Tag: bathing suit season

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Hindenburg

Every winter between October and March I gain upwards of 10 pounds (and I use that term “upwards” quite loosely).  And then in March we turn the clocks ahead and I panic.  “OH MY GOD!!! It’s almost bathing suit season and I gained 20 pounds!! How did that happen??  I’m only eating grapefruit from now until May” Then I reactivate my gym…

If the Tankini Fits…

If the Tankini Fits…

This year, I worked hard to drop a few pounds over the winter so that when the summer arrived, I wouldn’t have to face my annual swimwear terror attack. Honestly, I find shark-infested waters less scary than trying on bathing suits. Bungee jumping? Piece of cake. Wrestling alligators? Not a problem. Standing half-naked in front of a three-way mirror when I…

Real Women Don't Wear Tankinis

This year, I worked hard to drop a few pounds over the winter so that when spring arrived, I wouldn’t have to face my annual swimwear terror attack. Honestly, I find shark-infested waters less scary than trying on bathing suits.  Bungee jumping?  Piece of cake.  Wrestling alligators?  Not a problem.  Standing half-naked in front of a three-way mirror when I…

Saying "I Don't" to a Beach Wedding

Saying "I Don't" to a Beach Wedding

“My sister is having a beach wedding,” a friend of mine informed me over coffee one day. “That sounds cool,” I responded. “It’s not cool,” she complained. “I just had a baby four months ago, remember? None of my old clothes fit yet and the idea of being seen in a bathing suit makes me want to throw up.” She…