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Self. The Naked truth and shopping for a bathing suit.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

My DH installed the mirrored bathroom medicine chest at a low height as I complained about kids reaching up to see themselves brushing teeth. The result was LARGE view of everything from the top of my head to my netherlands, gratefully cut off by the vanity sink.

I have learned, and accepted in recent years, that gravity sucks and old people grow things like moles and brown spots. I've also had long conversations with different parts of my body while I slather cream on my face, brush and floss my teeth and dry my hair.


Today's conversation was with my navel. I was almost done drying my hair and a drop of water fell out of it. I have a nice innie. emoticon
Do I want to pierce it at age 60? What would I wear? Diamonds, colors? Would my pants closures bother it? I'd sure like it to be thin, tight and clean but I'm a realist. Those days are over.

So why worry about a bathing suit? Chubby babies look cute in bathing suits. Fit teens and 20 somethings look sexy in bathing suits . Pregnant mommies look primal in bathing suits. Mother Earth. The only guys who look good in Speedos are Olympic swimmers. With no back hair.

If you're over 50, had multiple children, don't exercise and not watched your diet; you look just like it sounds in a bathing suit. Naked with something black with blue and red flowers painted over it.

So why would I look for the "right" suit? The one that sucks it in, moves and lifts things here and there?

My arms, with wings attached, will be bare.
My legs will still sand each other as I try to walk wet from the beach.

I want a bathing suit that will not make me feel wrapped in 20 pounds of wet lycra. I need to swim, not show off. I don't want to accentuate the torso and leave the rest to look exactly as nature intended.

I am accepting real.

Have a great, real day!

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    I just saw this blog, dunno how but I am coming late to this party.
    You're right, we are what we are.
    And sometimes we need to put togs on it.
    2220 days ago
    I have to echo ROXYSMOM. Sports takini are comfortable and less revealing. Swim shorts or swim skorts work well, too.

    If you are going to get serious about lap swimming in a pool, though, I recommend a competitive swim suit. Nothing falls out. No wedgies. It fits like a support garment, but nothing, nothing, nothing moves. You stay in it and the suit stays where you put it.
    2223 days ago
    I own 4 bathing suits, but right now only one fits. Am considering getting another one that fits now that I will be in the pool providing therapy 3 days a week.
    2224 days ago
    I love this blog! I can totally relate. I love tankinis with halter tops. They look nice - you can mix a floral top with solid bottom and do not feel "confined". Lands end has an awesome selection if you still have time to order on-line. They are made well and the color doesn't fade.

    2225 days ago
    LL Bean. Sport tank. Nope, won't do a thing about my thighs or arms, but it's relatively modest and covers the important bits without attempting to bare torso (does show off toned back & shoulders nicely, thankyouverymuch!)

    I did put on a Sporti racer back suit when my last sport tank wore out, but I really didn't like what oozed out... and went back to my classic sport tank a week or so ago... springing extra $$$ because the Sporti is not worn out, just I'm not crazy about it.

    Good luck with your suit shopping! emoticon
    2225 days ago
    I have not tried on a bathing suit lately but at this stage I need something all encompassing. The more it covers, the better.
    2225 days ago
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