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Nancy Roman

Tag Archives: Swimsuits

Seasonal Envy

Summer’s here – or just about.  I wore my parka to walk the dog this morning. Tomorrow is supposed to hit 90. In celebration of almost summer – here’s a post from five years ago. # TAKING MY OWN ADVICE   It’s time. Time to go to the beach. In my bathing suit. Saturday was …

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Bodies

I had a beach day yesterday. I love the beach, but my joy of the beach has always been mingled with overwhelming worry. Worry about my body. I’ve written many times about my self-consciousness on the beach. When I was a teenager, I worried about how skinny I was. I cannot think now of anything …

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Slimmer In Seconds

(A repeat from last year – now that Beach Season is here.)   Thank Goodness! My first trip to the beach this year was somewhat traumatic. But my next trip is going to be perfect. Because SELF.com just sent me the most fantastic beach tips:  “How To Fake Slimmer In Seconds!” And it’s so easy! …

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Practice, Practice, Practice

You know the old joke – The tourist asks the New Yorker: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, Practice, Practice.” Well, I’ve been practicing all right. This is my 200th blog. I started fourteen months ago with a two-paragraph post about bathing suits, and I’ve been writing about bathing suits and other weirdnesses …

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Maybe Next Year

I told my husband about my dream – the one where he tells me I should buy a bikini. He said, “Of course you would look great in a bikini.” Which was 1.  Sweet. 2.  Required. And last week we took a micro-vacation – two days and one night in Newport, Rhode Island. The first …

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I Need Insurance

Last week I had a dream in which my husband was sitting with a big cup of coffee – (which is realistic, but given this dream, it probably should have been a big martini) – and he said to me: “Your body is looking so good this summer – you should go out and get …

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Slimmer In Seconds!

Thank Goodness! My first trip to the beach this year was somewhat traumatic. But my next trip is going to be perfect. Because SELF.com just sent me the most fantastic beach tips:  “How To Fake Slimmer In Seconds!” And it’s so easy! 1. Break out the sparkly nail polish.  Use a flesh tone though, because, …

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Not Quite Old Bathing Suits

The end of July, but the first time this year at the beach. The teenagers look so great.  Bikinis, flat tummies, firm thighs.  The women just a little older look a bit more voluptuous–amazingly beautiful, if you can stand the tattoos.  Then there’s the thirties and forties.  Some thin, some heavy.  This is when the …

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