Last year I tanned at the beach. I didn't walk around or even want to sit up because I was big and ashamed of my weight. When I went to get this picture taken by the water, I remember thinking I looked so good and so hourglass shape. I put on my pants because I didn't want to be seen in my bathing suit bottom walking and I was afraid people would look at me.
The 'After' pic was taken as soon as I got to the beach today. As soon as it was snapped I stripped off all my clothes and walked around in a string-bikini. I walked around all day in that bikini, for two hours up and down the beach and I tanned not caring if people saw me, because damn I looked good.
Of course this confidence faded maybe... an hour and a half into the walk when I started getting self conscious that people were looking at my jiggly-loose skin legs or my belly. But after 10 minutes of walking around after I hit that body-image-low, I picked myself back up and kept strutting down the beach for all to see. :)