackjack has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Dammit TSL...

You ruined my plan to post a "This thread is useless without pics" picture.
__________________
284/1001
Blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 07:33 PM   #29
Ned Sonntag
Outermost Hoodoo Doctor
 
Ned Sonntag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 7,820
Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Ned Sonntag has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default Spouting Heresy

Yipes Sadeian Linguist I don't think there's an excess ounce on you beyond what's necessary for health, but I'm still totally smitten.
Ned Sonntag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 11:09 PM   #30
love dubh
douchebag reform school
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,728
love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!love dubh has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSadeianLinguist
Then they're pretty much the widest thing on my body:
Sade, sista, you have a nice rack. :]

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Representative John Duncan, R-TN
It seems rather elitist to me for people who may have degrees in this field feel that they, because they've studied it, they somehow know better than the parents.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Stewart
Yes, in the Brownback family we teach that boys have a god stick and girls have a shame cave.
Manny: yeah but i could be patient zero to a rabies epidemic
Manny: rabies is as close to zombification as we can get
love dubh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 12:20 AM   #31
TheSadeianLinguist
Coin-Operated
 
TheSadeianLinguist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Planet of the Mad Robots
Posts: 5,364
TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Thank you, Maire and Nedster. Anyway, it's AFG's turn to post thigh pics.
__________________
The Queen Bee on the Outsider: She didn't have the right brand of lip gloss. SHE HAD TO BE DESTROYED.
TheSadeianLinguist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 12:52 AM   #32
Sandie_Zitkus
Entrepreneur
 
Sandie_Zitkus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,042
Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!Sandie_Zitkus keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSadeianLinguist
Thank you, Maire and Nedster. Anyway, it's AFG's turn to post thigh pics.
SL Hot girl very very hot!!

Did someone say thighs??????

Last edited by Sandie_Zitkus; 07-04-2006 at 12:58 AM.
Sandie_Zitkus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 05:27 AM   #33
TheSadeianLinguist
Coin-Operated
 
TheSadeianLinguist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Planet of the Mad Robots
Posts: 5,364
TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Woohoo! Nice butt!
__________________
The Queen Bee on the Outsider: She didn't have the right brand of lip gloss. SHE HAD TO BE DESTROYED.
TheSadeianLinguist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 07:03 AM   #34
fatluvnguy
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 135
fatluvnguy can now change their title
Default

I dated a girl in high school who had huge thighs much like you describe. She was totally pear-shaped, not much of a belly but had the fattest thighs I had ever seen up to that time. She had a thick fold of fat that draped over her kneecaps. I thought she was totally hot but I was struggling with being attracted to fat girls and she was not confident about her size. Too bad because she was one wonderful girl.
fatluvnguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 09:47 AM   #35
exile in thighville
groups/347570880589/
 
exile in thighville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,993
exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!exile in thighville keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSadeianLinguist
Then they're pretty much the widest thing on my body:
you're probably the thinnest girl i'll ever say this to but very, very cute. and that's coming from a feeder.
exile in thighville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 10:29 AM   #36
activistfatgirl
donuts at the finish line
 
activistfatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,115
activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSadeianLinguist
I think this is the signature bulge you're talking about, AFG:
TSL, we have very different bodies, but I do see how powerful your thighs are.

But its the boobs that are really noticeable!
__________________
"Your half chub is offensive to my delicate sensibilities."
activistfatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 10:30 AM   #37
activistfatgirl
donuts at the finish line
 
activistfatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,115
activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandie_Zitkus

Did someone say thighs??????
Thanks for helping us out with a pic Sandie.

I'll need to borrow someone's camera. Now I MUST show what I'm talking about.
__________________
"Your half chub is offensive to my delicate sensibilities."
activistfatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 10:54 AM   #38
MissToodles
dead peasant
 
MissToodles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 3,208
MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!MissToodles has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

we call them drumstick legs in my family. It's a very common physical trait among the women!
__________________
it's on a need to know basis
MissToodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 11:01 AM   #39
activistfatgirl
donuts at the finish line
 
activistfatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,115
activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.activistfatgirl has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissToodles
we call them drumstick legs in my family. It's a very common physical trait among the women!
YES. That makes sense. Sandie's legs above are thick allover, quite different from mine. Mine get slender towards the knees but super flabby at the top and center. JUST like a drumstick.
__________________
"Your half chub is offensive to my delicate sensibilities."
activistfatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 11:06 AM   #40
L2blazerman
 
L2blazerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
L2blazerman has said some nice things
Default All statements agreed upon

My fiancee is not a bbw (she's about 5'2'' and 120 lbs) but she has large thighs for her frame, which is what I find very sexy. If a woman is thin but has thights out of proportion to her frame, that, to me, can be just as attractive as a bbw who has big thighs. I always chuckle when my fiancee has to buy a jean size (or sizes) bigger than the one in which she would normally fit just to have a chance of squeezing her thighs into them.

L2blazerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 06:55 PM   #41
TheSadeianLinguist
Coin-Operated
 
TheSadeianLinguist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Planet of the Mad Robots
Posts: 5,364
TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Thanks, Danno!

Drumstick is a PERFECT word, Toods. AFG, now we're all damned curious. Post, post, post!
__________________
The Queen Bee on the Outsider: She didn't have the right brand of lip gloss. SHE HAD TO BE DESTROYED.
TheSadeianLinguist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 08:42 PM   #42
Phalloidium
 
Phalloidium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 377
Phalloidium can now change their title
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maire dubh
I want thick thighs. I had relatively big ones while running cross country, but then I stopped, and they went away.


Hopefully cycling has the same result.
Cycling itself won't develop big muscles, unless you're doing very specific training. Usually the power/strength of the muscle is built up in training at the gym, then conditioned on the road. If you use a muscle without strength training it will shrink over time.

My own thighs:



I've still got a ways to go though on my way to competitive cycling.

Big thighs can be a problem. I have to buy larger pant sizes to fit my legs. It's either pleated dress pants or getting the waist taken in.
Phalloidium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 09:38 PM   #43
mouse
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 56
mouse has said some nice things
Default

I have skinny legs, also a bit out of proportion of my body, but the top 4 inches of them just expands in the middle. It's a weird look that I'm not fond of... and I don't like my thighs touching because I wear a lot of skirts. Though baby powder helps.
To all picture posters: beautiful.

I find thick thighs very attractive also.
mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 09:44 PM   #44
Fuzzy
Just a dirty old man
 
Fuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 600 South viaduct refrigerator box
Posts: 9,811
Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.Fuzzy has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

While some of us are proud of what our bodies look like, most of us are our own worst critic.
__________________
No! Clothed in chocolate. Totally different process.
Fuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 12:24 AM   #45
TheSadeianLinguist
Coin-Operated
 
TheSadeianLinguist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Planet of the Mad Robots
Posts: 5,364
TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phalloidium
Cycling itself won't develop big muscles, unless you're doing very specific training. Usually the power/strength of the muscle is built up in training at the gym, then conditioned on the road. If you use a muscle without strength training it will shrink over time.

My own thighs:



I've still got a ways to go though on my way to competitive cycling.

Big thighs can be a problem. I have to buy larger pant sizes to fit my legs. It's either pleated dress pants or getting the waist taken in.
Nice legs!
__________________
The Queen Bee on the Outsider: She didn't have the right brand of lip gloss. SHE HAD TO BE DESTROYED.
TheSadeianLinguist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 06:57 AM   #46
Boteroesque Babe
All cookies cleared!
 
Boteroesque Babe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,412
Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Let's get ALL thighed up.
__________________
"If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win. That's what they do so well; they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can't win." ~ Mel Brooks

"The country is run by extremists, 'cause moderates have shit to do." ~ Jon Stewart

"And she doesn't wear polyester except when she's kidding."~ Egbert Souse

Last edited by Boteroesque Babe; 10-20-2006 at 09:49 AM.
Boteroesque Babe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:03 AM   #47
TheSadeianLinguist
Coin-Operated
 
TheSadeianLinguist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Planet of the Mad Robots
Posts: 5,364
TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!TheSadeianLinguist keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Damn, BB. Them's some curvy gams. Verah nice.
__________________
The Queen Bee on the Outsider: She didn't have the right brand of lip gloss. SHE HAD TO BE DESTROYED.
TheSadeianLinguist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:17 AM   #48
Boteroesque Babe
All cookies cleared!
 
Boteroesque Babe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,412
Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Boteroesque Babe has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Saw Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper (wooden) and Barbara Stanwyck (faboo) last week, where a man describes the sort of legs he likes by saying something like, "I like curvy gams. They go in... they go out... they go out s'more...."
__________________
"If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win. That's what they do so well; they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can't win." ~ Mel Brooks

"The country is run by extremists, 'cause moderates have shit to do." ~ Jon Stewart

"And she doesn't wear polyester except when she's kidding."~ Egbert Souse
Boteroesque Babe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:22 AM   #49
fatluvnguy
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 135
fatluvnguy can now change their title
Smile To Dhigh For

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boteroesque Babe
Let's get ALL thighed up.
Now there's a thigh to dhigh for
fatluvnguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:23 AM   #50
ssbbwpear
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4
ssbbwpear has said some nice things
Default

Don't be embarassed by your thighs sweety. I thas taken me a long time to learn to love my thighs, all dimply and riveted with cellulite LOL
ssbbwpear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Dimensions Magazine. All rights reserved worldwide.