My Swimsuit, Myself



3493131867_2e2ca1c574 Yesterday my friend who has a pool invited me over for a dip and a glass of wine. With summer finally making a reluctant appearance in the East (and not having A/C), I was very happy to accept the invitation. 

After hanging up, still holding the phone, I stared blankly into space. What had I done!

Swimming=Swimsuit! Idiot! OK, don't panic, I told myself. You might be able to pull this off. First, locate the swimsuit.

There it was smushed up in the back of my work-out clothes drawer. It took a good fifteen minutes to wrestle myself into the blue one piece. It was like a live thing pushing back saying, "NO, I won't! You can't make me!"

Once I had it on, and the panting subsided, I took stock. Not too bad. No unsightly bulges, everything that needed covering was covered. Thank you God! Now I could enjoy the lightness of being in a pool. And I did.

But, boy oh boy, was this a wake up call. After goofing off in the discipline department for a couple of weeks it was time to get serious again. It's amazing to me how well denial works until it doesn't. In my defense, if I didn't pay attention to what I eat, even as intermittently as I do, I'd be as big as my horse, Annie, and she comes in at 1,100 pounds, give or take a hundred.

Of course it would be better if I could lose some weight, but I'm glad I haven't gained more than one pound in the last two weeks. Just saying. I hope to have a better report next week.

2 comments


  • SD

    Dr Aletta,
    I impressed. I have not put on a bathing suit in years and when I do I always wear shorts with it. Yes even in the water.

    2009/08/18
  • Emma

    Boy, do I know what you mean. Bathing suits can be pretty terrifying. Sometimes I get jealous when I go to the local pool with some of my friends and see guys walking around in just T-shirts and bathing suits that look like they could be a pair of shorts.
    It’s not like they have to worry about impressing anyone or wearing a dreaded two-piece that, let’s face it, can sometimes show off more then wanted.
    I know where you’re coming from. And I really enjoyed this post! Keeping on going you’re doing a fantastic job and I always look forward to seeing what you’re going to write about next.

    2009/09/07

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