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Wait, how long has it been since I mentioned boobs?

Because I am sure you all want an update on mine.

Some of you know about the odd thing that happens to me when I lose weight:  My boobs generally increase a cup size during the weight loss.  I don't know what kind of secret deal I have with the devil.  I don't understand why it happens.  But it generally does.

Until this time.

Now, I am not complaining.  I mean, if my boobs go up another cup size, I am going to have to start buying bras from specialty stores.  Which is the last thing I want, now that I am finally about to say good-bye to the specialty stores for fat people.

But I am losing inches in my bust area.  I have lost four inches there, and it makes all the difference.  (For example, if I had been (and this is not what I was) a 38B, I would now be a 34B.)  It's a pretty big change, really.  And it also means that I can shop for bras in the regular section, somewhat.

And there is a reason that I now own four of the same type of bra, in three different colors.  It's called a t-shirt bra, which is a nice way of saying that you can wear this bra under a t-shirt and even if your nipples decide they want to pop out and say "HOWDY!" nobody will be able to tell.  I have had a problem with this lately which is why I went bra shopping in the first place.

I always shunned any bras that looked like they had extra padding in the past.  I thought, "Why does someone who is shopping at the very end of the "normal" cup-size spectrum need extra padding?!?"  So I never bought them.  But I finally saw the light and these bras are, quite possibly, my favorite bras of all time.

Because in addition to keeping the nips at bay, they make my boobs look fantastic.

When I am wearing one of these bras, I find it difficult to finish getting dressed.  I don't know what they do (defy gravity) or how they do it (reeeeeally strong underwire), but these bras are worthy of the absolute highest praise.

In other weight-loss news, I got really cold today so I had to put on some sweatpants and a sweatshirt.  We have the air set on 74 degrees right now and that's about as warm as we can have it without discomfort.  But today I was freezing.  And I think that my recent attempts to wear clothing that actually fits me are starting to pay off a little, because when I put on the sweats that fit me last winter, I was immediately aware of how huge they were on me.  The arms of the sweatshirt were too long, I guess because I have less...arm fat?  Shoulder fat?  Anyway something that used to keep the sleeves the right length is no longer working and I feel like a toddler who has ransacked her mother's closet.

I woke up in the wee hours of Saturday morning so tangled up in my pajama pants that I had to get out of bed to straighten everything out.  When it happened a second time, I decided it was time to put those pants in the trash.  It's getting a little easier for me to move on from clothing once it gets too big.  I am sure I still whine about it frequently to those people who are closest to me, but I am really trying to just quietly retire those things which fall off or try to bind my legs together in the night.

Well, this is about all of the damage I can do right now.  I was going to do a Harry Potter entry but I can't figure out how to do a cut on LJ.  I figured it out once, after much frustration, but now it has been so long that I can't figure it out again.  Alas.  Maybe in another few weeks I'll do something on HP.  Once I have finished re-reading the whole thing again...

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From: (Anonymous) Date: July 30th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

bra mysteries

It's nice to read that bras can be a mystery to women, also -- they've always been that way to me.

Congrats on the continuing weight loss! (Though I'm sorry about the cold.)

I've been trying to drop a few pounds, myself -- mostly by reducing my unnecessarily large portions and eating-for-entertainment. I feel healthier just for trying. I also feel like I'm being more conscious of how I treat myself -- and that's a nicer head space.

Phil at the Archer Pelican
manathe From: manathe Date: July 30th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you brought up our friend the t-shirt bra, who is my total bff. Can I ask where you got yours? Because that stifling, pink hell (Victoria's Secret) has a great one, but it's very expensive. I am officially looking for alternatives, and it sounds as if yours are working the same miracles my old VS one did, when it was in its prime.
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