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How to Feel Good in Your Summer Clothes


By +Diane Petrella on Jul 07, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

By Diane Petrella, MSW

It's t-shirt and bathing suit season but, if you're uncomfortable with your body, a day at the beach is no picnic.  Body insecurity, due to being overweight or having a distorted self-image, increases along with the rise in temperature. Don't sweat it. Develop the self-assurance you need to stay cool and confident.

Meet Amy and Susan

Amy has lost eighteen pounds toward her goal of releasing ninety. Obese since childhood, this twenty-seven year old woman embraces summer, and life, with joy. "I wear a bathing suit with shorts to the beach," she says. "It's not that I'm embarrassed about my body, it's just that I feel more comfortable covered up a bit more. I mostly love to wear cute sundresses. I don't care what anyone thinks about how I look. I love myself and that's all that matters."

Susan is thirty-four and wants to release twenty pounds. She's been yo-yo dieting for years and emotionally punishes herself relentlessly. "I hate my legs. I won't wear a bathing suit, but if I do, it's only at my condo pool when no one's there. I make sure I have a towel around me and leave it by the edge of the pool. That way I can cover up fast after swimming. I mostly wear pants because I can't stand it if anyone looks at my fat thighs."

Managing Criticism

Rude remarks and contemptuous glances from prejudiced people can be demoralizing. But the ignorance of others doesn't have to ruin your beautiful sunshine filled day.  Do what Amy does and connect with your inner power by saying to yourself, "What you may think of me has nothing to do with me." Then go on your way.

Becoming resistant to the judgments of others also means acknowledging our own. Be honest with yourself. Who have you recently judged harshly? For example, have you ever reassured yourself, as Susan does, by saying, "Well, at least I don't look like that"?  If so, apologize in your mind and send that person a non-verbal message of love.

Sometimes the abuse by others is nothing compared to the abuse we give to ourselves. For Susan, even a neutral glance from a stranger feels like criticism because that's the lens through which she views herself. Developing self-love will buffer her from the negativity of others.

Develop Self-Confidence

Here are three quick and easy confidence boosters:

Stand Tall

Try this simple experiment:  Slouch down, droop your shoulders and lower your head slightly. What does that feel like? Now stand tall, pull your shoulders back and hold your head high. Do you feel the difference? Even a minor posture adjustment will uplift your mood as you enjoy that relaxing walk along the beach.

Offer Compliments

Be generous with praise. If you like someone's dress, tell them. The fastest way to feel confident and joyful is to give love and kindness to others.

Honor Your Choices

Do you want to wear that bathing suit? Or do you prefer shorts at the beach? Do you prefer a sleeveless top or covering your arms all the way? Resist being controlled by what you think you "should" do, or by what you think others think of you. Do what feels most comfortable. Like Amy, the respect you have for yourself, and your body, is all that matters.


Your thoughts?


What helps you feel confident?

Diane Petrella, MSW is a psychotherapist and life coach. She offers her clients a spiritual approach to weight loss and helps them develop a loving, respectful relationship with their bodies. Receive a free copy of Diane’s Seven Easy & Effortless Weight Loss Secrets by signing up for her monthly e-newsletter, Living Lightly, for spiritual insights and tips to release weight with confidence and love.  To contact Diane directly visit her website at www.dianepetrella.com.



Comments


I agree with the standing tall bit. When I walk to work now, I feel much more confident-I hold my head up, chest out, tummy in and look straight forward- not down. I feel a ton more comfortable and confident now. It does work.



I like these suggestions. Ultimately, what other people think of you is none of your business and trying to change their minds is usually a wasted effort. And it is true if you love yourself and feel confident, people tend to gravitate towards you more, so positive attitude is very important...

It's just, I'm not sure years of self berating and self criticism can be undone so easily. I'm not saying it can't be done but I can't help but think that probably these tips will not necessarily be enough to convince someone who never dared to wear a bikini to go out there. But I guess that wouldn't be the first step, more like the last.



I hate Summer clothing because it exposes my fat. I gained lbs after menopause and after a jillion diets, personal trainers, books, counseling and even fear of major illnesses I only lost 20. Some people can wear fat well, I can't....sorry...hate Summer duet to body parts exposure...I should move to Alaska...

 



I have slightly crooked legs, and I have received nasty comments in the past when I wear shorts or skirts.  But guess what, they work fine, they take me wherever I want to go, and they do not hurt.  My body could look better, but it is my body, it sustains my mind, and works perfectly, specially now that I am exercising.  I stand tall, head up, smile, and I get lots of smiles back!



I love summer clothes - the skirts, sundresses, tanks and the whole shabang. Even when I was in a 26-28! Now, at a 14-16, I love them even more. But, I do think I carry my weight well, never had a lot of cellulite just love handles. At times, I'm a little self-conscious about my bat wings, but I look good, so if someone doesn't like them, don't look. I can honestly say that I love myself and my image at whatever weight I'm at and all of us should strive to stop worrying so much about what everyone else thinks. I lost weight for me. I'm getting fit for me. Enjoy the summer and do it tastefully. Exude confidence and it will show.



LOVE IT!



In general I think most women are to hard on themselves when it comes to wearing summer clothes.  There are very few women who look absolutely amazing in a swimming suit so instead of beating yourself up for what you look like, find a suit that best complements your body and wear it proudly. 



I am daily amazed by the kind, positive and truly helpful feedback given on these comment strings.  Calorie Count is the most uplifting site I've ever found - a true community.  What a great place to find the real support needed to make healthy changes in one's life - mental, physical and emotional.   I rarely read 'rants' or negative, self-righteous comments such as you see on most blogs.  Looking back over this one, I see that people feel safe in expressing their fears and sharing their perceived failures or negative self-images, and I see loving, supportive, and really valuable responses.  Sending love and kudos to all of you who are working so hard to improve your life and health!



Original Post by: pdaniele3

I hate Summer clothing because it exposes my fat. I gained lbs after menopause and after a jillion diets, personal trainers, books, counseling and even fear of major illnesses I only lost 20. Some people can wear fat well, I can't....sorry...hate Summer duet to body parts exposure...I should move to Alaska...

 


I was thinking the exact same thing!  I can't wait until winter... unfortunately I live in FL and this only comes 1 week a year hahaha



i have always been self conscience of how i look in skin baring clothes no matter what my weight was.  i know it sounds corny, but positive self talk has helped a little.  also, i live in texas where its supposed to be at least 100 degrees today.  my physical comfort overrules my emotions in this case.



I've found that when I am eating healthy and exercising that I am way more comfortable in my clothing choices, especially in the summer.  It doesn't even matter if I'm at my target weight (which I'm not....still about 15-20 lbs to go).  Even if I'm at the same weight, but not exercising, I'm not as comfortable.  I think that in general just taking good care of your body makes you happier and feel less self-conscious.



I attended a business seminar once and it enforced the concept that we're much happier if we quiet that little voice that exists only in your head that points out our own shortcomings.  Once I realized that people probably weren't thinking the same things of me that I was of myself, I was much more confident.

(If you're wondering to yourself about what that little voice is - that's it!)



Original Post by: christine032550

I am daily amazed by the kind, positive and truly helpful feedback given on these comment strings.  Calorie Count is the most uplifting site I've ever found - a true community.  What a great place to find the real support needed to make healthy changes in one's life - mental, physical and emotional.   I rarely read 'rants' or negative, self-righteous comments such as you see on most blogs.  Looking back over this one, I see that people feel safe in expressing their fears and sharing their perceived failures or negative self-images, and I see loving, supportive, and really valuable responses.  Sending love and kudos to all of you who are working so hard to improve your life and health!


AGREED!Laughing



I think a lot of what we see is different from what others see. I know my perception is rather askew after years of yo-yo dieting and going up & down in sizes!

Regardless of what I think I see in the mirror...chances are I'm just being hard on myself. After all, we are our worst critics!!



I haven't worn shorts in 12 years because I can't stand the way my legs look. I've always been bottom-half heavy, and it was tough to wear shorts or skirts in middle school because of it, so I gave up anything that ends above my knee entirely. In a weird way, though, I prefer to wear pants these days because I'm constantly on edge when I do try to wear shorts or skirts. I've had such a bad self-image for so long that it doesn't seem worth the anxiety to venture back into the shorts scene. I'm comfortable with how I look and who I am with clothing that has length, so I'm not going to force myself into shorts just to say I did it.

With that being said, I think everyone should wear what they're comfortable in. If you're pleasantly plump and you feel confident in a bathing suit, more power to you! No one should determine what they wear based on how OTHERS feel.



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Yes I definately can get very worried about Summer if I'm having a heavier time (I fluctuate between 122 pounds to 132 pounds and I'm small boned). I'm never really over weight but can feel a little too wobbly to want to show a lot of skin. However here in the NorthWest UK we only get the odd good week of sunshine here and there, although last week temperatures went up to 27c. As I'm not too happy at the mo and having a bout of IBS I tend to wear skirts that come to just below the knee and vests that are not skin tight and will hide a bloated tummy. Being told that i sometimes dress like Mr Bean's girlfriend by my partner hurt at the beginning of Summer, but apparently he was just trying to get me to realise I should dress a little more daring. HHmmm, I don't know, but he did buy me a pair of new shoes to make up for it :)



I'm resolved to do and feel but makes me feel good. Something I've been working towards over the past 18 months. When we think others care about how we appear, it is really just more craziness circulating through our brains. Do what makes you feel good, happy, whatever, and everything else that life brings will just follow easier/better.



Diane has such good insight.  It really is important to change your mindset and your perceptions about yourself - otherwise you'll end up being a skinny person with a fat person's mindset.  Looking back at pictures of when I weighed 195, I really didn't look too bad and it was certainly something that most people wouldn't have noticed.  I will definitely start using the, "What you may think of me has nothing to do with me" mantra.

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."



It is nice to know that I am not the only one who feels uncomfortable in summer clothes.  I have not worn shorts in about 10 years and the thought of putting on a bathing suit in public is horrifying to me.  I have tried everything to lose weight, but since I had my daughter I just can't seen to get the weight off no matter what I do.  I've always had a poor self image and my husband doesn't help matters when he makes these litte fat "jokes" about me all the time...ie "big momma", "tons of fun", well you get the idea.  I am going to really try a new approach of being comfortable with my body no matter what size I am, and walking with my head held high.  Well see if it works.....



Original Post by: wowwcaazoww

I don't mean to sound negative but a life long battle with self esteem and bad body image isnt going to change by "not worrying about what others think" and "holding my head up high". Thanks for the tips but even when I was in the 120's, I still didn't feel comfortable in skirts shorts and especially bathing suits. at 165lbs, i get nauseous just thinking about it. and i live at the beach!


Thank you all for your comments!

Dear wowwcaazoww (and others who feel the same way),

You don't sound negative to me at all! I understand the point you're making and, you're right, using the tips suggested above won't immediately change a life long battle with low self-esteem. I know that many times these are deep-rooted issues. But the suggestions above are easy steps to take that can begin to make a difference.

What would it be like if you did one thing today that you have been reluctant  to do because you worried what others would think? What if you consciously choose to "feel good" and hold your head up high as you walk along today? What if you make a point to brighten one person's day by offering them a compliment?

Taking small steps and experiencing small successes leads to long-term positive change.

I wish you well~

Warmly,
Diane

 



Original Post by: rokimaki

I like these suggestions. Ultimately, what other people think of you is none of your business and trying to change their minds is usually a wasted effort. And it is true if you love yourself and feel confident, people tend to gravitate towards you more, so positive attitude is very important...

It's just, I'm not sure years of self berating and self criticism can be undone so easily. I'm not saying it can't be done but I can't help but think that probably these tips will not necessarily be enough to convince someone who never dared to wear a bikini to go out there. But I guess that wouldn't be the first step, more like the last.


I do have a question, though.  Does anyone have a good comeback (NOT a nasty one, just a kind yet firm one) for those people who do make comments?  It's hard after years of beating yourself up for being overweight to walk out there feeling confident and then someone says something cruel and you just visibly deflate and all those feelings come rushing back.  And you stand there not knowing what to say.



I haven't worn shorts in years either, but it's for a different reason. I have weight issues that I'm working on (down 24 lbs.), but my reason is Vericose veins. This is a heredity issue which has been compounded by my weight gain over the years. One of the spots on my legs has been there since middle school, way before my weight became an issue. I've been to a specialist about them, but regardless of the fact that I have good insurance, they won't cover any treatments. I wish I could get to a point that I'm not self-conscious about them, and that I could feel comfortable in shorts, but I just don't see that happening. :(



After a veery lonnnnggg  winter, i am embracing the summer more than I ever have in 15 years.  On vacation I  went in the Ocean and got a suntan, I cannot seem to get enough sun this year.  I used to be very cautious of the sun because of  fears of cancer, but no more!!  I guess snow blizzards in april did me in!!Cool



Sometimes dead silence speaks more than any good comeback.



A very wise woman ( my mother) sat me down poolside one day and asked me to just  sit and watch

... as I sat there woman of all sizes and shapes , ( all beautiful)  scurried  out of the pool at regular intervals ...It was the same routine Head down , make no eye contact  -focus on the safe spot with the towel .. then a quick wrap , check no one was looking ..and  then relax ....

As I watched I realised everyone was so focussed on  themsleves that they really weren't paying that much attention to anyone else ..let alone me ... It made is so much easier to let go of the " fifty eyes are on my backside" thoughts that race through your head as you drop that towel !



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Original Post by: rokimaki

I like these suggestions. Ultimately, what other people think of you is none of your business and trying to change their minds is usually a wasted effort. And it is true if you love yourself and feel confident, people tend to gravitate towards you more, so positive attitude is very important...

It's just, I'm not sure years of self berating and self criticism can be undone so easily. I'm not saying it can't be done but I can't help but think that probably these tips will not necessarily be enough to convince someone who never dared to wear a bikini to go out there. But I guess that wouldn't be the first step, more like the last.


I do have a question, though.  Does anyone have a good comeback (NOT a nasty one, just a kind yet firm one) for those people who do make comments?  It's hard after years of beating yourself up for being overweight to walk out there feeling confident and then someone says something cruel and you just visibly deflate and all those feelings come rushing back.  And you stand there not knowing what to say.


Here's my best comeback, prepared ahead of time and stored for use in unexpected situations, though it works best with fake kindness. When people say, 'Oh, you look weak. Eat some more cake.' Or, 'Why don't you eat this? You can diet tomorrow.' Or, 'Your face is really pretty.'

I just smile and say, 'Thank you for being so kind. You seem to really care about me.'

Shuts em right on up.

 

 



Mmdean:

I have the same problem that you do, although the veins showed up after I had my children. I have several areas that are really upsetting to me. Since my daughter's birthday party this year is a pool party, I am going to buy Dermablend for the first time. I have always thought it might be a good solution to broken veins and stretch marks, and now am ready to give it a try. Has anyone out there used it before?



Original Post by: meaganeter

I've found that when I am eating healthy and exercising that I am way more comfortable in my clothing choices, especially in the summer.  It doesn't even matter if I'm at my target weight (which I'm not....still about 15-20 lbs to go).  Even if I'm at the same weight, but not exercising, I'm not as comfortable.  I think that in general just taking good care of your body makes you happier and feel less self-conscious.


So true!



Original Post by: meaganeter

I've found that when I am eating healthy and exercising that I am way more comfortable in my clothing choices, especially in the summer.  It doesn't even matter if I'm at my target weight (which I'm not....still about 15-20 lbs to go).  Even if I'm at the same weight, but not exercising, I'm not as comfortable.  I think that in general just taking good care of your body makes you happier and feel less self-conscious.


So true!



Yay, summer, the season of everything riding up or down or chafing.  Of bra straps sticking to your shoulders and sweat coming out everywhere!

I don't understand how anybody can enjoy it!!!!

 



This is a good article. Why should someone deprive herself of wearing a pretty sundress out of fear of what someone will say about her body showing? I feel awful for people who don't go to the beach because they don't want to be seen in a swimsuit. God did not make the ocean and the sun just for people with perfect bodies.



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It's funny, I've been contemplating this myself the past few days.  I've been dating someone for a couple months and he happened to mention the subject of bathing suits, wondering about my bikini.  I kind of laughed, and said, 'uh, I don't wear a bikini.  I don't think I've ever worn one.'  He was so surprised!  As in, he was trying to tell me he thinks I would look great in a bikini.  That surprised me!

My other good friend, a guy, has also told me many times how beautiful he thinks I am and also that I would look great in a bikini.  (We used to date, but no, he is not trying to get into my pants with flattery now).

In a recent thread, I also learned that many fit women still have upper thighs that touch.  I was shocked.  Even when I was skinny, I thought this meant that I was fat or out of shape.  This was a truly mind changing and life changing realization for me since this was the way I estimated my body my whole life, at its most simplistic form anyway.  I thought myself too smart to be fooled my magazine pictures of models, but I guess they got me on that one.

All these things have really made me open my eyes.  I pride myself on being logical, even about my own qualilties.  Yet I have had one or two occasions, including this one, where I found that either my logic or my self image (upon which my logic was based) to be flawed.  While I still feel I need a bit more work to be bikini ready, I am trying to consider the idea that I am wrong.  I tried on my bikini last night (I didn't tell the guy I'm dating that I own one, bought as a fitness goal) -- you know what, I didn't look half bad.

And in case one of you thinks I look like a model and *all* of this is in my head, I'll give you a few stats.  I am tall and do carry my weight well, it's true, but I am still quite overweight.  I have on the order of 50 pounds to lose: 

5'11"

220 pounds

size 16 (getting close to 14 though!)



I am going to be 45 and spent my whole life like susan in the example:

Susan is thirty-four and wants to release twenty pounds. She's been yo-yo dieting for years and emotionally punishes herself relentlessly. "I hate my legs. I won't wear a bathing suit, but if I do, it's only at my condo pool when no one's there. I make sure I have a towel around me and leave it by the edge of the pool. That way I can cover up fast after swimming. I mostly wear pants because I can't stand it if anyone looks at my fat thighs."

I lived on cape cod in my 20's and would not go to the beach and have fun on a beautiful day with my roommates because I hated my body.  I missed out on so much fun.  I would lay in the sun in my yard and cry.  I was 190lbs. then.  I am now 148 and STILL feel this way about my legs.  Two years ago however, I bought a skirted swim suit and it changed everything.  I will actually walk down the beach and go in the water and not sit in one position the whole time no matter how uncomfortable due to body angst.  It was a freeing moment giving up the wanting of a smaller suit and a perfect body and accepting what I have and working with that!



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Wow. I have to say my whole family (at least on my mothers side) is large.  The truth is most of us in my family, woman especially, are average or even smaller during teens and young twenty's.  Then it happens.  We start putting on and putting on and putting on weight.  Even though I thought I was prepared to fight that battle during my mid 20s, I didn't and here I am 50lbs over weight.  50lbs is actually a huge improvement from where I was.  Regardless, my grandmother told me on her death bed, not to be like her. If I get the chance to travel, take it.  If I want to go hiking and end up half way up needing to take a break don't let fear hold me back.  My grandmother and my uncle were both 300+ pounds when they passed away.  My uncle might have lived longer if they could have life flighted him, but he was too heavy for the helicopter and they had to take him by ambulance. Both of them were told that the best exercise their joints could handle at that weight was swimming.  Neither one would put on a suit and get in the pool because they were terrified.  They sat back and watched everyone around them have fun and live life.  I do get self consious, but I remember I am a work in progress.  I am taking good care of myself now and I am not going to have a heat stroke because it is 100 degrees outside and I will only wear a sweatsuit!  I dress comfortable for me and sometimes I feel anxious or like a whale, but I remember to feel the fear and do it anyway.  I don't want a life filled with regret because I never did anything, because I didn't think I looked perfect.  I will NEVER look perfect, and that is ok!  I'm not going to let fear of what others think stop me from having the active lifestyle I want.  I have heard rude comments a time or two, and it hurts to hear someone whisper "look at that byson".  Oh well.  Yes, I am fat. You are very perceptive.  How wonderful for you to have such a gift.  Some people are just A-holes, but if you dress tastefully you usually don't run into as much ugliness.

My kids help motivate me.  They want to get in the pool and if for nothing else I have to be ready to jump in and save them!  My point is don't let the cycle continue.  The more active you are the better you will look.  Don't let other's opinions affect you to the point that you are missing out on something you want!    



Original Post by: mmdeam

I haven't worn shorts in years either, but it's for a different reason. I have weight issues that I'm working on (down 24 lbs.), but my reason is Vericose veins. This is a heredity issue which has been compounded by my weight gain over the years. One of the spots on my legs has been there since middle school, way before my weight became an issue. I've been to a specialist about them, but regardless of the fact that I have good insurance, they won't cover any treatments. I wish I could get to a point that I'm not self-conscious about them, and that I could feel comfortable in shorts, but I just don't see that happening. :(


I have the exact same problem since I was in my teens.  I won't wear a skirt EVER, and shorts are reserved for the backyard when there is no company coming.  I would love to have the veins treated, especially since I lost over 50 lbs.  I think I deserve a cooler summer this year



Original Post by: purplesque

Original Post by: meli71

Original Post by: rokimaki

I like these suggestions. Ultimately, what other people think of you is none of your business and trying to change their minds is usually a wasted effort. And it is true if you love yourself and feel confident, people tend to gravitate towards you more, so positive attitude is very important...

It's just, I'm not sure years of self berating and self criticism can be undone so easily. I'm not saying it can't be done but I can't help but think that probably these tips will not necessarily be enough to convince someone who never dared to wear a bikini to go out there. But I guess that wouldn't be the first step, more like the last.


I do have a question, though.  Does anyone have a good comeback (NOT a nasty one, just a kind yet firm one) for those people who do make comments?  It's hard after years of beating yourself up for being overweight to walk out there feeling confident and then someone says something cruel and you just visibly deflate and all those feelings come rushing back.  And you stand there not knowing what to say.


Here's my best comeback, prepared ahead of time and stored for use in unexpected situations, though it works best with fake kindness. When people say, 'Oh, you look weak. Eat some more cake.' Or, 'Why don't you eat this? You can diet tomorrow.' Or, 'Your face is really pretty.'

I just smile and say, 'Thank you for being so kind. You seem to really care about me.'

Shuts em right on up.

 

 


I love the way you think!! 



Original Post by: hhkinsler

In general I think most women are to hard on themselves when it comes to wearing summer clothes.  There are very few women who look absolutely amazing in a swimming suit so instead of beating yourself up for what you look like, find a suit that best complements your body and wear it proudly. 


Maybe the problem too is what people consider, "looking absolutely amazing."

I long for a world where any healthy woman who takes care of herself could be considered beautiful in the public eye. Right now the idea of beauty is based on how closely a woman resembles the "idea" of woman on catalog pages and TV ads.

Feeling outspoken and feminist today.



I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect. Therefore, I am perfect.



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I went two summers without putting on a swimsuit and I love the water.  I felt terrible because I didn't go in the water with my kids.  I only avoided it because of how awful I felt in a swimsuit.  I have gotten over that because swimming and water aerobics are such good exercise for me.  I really regret that two years of self incapacitation when it came to enjoying the summer season. 

The little steps here are part of how I started to overcome my phobia like fear of being seen in summer wear, particularly the swimwear.  Eventually I figured out that I needed to change my attitude even if I wasn't able to change my body. 



I have a saggy belly from gaining and losing over the years.  I will not let  it stop me from swimming or wearing shorts.  I do make sure I wear a top that comes low enough.

 

I can say that age helped me a lot.  As the years pass, I care less and less about the opinion of others unimportant in my life.  It goes by too fast to worry.



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''I think that in general just taking good care of your body makes you happier and feel less self-conscious.''

i agree.



Original Post by: smithbeam

A very wise woman ( my mother) sat me down poolside one day and asked me to just  sit and watch

... as I sat there woman of all sizes and shapes , ( all beautiful)  scurried  out of the pool at regular intervals ...It was the same routine Head down , make no eye contact  -focus on the safe spot with the towel .. then a quick wrap , check no one was looking ..and  then relax ....

As I watched I realised everyone was so focussed on  themsleves that they really weren't paying that much attention to anyone else ..let alone me ... It made is so much easier to let go of the " fifty eyes are on my backside" thoughts that race through your head as you drop that towel !


I totally agree.  Just like almost all the women on this forum are concerned more with how they look and feel than on judging other people.  Everyone else is too worried about themselves to care much about you. 

I always used to be self conscious if I didn't shave my legs for a while and then ended up at the beach.  Finally I realized no one else notices or cares, I am just judging myself! 

The beaches and pools are packed with people in the summer.  Most folks are too busy chasing kids, worried about sunscreen application, or having a good time.  That is what the beach is for!  Plus the more active you are and the more time you spend in the sun, the healthier you will look and feel (as long as you make sure to wear a lot of sunscreen and cover up when the sun gets too hot.  No one feels healthy after a good fry, lol)

So go get your sun, swim, and tan on!  Beach day today!!  Woohoo!

I love living on the beach in Southern California!



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