Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finally Getting A Little Support

Here's something that I wasn't expecting: I can wear underwire bras again!

For years, I have opted for the comfort I found in sports bras because the underwire ones always dug into me and left me with red half-moon, friction-like marks under my chest. Lovely imagery, I apologize, but knowing such details makes it easy to see why I would choose to resort to the less attractive, but infinitely more appealing and pain-free brassieres. I would generally only utilize their stiffer counterparts when I needed smaller straps or a specific fit to enhance whatever shirt I might have been wearing. And I used to dread putting them on because I knew how much it would end up hurting me after only a short time.

But now, suddenly, I find that I can make use of the better supporting undergarments! There is no chafing! I can wear them all the time now and suffer no repercussions! Apparently the shrinking bust line that goes hand in hand with losing weight has a silver lining. My husband may slightly disagree, but now I can make it up to him by putting away the tired old sports bras and modelling pretty, stylish ones instead!

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free strawberry yogurt with 1 cup rice and wheat flake granola cereal
- 1 cup cherries
- 1 chocolate delite fiber bar
- 2 cups mint chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 3 pieces sourdough garlic bread
- 3 hot dogs with mustard
- 3/4 cup fat free apple and cranberry yogurt with 1 cup rice and wheat flake granola cereal

EXERCISE:
- 30 stomach crunches

12 comments:

  1. I find that sports bras give me a uniboob. My husband told me that my watermelons are now grapes!!!! I don't think he's impressed with this symptom of weight loss either!

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  2. Another great aspect of losing weight. :)

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  3. It's so sad, but I feel like I am at war with my bra at this time. Really no bras are comfortable for me right now. I would actually rather "free boob it" sorry if TMI :], I'm sure your hubby will be happy for you as will your clothes, they are much more flattering when you have curves, but not tooooo many curves.

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  4. huh. My girls aren't shrinking at all. In fact, as my bra band size decreases (from 46 to now 42), they seem to be getting bigger. The C cup now gives me cleavage. Not that there is anything wrong with cleavage, but i don't naturally HAVE it, unless the cup is too small.

    I'm having a terrible time finding bras..I dislike D cups. too wide... My bra brand of 20 years doesn't go below 42. :( And that 42 is too big.

    And what's with all that padding? The bras are either about as sturdy as a piece of nylon underpants or they can stand up all on their own. :(

    So gald you found something. Right now I'm in a Playtex 18 hour. :o I''ve never worn them, but haven't found anything else close to a fit. Still searching. I'd rather be beaten by a stick than do all of that on and off...

    If someone has a favaorite bra maker/style--please stop by my blog and let me know! It would truly be an act of charity.

    Deb

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  5. Awesome! I prefer underwire bras myself.

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  6. Did you (and the other ladies on here with bra problems) ever get professionally fitted? It makes a big difference, even if you don't always get a perfect fit.

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  7. Lol! Awesome comments!

    Lainey, I did get fitted once, about two years ago, but I couldn't afford the bras in my size (40H). :( Now I can shop in regular stores for more average bras although, you are right, I should go and get fitted again so that I know exactly where I am at since things have changed so much!

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  8. Mr. has defintely noticed the decrease in size. I am still ample so he doesn't mind too much. I used to wear bras with no underwire (not sports bras). I did it while i was nursing and then continued for 5 years or so. I just recently dumped all the no underwire ones and bought all new ones. I hate hate hate bra shopping.

    I sitll have a way to go and I sometimes still get unconforatble in my bras but much better than before. For the larger chested ladies out there I highly reccomend buying bras at Lane Bryant. They are well consstructed, confortable and large size range.

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  9. I am so with you on the bra thing. I too have gone to wearing sports bras. The sad thing is I would get 1, only one and wear it out. It would end up being the nastiest thing ever.

    Then I would be forced to go get a new one. You know I would almost rather have my finger nails pulled off then try on bras. I hate it.

    One day, I tried on a bra with the under wire. It was wonderful. It fit well, and did not hurt anywhere. The girls ended up where they should be. BONUS!

    I was so excited I bought a white one and a black one.

    Can't wait until I can get into the real pretty ones.

    Hugs!

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