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I "Forgot" My Swimwsuit... Again...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This was a comment I made to one of MaggieRoseBowl's blog and it got so long it turned into a blog of its own, so I thought I post it here as well.

(I was responding to her blog about being a bit embarrassed to wear short sleeves and shorts since her weight loss because of some loose skin and wrinkles.)

When I was at my brother's condo a couple of weeks ago, all three of my nieces, my brother and sis-n-law, my son and his girlfriend and even my dad all went swimming in the pool and were having a great time! Me? I "forgot" to bring my swimsuit because I got one a size too small and never lost the weight to fit into it. ;-( Granted it was a tankini and a board shorts bottom, but still. So I sit with my step-mom who can't go in the water yet because she recently had neck surgery, along the side of the pool in a lounge chair and watch everyone else having fun. The recent story of my life.

Then all of the sudden I hear clapping and hootin' and hollerin' and folks yellin' "Yea Nana!" and I look up and see a woman who weighs way more than I did even at my heaviest, but she had on a beautiful new purple bathing suit and she smiled at all of her 'fans' and hugged her grandchildren and joined them in the pool. Those kids and that grandmother had the best time! I felt stupid and vain and I soooo wished I had gotten that suit in my current size so I could join my family and especially my nieces having fun.

So you just dress however you want and enjoy those moments with your grandkids. Those batwings and wrinkles wherever they may be are badges of courage and proof that you've made huge changes for the better in your life.

Sorry this was so long, but in a few weeks I'm going back to my brother's condo and next time I'm taking my suit, whatever size it will be.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/27/2013 6:52PM

    Yeah, I had lots of beach outing with my kids when they were younger and I gritted my teeth and went out there in whatever XXL swimsuit fit me. I fugured they would not stop growing while I tried to shrink. Glad I did as my first one just got off to college and I'm still trying to lose the "baby weight" I put on with my last child (who just turned 14) emoticon

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DIANNEMT 8/15/2013 6:01PM

    ABSOLUTELY LIVE and don't worry about other people's thoughts. Just enjoy!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/15/2013 11:47AM

    I totally agree. If I wait until I have a perfect body I'll never get into the water. I won't ever be the biggest nor the smallest at the beach. I will just be me.

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LECATES 8/15/2013 5:57AM

    There is no reason to not enjoy life no matter your size---put the vanity behind you and enjoy life---and now is a good time to go get a suit that fits for now---and then think how happy you will be when you find it is too large for you next summer! I am glad you had this Aha moment!

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ARTJAC 8/15/2013 2:40AM

    emoticon emoticon ENJOY THE POOL

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HEYITSLISA 8/14/2013 2:05PM

    emoticon Life begins now, not 10 lbs from now!

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JANET552 8/14/2013 12:31PM

    Good for you! We do spend too much time feeling unworthy to have fun. What is that all about anyway? It is time to just enjoy life. It's not like weight loss and fun are mutually exclusive. Great post!!

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SILVERCLAW95 8/14/2013 11:32AM

    Have fun!

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ADARKARA 8/14/2013 10:24AM

    Don't feel ashamed, the only person you're hurting is yourself! Go out and have a good time!

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HAPPYGIRL1523 8/14/2013 10:15AM

  Congrats and Enjoy the time with your family!!!

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