Thanks for bringing this up. My first thought was, "If you can fit into that bikini, then go for it!" I've had that sad experience of pulling out last year's swim suit and literally bulging out of it! LOL! I would not recommend this!
But, you have your costume and it fits, so you're good to go. And, hey, parades are about celebrating! So, you go out there and show everyone how it's done!
Here's a little story for you. In high school I played volleyball. I joined a club team and the mandatory uniform involved "buns" (you know, the glorified underwear that someone thought was a great, sporty idea for women's sports! My coach protested and our team petitioned for a change, but we were denied!) Now, I was overweight at the time, but i wasn't gonna let some stupid uniform keep me from playing. So, I went to the tournaments and turned a blind eye to any negativity. I truly think that at times a little obliviousness never hurt!
And, why do we do that to each other (and ourselves)? I mean, criticizing others for wearing something they're "too fat" for. Most of us have had that thought. I know I have.
I'm gonna stop doing that. It's wrong. If it's ok for thin people to show skin, then it should be ok for bigger folks too.
What should be our response when we hear our friends make those sorts of comments?
| current weight: 175.0