Monday, July 5, 2010


Sigh. The swimming season is upon us. And there are numerous style shows on TV and sites on the Internet with a parade of swimsuits that are supposedly slimming.

Well, I'm just going to say this flat out. If you're over a size sixteen, there ain't no such thing as a slimming swim suit. It may be more supportive. It might have a belly tightening section around the middle so you don't jiggle and wiggle when you walk. But it's not slimming. Since I'm squarely in this category, I can tell you it takes more than a swimsuit to accomplish that.

Now that I've given you the bad news...I'll lay on the good news. All those skinny people with no fat? They sink.

Yep. If you're gonna be stranded out in the deep, tossed overboard from a ship, or pushed in the deep end of the pool, the optimal situation would be if your on the chubby side. 'Cause that fat (awful word isn't it?) floats.

I love going to the pool. It's the one time in my life when I can do all sorts of exercises with minimal stress on my joints. I can laze around, floating from one end of the pool to the other. Dog paddling? No problem. Yoga positions? No problem!

So if I have to choose between bikini wear or the slimming suit, well, I'll choose the slimmer. Besides, I burn in the sun like a candle. Who's gonna see the bikini body when I'm covered from head to toe?

I say, let's get out there and enjoy!



  1. Wait. That's not fair. I'm not skinny and I sink too! Like a rock. I swore I'd never be one of those women who wears cover-ups like real clothes in the summer. Aaargh. It's hell to get old.

  2. Thank god I held onto my maternity bathing suit. Who knew I'd wear it again sixteen years later? With my recent weight gain, it fits. And no, not pg!

  3. I love swimming--pool, beach, whatever. And if those skinny young things don't want to look at me, then they can watch somebody else. I'm not giving it up just because I don't have a "beach body".