How thick is a swimming pool

Do any of you also have inhibitions about going to the swimming pool ?!

Written by Mini monster on July 2nd, 2009, 12:37 pm

Hello, I'm usually only a silent reader of this forum, because I'm not on a diet yet, but I really need it ...
I am about 35 kg overweight (has always been fat and with / since the pregnancies I have 25 kg more on it ...)
I am doing therapy and the topic is, of course, my weight, my appearance, my self-esteem. My Th. Would love to see it if I could actually bring myself to go to the swimming pool, but I just can't do it. I used to swim well and happily, but I just don't dare to go around people so fat and half-naked. It's just about on vacation because nobody knows me, but around here I'm just too embarrassed when I imagine that someone who knows me can see how fat I really am (i.e. without covering clothes). Above all, my thighs are really huge, as are my buttocks and, unfortunately, now also my stomach - oh, actually I find myself very unsightly naked overall. And I can't talk myself into it or tell myself that I don't care. So I just avoid all those nice things that I would really like to do again. Damn.
I hope a bit that I'm on the right path now, because I finally want to face all of this - otherwise I would never have posted here.
Does anyone feel the same way? What are you doing?
LG, mini monster


Re: Do any of you also have inhibitions about going to the swimming pool ?!

answer fromsusilein6 on July 2nd, 2009, 12:44 p.m.

oh yes ... has not been since my first daughter's pregnancy gymnastics ... so now 4 years I'm still about 45kg in weight ... I just don't dare to always have people talking about me. ... despite the temperatures, I only walk around in long trousers, t-shirt and vest ... because unfortunately you are often judged as a fat person if you wear short trousers or something really sad that there is so little tolerance ...

greetings anja

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Oh yeah!!!

answer fromdecember star on July 2nd, 2009, 12:45 p.m.

At 159cm I weigh about 73kg and also refuse to go to the swimming pool. Also have problem areas EVERYWHERE, so you can't even hide them with a clever swimsuit.

To be honest, that's why I don't go to the local swimming pool here, at most on vacation. I really don't have to give that to myself ...

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Re: Oh yes !!!

answer fromEinstein mom on July 2nd, 2009, 1:20 pm

but what if your children want to go to the pool?

and keep your eyes open in the swimming pool, god knows you are not alone with the problem.

I think that it doesn't have to be absolutely necessary for overweight women to jump around in unsuitable bikinis and present themselves, but on the other hand there is no reason for YOU to screw up all the fun, is there?

swimming is also extremely helpful for losing weight.

So go ahead, buy a swimsuit and don't be unsettled.

overweight people don't bother me at all in the outdoor pool and if there are people around who think it's funny, then they themselves have a big problem with their own body.

I would also prefer it if athlete's foot and other unkempt phenomena would refrain from the outdoor pool.

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Re: Oh yes !!!

answer fromsusilein6 on July 2nd, 2009, 1:27 pm

if the children want we go ^^ but far away from cologne ... although I am not allowed to go to the swimming pool with the big degree anyway because of the tubes in my ears ... she is not allowed to get water in her ears And that cannot be avoided in the swimming pool ...

greetings anja

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Re: Oh no !!!

answer fromMoRgEnstErN25 on July 2nd, 2009, 1:42 pm


last year i went swimming again for the first time in 8 years.
i did it because of my children.
At first I was ashamed of myself without end.
but there were no stupid looks or sayings.
others looked a lot worse than me.
I used to like to go and still do today and I will go again and again and I can do a little more than some.

meanwhile i also wear furs that go up to my knees or short pants up to my knee.
Meanwhile I tell myself who doesn't like it should look away.

dare to go in the swimming pool there are really some who look much worse than you think.

lg daniela

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Re: Oh no !!! and at the EM

answer fromkikipt on July 2nd, 2009, 2 p.m.

now have over 30 kilos less
swimsuit nice and good, now I have a bodice that pushes the skin in but the skin is hanging on the inside of the thighs ???
where do I put them?
It looks so horrible to myself that I avoid being a thorn in the eyes of others.

my humble opinion on that

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Thank you - and @ EM

answer fromMini monster on July 2nd, 2009, 3:11 pm

First of all, thank you for the answers!
I found Kikipt's sentence very appropriate, which I can unfortunately sign as follows: "It looks so horrible to myself that I avoid being a thorn in the eyes of others."
In this weather, however, my longing to refresh myself in the water increases significantly, I have simply suppressed the need for many years.
My husband often goes swimming with our sons, so I've got around the dilemma so far, but now the little ones are also asking if I won't come with them, so it will definitely be due soon - I don't know whether I should be happy or not dreads.
On vacation / somewhere else it will probably work, but here - I can't do that.

@EM, your post was nice to read, but I think you're really more of a minority then. I can't imagine that others don't comment negatively or are internally disparaging - optically I'm really not pleased - and I don't know whether I can face it because I can't stand myself ...
Oh menno, I know my weaknesses and just can't manage to overcome them. Damn. I need a private swimming time only for fat people, maybe I should phone around to see if a swimming pool nearby offers something like that ?!
LG, mini monster

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Nope !!!

answer fromSusanneHH on July 2nd, 2009, 3:15 p.m.

Hello mini monsters! I am now very overweight (118 kg at 1.63 m), but I still go swimming. It sounds stupid, but I just take off my glasses (I'm blind as a mole), then I don't see anything and the others don't see me either

No seriously. I love swimming and I also do aqua jogging in a club. Then I have to go to the shower and changing room with everyone else. Nobody is looking. And if it does, I won't notice because I don't have my glasses on.

So don't be so unsettled and, above all, don't let the fun spoil you!

LG to everyone from Susanne, who is going to the swimming pool again tomorrow

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