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Double-crossing

Friday, May 01, 2015

I don't know who decided that crossing legs is feminine behavior, but as I gained weight over the years and my legs became more generously proportioned, it became very challenging to cross my sausage-y appendages. I could only do it by using my hands to lift one leg over the other; my pants would strain at the seams, and my leg would threaten to go numb after a few minutes due to restricted circulation. And in some illogical way, I felt a little less feminine and attractive.

So it was definitely a NSV a few weeks ago when I found that I could cross my legs easily and in comfort again. This week, I was stuck in an all-day work event, listening to presentations for hours on end. To stay alert, or at least to stay awake, I found myself shifting in my seat once in a while and getting lost in daydreams. At some point I realized that I had shifted so that not only was I crossing my leg, but I was *double-crossing* my leg - I had tucked the foot of the top crossing leg under the ankle of my lower leg. Since I was wearing dark jeans and trying not to shiver in the under-heated room, I don't think I *looked* particularly feminine, but I *felt* young and flexible again for a few minutes. But then the presenter's voice lulled me into more daydreams about replacing our ancient carpet in the upstairs bedrooms....
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  • PJDANIELS
    How fun is that, glad you realized what you were doing, and enjoyed that moment! --Pam
    2181 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Yes!! This is great!! I remember crossing my legs, but even in my youth, I could never double-cross them. So you must be feeling like a true skinny girl now!

    So many wonderful changes for you! And I'm so amazed that not only do you come up with something really interesting to say every single day in your blogs, but also that it's all related to the reason we all came here in the first place, which was to lose weight and be mindful of health and fitness. I think your whole *body* of work should be featured!
    2181 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    That's awesome! I can cross my legs without trouble now, but I do know what you mean. I still can't get that perfectly vertical cross that truly slender people can do, but maybe yoga will help with that.

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    2181 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    emoticon How exciting that you discovered a NSV. You are making progress and that is wonderful! emoticon
    Keep Sparking!
    ~Beth
    2181 days ago
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