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I had to get documentation of this, my wearing a two piece bathing suit after nearly a decade of being too self-conscious to dare bare my gut. 
Sure, there’s a little overhang. Sure, my belly is whiter than snow. Sure, my stretch marks peek over the top of my waistband to greet you. But who CARES?
Here’s the butter on our toast, making peace with our abounding imperfections, and blossoming confidence in our old age. 
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and tan my alabaster abdomen. 
  • Janice

    Congrats on being an excellent role model for your daughters! To he– with society – be PROUD of your body and show your girls that there’s nothing sexier than being confident in your own skin! Way to go!!

  • Annabelle

    Tres chic! Love the hat too.

  • Christine

    Look at you – all sexy and sassy with your polka dots and shades and a fun chapeau!!
    Beautiful!!

  • Alicia

    Amanda, you look amazing! And, that’s a super cute bikini.

  • Lisa

    You look great Amanda! Way to go!! You are far more brave than I think I will ever be again!!

  • Momma

    You look terrific! But then, you always did. It looks like Karenna is saluting you!

  • Julie

    i just saw a 60 year old man strutting his “stuff” on the beach on toronto island yesterday and i’m pretty sure he birthed NO children. you are fantastic inside and out!
    anyway, i think a two piece is a great motivation for me to stay fit…i can only wear them since i have a long torso and when i put on a regular one piece i look like borat in his green bathing suit!

  • Tracey

    I LOVE IT!! And indeed, we see the worst in ourselves… you’ll be nostalgic for this body one day, so just LIVE and enjoy yourself. You look AMAZEBALLS, Amanda. Seriously. Go rock the hard jam, girl. ;)

  • Jason

    Hot.

  • Alice

    You look amazing! I’m gearing myself up to try and bare my belly this summer for the first time ever, myself. We’ll see… This might just help with the bravery, though, thanks!

  • Sonya

    Yay Amanda! You’re absolutely right! Now that I see you wearing a two piece I may just head to the Bay and get that striped bikini. I’m starting to realize that it’s all in the confidence you carry that makes you wear things well! No one really sees the imperfections but ourselves truly. And who’s to say they are imperfections anyway? You’re inspiring!

  • Chantel

    Holy crap! You look totally stunning! I am jealous lol but seriously that is so awesome!

  • http://www.dutchblitz.net/ Angella

    You are one of the most beautiful people I know, both inside and out. I am so proud of all of the hard work you put in to take care of your body, and I’m so glad that I get to call you Friend.
    Love you.

  • Sara

    LOVE! You look amazing!!!!

  • jen

    Way to go Amanda! You look great. :)

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