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Don't worry needlessly about how you look in swimwear!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Invariably, I have anxiety about my "public nakedness" that first time out in summer. However, when I look around, I am relieved to see normal, healthy, everyday people in the same state of undress. No supermodels in sight.
I am always especially grateful to full figured women rocking bikinis. And really fat guys without shirts.
Keep this in mind when you're contemplating public swimming: not everyone is skinny. In fact, only a few are. Nobody looks anything like what you were looking at in the swimsuit catalog, when you chose your suit. They all look like the regular ol' people you see in the grocery store and the gas station.
So, I enjoy myself after all. Everyone there was doing the same as me... trying to enjoy life and keep cool, not scrutinize anyone's body.

As soon as I got home, I bought a new 2-piece.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SECRETFUN 7/9/2012 9:25PM

  You know having just been at the beach I was thinking of getting a 2-piece (for the first time since I was 5!)

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APACHESTEVE 6/29/2012 10:48PM

    Guessing you are rocking the new two piece. Got to your page via an inspirational link. I'm a noob here, but moving in the right direction and long term success stories like yours inspire me!

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TARABEAR 6/23/2012 12:20AM

    mind over swimwear. I love it.
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NETSUE64 6/22/2012 8:11PM

    You made me think. Maybe someday I can get brave again. I like your the points you make and I will really consider it.

A 2 peice? Lol, I can't even imagine.

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MBSHAZZER 6/22/2012 11:24AM


I always have to remind myself of that...first of all, no one is looking at me. Really.

Second of all, even "supermodels" don't have the benefit of the airbrush in real life.


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JLPNURSE 6/21/2012 9:34PM

    Great post and I bet you look fabulous in your swim suit

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PHEBESS 6/21/2012 8:21PM

    Way to go with a new suit!

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