Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The hunt is over

So, we leave for Cuba in 22 days, and I have been searching for a new swimsuit.

It is very difficult to find a one-piece suit with a skirt bottom that fits nicely. I feel like I have been to every store on the planet. I envy Krista for wearing bikinis - they are so much easier to find!! My body is not bikini ready, nor will it ever be as I am COVERED in stretch marks on my stomach due to being overweight for so long and having 2 babies back to back.

But, yesterday I went with my family to an outlet mall and found exactly what I have been looking for at Winners. Weird thing is, I have been to 3 different Winners at least 6 times in the past few weeks and have not been able to find anything - but the one that we went to yesterday had 1 perfect one in my size. Only $19.99 too!!! Added bonus!

I found a video of myself that I took last March when I thought I was going to follow the Dr. Phil weight loss program. I was 180 lbs at the time and I look so different than I do right now. Its crazy that it took gaining another 10lbs to get my butt into Weight Watchers. 

It's also crazy to know how much I yo-yo'd last year. I started the year at 195, I was 180 in March and back up to 190 by September. I am so glad to finally be at a place in my life where I feel like I am truly making life changes.


heathermarie said...

love the suit! its very classy. I envy krista too!

Anonymous said...

I love the suit!! Love love love it!! As for stretch they fade once you lose weight and the bell area becomes flat? Are they less noticeable? I wonder this. I dont have kids...yet...but wonder that if I do get the stretch marks (which I know I will) do they fade with weight loss....

Krista said...

Whoo Hoo!! I'm a link...LOL

First off I love the cute and a halter as well. Rawr!

Well...I can honestly say that if someone told me a few years ago when I weighed 230 pounds that I would someday wear a bikini I would have laughed right in their faces (let alone own 3!).

I don't have a bikini body, but I have worked hard to get where I am...and I'm gonna show it.

It's all about confidence baby and strutting your stuff!

MeltingLisa said...

Oooo very nice I like it! You are going to have so much fun in Cuba :)

Fatinah said...

that is a really pretty bathingsuit. You're gonna rock the beach in that!

mother of 5 said...

I just happened upon your blog.
I looked back over your journey a bit and I must say YOU ARE DOING SO AMAZING! (yes, I was shouting this)

I have to add you to my blog list so I can keep motivated by you.

No gains, WOW! I want to be like you!

You will be the success story that you say you will be.

P.S. Love the bathing suit.

RebeccaILJ said...

Cute, I love halter tops!

Carrie said... be in warm weather, would be heaven. Cuba? You'll have to let me know how you like it. We went to Belize 2 years ago and are heading to Costa Rica this fall. I have actually never thought of going to Cuba. How fun!! Cute suit too!

~Tammy said...

Love the swimsuit, the fact that it's black and a halter! Sexy!