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View Poll Results: Retirees Do You Wear a Swimsuit
No I don't display my fat 10 8.62%
No I prefer other water sports 3 2.59%
Yes I'm fit and trim and proud of it 28 24.14%
Yes I don't care what anyone else thinks 70 60.34%
Yes I've got plumber's crack 1 0.86%
I don't want to answer 4 3.45%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I hope this was supposed to be a joke. Why shouldn't kids see what life looks like? If it's not intended as a joke, well, I think that's why kids today are often cruel and bullies. They don't have the input that shows them that people of all sizes and shapes have lives, feelings, and activities, and like to have fun, and it isn't about what one looks like. It's sort of like when people in their teens and 20's are skeeved out about seniors doing the wild thing. It's real, and it's in their future! There's no need to make them think the world is an air-brushed Hollywood movie.
Yes it was meant as a joke as the poll answers were also on the joking side. Sorry what do you mean by skeeved? I don't think I've ever heard that term.

Honestly though I wouldn't wear a swimsuit now. In my teens I was politely called "pleasantly plump." I have never owned a bikini. When I graduated high school this 5'2" girl weighed 139 lbs., but I lost my weight before I was 21. I was an anorexic before I even knew such a term existed. I was down to 89 lbs. and still saw fat when I looked at myself.

Had my children rather late in life. Took the weight off after my daughter's birth, but never could seem to get rid of the few extra lbs. after my son's birth 5 years later. I didn't become "pleasantly plump" again until my late 50's. Unfortunately with the rough last couple of years, I comforted myself with food.

Now that life looks good again and things have smoothed out, I'm determined to shed some lbs. but doubt I would ever purchase another swimsuit. To be honest, though I loved the water and the beach when young, it just doesn't attract me anymore. Maybe it's due to the sand...sand in the car, sand all over the kids, sand in your crack, etc.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I wear a one piece black suit with a gauzy white l.s. shirt over it on the beach. My BMI is perfect, so I probably think I look worse than I do. When I head for the water, by the time I get into it and realize no one is looking at me, I relax and have a good time. But I take a towel with me down to the shore, b/c the walk back to the beach chair is brutal.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:35 PM
 
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Ok, I lied. I don't wear a swimsuit, but, I do have a plumbers crack.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Yes it was meant as a joke as the poll answers were also on the joking side. Sorry what do you mean by skeeved? I don't think I've ever heard that term.

Honestly though I wouldn't wear a swimsuit now. In my teens I was politely called "pleasantly plump." I have never owned a bikini. When I graduated high school this 5'2" girl weighed 139 lbs., but I lost my weight before I was 21. I was an anorexic before I even knew such a term existed. I was down to 89 lbs. and still saw fat when I looked at myself.

Had my children rather late in life. Took the weight off after my daughter's birth, but never could seem to get rid of the few extra lbs. after my son's birth 5 years later. I didn't become "pleasantly plump" again until my late 50's. Unfortunately with the rough last couple of years, I comforted myself with food.

Now that life looks good again and things have smoothed out, I'm determined to shed some lbs. but doubt I would ever purchase another swimsuit. To be honest, though I loved the water and the beach when young, it just doesn't attract me anymore. Maybe it's due to the sand...sand in the car, sand all over the kids, sand in your crack, etc.
skeeved=grossed out

Urban Dictionary: skeeve

I guess if you don't like going in the water, wearing a swimsuit wouldn't be necessary! If I lived in AZ, I'd be in the pool as much as possible, I'm a water baby. I'm a little more than pleasantly plump (working on it though!) and I think as long as a swimsuit fits well and covers the important bits, I'll wear one, and I don't care about what others think of my choices.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I wear a one piece black suit with a gauzy white l.s. shirt over it on the beach. My BMI is perfect, so I probably think I look worse than I do. When I head for the water, by the time I get into it and realize no one is looking at me, I relax and have a good time. But I take a towel with me down to the shore, b/c the walk back to the beach chair is brutal.
We're so much harder on ourselves sometimes. I think the entertainment/modeling/advertising industry has brainwashed so many into thinking that if they don't look like an air-brushed nymph then they should hide. I call BS on that. Check out this swimsuit site and see if these ladies don't look great in their suits, regardless of size. Plus Size Swimwear | Women's Swimsuits & Bathing Suits
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:48 AM
 
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Before I lost 40 lbs, I used to do the one-piece black swimsuit thing too. UNGODLY hot in the sun. Gave those up. Of course I've lost 40 lbs....unfortunately now, of course, I'm wrinkly and have scars on my stomach from a surgery. I wear a two piece on the boat when it's just DH and I, but put a tank top over top if other people are with us out of consideration for our friends. And of course put on a skirt or shorts and a tank top when we go ashore. We don't go to the beach much, hubby's not a fan, but if I do get off the chair to go to the water I go with out my cover up. Like I voted, I don't care if strangers see me in a bikini.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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I exercise daily, usually by riding my bike. I wear minimal clothing in the summer so I do not overheat. I have lost 60+ lbs in 9 months doing this.....


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Old 01-08-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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I have posted what I wear to the beach in a previous post but I am thinking of adding some ass less chaps to my wardrobe.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Do I wear a suit to the pool? Well, I tried it once but people made fun of the tie and vest, so I stopped.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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At home, in my own pool, no - no swimsuit unless I have company. At the beach - two piece because I don't really care what anyone thinks and I'm accustomed to swimming with nothing on. Even a one piece feels like too much clothing.
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