I am going to do something that I will probably regret later on. I am going to post pictures of myself in my bathing suit! Even though I still need to lose 30 pounds, I feel a hell of a lot better about my body now at 159 pounds than I did when I was 220 pounds (but since I am a short 5’ 3”, more weight always looks worse on me than someone who is taller). I still do not like showing my body off but it is not something that I will put my foot down and not budge on the subject when the circumstances require me to show some skin (such as swimming).
So here they are. I completely love the bathing suit. I bought both the top (which is a size medium) and the bottoms (size 10) at Kohl’s about a month ago. I have not worn a bathing suit without covering myself up with a baggy t-shirt (yes, I even would swim in the baggy t-shirt) since the 5th grade so this is a huge step for me. I even walked around (and rode the rides) at Sandcastle last weekend wearing that bathing suit without covering up and I did it without feel too self-conscious! The pictures where taken Sunday August 1, 2010 while I was getting ready for Sandcastle so I am not wearing make-up and my hair is a mess.