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I Got My New “Plus-Size” Bathing Suit, But Will I Ever Go Swimming Again?

Forget the positive “self talk.” I look like hell!

Photo by Jernej Graj on Unsplash

Once I was thin.

For the first half of my life, I never thought about it much, except when I passed a mirror and had a burst of pleasure — especially in a bikini.

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.