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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Fabulous Find For A Friday-----On A Saturday-----An Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder

This phrase is very commonly used to describe one of a womens least favorite article of under clothing----the bra. I have particularly always had troubles with anything in this region of my body. And like me,-----for some reason, most women are not happy with their boobies---they are either too small or too large----too flat, or too droopy.

Then, of course it doesn't help that society and MEN seem obsessed with these annoying appendages. I mean, what the heck? Can't they all just get over them? Ugh.

When I was in eighth grade, I basically, had not reached......ahem......maturity yet, and didn't have much up there to speak of. Well, my mother was ADAMENT that I could not have a bra until I had SOMETHING to fill it with!

Oh, the trauma of trying to dress in the girls locker room before gym class and do it without a bra to cover oneself with! I eventually found a slip that I had that was a bit padded on the top and tried to pretend that it was the new rage----the built-in bra in my slip.

I have always been built a bit smallish on top----even after finally getting to wear a bra. I was at my largest right before I got married-----as I grew up to a small "C" cup. This was the most that I had weighed in my life, and I felt very robust indeed!

Fast forward to several years later, after my first child, (you know how it is----you get huge, blow up like balloons------so its painful when your milk comes in, then you start nursing, and are still quite large-----until you decide to stop nursing....) and I no longer had much there to speak of. I seem to remember size "A" as being my size then.

Then, along came another child a few years later-------same thing--------but this time, I kept losing weight and most of it came out of the upper half of my body. At this time, I numbered at a "AA". It was at this time that I was modeling the most, so it kind of went with my new body and I started to really enjoy being smallish up there.

Fast forward again to many years later-----after having five children----my upper region had----shall we say----rounded out----to a small "B" size. I was happy, this finally felt "just right!" I had gotten down to my original weight and life seemed grand-----I could have even modeled still if I wanted, but just didn't seem to have the time.

Body image was good.

I'm sure that you are on the edge of your seat---wondering how this story ends up, right? Well, if you fast forward just a few years more, you will find me starting to go through that most dreadful of times for a women----the pre-menopausal years----and all of a sudden, your body starts to have a mind of its own.

I remember one day as I was walking past a bank window on a street and caught a reflection of myself----and I had to stop, and stood there with my mouth agape!

Where had my "real" body gone? And what were these things that kept growing?
I guess most women would rejoice to wake up one day and------TA, DAH-----two large boobies!

Well, that's not how I felt. I felt matronly, and stocky, and well, like someone had taken over my body.....

How have I dealt with it? Well, it has been a trial. Trying to find bras that are comfortable that don't make me feel like I am Dolly Parton, and that are supportive, etc.

It has been annoying, to say the least.

I eventually found that if I wore sports bras, I had more support and I was a bit smaller that way. AND they were comfortable!

But they don't last very long, and I do like to have a bit of underwiring, also. So, I have kept searching......and searching......and searching for the right one.

And yes----I think that I may have found it! I kept getting catalogs from the on-line store,
One Hanes Place, as I had gotten several sports bras from there, so I flipped through one a few months ago.

VOILA! There it was. A minimizer bra. Just the ticket to what I needed!

Long story short-----I ordered two----as they had a sale----and I figured if they didn't work out, I could send the one back that was not used.

But I love it! It guarantees that it will minimize your rack from an inch to an inch and a half.
And you feel supported and not totally squished like with a sports bra.....and score!----the back supports you also----don't worry about that back fat anymore....

Here it is---Bali Passion For Comfort Minimizer Underwire
With Comfortable Back
(Yep, a mouthfull-----did I really just say that? Oh, no---I di-ent!)

So, if you feel like I do----and don't want to necessarily be larger-----yes, there are a few of us out there----then try this brassiere-----it is divine!


Kristina P. said...

I so thought this was going to be about that Facebook meme. :)

kado! said...

oh my...No, No, NO...I did not just read what I read ...did I???? You should only be buying bras from should be happy you can buy them straight from the store!!! Since I my upgraded version..I can only buy from the catalog! But still...that is OK!

Please please promise me that you will NOT wear sport-bras anymore unless you are on your way to the gym!!! Please!!! fact I think it is a sin..I'm sure it was the 11th commandment! seriously!

love you...!!!! ;)

Jennie said...

I think I'm the only girl who's actually happy with her boobie size. All I'm asking is for a little more perk.

Omgirl said...

Matronly and stocky are words that NEVER have crossed my mind when looking at you!!! You silly girl. But I'm glad you found a bra that makes you feel good.

I'm in the stage now where my perky large B's are less than perky small B's after nursing 2 kids. And the girl who used to scorn padded bras now embraces them. Sigh....

Rachel said...

Hmmm This sounds like a good idea.

WendyB said...

You and my sister should start a post-pregnancy boob support (ha!) group.

M-Cat said...

Honey. Victoria Secret's is THE only place to bra shop! And I have to agree with Kado. No more sports bra. Ever.

But what I dig most, is you wrote you had a positive body image. At least once in you life. That is gift! Of course, if I looked like you, I would have it all the time!

Dan Broggi said...

fascinating article. wonder why I couldn't stop reading it. :)

Kristin said...

I could have used this when I was preggers! Ah ha ha

carma said...

Wow! that was quite a roundabout story. Glad you are feelin' fit and fine :D

Nana said...

Isn't being a woman fun? I too am trying to deal with my body. My 51 yr. old body. I have a fight on my hands. When I am a little heavy, huge boobs, lose weight I have to roll em up to get em in my bra. What is a girl to do?

Cougar Tales said...

HI! Thanks for stopping by my site. Going off to read a bit more...:-)

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