Friday, February 5, 2010

206 Pound Woman Buys a Bikini

That's right.

I bought one.

Not a tankini.

A real bikini.

And it scares me a little bit. All of you have seen my recent belly shots. Standing upright...not terrible. Of course there are the old stretch marks. And YES, there are the five battle wounds I have earned in my war with obesity...courtesy of Dr. Friedman. AND YES, I don't look like model....but still.

So I bought it. And it's cute. It really is. I have been looking for a bikini for awhile to wear when I am at my sister's pool. And then recently I started entertaining the idea of buying one for when we go to the beach. Now, it should be said that when we go to the beach we go waaaayyy down past the public (aka the busy part) part of the beach. But, I am nervous. I don't want to be one of those people that other people look at and think...

Sweet Heaven's to Besty who told her that looked good!

My qualifications for a bikini were as follows:

I didn't want grandma pantie bottoms. Nothing above the belly button. I also did not want little baby bottoms that just barely cover the lady station and let my stomach hang out. No string bikini bottoms either. I wanted them to hit just below my belly button.

For the top, it gets a little trickier. I have found that XL bikini tops are not built for XL sized boobies. So, while the part around that ties around my back fits my 36", the cups usually runneth over. I also need a little substance to the under arm piece...the fabric that runs from the girls to my back. I have the side boobie fat issue.

So this bikini fits the bill. But it still makes me nervous.

Of course I will take pictures when I get home and post soon. I will probably go back and buy the matching tankini top for situations that call for some more cover!


  1. excited to see the bikini!!! Good for you

  2. That's awesome!!! Hmmm...not sure what weight I would want to buy a bikini. I recall having one that I looked fairly good in when I was around 20...not sure how much I weighed then though. Post pics soon!

  3. Hey you didn't share where you found said bikini that meets all of the qualifications. That sounds like my bikini list so please share where you found it! Can't wait to see.

  4. I was looking for one too even though my body looks horrible with loose skin now and a very damaged leg from a previous DVT but as I am preggers I didn't want to fork out for a maternity cozzie that I will wear once (my plan was chucking a tshirt over it when I felt embarrassed but I think I am more embarrassed about my legs than anything else) - but my search has not been going well as summer is coming to a close here in Australia

    Good on you for being brave :-)

  5. YAAAY! Ill be there with ya at the beach!! but i wont wear one till I get a tummy tuck my, my skin flab that hangs is not a perdy sight! but Im workin on it! I WISH IT WAS BEACH SEASON ALREADY! come on weather catch up!!! LOL

  6. I'm so intrigued. I can't wait to see it.

  7. hahaha! Congratulations! I'm sure it looks great! I love pictures. They are inspiring.

  8. Wooo hoooooo!!! Congrats on such a big accomplishment!

  9. I just know you are going to rock that bikini..cant wait for the fashion parade.. Strut girl!!!
    xx Nene

  10. That is awesome! What an accomplishment! Can't wait to see it!

  11. Congrats...I think you have the confidence to pull it off pics and will will tell you what we think. Great achievement though

  12. Looks like I got here in the nick of time - can't wait to see that pic (we all know you will fantastic anyway!!!) How are you? Missed you this week. Have a great weekend and hopefully will manage to read a bit more this week (unlikely though.. sigh)
    Cara x