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I wear 2 bras!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Now I know that there is someone out there in the same boat as I am. I have to wear 2 bras in order to work out.

I am a size DD 42 and I need the extra support in order to be active. My sister who is significantly smaller than myself, but well endowed, does the same thing!

For me, one bra serves the purpose of keeping the girls up. The second, (a tighter, minimizer bra) keeps the girls tame enough so that I can jump without having to cross my arms. (I wouldn't want to blacken an eye or anything!)

I do not own a sports bra. I remember having one in high school, but wasn't very impressed by it.

I am looking forward to buying a really good supportive sports bra once I reach or am close to my goal weight.

It will be one of my rewards to myself. emoticon

  
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CHRISTINA222 3/30/2011 10:51PM

    Thanks for the input everyone.

Yinyangwriter, I love your idea--A two layered, comprehensive Bra! I think you need to sell this idea to Wonderbra. I know I would buy it!

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YINYANGWRITER 3/30/2011 9:07PM

    I totally agree with the previous commentators who recommended your getting a good sports bra now. This will help you reach your goal so should not be saved as a reward for reaching it. They can be pricey but exercise is sooo much more pleasant when the girls are held firm. Just be aware though that you may need to wear multiple bras even with a good sports bra. I'm only a size 38D (though most people and certainly guys seem to think that this is pretty large) but I wear two bras...usually one underwire for separating and lifting and a second for compressing aka holding them tightly in place. I got some Nike bra tops on sale at Macy's earlier in the year and they work really well as a second bra layer. Sometimes I will wear my Enell as layer 2 which works well though I think I bought the wrong size Enell (I got size 2 and should have purchased size 1). So, yeah...lots of us well-endowed ladies (anything over a C cup) wear two bras to workout and, actually, if I were making a workout bra for D+ cup sizes then that is exactly how I would design it...as a two layer article of clothing, attached at the band or with the same band...the inner layer would be a breathable but supportive underwire (with it's own closure) for lift and separation and the outer layer would be a compression bra. emoticon

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CORDIA72 3/30/2011 7:37PM

    Same here, two bras, one sport bra and my regular bra (42D). It really helps out especially when I'm doing a lot of high impact moves.

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 3/30/2011 5:45PM

    I stopped tracking my bra size after I went off the report card grid (aka larger than an F) emoticon emoticon

anyway what works for me are those racerback tops by danskin (I usually get mine from wal-mart). They have a lot of spandex & hold EVERYTHING in place. I think it's a great, cheap alternative to a sports bra - at least until you're ready to invest in one. (personally I still haven't purchased a sports bra - these tops have worked pretty well - so far, so good)

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PRAYINGSUZIE 3/30/2011 4:08PM

    I completely understand! I bought a couple of good sports bras so sometimes I only have to wear. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Also, you want different degrees of impact (ex. low impact for yoga and high impact for running).

My girls went from 44 DD to 38 D! emoticon But I still wear 2 when I am running just to help with the movement!

Good luck!

Suzie

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CHRISTINA222 3/30/2011 3:43PM

    Thanks for the advice my Sparksisters.

It's good to know that I am not the only one with this issue. I too am looking forward to hopefully a little less clevage as my weightloss journey progresses.

Be blessed!

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HUSHPUPPY730 3/27/2011 11:29AM

    Well I know what you are going through.. I always wear a normal underwire bra and a sports top type bra over it for the additional support and doing so relieves soem or the pain due to the shoulder straps.. Im a 38J .. and no Im not kidding. I have about 50 pounds to lose, and hopefully when i get it Ill lose a few bra sizes too.. then Ill see about having them reduced if I still need it.


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SCHAHARAZADE 3/14/2011 11:31PM

    I have to agree with Jocelyn. Don't wait to get good support. Save yourself the additional shoulder, neck and back pain. I'm only a 36DD and I know that it's painful to run and do aerobics without firm support.

It really is an investment in your good health.

And you are most definitely worth it!

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LIVIN4LISH 3/14/2011 11:11PM

    I'm A 40 triple D, when at an appropriate weight, 38 double D (I'm not one of those who lose it all in the chest). I use the Enell sports bra. I'll admit it was a bit intimidating at first (I think it has something like 17 hooks up the front), and not the least bit sexy, but it truly serves its purpose.

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REALTYGIRL18 3/14/2011 11:02PM

    I know your pain all too well. I'm a 38G, so when I'm doing higher impact activities, I wear two bras as well. emoticon

One thing I will say is don't wait until you lose weight to invest in a good sports bra. I get my bras at www.figleaves.com. They have a great selection of bras for us women who are caring a little extra. emoticon

I would say just get one or two. Remember, the bras have the different clasps in the back, so even if you lose 1o lbs. you can always hook the bra on a tighter hook. Just don't deprive yourself of a good sports bra now. You are worth it!!!

Happy Losing!!

Jocelyn

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The best insult I have ever received!!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I am a teacher (part-time) at a University and my sister happens to be one of my students.

Last week my sister called me up to insult me. She said, “I'm calling you because I've been meaning to tell you something. You know your black pants?”

Of course I knew the pants of which she spoke. They were my black, pinstriped, formal business pants which my husband bought for me last summer. For a while, they have been the only decent pants that I own!

“Yes”, I responded. “Well, don't wear them again. They look horrible!!!” (Trust your sister to tell it like it is.) To that I gave her one of my long, Oks?!, and she quickly added, “Oh, no I mean it in a good way!”

Forgive me. But at that moment failed to see any good in what she had just said.

She went on to explain that the pants looked as though they were falling off of me. Apparently, she was distracted all class trying to figure out what was wrong with my pants! She went into great detail about my butt looking like it was swimming and that there were various pockets of air that seemed to move around as I went to and fro in front of the black board. She spared no detail!!!

“Stop wearing them, they really look bad.” She summarized.

The conversation ended with us laughing about it and wondering what the other students might have been thinking.

The good news is that my sister’s comment means that my pants are now too big for me. Needless to say I won’t be wearing them again.

I will keep them though, as one of my future ‘fat pants.’

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CORDIA72 3/30/2011 7:40PM

    Isn't that the greatest feeling? There's nothing like coming to the realization that you've lost so many inches that your clothes are now falling off of you. emoticon

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JELLEN726 3/8/2011 12:16PM

    Awww. Great blog! Congrats that is so wonderful to hear.

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PURPLECRACK 3/8/2011 11:26AM

    Sister are good for that. I know! Congrats on your weight loss.

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JEN_1680 3/8/2011 11:22AM

  lol, thats awesome

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PRAYINGSUZIE 3/8/2011 11:15AM

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GAL7288 3/8/2011 11:11AM

    That was hilarious, in a good way! Congratulations and keep up the good work. I am slowly starting to fit in my not so fat jeans, not slim but it's progress. emoticon

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ELIZABETH_SKY 3/8/2011 11:09AM

    How wonderful! Time to go on a shopping trip!

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On the right track... but could still be doing better!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

On the positive side:

I have lost another 7+ pounds which is great! I reached and passed my 5% goal. So now I'm gunning for 10% by mid-march. I am now actually seeing some physical results. My pants fit me much better than they did before, or should I say simply, my pants fit me! (They had gotten a bit tight, but I refused to give them up!)

I have been tracking my food, and eating extremely well. My portion sizes have been very reasonable.

I attended the new Zumba class that I managed to get a spot in and ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT! This class is with an experienced instructor and much more intense that my other class. I love it!!!! I will attend both Zumba classes from now on.

On the negative side:

I have done nothing more than the Zumba classes. I should be working out more. I need to hit the gym and do some strength training. I also need to work out at home.

I have also been slacking on my water intake. I have come to realize that when I am dehydrated, I get the munchies... or what I think is the munchies. In reality it is really my body crying out for something to drink!!! So I definitely, have to stay hydrated in order to fend that off.

Conclusion:

I don't think I'm doing too badly. I still have some areas that need improvement, but overall at least I'm making progress right?

The key to weight loss is consistency, not perfection. So I will continue on my journey with the confidence of knowing that when I am weak, He is strong.



  
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LOVEBUG313 2/9/2011 10:41PM

  Whoot - Whoot - keep it up! I'm gonna work on my 5% goal - sounds like a great place to start! emoticon

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Portion Size OK, Exercise NOT OK

Friday, January 28, 2011

I weighed in on Tuesday at 267.4lbs a gain of .2lbs. This inspite of having a week where I struggled to meet my calorie intake on most days! Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. So what happened then? It's simple. I didn't exercise the way I should have. Aside from the Zumba class, I didn't exercise.

I managed to register for another Zumba class on Tuesdays. So that will mean I have Zumba twice a week. If I could get one-preferably two more days of weight training or exercise whatever the sort, I'm sure that will make a big difference.

  
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CHRISTINA222 2/1/2011 12:05AM

    Thanks Bren!!!

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BLONDEE53 1/28/2011 11:37AM

    Hey!
You figured it out qucikly and yes the two go hand in hand. You are on the right track and making progress and I pray for God's best for you in the time ahead...
Bren emoticon

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CHRISTINA222 1/28/2011 11:16AM

    Your right! I'm not going to let myself get discouraged!!! Little by little we are on our way!

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CMIGROW 1/28/2011 11:14AM

    I'm in the same boat, gain of 2lbs. However; I am refusing to give up. We can do this.

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Am I not eating enough?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ok, I've been doing really well with eating for over a week, but here's the thing. For the last few days, I struggled to meet my calorie requirements. I can't believe I just said that but it's true! One day this week I ended the day with just over 950 calories. So I went and ate a bowl of oatmeal to get me over the 1000 calorie mark.

Yesterday, I ate a bowl of oatmeal with rasberries for breakfast and 3 leftover pancakes with jam (my substitute for syrup) for lunch. I kind of felt hungry later, but there wasn't anything 'healthy' that I wanted to snack on in the house, so I just didn't eat.

I wasn't worried about it until eveningtime when I got the worst cramps due to gas. My stomach was brutally empty and it was letting me know that it wasn't happy. I ate a slice of flaxseed bread with a 1/2 tsp of margarine to hold me off until dinner was ready, but the pain just got worse! I ended up having to turn off the stove, (I was cooking at the time and could'nt remain upright to continue) and had my son warm up some leftovers. I ate the leftovers for my dinner and waited for my stomach to feel better. (Unfortunately, my hubby wasn't even home to have pity on me.) It took about 40 minutes for the pain to subside enough for me to continue cooking. Later on that evening, I had an orange.

I felt better, but still not 100%. And just before bedtime I suddenly felt sick and ran to the washroom where I threw up.

I feel much better today, and wonder if the cramps and vomiting were related at all. But one thing I realize is that no extreme is good. Though I did not do it intentionally, I realize that going from overeating to undereating isn't the way to go. I want to get rid of this weight, but I have to go about it wisely. I will go shopping today and stock up on fruits, salad, light crackers and the like to make sure I have something to snack on.

Lesson learned. It's ok to snack when your body (and not your head) requires it. The important thing is to be able to tell the difference!

  


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