Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sticky like caramel…

This food thing title is harder than I thought it would be, and we’re only the 8th… it’s going to be a rough month!

It’s been crazy hot & humid here. As I was walking around earlier I felt all gooey, it hate this much humidity! You do nothing and sweat buckets. Plus, in my case, you had to this some hot flashes, and you scream hot almost to the point of stopping, dropping and rolling!

Yesterday I did something that I TRULY hate. I so despise it. I’ve been avoiding it for a few years now, but I could no longer. I’ve tried considering other options, trying to find something on line, or just simply ignore it all together. But there’s this part of me who loves one thing, and for that to happen I need that thing I TRULY hate.

I’m talking about shopping for a bathing suit and swimming. Is there any worst feeling than to see proof that 1) you’re whiter than a slice of white bread; 2) you seriously need to do something about this weight thing; and 3) you also need a good wax job! Argh!

I’ve been lucky (I guess) since I didn’t have to buy a new suit for a few years, but last time I took my suit out I noticed that some part (in between the boobies) was disintegrating… no joke! I don’t know if it’s the chlorine or what, but I didn’t really any other choice, but to put my pride aside and go shopping for a friggin’ suit! Most shops around here are for the chicklets, not the round ol’ spring chickens… I knew of this shop, on the South Shore, that caters to full figure women. Yesterday I was at a client who happens to have moved right next door to that shop, so in I went. It’s an interesting concept, not cheap at all, but the service you get might be worth it. I’ve realised that I’m not “that” big… some of the women present were far more enveloped than I’ll ever be. I will not let myself get to that point, at least not for the next 20 years! Anyway, after trying at least 12 different models and discussing the options, I walked out with one, right of the rack “prêt à porter” – go figure! In every sense of that! Hee.
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Image: Big Belly

16 comments:

TraceyTreasure said...

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the bad posts lately. I've been too busy to post anything good.
I hate buying a bathing suit too. I bought a tankini one year after our last daughter was born and my 3rd daughter said "look Mom, your belly is so big it broke through your suit!" I said "it's all your fault!" :) I'm totally joking but I did tell her that it was two pieces when I put it on! I'm with you on buying a new suit. Where on Earth did you get that picture of me? Just wondering! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

lol ... omg, that photo! It's just a little too familiar ...

Anyway, glad you found a suit! Go out, swim & enjoy! :)

Stinkypaw said...

tracey: Too funny that your daughter thought of that... I tried one on yesterday and she might have said the exact same thing if she'd seen me! ;-)

drowsey monkey: This pict. represented everything I wanted: fat, hairy & not too happy! ;-)

Marius said...

If there is one thing I've learned in my 40+ years on this planet it's that there are no appropriate words a man can utter when women start talking about bathing suits, so I like kittens. Anyone else like kittens? Yeah, kittens are nice.

;-)

Periwinkle Studio said...

Ohhhh, I hate looking for a suit too! What a horrendous, nightmare causing experience! Then again, skinny dipping for me is not an option. I am glad you found one! :)

lizgwiz said...

My last swimsuit was stolen out of my car (it was in my gym bag) before I even wore it. I haven't replaced it, and that was...7 or 8 years ago? That's how much I hate swimsuit shopping. ;)

Ananke (Goddess With An Identity Crisis) said...

I hate swimsuit shopping as well mostly because I'm one of those women who got to "that point." Nothing looks good on you when you're a porker. LOL!!! And like you said, most suits are made for the skinny young things. It's a conspiracy, I tell you! ;-)

Paisley said...

Nothing looks good - EVER. I have one from last year that I thought looked ok until this year when I actually opened my eyes. eek.

Purple Pigeon said...

I go swimming once a week, and my costume is horrendous. I tried to buy one without even trying it in the other day, and as soon as i tried it on at home, i knew it was a mistake. Talk about unflattering. So I'm back to my horrendous-but-not-as-horrendous-as-my-new-one cossie. It doesnt help that at my swimming pool, there are countless skinny girls that are wearing no more than hankies connected ny string. Grrr. Not practical to swim in, surely???

Glad you found a good one though!

Stinkypaw said...

marius: You are one wise man! ;-)

periwinkle: Skinny dipping isn't something I'd think about either... really not!

lizgwiz: I think you hate it more than me! Have you been skinny dipping or avoiding swimming since?

ananke: Maybe you were at that point, but not anymore! ;-)

paisley: Not easy to face that bloody mirror! argh!

pigeon: What kind of idea was that not to try it on first? Especially for a bathing suit! At least you're swimming and that is great!

Attila The Mom said...

Good Gak, I haven't had a suit in years. Big t-shirt, cotton shorts. No way I'd let my heinie hang out! LOL

thethinker said...

I hate bathing suit shopping! Everything else is fun to shop for, just not bathing suits.

Stinkypaw said...

atm: lol, my heinie isn't the real problem... it's more the belly!

thinker: It isn't a pleasant thing, you've got that right!

flurrious said...

I'm back to wearing my fat swimsuit from so long ago that I can't remember how old it is. And I had a hot flash a few weeks ago that caused steam to rise from my chest. I am really enjoying my middle age!

simplypink said...

You know you have my sympathy! I'm glad you were victorious! Because finding a suit that works is most definitely a victory. :)

Stinkypaw said...

flurrious: Flashes are really nasty, and they come with all sorts of "funny" things, don't they?

pink: Thanks!