Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's not ALL bitching! Check out these pics!

Warning: this post is very random and scattered. I would blame pregnancy but I am always like this. Read at your own risk.

So I know I bitch a lot. Especially the past few months, but I wanted to post about a realization that I had today. You know how we all have that one body part that really bothers us. I had the same one my whole life. Not sure why but it is my upper arms. Even in high school I would not wear sleevless things because I thought I had ham hock arms. I didn't. Until I gained 100 pounds. It was so bad I had to start wearing some sleevless stuff because the arms were too tight in many shirts. Here is a pic of me in spring/summer 2008 (before I began the weight loss journey).
Last week, best bud's twin daughters (one of them pictured above as well) had their birthday party (and they were dressed as the cutest little cowgirls I have ever seen). I happened to be checking out their photos today and came back to this one. Why? because for the first time in my life I thought my arms looked normal. I know camera angles play a part and I do have some flapping going on with my arms but I am okay with it. I have actually changed my mind about my most bothersome body part after all these years. Maybe I have learned something. It has also inspired me to make sure I weight train this week. My goal is to go to body pump twice this week. I hope I can do it.
Now for the best part of my post - the picture below. I live in Texas. I have a pool in my back yard. I plan on living in it this summer while out of school and very pregnant. I have been on the hunt for cute swimsuit before they sell out. I never got to buy any at my new weight for my new body. Looks like I won't be this summer either. I found two pretty decent swimsuits but I looked through hundreds to find them. Most of the choices look like this:
Dude. This woman is thin and attractive and she can't pull this look off. What makes a designer think us regular folk can do it? I am telling you, it is going to be a long summer. I wouldn't even want to be seen with me wearing something like this. Even in my own backyard.

Any good recommendations for pregnancy swim wear?


Deb said...

Your arms are fabulous!!!!

And that swimsuit....eesh!!!

cmoursler said...

um, tankini...and lol at ms. cougar.
Your arms are arms still have some room for improvement..but, that is what these last 30 lbs are for.
cute babies btw.

Amber said...

I have 3 little ones and to be honest I never did find a swimsuit that looked "good", while pregnant.
They all seemed to have some crazy pattern that only made every part look bigger or they had gold rings and cleaveage dips the size of the Grand Canyon. Kinda like Mrs. Tiger Kitty you show there.
oh, and who wears jewelry while swimming? lol

Congrats on the little one coming.
I haven't visited in awhile so it was fun to hear your expecting.

Miz said...

love that youve EXPOSED! your rockin arms.
Strong powerful lovely.

and the preg.suit?
I have to chime in with the others in the lack of regular folk pregnancy bathing suits.
I always tell friends to hit up the notsopricey stores (Wall of the Mart :)) and just buy one that you 'dont mind' & then giveawaythrowaway after 9 months.

have a great week!

Miss S. said...

Old Navy Maternity Tankini's

I wear an XL normally & it fit true to size through pregnancy. I got mine on Ebay for a steal.

Mae Flowers said...

Great arms! That's one of the things that I worry about too- so you're inspiring me!

F. McButter Pants said...

Your arms look fantastic! Love that you are showing them off.

That suit is in one word UGLY! I agree with Miz....find a cheap one!

I love that you and my daughter have become pregger blog friends!

Have a great day!

Jenn said...

I agree with Miss S - Old Navy is a good place to start. Have you checked Destination Maternity online?
I looked at the maternity suits in Target yesterday - YUCK.
Your arms are ROCKIN! My arms are one of the parts I don't like on my own body - I can't wait until they look like normal arms again.

Rob Dyess said...

Not my department... but nice post!!

Corletta said...

Question for you. How much did you weigh before you got pregnant? I am near my goal weight...I think. That's just it. I haven't been in the 160's in 10 years...not really sure what my goal is. fabulous...maybe my goal!