My stomach hasn't seen the sun...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, May 20, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    ...in more than 10 years. I gave up wearing a bikini as I had put on so much weight over the years. Well, yesterday was my first full day off in a long time so I told husband I wasn't doing anything around the house, in fact, I'm going to the pool. husband can't be in the sun 10 minutes. He is truly allergic to it, so he didn't go. Me, on the other hand, can stay out all day long and tan very nicely.

    Since I've lost weight, I made the brutal decision to dig through my drawers and find a bikini. Found it, tried it on...well, I look like a 50 year old woman in a bikini. ;) But, I was determined.:warrior:

    So, I headed off to a really nice casino and successfully snuck in the pool area with my friend Brian (no...get your mind out of the gutter...I didn't have a thong on.:please:)

    What I DIDN'T factor in was my stomach that hadn't seen the sun in so long. I now have a ruby red tummy and mid back. The rest of me is fine. I look like a candy cane right now.:beautifulthing:

    Abbey
     
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Wow, um...snicker....first let me congratulate you for having the nerve to wear a bikini. As for the results..............snort..... :proudamerican: (couldn't find a candy cane but the flag should work too.)

    One word for you......Aloe!
     
  3. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    :whistle::beautifulthing::bravo::bravo::congrats::cheerleader::fan::yourock::you_go_girl::youarehot:


    It's a beautiful thing when you can do what you did. Be very proud and even prouder that at any age this is possible!

    Ouch! On the sun burn. I don't envy that at all.


    (I'm jealous)
     
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You ARE brave. Congrats on being able to DO that :D And DEFINITELY go for the aloe!

    My belly hasn't seen the sun in about 15 years. And until I am able to work off the last 15 years of baby fat and middle age middle, I intend to keep things under wraps!
     
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    One of the nice things about living in Vegas is you don't really know anyone in circumstances like this. (Now, if it was my group of friends, that bikini would have NEVER gone on.) I don't care if strangers see me in my sagging skin, etc. They're getting on a red-eye flight tonight and have a great tale about some old woman at the pool in a bikini and I'll never see them again.

    Right now, I'm going to work and getting a bottle of Aloe on the way. :)

    Abbey
     
  6. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    How cool is that? I think it's great.....good for you! I considered "possibly" breaking out a bikini this year since I will not have a bunch of kids to chase after & I can float around my pool....praying everyone will be at work & won't see me out there (I'd probably scare the cr#p out of them if they caught a glance). But, I might give it a try too.....suppose I'll make sure I put the sunscreen on the parts that haven't seen the sun in years!

    Hope the aloe helps the sun burn!
     
  7. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    (I'd probably scare the cr#p out of them if they caught a glance).

    lmao

    Abbey
     
  8. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Good for you, Abbey! I love your attitude on life. I hope the aloe works.

    I won't put this body into a bathing suit period, let alone a bikini. If I did that people would run screaming, "MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!!", so it's really a public safety issue.
     
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Abbey,

    congrats on having the courage to wear a bikini. I haven't had that much courage EVER!!!

    For the sunburn, make some strong tea, put it in a tub of water at whatever temp is comfy (cool works best-not cold, not hot) and soak. The tannin in the tea really helps!

    Adding either milk or baking soda will also help. I havn't done all 3, or even milk and baking soda, so I don't know if that would help.

    But I have never ever tanned, and know your pain! Sorry you look like a candy cane - but you were sweet anyway, this just lets everyone who sees you know it!!

    Susie
     
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Abbey

    You are far far braver than I've ever been! Even in my youth it was a feat to get me into a 2 piece suit. easy child and I were just talking about this the other day and I told her I didn't care if I got so thin I'd blow away, I'll never put this body into another bikini again. lmao *snort*

    Glad you had a good time. Hope your tummy turns brown quickly.

    Hugs
     
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You are way braver than me too-but I think it's great-except for the sunburn-ouch!
     
  12. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    OMG...that is too funny. My husband is looking at me as I'm laughing my arse off. A public saftey issue...I'm still laughing as I'm typing this.

    Go out there...strut your stuff and tell anyone who isn't happy to ...well, kiss my arse.

    Abbey
     
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