Saturday, June 26, 2010
I bought a swimming suit yesterday -- Do I look good? Of course not! But I look loads better than I did 40 lbs ago, and parts of me look pretty nice.
I am going on vacation on the 7th to KY to see my brother and his family. When we were talking about the trip he mentioned that the kids were really excited because they are taking swimming lessons and they want to take me swimming to show me what good swimmers they are now. I refuse to not be a part of my family's lives because I am self-conscious so I usually try to get tan then suck up the nerves go swimming with them. Anyway, I dug out my 'old faithful' suit that I have taken in and let out a few times -- it was just too big, old, and hammered to try to fix again, so I went to Wally's in hopes of getting something workable.
I grabbed a 2-3 different sizes and styles and hoped there would be one that would work with minimal re-building (I usually take out the built in bra and put one of my own in that actually has some support). The first 3 were dismal, the 4th one I picked up on a whim just because I liked the pattern -- I figured it would never fit, .
IT DID! a size 16 not a 16W but a straight 16. Even the top had enough support to give the girls a lift.
I stood there in the dressing room and cried (I know the associate thought I was completely looney). I can't believe I put on a swimming suit and don't look too bad. I could still star in People Magazine's - Cellulite legs and behind photos, but the top half looks pretty good. Thank you HCG & SPARK!