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I mean it enough this time to.................


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To go swimming! I think, lol.
But being over 22 stone the thought and fear is crippling. I can't even bring myself to order a costume, let alone get in it and use it. I used to love swimming and no it would do me good but i don't want to be laughed at. I'm going to look like a whale :(

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aawww you're not going to look like a whale hun.
If you're too self-conscious (sp?) then pick a time to go when it's ladies only or something.

I was just over 21stone when I first went swimming. I was sooooo scared that my best friend had to practically drag me from the changing room to the pool! But no-one even looked in my direction! Everyone is busy doing what they're doing and stuff.

I got an awesome costume too,it's a 2 piece. The top is a longer top with built in support,and the bottom is a swim skirt. So Im covered up lots. Swimdresses are the way to go I think!

But yeah,go for it. You'll be fine :)
G: 10st7lb
Be brave honey and do it. Buy a cossie, and go swimming.

I did it, and I had a great time. You'll feel such a sense of achievement when you go.



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Well i have bought a cossie (and some swim shorts) hubby is going to take me in the evenings because they're open till 10, so thought i'd be quieter. Well nervous though!
S: 20st0lb C: 16st6lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 3st8lb(17.86%)
hi ya! this is my first post :D i used to love swimming but now at 17 stone and after 3 kids (1 twin pregnancy) i just dont have enough confidence. at my local pool they have ladies nights so maybe your pool does something like that too.


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G: 14st4lb
I always worry, but when I do brave it to go with the kids, I always wonder why, as no one looks or is bothered in the slightest. Go for it, its a great way to exercise.:)
I'll go if you go!! I always used "I dye my hair" as an excuse as I didn't want to ruin the dye job lol... but I've stopped dying it now so I have no excuse, it is only me stopping myself...
S: 14st4lb C: 12st12lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 36.4 Loss: 1st6lb(10%)
Moment of clarity...

I have no excuse, it is only me stopping myself...
I really feel the fear of embarrassment re swimming - I have always felt self-conscious in a cossie, even when I was a skinny kid, but now I'm so very overweight it will take more courage than I currently possess...
However, Auburn's comment really pulled me up sharp as it sums up so much of my whole life - it has only ever been me stopping me from doing so much but I needed it pointed out to me, so thanks Auburn!
See you ladies in the pool - though I may be swimming in a kaftan!

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