In the Swim of Things
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I went on a road trip last weekend to visit my Aunt Charlotte and I happened to mention to her that I needed to go to buy a couple of bathing suits for an upcoming cruise to Hawaii. My old bathing suit is now at least 3 sizes too big. My aunt is 93 years old but for years worked in high-end retail and has impeccable taste.
She said, " Don't bother. Several years ago, I bought two beautiful bathing suits and never wore them because I became allergic to chlorine in swimming pools. They are just sitting in a suitcase." My first response was, "Well I can try them on but there is no way on earth I will fit into them. You are much slimmer than me!" You have to know and I am sure can empathize that bathing suit shopping for me has always been an utter nightmare. The last time, I fit into a huge size and had to try on multiple suits before I found the only flattering one. So, you can understand that I would be skeptical that I would fit my aunt's.
I tried both suits on. They were a size 12 and looked absolutely fabulous. I was prancing about like a show pony. My aunt was thrilled! These suits were bothering her because she lives in a nursing home and could not give them to some residents without making the others jealous.
I still am shaking my head that something spontaneously could fit me and look good. Wow, I can remember tearfully buying clothes no matter what they looked like just because they were the only things I could fit into in the store
This NSV (non-scale reward) came at a particularly good time. I am up 7 pounds and stuck there on a lonely plateau. However, obviously all the exercise I do has improved my shape greatly so what a boost to my spirits. Hurrah!
P.S. I was going to spend my $200.00 I got for my birthday on swim wear. Now, I have mad money for the cruise to buy what I please with it!
P.S. It must be Sparkpeople karma because all the bargain shopping I did in the US seemed to center around fitness. I bought runners and workout out t-shirt at bargain prices! LOL