Monday, May 23, 2011


So I came home from work today to a package I had both looked forward to...and dreaded.

How could I feel such mixed emotions?

I'll tell ya.  Because I ordered a bathing suit online (insert cheers and boos together).

I've tried a few suits on this past few months at local stores with NO luck.  I have to have one that ties around the neck for support.  And I am not at all OK with my thighs in their current state so I decided I needed a short skirt.

How do I find that without looking like my mom?  (no offense, mom!)

I actually think last year's bathing suit shopping was better than this years.  Maybe because I actually filled out the suit - whereas now, I have more "flab" if that makes sense.  Think deflated balloon.  Well, sort of, I need to be a little fair to myself.  Imagine how bad it would be if I didn't exercise like I do!

Well I went into my room and put the bathing suit on...and...drum roll...LOVED IT!  I thought at best it would be "ok" but I ended up really really liking it!  So much so that I'm contemplating putting a picture on my blog of me in it.  I said contemplating.  Won't happen tonight...but maybe this week!  My husband loved it too.  :)

It is a multicolored tankini with a short skirt bottom. 

So the website I use is  They have all sorts of sizes and when I was a 20 I got my first suit from there.  Last years' suit came from Old Navy which was a fluke.  I'm so super excited I can't wait until I have somewhere to wear it!  I need to fix my tan line as I have a permanent racer back tan line from running in my tanks.

So there it is for you folks.  I love my new bathing suit.  Man, that makes me happy.  I'm going back to their website to see if they have any other colors on clearance that I can't live without.  Yippee!!!

That's it for tonight - I tried to take a "picture" of the magazine page with the 5 day Cleanse that I did last week on it but alas I could not attach it for some reason. I would be glad to email it to anyone who wants it, just drop your email addy in my comments box.

Happy Week to you ALL!


PS - tomorrow morning is weigh in - should have a good post tomorrow night to wrap up last week's cleanse!


jrae83 said...

OK...I get waaay to excited when I see that you have a new post! :) I'm going to have to check out that bathing suit website because while I'm sure I can still fit into mine from last year, I have no desire to put one on at all this year!

ClaraB said...

Debbie and Mrs. Sid - sent it to your emails. Jessica, I hear you! There was no possible way I could wear last years in my case. I'm just so pleased to have found one this year. YAY!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and it is so inspiring. I love that you are so honest with your ups and downs, but always try to be upbeat. I also like your reminders that any changes need to be lifestyle, permanent changes, or they won't stick and you'll end up right back where you were.

I'd love to know more about that cleanse you posted about, if you don't mind. My email address is leighcranmer (at) hotmail (dot) com. Thanks and keep up the good (hard) work!

Anonymous said...

Hello there ClaraB...I would like to request a copy of the 5 day cleanse that you so graciously posted about on your blog. Your honesty really struck me. Congratulations to you on your success this far and on your future success as well.
My email address is
Sincerely, Schely

Anonymous said...

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