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Call Sea World, I found their lost orca

Monday, May 28, 2018

Accommodating health issues, for the BL summer challenge I decided on using the gym's pool. So this weekend I went shopping for a bathing suit; black of course because black makes everyone look slimmer, right? I didn't look in mirror putting it on figuring it was akin to not watching sausage being made, on several levels.
The first thing that popped into my head when I looked into the mirror was to call Sea World, they must have lost Shamu and I found her. There is nothing like pasty white skin with a gardener's tan that really pops when contrasted with a shinny black one piece.
I am orca-esque and have bathing suit trauma. I think I still have my balaclava from living in Santa Fe. It might be the only way I wear a swimsuit in public. Gaaahhhh emoticon

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  • no profile photo MSNONAME000
    I haven't worn a swimsuit since my late teens and now that I'm far... far, from that age, had children and weigh a Lot more, I would be too self conscious to enjoy myself in public wearing just a swimsuit. However, I would feel comfortable wearing a tankini top with board shorts, and lots of sunscreen. Enjoy the weekend.
    450 days ago
  • KIMJ01
    We've all been there, done that. LOL! I'll tell you what I told a friend of mine, a PhD, who worked with a number of other PhD's (mostly men). She was going to Cancun and wanted to snorkel, but didn't want her fellow professionals to see her looking, shall we say, less than fit. I asked her if the men were lean, trim, and physically fit. She said, "No, far from it." And I said, 'So, why let THEM hold you back from what you want to do? Go snorkeling, go scuba diving, and enjoy yourself. Don't hold back for fear of what other people think.... "

    And I would say the same to you. If you look around, probably half the crowd either looks skinny and flat, or plump. Everyone has issues. Don't let it stop you from enjoying yourself. That said, Land's End has some really nice swimsuits that won't make you feel like Orca in shiny black. I have purchased one from them and am determined to go and use it this year.

    Hugs. I know how you feel, but don't let it stop you from enjoying your life and enjoying the body that lets you do what you want, when you want, even though you are not as fit as you would like to be... yet!
    466 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    You know what? I have cellulite and varicose veins and don't feel very sexy in a bathing suit, but honestly, WHO CARES?! Only me probably, and it's not worth feeling that bad when I look in the mirror when I am actually feeling really good about swimming.
    While black may not be the best colour choice for pasty skin, try a bold print, a beautiful smile, and feeling the joy in your heart of being in the water, swimming, swimming, swimming.
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    500 days ago
  • CAROLYNINJOY1
    I have a private pool with high fences around it and I "chunky-dunk"...by goal weight I'll "skinny dip". If anyone looks over my tall fence, they are responsible for their own therapy from seeing so much exposed white flesh.
    502 days ago
  • CONTROUBLE
    Just like you, everyone else is more worried about how they look than about how anyone else looks. Swim if that's something that will get you some exercise.
    503 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    I can't wear black where I live because it gets too hot, in the triple digits. My mother sent me a beautiful, in season in-style top though--but it is not cotton and it's black with a small pattern! I hope I can wear it without fainting. Going to save it for indoor activities.

    SUSMANNIE is right, you might feel more comfortable in a tankini. Here is a website you might like, sizes 4 to 34: https://www.swimsuitsforall.com/sep
    arates-swimsuits

    IF I don't have your correct size right, I apologize. THE SALE is on now!
    503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/29/2018 8:55:11 PM
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sorry, but you cracked me up! Seriously, you know, when you're swimming for exercise, consider this. Every other person (yes, even men) are concerned about their OWN appearance, so not destined to notice YOU too much! They're too busy worrying about themselves.

    That being said, SUSMANNIE has some good suggestions. The little skirt-y type suits are really pretty forgiving.

    Good luck and keep swimming! emoticon
    503 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Lol!
    503 days ago
  • SUSMANNIE
    Can you find one that covers a little more? Swimming would be great exercise.

    I have a suit that has 2 parts. The top skims over the body, and the bottom is a little skirt. Not that I wear it, ha ha. Maybe this year I will try it on again.
    503 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    I hate swimsuits.Even having lost a number of pounds I'll never look good in one. But if that's the only healthy
    way to exercise what are you going to do. Good luck, maybe a different style?
    504 days ago
  • ADDYR78
    It's been slow and steady for me. Keep going friend!
    504 days ago
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