The Swimsuit

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I am not a picture person. But for some reason, I asked someone to take this one.

Last week, in preparation for the long weekend and barbecues and beach fun, I went to the store to find a bathing suit. I did so because I had an invitation for a beach picnic and unfortunately the swimsuit I love to death no longer even slightly fits. I haven't worn that bathing suit comfortably since 2005, and so I haven't worn a bathing suit since then either. Sad, but true. I just avoided the situation. I couldn't stand seeing AND "feeling" the actual evidence of the fact that I was gaining weight, you know? So now that beloved bathing suit is sadly faded out of its glory.

So back to last week.

First, I drove home and parked my car. Then I changed, and strapped on my sneakers and a knapsack. Then as I walked back outside, I forewent my car and walked the 3.4 miles to the store. It was great. Had my ipod and a bottle of water and just took it slow and steady. 300 cals! Anything to bust this three month plateau of mine ( at 199 lbs).
When I got there, I surprisingly found a suit that looked good on my pear shape frame. Shocker...(lol) But it was a might too small... a size medium. So I go in search for a large. People (sigh)... sometimes I feel like the stars are completely against me. I swear I found every other swimsuit style in a large, extra large. But the one I wanted?? Oh no.... course not....(laughing)

Anyway. So I went back to the dressing room, and just said, "You know what? I'm gonna 'own it'. Rolls and thighs and all." So I took the size medium swimsuit to the register and just bought it.

I walked back home (the long way) 5.5 miles, another 300 cals! And it was done. I actually walked to and from the store. Crazy. Think I'll do it again.

Sunday came. I put the swimsuit on and made no apologies to anyone. Thunder thighs, rolls, belly and all. I didn't cover up at all for anyone except the mosquitoes (they were vicious). So just being in this snug medium size bathing suit in public was my extraordinary thing.
And you know what? I had a great, great day. I was invited to this picnic at the beach and so for the first time in years I wasn't alone on a holiday. It was nice... (smiling) Meant a lot.

Plus I got to enjoy some BBQ food and I felt great in the swimsuit.

I didn't know many people but I asked someone to take this one picture. So, I feel good about the progress I've made. I plan to wear this swimsuit again. And maybe in 2 or 3 months, I'll actually comfortably fit into it.... ha... there's a concept!

I hope everyone had a great, long weekend, surrounded by family and friends...

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    You look FABULOUS! Continue to rock that suit and be proud of the way you look now! You look great!
    3698 days ago
    You look awesome in that bathing suit! So rock on girl, you are doing an awesome job! emoticon
    3699 days ago
    I think you look great in the swimsuit! Congrats on walking that extra mile (no pun intended). emoticon
    3703 days ago
    You look really great in that suit! I also am very impressed by your choice to walk to the store and to go to the party, etc! You have a great attitude and you will make it all the way! Blessings! emoticon
    3710 days ago
    You are a beauty! I love the suit. But even MORE, I love your "rock it" attitude.

    I came to you page to thank you for the great advice and support you left on my blog about thyroid troubles. Truly, I'm soooo appreciative that you took the time to offer me what you knew! I know nothing about this issue, and what a great place SP is -- the minute I speak up, here come the girlfriends!!!

    Spend every moment of this precious summer having maximum fun -- as my momma always reminded me: Pretty is as pretty does. And you DOES! You DOES!!!
    3714 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/4/2010 5:53:45 PM
  • LDY_ALI_79
    Glad to hear about you sneaking in them walks, that's awesome!

    emoticon on the swimsuit too!

    Come on you were brave enough to wear the swimsuit so why hide & not show your face!

    Take care~
    3714 days ago
    DAMN GIRL YOU LOOK HHOOOOOTTTTTTT!!!! I hope you plan to make this swimsuit a regular this summer. emoticon
    3716 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6096849
    You look fab in that suit. I love it! Keep doing that walk and I bet you'll be back in the old faithful suit that you love in no time!
    3716 days ago
  • ELES45
    Great story, beautiful suit!
    3716 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5483846
    girl, your body looks good in the photo :D funny you used the branch full of leaves to cover your face. I might have done the same thing if I plan to post a swimsuit photo in my blog. lol.

    great job on walking to and from the store. I don't think I can do the same here in my place. lol. I hate walking under the sun and sweating like crazy. :D
    3716 days ago
    Glad you had a great time at the BBQ & you rocked that swimsuit!
    3716 days ago
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