Well, I bit the bullet yesterday & bought a swimsuit. I've been all over town trying on anything that looked halfway acceptable on the hanger. I concentrated on higher end stores because they usually have better quality suits that fit better. Nope, not this time. I've been going back to the main one twice a week hoping for new suits to come in. Nothing acceptable except for one that by the time I bought both pieces was going to cost $200.00! Nope. Not for me. Didn't even try it on.
Yesterday the clerk there told me that K-Mart had some nice new ones in too. I thought "K-Mart?!?!?" But I figured I'd give it a try. As K-Marts go ours is pretty nice. Clean, well kept up, bright & cheerful.
I found a really nice one. It's a Jacklyn Smith. They do have some nice stuff in that brand. It didn't make me look skinny, firm, and in my 20's. Or in my 30's, 40's, etc. It didn't make me look like someone I wasn't, or used to be. But it did look nice on me. No gross bulging or hang overing flab. The thighs do look flabby, but that's not the suit's fault. It's an age thing. I actually found 2 that were acceptable. One a one piece, the other a tankini. The tankini was just a bit more flattering. It's the body length thing.
However, after coming to terms with staring at & judging my older body, I am determined to lose at least 5 pounds before Summer Vacation. Today it's rainy outside, but I think on nicer days I'll start adding walking again to my activity level.