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The High Cost Of Weight Loss

Swimming let's me workout without any weight on my knee. But if I buy a swimsuit now I'd have replace it in April. Decisions, decisions. Image courtesy of Rawich and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Swimming let’s me workout without any weight on my knee. But if I buy a swimsuit now I’d have replace it in April. Decisions, decisions. Image courtesy of Rawich and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

I’m debating if I should spend $75-$100 for swimwear now or wait until April. Thanks to my knee injury I’m limited on the workout front. My doctor suggested adding swimming into my rotation. I got excited about the prospect of hitting the pool, but then my practical side kicked into high-gear.

I own 3 swimsuits. None fit.

New clothes is both the exciting and annoying part of losing weight. It’s awesome to fit into smaller sizes but replacing your wardrobe isn’t a cheap proposition.

Yes, I can buy swimwear now, but part of me doesn’t see the point since my goal is to weigh under 200 pounds by the end of April. That means what I buy now won’t fit by early spring.

I can still do my spin and yoga classes.  So it’s not like I’m not working out, right? Yet I get the nagging feeling that swimming would actually help my knee as its way more gentle than spin and yoga.

Before the injury I planned to buy new swimwear when I hit 200 pounds, along with clothes for spring. Swimsuits are not cheap and buying it in April will get me through summer. Buying now means I’ll end up buying two this year.  That really bothers me. Ugh!

I’m I needlessly worried or is my frugal side right?

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9 thoughts on “The High Cost Of Weight Loss

  1. I agree! You may LOVE swimming, even more than the other activities you do now, so the purchase of a new swimsuit would totally be worth it. Besides, you deserve it.

  2. Just think how much further along you might be in REACHING your April goal if you can exercise more in the pool 🙂

  3. Depends on how frugal your frugal side needs to be. Will it truly hurt you financially to buy now? If not, then I say buy now. It’s more important for your knee that it gets proper care.

  4. Seems to me the key words here are “I got excited…”

    Anytime you get excited about exercising, especially when you’re injured, is worth a new swimsuit. You seem like a frugal type; so am I– but I’d get the suit and save money elsewear. You are able to do other workouts besides swimming, so I won’t just be glib and say “Go ahead and wait; maybe your old larger swimsuits will fit again by then and you won’t have to buy one.” (That’s what I would be saying to myself, though. My shoulder injury has sent me back to the next-size-up clothes that I still had hanging around.)
    😦

    Oh, and no matter what you decide, you are an inspiration!

  5. Reblogged this on John L. Monk and commented:

    My wife’s having a vote on whether or not to get a swimsuit 🙂

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