Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another swimsuit shopping trip

Twice in one weekend I went shopping for a swimsuit. I'm truly a glutton for punishment.This time I tried on every suit that I thought might fit me, but I had a different focus today. This is not a suit that I'll wear at the beach and try to pretend I look sexy. This suit is to wear for swimming as exercise at the gym.

I only had a few requirements:

1.) cover my butt (no easy feat)
2.) cover my boobs (also difficult)
3.) straps that would stay in place while I was swimming

Speaking of boobs, I don't know what the heck happened to mine recently (and if you're a guy, sorry, probably too much information for you). When I was this weight last time (about five years ago), I wore a 38C bra. I've been wearing a 38C for the last year, but my bras didn't fit right. I was constantly fussing with them (and these were expensive bras). I finally decided it was time to get fitted for a bra, something I hadn't done in years.

A sweet, young 20-something at Victoria's Secret measured me and told me I was a 36DD. I told her no way, she was wrong. She insisted. She brought me a box of bras in size 36DD. I looked at them and thought she had to be kidding. No way would those fit me. They looked HUGE. They fit me perfectly.

I don't know what happened, and I'm not exactly happy about it. I've actually always wanted to be smaller on top (and bottom), always wishing I had a more athletic build. My dream would be to have the kind of body where I didn't even have to wear a bra. I've never wanted cups that runneth over. Maybe it's the chest presses or something that caused this, but I'm just hoping when I lose the rest of my weight they'll shrink.

Back to the swimsuit, I found one. It has one of those built in girdle things, but they all did (I guess that's a good thing). It covers everything that needs covering. I opted not to go for a skirted suit and just let my thighs be out in the open for all to see. They aren't slim and trim, they're lumpy and bumpy, but they're strong and powerful legs and that's really what's important.

I'm really looking forward to getting into the pool a couple times a week. This is going to be fun!


Miz said...

they're strong and powerful legs and that's really what's important.

AMEN Sister.

Roxie said...

YAY for a suit! I hope you enjoy your water activities. While I can swim, it's mostly an exercise in not-drowning, so it's not a preferred exercise for me, but I know others just love it. Hope you are one of those, as everyone should like their exercise, at least some of the time.

Have a great week!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Oh this cracks me up because I am at the other end of the spectrum, not even and A cup. The other day I got a compliment that I looked thin... followed by a comment that I had no boobs! I told my friend that I never had boobs! When I went swimsuit shopping recently for a trip, where I would indeed be seen and even in pictures, I struggled as I always do to find one that would fit my tiny top. No one designs for that!

bbubblyb said...

glad you found a suit I still need a new one. Hey I'll take some of that boobage if you don't want it lol.

Carrieheff said...

Good decision on the skirt. Last time I got one like that the skirt would get wet and weigh me down. Not really helpful when you are trying to work out.

I know what you mean about the boobs. Don't fight it, just be happy you are in a comfortable bra now.

M Pax said...

I went for a shorts and tank top number to hide my aging flaws. :)

Glad you got something. Your plan of starting swimming sounds good. It was great exercise when I was in HS. I was on the swim team.

I went up in size, too. I'm a 34 like when I was young, but went up in cup size. Is it gravity? I don't know. So, you're telling me its going to get worse?

The title of this post is a joke, there's no new me. It's just the same old me, doing the same old stuff. Just for fun, I went back...