Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Another Progress Pic and BRA RANT!

So, we did a vendor table for my biz at a local mom's group a few weeks ago. This photo of me (and Hubby and Godson) was on FB and I just randomly found it (taken by a stranger!)

Anyway, I noticed the shirt I was wearing. I looked through some old pix on FB of a trip I took to visit a friend in April 2011, and there I was, wearing the same top.

I must have been around 295 there - I'm guessing....

Can you see a difference? (50 lbs?? I weigh 245 now!)

So, anyway, today we happened to be near the outlet mall (we NEVER go there, so it was an OCCASION!) They have a store that sells only bras/undies so I went there to find a sports bra.

I've been hating doing cardio at home because my boobies like to do a little (painful) dance. bleck. I haven't been able to find a sports bra in larger than a size L/XL (which looks like, an extra small) anywhere. I bought bras there in Feb of 11 that I am STILL wearing,they used to be on the last hook/loosest straps, but they are now adjusted as tight as they will go, AND I took in the sides on the sewing machine like an inch on each side. These bras are all 46 D/DD. She measures me today and says I'm...a 50 DDD? WHATTTT???

Seriously...WHHHHATTTT???? How could I be BIGGER???????

and they didn't have any sports bras in that size, anyway. The biggest was a 44 D - which she tried to get me to buy anyway. It had UNDERWIRE. um ow. I don't want to exercise in that!! and they were $40 each. Right. I'm going to pay $40 for a too small, uncomfortable sports bra.

Help? Where can I find one to fit?? I can't afford more than $20 for a bra. Any more than that and it'd better...I don't know...come with a cabana boy?? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH


  1. I can so tell a difference. No advice on the sports solution was to get a breast reduction so I could wear off the rack sports bras.

  2. what a difference - so cool! as for the sports bra - maybe look at glamorise has good reviews and a good range of sizes. I use those clips to make bras into a racer back and they really help support

  3. I can tell the difference too! Way to go! As far as the bra, I bought my sports bra at Title Nine down on 8th street. They have full sizes and they are made for endurance. They specialize in fitness wear. Yes, I paid more than 20.00 for it but I can tell you that as a DD my ladies do not move in that bra when I exercise. I am able to run and do anything knowing that they are very secure. Well worth the investment. It has lasted me several years. I bought mine on the biggest size so that as I lost weight, I could tighten it. The staff (it is a very small store) were extremely helpful and helped me until I found the bra that was such a great fit for me. I know that you're looking for inexpensive so you could go in and find a style and the size and then look online for one. I just bought there because I really needed one at the time. Hope that helps.

  4. I have a couple of the glamorise sports bras --- I think mine might be the older version of this one. I cannot do the over the head ones, as I tend to get stuck, and frustrated, and cry, and its no good. So these buckle up the back but they hold things in place. I'm doing a C25K and at 300 lbs / 44DDD, its normally pretty rough, but even 2 years later, these are still working. I'm not sure on price. I think I got them on sale some where. I like --- normal prices are expensive, but you can get clearance items. I like that they are aware that just because we are big, doesn't mean we never move!