Originally posted by kaknurse
I would have Breast Reduction Surgery! I am a 42DD and have been a DD for years. Back in 1993, I lost 70 lbs but did NOT go down in cup size just band size. I have back probs and shoulder indentations from my bras and just cannot find the "perfect" bra for me. They have to be underwire, softcup just does not give me enough support. Does anybody have any suggestions? Since I have gained back the weight that I lost years ago, I would look silly if I had a reduction before losing weight. My belly would stick out further than my boobs. I get enough "when are you due honey" comments as it is now. I am starting a diet today Monday. My goal is to get down to 180 lbs or less. My only brother is getting married in October of 2002 so I have 14 months to lose 50 to 60 lbs! I wanna look good at the ripe old age of 31! Plus I'd like to have a baby too and need to lose weight to acheive that goal too! Wish me luck! Will power was never one of my strong points!
On the "bra suggestions", if you have a mall with a Playtex/Bali outlet, go there and ask one of the employees for help. I suspected I was wearing the wrong bra size, but also thought that underwires, like fashionable shoes, were SUPPOSED to hurt
I got measured and discovered I needed a band size FOUR INCHES bigger than what I had been wearing!
Now I can wear my new bras all day without having to peel them off out of my sleeves on the drive home
I have about the same amount of weight to lose, but one of my biggest problems has always been planning menus. I recently joined ediets.com and have lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks. Slower than what I would like, but I didn't gain all this weight overnight either! I am very afraid of losing too much too fast and ending up looking like a Sharpei puppy. I don't follow the meal plan exactly, but use it for guidelines. It also helps that it tells me the menu and gives me a shopping list, so I have no excuses.
For anyone out there considering a "boob job", be very careful when choosing your surgeon. My sister interviewed three (with me at her side) before she found one she was reasonably sure wouldn't make her look like a stripper. A lot of male surgeons seem to think "the bigger the better". She now has very nice 36 B breasts (yeah, she was VERY flat before), and no one she hasn't told knows she had surgery. It helps that she was wearing padded Miracle bras beforehand though!