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I'm Not the Fat Girl

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My best friend got married Saturday and we had a huge party at her house. We usually do volleyball and she has a nice pool for swimming. So I got myself a swimsuit and was all ready for the party. This is the first time ever that I would wear a swimsuit to her party. I am like every other "fat" girl out there who would rather die than show off any skin. My husband talked me into getting a new one since I had lost weight and he thought I would feel better about it if I had a new one. He told me to wear it like I owned it. I wore it all day and had a great time! Later there were some pictures posted on Facebook of everyone playing volleyball. I glanced over the pictures and assumed I wasn't in any of them since I couldn't locate myself. Next thing I know, my hubby is looking at the same pictures and said, "honey, you were looking mighty hot!" "What?" I laughed and told him he must be looking at someone else because I wasn't in any of them. He proceeded to show me myself in all of the pics. I didn't even recognize myself! I was looking for the much larger me and not the size 10/12 me. OMG! I almost cried! I can't believe that after all of my life of being at least a size 24 that I can actually see myself as a skinnier me. I am no longer the fat girl I have always been! I just never saw myself that skinny! What a great reminder of how far I have come!
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