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I had a reduction in 08. I went from a 36M (I still had a relatively small waist back then) to a 36D. They took 6lbs out of each! Shopping for bras was so freaking hard before that. But then I went and gained 80lbs and I'm back to pushing a DD. That also means I'm back to my old boob holstering tricks. I put an old ratty underwire/everyday bra on first the I put a sports bra (or two depending on the quality) over the top. It's not very comfortable, but I prefer it to bouncing all over the place.

I found a bra once that was AMAZING and I could wear it without backup support, but I cant remember where :( It went on almost like a little mini vest thing and it had about a million hook and eye clasps in the front. It was a pain to get on, but I swear I could have spent 8 hours in a bounce house and my girls wouldn't have budged. It was really comfortable too!

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I fell ya! I am a 42 G. I just bought a sports bra off of jcpenny.

In 3rd grade I had size b then summer came and went. 4th grade I was a d. Then by the end of 4th I was a dd. needless to say I have been picked on all my life because of these things. I started high school... Oh dear God!!! needless to say I told them nice young women where to shove it. they all left me alone from then on.

I hope to rid myself of at least 1/2 of these things. if not boobie reduction here I come!

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I saw someone else comment with the brand, but I REALLY love my Enell sports bra. I'm a 42E. I used to wear a sports bra, then a swimsuit over top, then my workout top, but now I can just wear the Enell and my workout t-shirt. It's freaking awesome. And mine was $75, so not a ridiculous price. Check it out!

http://enell.com/enell-sport

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Try wearing both a sports bra (there are some good ones at Target that are good for large boobs) and also a workout top (like a spandex-y top) so you have 2 forms of support. I actually wear those 2 things + a T-shirt, and it really works well.

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Under Armor makes good bras for big busted girls. I am a 36F and wear their bras and run with no problems. Good luck!

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I'm a 38C, and for a while I couldn't do a lot of jumping or running-type cardio because I didn't have the right sports bra. This is the one I bought a few months ago, and I absolutely love it! It's great for high impact exercise.

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I agree, a good sports bra will help. I need to invest in one for myself. I'm only a C, but with my weight they bounce like crazy and it's not pleasant. Hurts them, my back and my shoulders. Wishing you luck.

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I struggled with this as well (I'm a 40J), and I found that a good sports bra is totally the key to success. I wear the Enell sports bra after originally hearing about it from Oprah. It's a little spendy, but it is worth every penny. I can't see myself wearing a different kind of sports bra now that I've found this one. I don't have to wear double sports bras...just one does the trick!



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I am smaller than what I used to be (42 DD) but I'm still big. (36 D) I can't find a good sports bra for when I jog. emoticon

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I'm with you Jessarenea I also lie and say I'm 40D/DD gut as my boyfriend loves to point out I'm closer to an G then anything else. emoticon I'm glad to know I'm not the only who doubles up on sport bras (even when it's a really good one). hopefully they'll shrink as I lose weight so I'll actually be able to run/jump rope again.

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Oh thank god!! I was beginning to think I was the only one who layered and used other means to hold up all the boobage... I'm still sticking to my single H (and stuffing as much as I can...)

I love belly dancing and tae bo, but I've got a Nike sports bra that I've had for 10ish years that is REALLY stiff. I also have, and I don't know where to tell you to get it, but back in my fencing days I was able to have a chest plate made for under my fencing uniform. It works really well for running and jumping (the solid plastic works wonders for keeping everything in order.)

Good luck!!

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I have big boobs too. 42DD/DDD depending on the make of the bra... LOL make like its a car.

I use a sports bra... it seems to be enough but when I exercised before I used to use a sports bra and a regular bra. That worked too. Don't let the girls get in your way of attaining your goals. You can do it. Just improvise until you find something that works.
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I wear about a 40-42 D/DD (huge descrepancy when it comes to companies and the boob that you are talking about! haha) I'd love a reduction as well as an evening but dont really want to tackle the surgery that goes along with it! But as far as exercise...I do the elliptical and its not too bad but I imagine the larger you are, the worse it is. Also I have a stationary bike at home and its wonderful...you sit and pedal...no jaring around your chest. You can purchase stationary bikes relatively cheaply (less than one of your sports bras) from Walmart (thats where I got mine anyways). Also, try Leslie Sansome's Walk Away the Pounds DVD's ...they are lower impact but still youre walking for example 3 miles in around 15 minutes each. Wish you luck!

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Don't feel bad! In High School I didn't have the financial means to buy good bras so I used duct tape, plastic wrap and even velcro strips. LOL. You've got to do what works!

Luckily now I do have a great bra shop near by that carries ALL sizes, even mine. The trouble is bras there run about $100 and even the "good" ones don't last me more than 2 months. Those girls with little boobies don't know how lucky they are! I haven't been able to buy bras at normal dept stores since 5th grade.

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I wear a 46DDD & I can tell you all running or jumping is out of the question without a good bra. My problem is, I find a really great sports bra & it wears out within 3 weeks! My favorite workout is Tae Bo, but without proper support, it's painful. Almost as if my boobs jerking forward (which hurts my neck & the chest also). Right now, I wear a sports bra & I put duct tape over it. Yeah, I know it's ghetto, but it helps!

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I was a G cup until I had my reduction. Which, by the way I would recommend to anyone - the 6 week recovery is HE**, but so worth it. I would do it again tomorrow. One down side is that if you have the reduction, and then get pregnant, you risk swelling back to your original pre-surgery size! I haven't had to find that one out yet!

Before my surgery, I was playing high school volleyball, and would just use the $10-$15 sports bras, but would layer 3 of them on. Check to see if there is a mastectomy specialty store in your area. The one in Toledo also carries larger sizes that no one else in town carries. Back when I was looking for a sports bra even the specialty store could not special order a sports bra in my size because no one makes them, which is why I had to resort to layering.

Have you tried the elliptical? I'm still fairly large, and this doesn't seem to bother me at all.


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I am a 38DDD and I have a sports bra and it actually works.....I got it at a Catherine's store and it has been fine. Yes of course being so big they get in the way but this bra holds them just about in place. The only kind of sport I have trouble doing is golf.

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Even as a C, I wear a regular bra with a smaller sports bra over it when I work out because of the support. it's definitely not comfortable, but it works. Nothing has ever worked for me for support either.

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OK, so in my soccer days those of us with bigger chests had a couple options, I was a D cup, and i would wear a B cup sports bra, with an C cup over it, another one fo the girls would wear a bra a size too small, and then ace bandage them down, she was some where in the EEE area, the bra prevented nipple injury due to the ace bandage. Swimming is great, but if you don't have access to a pool, try pilates, yoga, or belly dancing. there's no jumping, minimal bouncing. I've been having fun with belly dancing.

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I found this site that tailors bras and swimming suits and stuff specifically for large busted women, goes to 52G. Here's the one they picked out for your size (I went to I because they didn't have HH) http://www.biggerbras.com/catalog/bras-lin
gerie-swimwear.cfm?sstype=79&ssbrand=&
sssize=140&sscolor=&stock=0&price=&offer=#nav

Another thing is, and I know this sounds weird and people might think it odd but...put on a sports bra and then get wrap an elastic bandage semi tightly around your bust and pin it a few times. I'm a 42DD and one time when I lost my sports bra I opted to try this and it worked for me without me feeling like I'm suffocating. I wouldn't recommend it all the time, but if you do it once or twice a week it might work.

But try to find a serious sports bra too.

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Thanks to all of you who replied! At least I know I'm not alone! One thing I love to do is Yoga! There are a lot of poses I can't do because of my boobs, but I do my own version of those moves. It has actually relieved some of my back problems. Thanks again Ladies! This support is great!

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I"m a 38DDD I sooo understand. I found buying a sports bra a size to small works wonders. i do cardio on a rebounder and it killed me till i found a sports bra (which i got at walmart for $11) go with the high impact ones. the others are just a waste. now sometimes like after tennis i have to wait till the sweat drys to get it off but its better then having a strap break or a boob fly out has happened hubby thought it was funny.
i hope for you that they shrink with weight loss. mine sad to say have not.
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Holy! Oh my girl, I feel so bad for you with those measurements. I'm smaller around too (34") and busting out of my DD's. I feel very disproportionate. I've tried to weigh mine and they were close to 7-8 lbs. each. I've always known one was bigger than the other but last night I noticed one is WAY bigger than the other. I'm hoping it's cause I'm due to start my period soon.

I wish more insurance would cover reductions. We don't want it for just our appearance!! I had an aunt and a cousin both get reductions. They literally wrote tear filled letters to their insurance companies until they would pay for it.

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I was going to recommend swimming as well, but another good cardio for us larger chester gals is biking. It's not too much fun to go over bumps so I wouldn't recommend off road mountain biking. But if you have some nice walking/running trails nearby you can use those. Or inline skating. Now there's a workout!

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I wish I had a pool available, but I don't. Sports bras just don't do the trick for me. In order to be tight enough to hold the girls in I literally can not breath. I actually passed out once after buying a $100 sports bra that the saleswoman swore would work. I believe it is due to my disproportionate dimensions. Around I am only 34", but I am a HH cup size. I never lose weight in my boobs! I have been at least a DDD since I was 10 years old 5'3" and 120 lbs. They actually weigh over 8lbs each! LOL. Its like having twins!

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If possible, fit swimming into your workouts. It is no impact for your back and other joints and the ladies get to weigh less in the pool.

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SWIM!! boobies have no negative effect in swimming, and a good lap suit will squeez them in just as well as a good sports bra... i prefer 2pc lap suits, even though all my fat hangs over i think it's more attractive than looking like a stuffed sausage in a one piece... i wear my top as a sports bra ALL THE TIME... i think it's more supportive than about half my sprots bras, plus it has a cute print on it and doesn't stretch out when i get sweaty!

If there were no rain, there could be no rainbows!

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I am a 40DD so I think that qualifies me to say that the best thing is a sports bra. Even a minimizing bra will hold them in place. See if there is a bra place by you because chances are you might not even be wearing the correct size. I go horseback riding and I am happy to say that my minimizing bra that I got a Kohl's does the trick for me.

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I agree. A good sports bra is your new best buddy. Also keeps husband from falling on the floor laughing hysterically when he comes home to you jumping on a trampoline clutching your boobs tightly to your chest so they don't take you out with the force of their gravity. emoticon

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Girl! I am the same situation as you are. When i gain weight, I gain in my boobs! Hopefully when I lost the weight, the will do the same. Sometimes I have to put on 2,yes 2, sports bras just to get a decent work out.

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I am in with you! It is terrible. I also have back pain. I am trying for a reduction as well. My docotr thinks he can get my insurance to pay for it becasue it is causing such back problems. I hope it happens!!! My DH thinks he is cute I was trying to jog on the treadmill and he yells "careful honey you are going to give yourself a black eye with those things!!!!!!" haha so funny......not!



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I would recommend investing in a good sports bra meant to hold your boobies in so they don't bounce. I'm only a 38D but when I don't wear the right bra my boobs and shoulders hurt from all the bouncing around. I bought one by Champion and it's a 'high activity' bra so it feels like it's a size too small even though it's a 38 which is my size. It's good though because it holds the girls in and still for when I jog... so then the only thing jiggling when I job is the fat on my stomach and thighs LOL

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I have problems with back pain due to my very large breasts. It is hard to get really good cardio. I don't belong to a gym. Most of my cardio is walking, but running is out of the question. I get about an hour a day now. I want to step up my cardio routine and really get my heart pumping, but when I do I am out of commission for days- kind of counter productive. I do plan on having a reduction.. some day... hopefully, but for now ALL of my workouts need to be modified. Anyone in my situation out there?

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