I bought one a few weeks ago. I've never even worn a bikini top before that so I was surprised when I tried it on in the dressing room and didn't want to run and hide from my reflection. It looks decent. A bit of extra tummy than I would like, but my new goal was to feel good enough to wear it at the pool at my apartment complex at least once before the end of the summer.
So I've been working out pretty hard the past few weeks. Zumba class started, I started my own version of the Couch 2 5K program (I increase the intervals at my own pace and I'm aiming for running a mile), and I've worked out pretty much every single day. I was 173.2 on the scale this morning, so by no means a tiny bikini wearing girl, but I'm happy so far.
So this afternoon I decided to go for it. I put it on instead of my tankini top and looked in the mirror. And I was actually happy. It wasn't perfect, I had to suck in my stomach somewhat, but I was willing to leave my apartment wearing it. So I did :D 2 hours at the pool later, I was checked out at least once, and I felt comfortable. Whoot!!!
Since I've never worn a bikini before, this goal was probably the biggest one to me. Doesn't matter that I weigh about 40 pounds less than I did last summer, I just wanted to be a normal 23 year old at the pool, tanning in a bikini. And I am! It's nice extra motivation to keep going to lose the next 30 pounds to get to my goal. But I'll be doing it in a bikini...