Thursday, February 12, 2009

We're even, poolside grandpa!

Every Wednesday I take the kids to swimming lessons. The boys are in a class together and I am in a Parent and Tot class with Madigan.

With my recent weight loss, I was in desperate need of a new bathing suit. During our bi-weekly Costco shop I saw a great deal on suits. I hummed and hawed and finally decided on a nice, simple rust colour one piece. With no change rooms, I inquired about return policies and I was told no problem as long as liners and tags were still on the suit.

When I got home I tried on my new suit. It was a little revealing - but both my hubby and my mother agreed it was still acceptable for public swim lessons.

I wore the suit this week to swim lessons.

A few of the other moms commented on my new hair cut and my new swimsuit. And to them, I say: THANK YOU. Your kind words and encouragement really made my day. I still have more weight to loose, but every compliment and cheer of support keeps me motivated.

To the poolside grandpa I say: We are even! Ya old man, I saw you sitting waiting for the public swim to start after our classes. Ya, I saw you checking me...and my boobs out. Yep. I did. I saw you smirk at me and then remain in your chair even after the public swim buzzer sounded. Yep. You made me feel self conscience and a bit uncomfortable with your glare and smirk...but I would guess you felt even more self conscience and uncomfortable when you nonchalantly picked up your towel and laid it over your lap. So, grandpa, we are even - good for me for loosing 66.5 pounds and wearing a flattering swim suit...and, well, um.... good for you for still getting it up!
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While, it will be a few more pounds lost until I am brave enough to post a swimming suit photo - here is a recent photo. I am actually wearing pants I bought at value village for $4.99 - they are the smallest size I have worn in 6 years. Even better, I am wearing the jersey that I wore on my first ever date with hubby - 7 years ago. Back then I thought I looked good in it...and now, while it fits me a bit differently, I cannot begin to tell you how great it makes me feel!!!!

66.5 pounds lost - February 12, 2009

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, you hot mama you. Turning on all the old geezers...there is no stopping you now!!

I love the fact that you are fitting into your smallest size. Just wait in no time at all they will be to big and you will need new clothes.

You look marvelous!!

Kat said...

Wow! Look at you!!!! You look fabulous!!!
Turning heads at the pool and everything! You rock!
Well done!!!

Bama Cheryl said...

Fantastic job - and how great that it was YOU who helped grandpa get a little thrill!

Momisodes said...

That story is awesome :)

And look at you! You look fabulous!

forgetfulone said...

You totally caught him! How great is that? Good for you for your amazing progress! You look fabulous.

Barrie said...

Good for you! And isn't there just SOMETHING about buy a smaller bathing suit?!

imbeingheldhostage said...

WOW, look at you!! You must feel like a new woman. Way to go Laura!!!

alisha said...

Hey thanks for the informative post, Swimming classes should be something that a person takes up when young. Well I guess an adult can also take up swimming lessons. Never too young to try!