Thursday, December 9, 2010

My friend has made a concrete goal

I was just commenting on blog of my friend, Sandy @ Getting Fit & Loving It.  Her hubby, Barry @ Life In Quotations is the best friend of Hubs.

The boys actually went to high school together.

But, I digress.

Anyway, Sandy was brave enough to set a bikini-ready date for herself.

I am not prepared to do that - although I do expect to be rocking a nice one-piece next summer.

Why am I bikini shy?

Well, I suppose it's in part because of my c-section with Baby Girl being so recent that even though I am losing, the tummy is the toughest area.

Plus, the first time I wore a bikini, I was 16. And the bikini in question was a hand-me-down from one of my older sisters.




















The next time I wore one, was after I left Son's father and I was about 210 lbs.


Here's the posed to emphasize my assets shot:



















Here's a no way to hide the flaws shot taken about a month  and a bit later.















The whole reason for the bikini was to tan on the deck.

Now, those two pics were from the Summer of 2006.

Let's jump ahead 4 years and here is the most recent pic I have of me in a bathing suit which was taken on August 20th of this year and I was 266 lbs.














So I am OK with wearing a bathing suit, but I don't have wearing a bikini again as a goal.  I am now wondering what I'd look like if I put the above swimsuit on at this weight though...

So here it is - and I have to say - I don not see a discernible difference... (except for my fading bruises re: the couch)

6 comments:

  1. I've been kind of embarrassed to wear a bathing suit and to go to the beach ever since I gained weight, but I hope to be able to overcome that this summer.

    I like your bathing suit in the last pic.

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  2. This is precisely why you are going to succeed. Confidence. Yes, you! You've got it. And by next summer, you'll be showing it!

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  3. You are so brave- i applaud you greatly!

    I have a ton of underwear pics i have taken since i started on 10th aug, but i am not brave enough to put them on my site...maybe someday

    So proud of you!!

    x
    lesley

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  4. I see the difference! I bet you would too if you were holding T in that last photo.

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  5. Aww thanks Lesley!! I don't snap underwear pics because Hubs would get far too excited! LOL! What I look fwd to is having a pic of me in a cute new outfit at some point ;)

    @1G1D1Y -- Hubs made a similar comment saying that there is more of a shape to me from bust to hips now & that he can tell I have less tummy and smaller thighs.

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