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CHRISTINA222
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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
    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!
    2005 days ago
  • YINYANGWRITER
    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
    2005 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/30/2011 9:09:12 PM
  • CORDIA72
    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.
    2005 days ago
  • PRETTYBLKGYRL
    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)
    2005 days ago
  • PRAYINGSUZIE
    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
    2005 days ago
  • CHRISTINA222
    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!
    2005 days ago
  • HUSHPUPPY730
    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.

    2008 days ago
  • SCHAHARAZADE
    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!

    emoticon
    2021 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2011 11:31:29 PM
  • LIVIN4LISH
    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.
    2021 days ago
  • REALTYGIRL18
    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
    2021 days ago
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