Wearing a Bathing Suit After a 250 lb Loss (w/ pics)

Today starts my vacation in the Outer Banks, NC. I’ve been dreading, yet looking forward to this vacation for the last couple of months. Dreading it because I’m staying with family and that can be tricky – but looking forward to it because I have been working non-stop for a long, long time.

I really would have liked to be at the bottom of my weight maintenance range when I left. I had good intentions of eating well on vacation, but I can see already on the first day that it’s going to be a major challenge. I was 200 lbs when I left for vacation – the very top of my range – and I really hope that I can keep it in check while I’m here! The good news is that I ran/walked for about an hour this morning and then swam in the pool as well. Hopefully, I can stay active and offset some of the poor eating. Ugh!

Now on to the reason for my post! I’m at the beach, we have a private pool, and yet I had no bathing suit. I put off going shopping for one for as long as I could. Wearing a bathing suit after losing 250 lbs is no fun. It makes me dream of the plastics that is going to happen in about 5 1/2 weeks. The good news is that I found a suit that is most flattering to my body and I hide a lot of the skin inside of it! The situation could be MUCH worse and I’m trying to look at the positive for a change.

Here is a comparison of the beginning of this journey and a shot of me in my bathing suit (yikes!)

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11 thoughts on “Wearing a Bathing Suit After a 250 lb Loss (w/ pics)

  1. Way to go!! Did you ever think you’d actually post pics of yourself in a bathing suit?!?

    You continue to be such an inspiration!!

    Enjoy your vacation and all of the opportunities to remain active on vacation.

    • NO… I didn’t think I would ever even own a bathing suit again!! It’s so freeing! I can’t wait until after plastics so that I can feel comfortable in my own skin again!!

      Thank you!!

  2. You look fantastic. I’ve been putting off getting a bathing suit (I’ve lost over 240), but am definitely going to get one now I’ve seen you rocking yours! Mind sharing where you ended up buying your suit?

  3. Holy crap you look great! I have lost 160lbs and my stomach is huge… So much loose skin, do you have a lot? It sure dissent look it at all! I’m about the same weight as you as well!

  4. I am a swimmer, too and health problems (and weight) have kept me out of the water more times than I would like to think about. I sometimes thing, man, it takes me longer to change into my suit, then shower and dress afterward, then it actually takes in the water and that is discouraging, but the time spent in the water is so wonderful.

    I am so glad that I taught myself how to swim with my face in the water and how to breathe correctly. It was hard and I had to conquer a lot of fears, but that time spent in the water is wonderful. Someday I hope to look as great as you do in a suit!

    Oh, I am just starting the five month pre-surgical diet required by the insurance to get sleeved. I am scared, but working through it. I am posting my thoughts as I go through it on a blog. http://www.onwarddown.blogspot.com

  5. You look great! And I would not be surprised if, once you have your plastic surgery, you find you really don’t have much ( or any) more weight to lose! Way to go!

    • Thank you so much!! I’m looking forward to having it done in 11 days, healing, and redoing a body fat percentage test to see where I”m at! Who knows, maybe you’re right and I’m where I want to be… it’s so hard to tell with this skin in the way. I think there is a good body lurking underneath it though haha! Thanks again!

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