So apparently while I'm reluctant to post pictures of myself in a bathing suit, I've done it twice in the name of journalistic integrity. (First time; second time) It's part of my process -- I'm owning up to my own body, as well as leaving a record to look back on. It's not easy.
Now, the first thing I will say is that I know that I'm kinda breaking Rule #3. I'll put it this way -- I'm trying to be humorous. and a bit self depricating to make it a little easier to post this photo (taking it was hard enough).
So yeah.... thank you for being kind in your comments (HINT: BE KIND!!) and hello to all my new readers! I'm at 74, which means that Rebecca Scritchfield, RD's answers are that much closer to being posted!