Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Accepting a little support

There are soooo many great things about losing weight; being able to walk up stairs without being tired, buying new, cute clothes, and living with more confidence and less regret! But there are also a couple things that aren't so great. Like trading in a pair of large, firm breasts for the smaller, saggier version. In losing 70 lbs I went from a DD to a small C. To be fair, I can't complain too much - my body is still proportional. I have a new, smaller waist to go with my smaller chest. But there are times that I feel a little sad about my newly "deflated" chest.

Luckily I have a brilliant sister. When I was visiting her last month (and complaining about my small boobs) she suggested I buy a push-up bra. Such a simple idea. When I had double D's there was no way I could wear a push-up bra. But now...it totally works. I got a pretty, uh, big one. I went with the double push-up. Honestly, it's pretty padded and not an "everyday" bra, but it's very sexy and makes me look like I have my old girls back! Perfect for those days that call for a little extra omph ;-)

Sorry if this is too much info for anybody, but I think it's a real issue for those of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight. For a comparison, here is me in the same shirt with my regular (slightly padded) bra and my new push-up.

Push-up bra

Regular bra

It's funny, before I took the pictures I thought the difference was much more. I mean, there definitely is a difference, but it's not as major as it feels when I'm wearing it. I guess that just means it's more about how I feel - the boost is more mental than physical! Looking at these photos I actually like how I look in my normal bra - they aren't as small as I thought. But either way, it's nice to know I can have a bit of a lift on the days I want it :)

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