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11/9/17 7:15 A

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@LOISLEL

If you can afford private pilates lessons, find an instructor willing to work on your shoulders with you.

If you can't find or afford private lessons, google pilates swan and pay attention to the parts that talk about protecting your lower back. You don't want to hurt your back while improving your shoulders.

If you get PBS, look for a show called Classical Stretch or look at youtube for some of her examples. You can buy seasons 10 and 11 and several of those focus on shoulders and spine. Very good for beginners.

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11/9/17 6:35 A

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I agree that most people probably aren't even looking at your chest. One question I have is have you been actually fitted for a bra? You mention you have shoulder and back pain and while good posture and strength training can help, a well fitting bra, especially if your girls are on the bigger side can make a world of difference.

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11/9/17 12:55 A

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i remember when i was young when they had people walk around with a book on their head. you can do exercises.

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11/8/17 3:31 P

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I completely identify as I have always been "well endowed" myself. I love what COONSY said though. It's so true! I dress modestly and now I don't worry about what others think...I think instead about what the good posture is doing for my well being, both physically and mentally!

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Nancy

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11/8/17 1:07 P

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Other than accepting your body and not worrying about what other people may or may not think, my only suggestion is practice good posture anyways.

While you may feel like you're "sticking things out" as long as you are dressed appropriately, it will show more of an air of self confidence and I doubt people will be as noticing of your chest as you think, but they probably WILL respond to your presence :)

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11/8/17 10:53 A

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I always have a problem with holding my shoulders back and wide chest. My bust is 50 inches. When I practice good posture, I feel like I'm poking my breasts out. That's very uncomfortable for me. I try to NOT draw attention to them. I've even bought a minimizing bra. My back and shoulders always hurt, but I'm just not sure I can keep them back and down.

Any suggestions?

Lois

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