100 lb. Club - My first bikini!




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Eliana
04-16-2011, 09:24 AM
I can not believe the day has come that I have actually purchased a bikini! And let me tell you, shopping for it was tough! I went to the mall and tried on a bunch. They were all flimsy, unsupportive, way too low cut, and built for 12 year old girls! I should have just gone to Sears (Lands End) from the start because I knew that's where I'd find my suit. Since that's been my old standby for so long now, I wanted to give other stores a shot. Lands End had it! It's high waisted, supportive, hides weird stuff on my upper thighs...perfect. :D

It feels a little like wearing my underwear, so now I just have to be brave enough to wear it out of the house.

So, this is me...90 pounds down, 145 pounds, size 6 (more or less). Actually in the suit the bottoms are 4's and the top is an 8, so 6 splits the difference anyway. LOL!
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supergir111
04-16-2011, 09:44 AM
You look amazing! i love the red on you, very Betty boop :D

GoalFor40
04-16-2011, 10:00 AM
Congrats- you look great! Your photo is so inspiring!


DixC Chix
04-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Very cute!!! You're a brave new girl!!!
I guess this means you are throwing down the gauntlet to Nikki6!?!

Angie
04-16-2011, 10:12 AM
Gorgeous! You must feel like a million bucks! :bravo:

Eliana
04-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Very cute!!! You're a brave new girl!!!
I guess this means you are throwing down the gauntlet to Nikki6!?!

Precisely. :D And anyone else too!! Post your bathing suits pics this year!

JenMusic
04-16-2011, 10:41 AM
You look amazing!!! How proud you must be (and deservedly so). :)

Definitely inspiration and motivation for me to go swimsuit shopping soon. Maybe I don't have to dread it this year.

PaulaM
04-16-2011, 11:04 AM
You look fabulous! I love Land's End, I buy all my bathing suits and fitness clothes there. Size 4, I can't even imagine such a thing

Nikki6kidsmom
04-16-2011, 11:46 AM
It's cute and looks very well fitting and comfortable. Woohoo!! Proud of you. I guess this means I have to step up too. Now to pick which suit I will model in. haha. I will try to build up some nerve and face my fears. After my hard gym workout I want to get in today I will try my hand at swimsuit modeling . haha

Nikki6kidsmom
04-16-2011, 11:48 AM
Oh I had to bust out laughing yesterday morning during a difficult thigh circuit my trainer reminded me "this is all for the bikini butt" haha let me tell you I am feeling it in my bikini butt today.

Eliana
04-16-2011, 11:52 AM
Oh I had to bust out laughing yesterday morning during a difficult thigh circuit my trainer reminded me "this is all for the bikini butt" haha let me tell you I am feeling it in my bikini butt today.

LOL! I am way too bottom heavy for a bikini butt! :D I'm really happy with the actual "butt" part. :o It's the thighs that need work. That fat is going to be the absolute last to go. :rolleyes: I'm not surprised! I was that way as a teen too. In fact, the only reason I can wear size 4's in this little skirt thing or in skirts in general is because the thighs aren't taken into consideration. Jeans/slacks typically need to be 6's because otherwise the thighs are too tight.

I am re-focusing my gym workouts for thighs and tummy when I get back from my trip. :D

Arctic Mama
04-16-2011, 12:03 PM
Cute cute cute! You're our summer pinup on here. That top does wonders for your figure, it is highly flattering.

Eliana
04-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Cute cute cute! You're our summer pinup on here. That top does wonders for your figure, it is highly flattering.

I love you!! LOL! Thank you so much!!

As for the top, this is why I so highly recommend Land's End. This suit has support! I tried on several and I had the saggiest, droopiest bust and skin was popping out where it definitely shouldn't.

BarristerGirl
04-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Looking great!

Nikki6kidsmom
04-16-2011, 12:10 PM
The thigh circuit we did consisted be on all fours starting with right leg whole time. 30 seconds Fire hydrants .30 seconds kick outs (think kickboxing kick outs), 30 second kick backs kicking the leg straight back no stopping, 30 seconds rotation hydrants like a fire hydrants but move the bent knee in a circular motion . KILLER! Then you do the opposite leg, Whew no wonder I am sore!

sept15lija
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
Very nice!! I am nowhere ready to wear a bikini...although I recently graduated to a tankini!! lol

Jasmine31
04-16-2011, 01:45 PM
wtg! wELL DONE!

Riesz
04-16-2011, 02:23 PM
Wow!! You look AMAZING! :D Congratulations!

JamiSue3916
04-16-2011, 04:17 PM
Hubba hubba! GREAT job!!!

river
04-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Looking great!

torta del burro
04-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Looks great! Congratulations on the weight loss, enjoy that new bikini!

Fit4Lyfe
04-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Go girl!!! You look amazing!!!

JOLINA
04-16-2011, 07:11 PM
OOOH! LA! LA!

:belly:

:yay: :yay::yay:

scarletmeshell
04-16-2011, 07:13 PM
You look fantastic!

konfyoozed
04-16-2011, 07:25 PM
i love it! it's super cute and looks great on you :)

HAPPYPT
04-16-2011, 07:43 PM
You look great!!! cute bikini. Keep it up :)

evilwomaniamshe
04-16-2011, 07:50 PM
You look Happy & Confident in that suit! STRUT YOUR STUFF ELIANA, STRUT ON, you Schnexy thang! :)

pnkrckpixikat
04-16-2011, 10:14 PM
congrats!!!!! it looks way cute!

losermom
04-17-2011, 08:18 AM
Eliana, you look positively delish! I love Lands End swimsuits--they are the best, hands down. I'm going to need a new one this year too and have been scoping out the LE website. Nicki, I can't wait to see your pics too!

jab91864
04-17-2011, 10:04 AM
Congrats !!!! :carrot:

And thanks for the inspiration!!!

Nikki6kidsmom
04-17-2011, 12:12 PM
Not the best quality from my laptop webcam. But here ya go. 38707

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Before
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Pacifica Bee
04-17-2011, 12:52 PM
you look so adorable! And thanks cos now I know where I can look for swimsuits for the summer :)

souvenirdarling
04-17-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm always too critical of myself to get a bikini - and it's mostly a self-image problem.

You look GREAT, ready to out and have some serious run. That red top is nice and flirty :)

JamiSue3916
04-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Wow Nikki! You look amazing! Congratulations on the bikini. You're rockin' it girl!

Bunti
04-17-2011, 01:28 PM
Wow, Eliana you look terrific, Go you!!

And Nikkii6--Awesome pics. You look wonderful.

You are both so inspiring to me. It shows that alot of weight can be lost and then you can be rockin!!!

FitGirlyGirl
04-17-2011, 01:52 PM
You both look amazing! Congrats ladies!

Eliana
04-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Oh Nikki, how beautiful!! I love the color! You can absolutely rock that suit and what fun! Six kids...just can't believe it. :carrot:

AZ Sunrises
04-17-2011, 03:52 PM
You look absolutely *amazing*. I'm so incredibly happy for you.

I hope that I look half that great when I get to goal. :hug:

DixC Chix
04-17-2011, 03:52 PM
Nikki - that suit is SOOOOO you!!! The colors, the little frill on the bottoms. You are rockin' it. Wonderful inspiration!

Its interesting that both of you chose the halter top style.

AZ Sunrises
04-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Not the best quality from my laptop webcam. But here ya go. 38707

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Before
38710

Oh my gosh, look at you too!! :)

You're both head turners.

2feelbetter
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
OMG you look fantastic. What an inspiration. I'm going to look at your old posts and see what you did Lol

losermom
04-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Nikki, you look awesome! I wish my stomach looked that good. 6 kids and it's flat! I only had 2 and mine is pretty saggy...

Arctic Mama
04-18-2011, 02:10 AM
Nikki, you look fabulous! The difference in your before and after pictures is huge. Gorgeous swimsuit, gorgeous you!

Ekicna
04-18-2011, 02:34 AM
You look great, congrats!

Nikki6kidsmom
04-18-2011, 11:43 AM
That before picture was actually in 2006 and my journey began after having baby #6 in 2008 so as you can imagine 2 years later and after a pregnancy I was larger then.

I am glad to have that picture now because I often forget how bad it was as I have been working on this for over 2 years now. And it's been a slow yet steady progress.

Thank you for all the sweet words. And Eliana thank you for this challenge. Weight loss is such a learning and growing experience !