Thanks for the vote of confidence, Oakthorn
. I know intellectually that I don't look old (not that there's anything wrong that) and that my legs are average sized, but I'm also not immune to the messages from this culture about youth and thinness.
I was at a friend's house a while ago and a South American version of Dancing With the Stars was on TV. I was shocked to see that one of the professional dancers had average sized thighs. You'd never see that on North American TV, or on a pop star popular here. I'm ashamed to say that the first thing that came to my mind was, "Her legs look fat." Of course, a second later, I came to my senses and realized, she looks normal
. But there's still this thing jiggling around in the back of my brain somewhere that thinks women should be skinny and have smooth, dewy skin.