Monday, March 08, 2010
I could use some advice.....
My parents and my brother and his wife were talking about a vacation that my parents planned this summer with my niece, and got talking about whether or not my niece would need a new swimsuit. Mom mentioned that she should try one on now because now's the time to get one (despite the fact that we still have snow on the ground) and that by summer it will be too late.
I am going (knock on wood!!!!) on a cruise with a couple of friends of ours in the fall and I want to look great while I go swimming and enjoy the sunshine. Right now I have a charming swimsuit, but it's the same large size I've been wearing since I've put on weight. Despite trying to lose weight for over a year and trying to eat right and exercise, I haven't gone down a size yet. I've lost roughly 10 lbs--close to a quarter of my total weight loss goal--and I've slimmed through the hips and thighs and bust, but I have this stubborn belly fat that has means I'm still wearing the same old size.
Needless to say, I'm hoping that by fall I will have finally lost enough weight to have gone down at least one size, if not more. But by the time I do, I'm afraid I won't be able to buy a new swimsuit, or at least one that I like.
Should I go ahead and order a smaller size now? Should I go one size smaller, or be optimistic and go smaller? Or am I just asking for trouble?