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7/13/13 1:13 A

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Thanks...I just went ahead and took them. I have lost more weight since that post so feel a little better and invested in a nicer suit. I keep visualizing next summer and rocking that pool!




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7/11/13 11:13 P

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Maybe you can wear a gorgeous maxi dress to the pool? Or workout clothes that are sweat-wicking on top of the suit? ~ Capri pants and a short sleeve top. If you absolutely cannot do it, can you work out a deal with DH or local babysitter to take them once a week for a couple hours? Bonus being you get some free time to workout without anyone interrupting!

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7/11/13 10:06 A

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I'm sorry a kid said something mean to you like that at the pool.

Do you talk with your own son about fitness and weight issues? I talk to my son about it openly and how hard weight loss & exercise can be for people who struggle with it. He is very thin and his sister too so they wouldn't automatically understand since it isn't an issue for them...but I don't want them to feel awkward or unprepared if someone said something to them about my weight and I also don't want them to be insensitive to others in the way that kid was to you.

I think my son really understands better now. I'm his mom, so it wasn't that he ever was bothered by my weight...it is just normal to him, but I do know it made him feel better about his own struggles (he has Aspergers) to see that even though my struggles are different than his it isn't like he is alone in the world in having struggles to deal with.

Be the mom with all the toys (they can be from the $1 store) and for a $5 investment no one and no kid will be looking at your swimsuit or weight...they will only see fun kids with toys to play with and the mom who brought them to the pool will be automatically thought of as the nice mom. emoticon


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6/3/13 10:20 A

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Thanks, I like that strategy. I wish I could be happy with my body along the way....but the pool is a great motivator!




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6/3/13 9:32 A

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I know how you feel. My strategy is to get to the pool early before there are a lot of people there and stay in the pool usually with the water up to my shoulders until it is time to go home.

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6/3/13 8:14 A

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My kids are bugging me and bugging me to go to the pool in our community. I am not redy yet. Last year, another pretteen asked my son why his mom was so fat. Not looking forward to embarrassing him again. Don't have the money to get a nice new suit either, since I am planning on losing more weight. Anyone else feel this way?




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