This has been my second summer at my post-LA Weight Loss weight. I started about six months after I had Benny and couldn’t shake the baby weight. I lost 22 pounds and now wear a size 6.
I feel great but I’m no model. I’m still pretty self conscious even in a regular bathing suit. I just decided it was now or never. I didn’t want to look back in 20 years and think, I should have done it while I had the chance. I found a great suit in the Eddie Bauer catalog – definitely a bikini but with a bottom that’s a little higher cut than the itsy bitsy kind no one over the age of 18 should wear.
I still feel like a need a few more sit ups whenever I put it on, but the reaction of my friends has been very interesting. They all say, “I wish I could do that.” These are great looking women, many of them slimmer than me. But recently the ideal for women has become a size zero. Even a new size zero/zero is coming into some stores. I think that stinks. It’s unattainable and it’s not healthy. How can I teach my daughter to eat right and be strong if she thinks she’s supposed to have a body fueled by only diet coke and microwave popcorn?
(By the way, here’s an interesting option. Have you heard about the burkini? Featured in Time Magazine recently it’s a full-body bathing suit that’s all about modesty. Hmmm. Maybe next year.)
I know my wearing a two-piece bathing suit won’t change the world – but if we’re going to teach our daughters that a size 6 or 8 is healthier than a zero we need to walk the walk. We may walk it carefully while sucking in our tummies a bit and not necessarily sitting down, but I say walk it none the less. There are still a few weeks of summer left. Still time to take the plunge and join me.
Courage! And don’t forget your sunscreen.
Hey Stacey, if you were “really” brave you’d post a picture (or two) on your blog. Come on you know you’re hot!
what color is it?
re: What color is it?
beautiful lively colors. thank you
I think you pulled one over on Keith or was he in on the pictures.? He is so predictable that he is becomming easy to get the best of. It’s fun for all. I love the local lineup on WBT.