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NO BS – Bathing Suit Season is Here!

For some, the “F” word is a bad word…but “F” that!  In my menopausal world, the really bad words are the “BS” words. Bathing Suit!

Summertime usually involves lots of eating, drinking, and fun in the sun! I can’t really procrastinate anymore. It’s time to deal with the BS!

I keep my BS tucked away in an orange box (of course, it’s orange, my favorite color). One never knows how this will pan out. The day and time you try on your old bathing suits must be carefully selected.  I suggest trying them on the first thing in the morning before you have even dared to put any fluid or morsel of food into your body.  Have a serious conversation with that loud, critical voice in your head that never thinks anything looks good on you. Get that negative chatter under control.

I opened the box, braced myself, and pulled out all of my bathing suits – every black one! I slip on the first one and face the mirror.  The glare of my bright, shining white legs caused me to lunge for my sunglasses. Is this the year I find a self-tanner that doesn’t make me look orange?????  The freckle population and brown spots have been growing since last year.  I go to a skin doctor every year and get that once over to ensure they are all harmless.

Things have shifted since last summer! What BS!  I love online shopping!  I prefer to try on bathing suits in the privacy of my own dimly lit bathroom—no neon dressing room lights for me. My fingers came across the most amazing bathing suit site. I love bathing suits with innovative fabrics that offer triple holding power!

Shop away, ladies – these bathing suits are lifesavers!

Of course, my “birthday suit” is the most comfortable, but I only wear that when splashing in my bathtub or shower.

I love summer and plan to enjoy every single moment of it. I’ve stocked up on my favorite sunscreen, and I have my large-brimmed hat, and I’m ready for the BS season.

My Motto: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN!

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4 thoughts on “NO BS – Bathing Suit Season is Here!”

  1. I’m always looking for recommendations for swimsuit online stores. However miracle suits are ridiculous. Have you looked at the models? None are post menopausal. No cellulite, age spots, or stretch marks. What about a company that offers realistic swimwear? One that offers cool board shorts. At 58, I’m done trying to look like I’m 28.

    1. Robin, I totally understand your frustration with the models. However, In terms of the miracle suits – I love them because they have structure inside them that help to hold me in, keep my tush inside the suit, and keep the girls up, too!

  2. Yes, it is true Robin. Miracle Suits are ridiculously expensive. It annoys the heck out of me too. However, the quality and how is fits holds up well. Do what I do, I usually get them when they go on sale at the end of the summer. As for right now, Macy’s always has reasonably priced bathing suits that are of good quality for “Real” women! You can also try Khols. Hope that helps.

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