Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Only Downside (June Photos, Day 24)


Please understand, this is not a complaint.  But, there is one downside of the weight that I’ve lost recently: clothes don’t fit anymore.  Not that I exactly mind clothes shopping (though it’s true that I’ve never been in love with the process, either).  But, while we’re currently operating as a one-income household, I’ve tried to be more frugal than I have been in the past.  Last weekend I had to buy some crop jeans and a pair of shorts.  And, now, I fear I may need to break down and buy a swim suit.

A few weeks ago, when I had my suit on for the first time this year, I knew it was too big, but I figured it would get me through the summer, because those things are really too danged expensive.  (I thought that even as part of a two-income household!)  But yesterday, I got in the pool for the first time and realized there’s a problem: when I actually try to swim, my suit won’t stay put properly and I’m in danger of over exposing myself, if you get my drift.

I tied the straps up today to keep it more secure, but it’s clearly not a perfect solution.  I’m not overly concerned about the style aspect—though it does look a little tacky—because I don’t imagine I’ll be wearing it anywhere but at my own pool.  But, it still isn’t entirely, um, safe, and there’s not really anything I can do about the extra space in the bottoms to keep them from ballooning up.  Thankfully, though, the bottom is skirted and doesn’t show anything when it misbehaves, just makes me look like some sort of parade float!

So, anyway, that’s what was on my mind today: a new swimming suit that actually fits properly.  I have some errands to run tomorrow, so I may have to add another stop and see if I can find something decent that won’t break the bank.  Otherwise, I think I’ll have to resort to Amazon.  I’ve been browsing around there a bit, and they’ve got decent prices on some of their stuff, but I am a bit worried about sizing on a mail-order bathing suit, especially since I’m still not anywhere close to the typical swimsuit model body, so it’ll be hard to know what look is flattering for me.  So, wish me luck that I find something here in town.

24.  On Your Mind

What’s on your mind today?  And, do you have any tips on swim suit styles?


  1. A swimsuit suggestion: If you don't sew (or reinvent through sewing), check at your local dry cleaners, who usually have someone who does both those things. I've had things altered that you would not think of, for very little. Mine even has a changing booth. I have a daughter who is a little person, so you never know what I might have had altered :)

    Anything is better than swimsuit shopping...

    1. lol. Sounds like you enjoy finding a new suit just about as much as I do. But that's a good point; there is a dry cleaner we've used for alterations before, since sewing is a skill I never learned from my mom. I'm going to keep it in mind, though the truth is, hubby would prefer I get something different. He might not ever say it (smart man that he is), but I know he considers my current one my "fat suit", and would like to see me in something different. But he'll be disappointed either way, since I'm sure not going to be slipping into some skimpy little thing!

      Thanks for the idea.

  2. Ive never been a great fan for shopping either
    I prefer to look though local shopping catologues etc and then go and buy what has appealed
    however I dont spend a lot on clothes either

    it certanity does sound like you need that new swimsuit lol
    all the best
    neat!!! youve lost some weight wtg!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Yeah, I know it's not very politically correct these days, but I would really much rather shop online when possible. But, after the difficulty finding a suit, I am *so* glad I didn't try to order one!