Hmm... difficult question atm. For most of my life I was pretty proud of my body, actually. Loved to show it off for the most part.
Last year or so though, I've gained more than a few pounds and I'm not so proud of how I look now. I tend to cover myself more, even though that actually makes me look even heavier.
However... even though I would *prefer* no one see me in a bathing suit at the moment, I don't stop doing things because of that. I go swimming at the college 3 or more times a week. People are gonna see me in my bathing suit! LOL While in San Diego, I went to the beach to body board 3 or more times a week too. So, while I would prefer them not to see me (which is one of your options), I don't stop doing what I want to do because of that. I just deal with it. I go swimming to help me lose the weight I want to lose anyway. Would pretty much defeat the attempt to try and lose weight if I just hid in my bed, wouldn't it?
Anywho... I finally went with the first option. I go out, I do things, I wear a bathing suit when appropriate. But I'm not *exactly* comfortable atm, and would *prefer* people not see me... however, I'm comfortable enough that I don't let my current (and hopefully temporary) insecurities stop me.