Friday, January 21

The Plus Side of Looking Like Crap In a Bikini

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS PICTURES OF STRETCHMARKS
If you are offended by my body instead of inspired, don't comment about it on this blog. You send me a nice little email instead. You know what? Don't even do that! Keep it to yourself! I feel fantastic about this, even if I don't pull off a bikini with the pizazz of a supermodel. So only nice comments, please. Don't rain on my parade. This is hard enough to do without fearing the backlash of folks.
So as Queen of the Blog, if you say something I don't like, I'm gonna delete your comment.
Just putting it out there. Moving on...


I wasn't even sure if I was going to post this or not.

Stupid bikini. 

I need one that has a gun rack attached to it, to carry the goods properly. And to find the bottoms. I wore them on Halloween, and now can't find them anywhere! So I went with the thickest pair of skivvies I own. It's not the end of the world, and if you have issues, please re-read the first paragraph of this post.

Nevertheless, I looked at the records, and according to what I have down, this is where a girl and her body can go with a 10 pound difference. That's the difference. (or so I am assuming, because I'm not weighing myself. If I'm at 168, it's a 10 pound spread.) The pic on the left was taken last March.
The right one I took tonight. Well, Matt took it. Cause he's a good sport.

But seriously- WOW. I didn't realize my body had changed so drastically! 


I'm learning how to love my body again. I'm not going to sit here and play it all cool and confident.
I am still struggling to be positive about this post. I can see a difference. But when will I really feel that the difference is enough to be applauded by society? I don't know.

But when I put the picture from today next to the first swim suit picture I ever took...
(and I know, the sizes of the pics are kinda off compared to one another. Oh, well.)


Well, that right there makes me applaud myself. No matter who else is clapping.

Today, I am loving myself by saying "Charlie, you are doing better than you ever thought you could."

And THAT, my friends, is the plus side of looking like crap in a bikini.

40 comments:

Mel said...

Wow, what a transformation! You look great, Charlie!! :)

Amanda said...

You look awesome chicky! You've worked hard and it truly shows. Rock that bikini lady friend! (and the skivies, lol) you are inspiration, don't ever forget that. ~A

RickGetsFit.ca said...

Looks like a great transformation happening. There's great improvement in the pics. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Rick

Sib said...

I LOVE this post. You are one fabulous woman!! Congratulations on your transformation thus far (*_*)

Leebird said...

Wowzers! :)

Brandi {1 of 2} said...

That is fabulous!! =) You're such an inspiration!

Colleen @ Goodbye, Fat Girl! said...

Honey, you look fantastic! What a fantastic post! I see a huge transformation, even in your rack lol!

Seriously, bravo!

Colleen
Goodbye, Fat Girl!

Anonymous said...

it all shows (or doesn't show) in your tummy! it's just about gone!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

You look and ARE AMAZING!!

Natalie said...

You are so awesome! Keep up the good work - and the inspiration! There are a lot of us reading and watching and trying to be like you. :)

differentchoice said...

Charlie, I think those pictures are amazing, and I am so inspired!

Tanya said...

You rock girl! Love this post (don't I always love your posts??). Wish I had thought to do a bathing suit shot in the beginning. I think I might take a page from the Charlie book and take one now and then in a few months time do it again - things are slowing down for me, but other people seem to see changs regardless if the scale moves or not...and photos don't lie as you've shown! Great job! If anyone sends you mean posts, you just tell them to come see me and I'll take care of 'em for you!!

Rachel @ CrazyTown said...

Charlie pictiues are great because they tell us what the scale doesn't, that we are changing for the better. Look at your posture, and you facial expressions. You are an amazing woman and your journey has been and is entertainment but it is also one that we are taking with you and at this moment I am super proud of you and your progress.

Taking measurements is a great way to track your overall body loss on a regular basis between pictures. Love ya!!!

Marcy said...

Charlie, I love the confidence in your face in the 2nd picture compared to the first. Bikini, or not, you are rocking your new body with pride!

FatAngryBlog said...

You've done an AWESOME job!!!

I love seeing before and after pics - I take a lot of them myself because I have a hard time seeing the changes...

julielollar said...

I am definitely applauding you! You have done a great job with something that is really hard. Thank you for being so open and honest. I hope that One day I have the guts to post pictures of myself for all to see! You rock sister!
-Julie

Angela Pea said...

Whooooooey!

You've put in lots of hard work, and it shows! Way to go, my friend.

sonnia said...

Wow! You ARE the incredible shrinking woman!! And I'm with Collenn, your rack looks great, too ;-)

Jessica | A Blog to Brag About said...

Holy hottie! I had no idea you were so TINY! If you ask me, you are officially a "thinny."

~ Darla ~ said...

I love you, Charlie because you are real. WTG, girl. And you can actually see the difference between bikini shot 1 and 2. Your tummy is much smaller. It's all coming together for you, kiddo. You are an inspiration to me!!

Brittany said...

Charlie, I am at Turtle Run's pool every week day, in the summer. There are women bigger than you are running around in their bikinis. I'm with a commenter above, you are in the "skinny bikini wearing club" now. I think you look great. Congratulations!

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

HA! I appreciate your votes of confidence that I could wear it in sunlight! However, even though I displayed this pic in a very public setting, I can't imagine ever wearing it outside my house! Maybe that will change by summer, but I think it's risky to tempt fate when there's water, an inch of fabric and my blessings in a cup. That would be a crazy disaster!

KCLAnderson (Karen) said...

::::wolf whistle:::::

Looking mighty fine there Charlie!!

The WholeFamDamily said...

this is awesome, you've made GREAT, TREMENDOUS progress and you can totally tell in the first pictures that you have lost a lot of inches with that 10lbs! this IS inspiring!!! way to go hot mama!!

Sandy said...

WELL DONE!!! Inspirational!! Keep it up, lady!

Ann said...

You look awesome!!! Amazing amount of hard work to do that transformation - great work!!!!!!!!! You should be soooo proud!

Jen said...

you look so great! I just found your blog and LOVE it!

Danielle said...

Girl! How amazing! You rock! Seriously. Such a testimony to hard-won good choices and determination.

Love you comment about suit, water and your Girl-friends. Hahahaha!

Senora Muertos said...

You look great! Look at how far you have come! Be proud!

Jenn @ watchmybuttshrinking.com said...

Wow! From one "butt shrinker" to another, I have to say that your transformation is nothing short of AMAZING! Congrats!!!

Amelia said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Danielle said...

I'm going to be the pest and ask... are we going to vote on blogs soon? ;-P

Nonna Beach said...

WooHoo ! You tell 'em... Amazing new bode ! Well done...it takes guts to lose that much weight so the heck with what the peanut gallery might say...You Go Girl !!!

Jazzi said...

Hi, I just found your blog and what a great job!! Love the blog. I will follow you and you will see a dog there but thats cuz my weight loss blog is under my dogs blog, LOL
Drop by at www.shrinkadink.blogspot.com anytime.

Diana

Karen said...

Wow! The proof really is in the pictures. You look great:)

Aubrey said...

Charlie--
Wow! You really are the most inspiring person I've ever seen, since I haven't really met you. :) I've been reading your blog for probably the past year and what you post has definitely inspired me to start making a better tomorrow, everyday, for me. To lose weight and feel confident again. Your pictures are so inspiring and keep up the good work!!!

~ Darla ~ said...

PS - Charlie, I was even telling my mother about you today...now, I'm even talking about you on my time. That's a compliment...of sorts - lol.

Results Not Typical Girl said...

holy fuck balls! if you had to delete any negative comments, please send me their email addys so I can punch them in the throat. you are my hero.

Untypically Jia said...

I would leave something witty here because that's just how I roll, but I'm recovering from a migraine right now and the humor is just not flowing properly (much like other things *cough*)

So I'll just say this (because making you cry is actually getting to be kinda fun) . . .

I can't wait to look like you!

Julie said...

One your a brave, brave woman to post swimming suit pictures but wow oh wow the transformation is amazing. You are doing more then wonderful you are doing awesome. WOW!!!! Keep it up.
Take care and God Bless!!!

 
This Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Blog Was Designed by April Showers Blog Design