Friday, June 17, 2011

Things are looking up. Except for the bathing suit shopping.

I didn't think it would happen after the first 4 days of hell, but I'm starting to adjust to my Metformin. You know, just in time to increase it again on Sunday! Regulating the carbohydrates seems to help a good deal. Fingers crossed that upping my dose doesn't send me into a tailspin!

This weekend I am headed to the lake for a low-key bachelorette party. One of J's oldest friends is getting married next weekend, so I am headed out of town with his fiance'. There will be wine tasting (I'm going to take this VERY easy, for fear I will be a bloated gassy mess the rest of the weekend), sunshine, a nice dinner, and a party back at our hotel (on the lake). It should be a relaxing weekend!

What do you need when you go to the lake? A bathing suit. Sweet 8lb 6oz sweet sweet baby Jesus.... a bathing suit. I have a fairly cute one-piece I got at Target last year. However, a one-piece is challenging for me because I am pretty hippy. When I shop for a two piece I can wear a medium on the top, but need a XL for the bottom. As I'm sure you can imagine, if I buy a suit big enough to fit Ol' Big Booty Judy, then the girls aren't snuggled in like they deserve. But, I'm not certain the general populous is ready for this pasty gut. I figure that I need both so that I can decide when I get there how I'm feeling.

Bathing suit shopping is torture!

I found a top at Macy's that I really like. Flattering for the girls, cute style, the last one in my size -perfect! Now the hunt for the bottoms... UGH. I had a meltdown in the dressing room. Why does the trim of bathing suits need to have such tight elastic? It cuts in and that isn't cute. I could have smacked a bathing suit designer in the face while I tried on 9 different black bottoms. Said designer is probably a 40 year old woman that is 5'11" and 120lbs. Gorgeous and tan. At least that is what I was imagining when I thought of the various methods I could use to punish her.

I did end up finding one... in the plus sized section. The section I thought I'd left for good. It isn't my favorite, but it will have to do. Now I can just suck it up and get to work on my tan. Because as my beautiful mama always says -

Fat looks so much better tan.


  1. God there is nothing worse than bathing suit shopping. It just makes you feel like crap.

    I am in the same boat as you with the hippy-ness. I always have to get an XL. But you know what? No one else will know you got those bottoms in the plus size section. And if they look and fit better, go for it!

    Have fun!

  2. I dislike bathing suit shopping. My problem is my boobs. I can never find one large enough to cover and hold them firm. I finally found one at Macy's also. And I have a huge butt too. I think I'm an XL in both. I hate when the bottom are tight that they cut into my sides. It makes it look like there is a fat roll there.

  3. Bathing suit shopping is like taking a trip to hell. It sucks!! But I'm glad you found one that works for you, and who cares where you got it, as long as you feel good in it!