Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weigh-in Day & a Scary Thought For Me

Today is my 141st weekly Friday weigh-in since I started the pre-op diet back in August 2009 at 256 lbs

Goal Weight: 145 lbs

Today's Weight: 140.6 lbs

Golf claps all around.

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Onwards to a scary thought:

This week, the word "bikini" emerged from my mouth in the same sentence as "I might want to try wearing one this summer..."

There's a FIRST for everything.  Right?

I have NEVER EVER put sunblock on my belly because it hasn't seen the light of day. Ever. Seriously.

I'm hung up on the extra skin on my belly.  There I said it. 

It's wobbly.  It's mushy. It's squishy like bread dough.  Spanx are my friend. 

I know that my hang up on wearing a bikini is just my inner fat girl screaming "no! don't do it!"

So, I ask you, can you recommend a good quality, well-constructed line of swimwear/bikinis?  I'm looking for something that'll hold it all together if you know what I mean and contain these 36 DDs. 

Help.

Maybe if I find something decent, I'll do a blog reveal of me in my bikini a la Kirstie Alley on Oprah

I feel like I would like this.

17 comments:

  1. While I can't imagine being caught dead in them, I like the sporty two piece suits in the Land's End catalogue. I have always liked their quality.

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  2. While I can't imagine myself in a bikini (my thighs are just tragic), but this year I did buy a two piece...swim shorts (to cover the thighs) and a bikini top and I think it looks pretty good on me. I bought it (and two other tankini tops) online at Lands End. I have to second Tina's recommendation - their suits are good quality and I like that you can order the tops and bottoms separate.

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  3. Make sure you use plenty of sunscreen! I am sure you will look great no matter what your decision.

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  4. I think some of the tankinis are very, very cute. Check out this page at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7?url=search-alias%3Dapparel&field-keywords=tankini+swimsuits+for+women&sprefix=tankini%2Capparel%2C206. :)

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  5. Sorry I don't have any recommendations. I have not shopped for a suit in years, but I am excited for you and I know you will find something awesome.

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  6. You have to remember that Kirstie Alley was also wearing stripper hose on Oprah to hold in all her leg jiggle, so take her example with a grain of salt. One thing I have always kept in mind is that "Just because you CAN, doesn't always mean you should" and this is very true when it comes to bathing suits :) Land's End has some really good individual pieces with underwire for busty support (we all need that!) and nice stomach coverage. I know when I tried on 2 piece suits when I was at 145, it was such an ODD experience and I just didn't feel comfortable. To me there is little else worse when it comes to fashion when you see a woman wearing something that obviously makes her uncomfortable (keeps pulling and tugging or covering something with her hands) yet she still wears it because a part of her brain thinks she can. I can't wait to see what you decide on...

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  7. Well, in defense of the rhino - look at her creamy smooth hiney and thighs. She's a hottie for sure! I think you can pull it off. Try to find something with a higher waisted bottom (not super high but just below the belly button) to hold the skin flat. It'll be fine!

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  8. oops- now I notice it's a hippo! lol

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  9. Hey, Hi--usually I lurk, but I have a web site I really love and want to share--check out "Linda the Bra Lady" She has an amazing selection of bra-sized swim suits and you purchase the tops and bottoms separately. I personally like the Fantasie brand, which I wear in bras as well as swim wear--I wear a 30/32FF, so I totally know what I am talking about here! I also have a tankini by Miracle Suit--be sure to note the reviews about their sizing--it does run small! A tankini might be a good transitional step for you. Good luck! -- Emily

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  10. I think being that exposed makes anyone feel self conscious.

    I buy bikinis and other swimwear through my specialist bra shop bravissimo

    http://www.bravissimo.com/products/swimwear/bikinis/#/1?show=16&sort=1

    I don't know if they have a US counterpart but they cater for big cup sizes and you buy the top and bottom separately. I am sure some of the brands (Panache, Freya, Fantasie) are international if there are no specialists. Both mine are Freya and fit really well.

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  11. Victoria's Secret make suits that are based off of their bras and very supportive. I say go for it and get yourself a bikini!! You deserve it!

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  12. you could rock anything!

    i don't know if they make two pieces but I did buy a Spanx Swimsuit at Target!

    The brand is "love your assets" but you can go to www.spanx.com/assets and see the suits.

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  13. Do it girl-- you will look amazing and you need to own your awesome new figure! You worked hard... try Athleta-- I think there stuff is great.

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  14. I'm sure you'll look amazing in anything - I'm excited for you!

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  15. So excited to see what you decide on dear! Also, congrats on 141 weigh ins! That's amazing.

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  16. I got a two-piece suit this year, but it's like a tankini and shorts. You don't have to show off everything if you're not comfortable, there are other ways to avoid the dreaded one-piece! :)

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  17. I say go for it! A couple years back when I lost some weight I struggled finding a suit that would support "my girls". I found a great swimsuit at Nordstrom and I loved it. It was a halter top suit with adjustable leg openings. I could adjust it from boy shorts to high cut in a flash. Don't be tempted by the less expensive suits at Old Navy (I learned the hard way). Spend the money and go for a quality suit.

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