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  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Member Posts: 1,440 Member Member Posts: 1,440 Member
    The fat seems to re-distribute. At least it did for me. When I lost my 20lbs of weight, my butt was much smaller, stomach still poochy, and boobs totally deflated. Several months later of maintenance, my boobs have filled back in a bit, and my stomach seems less poochy. So there's hope that all the wierd places you're* losing will balance out.

    *You as a general audience. Not any one person in particular.

    Unfortunately, I've had the opposite reaction. I lost the first 35lbs (of 42lbs) rather quickly, over 6 months. I retained my boobs.

    Lost 7lbs over the next 6 months, lost my boobs.

    Of course, I'm also a lot closer to my ultimate goal. I'm down into the "normal" body fat range (by estimates, haven't had dexa or anything). It may just be that my body held on to my boobs as long as it had "extra" fat, but when I got down to less fat they had to go.

    It's kind of funny how fat loss seems to go. My boobs are always the first to go. My stomach being dead last. As a matter of fact, I'm going in for the last 10 (maybe 15) lbs by summer/fall right now. They're deflating again! Gah! But when I maintained my current weight for 6 months, they did seem to fill in a little. So maybe they'll come back again.. I hope.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 28,074 Member Member Posts: 28,074 Member
    The fat seems to re-distribute. At least it did for me. When I lost my 20lbs of weight, my butt was much smaller, stomach still poochy, and boobs totally deflated. Several months later of maintenance, my boobs have filled back in a bit, and my stomach seems less poochy. So there's hope that all the wierd places you're* losing will balance out.

    *You as a general audience. Not any one person in particular.

    Unfortunately, I've had the opposite reaction. I lost the first 35lbs (of 42lbs) rather quickly, over 6 months. I retained my boobs.

    Lost 7lbs over the next 6 months, lost my boobs.

    Of course, I'm also a lot closer to my ultimate goal. I'm down into the "normal" body fat range (by estimates, haven't had dexa or anything). It may just be that my body held on to my boobs as long as it had "extra" fat, but when I got down to less fat they had to go.

    It's kind of funny how fat loss seems to go. My boobs are always the first to go. My stomach being dead last. As a matter of fact, I'm going in for the last 10 (maybe 15) lbs by summer/fall right now. They're deflating again! Gah! But when I maintained my current weight for 6 months, they did seem to fill in a little. So maybe they'll come back again.. I hope.

    Right there with ya! I was so excited to have a little fullness when I was bulking. Now that I'm cutting... :sad:
  • TeeraiTeerai Member Posts: 242 Member Member Posts: 242 Member
    ceiswyn wrote: »
    Sitting with your legs crossed is the most comfortable thing ever. For twenty years I was too fat to comfortably cross my legs, and I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I LIVED.

    (I used to sit with my belly brushing the edge of my desk. Now I can cross my legs under it and still have space left over. That's weird.)

    This! :D
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 Member
    The fat seems to re-distribute. At least it did for me. When I lost my 20lbs of weight, my butt was much smaller, stomach still poochy, and boobs totally deflated. Several months later of maintenance, my boobs have filled back in a bit, and my stomach seems less poochy. So there's hope that all the wierd places you're* losing will balance out.

    *You as a general audience. Not any one person in particular.

    Unfortunately, I've had the opposite reaction. I lost the first 35lbs (of 42lbs) rather quickly, over 6 months. I retained my boobs.

    Lost 7lbs over the next 6 months, lost my boobs.

    Of course, I'm also a lot closer to my ultimate goal. I'm down into the "normal" body fat range (by estimates, haven't had dexa or anything). It may just be that my body held on to my boobs as long as it had "extra" fat, but when I got down to less fat they had to go.

    It's kind of funny how fat loss seems to go. My boobs are always the first to go. My stomach being dead last. As a matter of fact, I'm going in for the last 10 (maybe 15) lbs by summer/fall right now. They're deflating again! Gah! But when I maintained my current weight for 6 months, they did seem to fill in a little. So maybe they'll come back again.. I hope.

    Right there with ya! I was so excited to have a little fullness when I was bulking. Now that I'm cutting... :sad:

    I feel your pain. There’s the initial excitement of having boobs stick out farther than your stomach, then the boobs deflate. I’m hoping to keep belly in check enough to keep it even & keep building some chest muscle, since I have more muscle than boob and my stomach would have to be concave at this point to let them have any glory. And then there’s the issue of having too much back/shoulder muscle to let you comfortably fit in the training bra size that actually fits, cup wise 🙄

    You feel me! I buy bras now by trying to get them fit my lats more that my actual breasts! :laugh:

    I have been having a quiet giggle at this conversation as I identified with so much of it.
    Then, all of a sudden a light bulb went off.
    @quiksylver296’s last comment explained why, for the past 3 years I have had a hard time finding bras that fit.

    I thought I was a pretty conventional 32 B, C, depending on make, but the cups are always somewhere under my armpits, and I have no side boobs to tame.
    What I realize now is that my frontage is a 30 B,C, but my back needs a 32.

    Convoluted I know, and won’t help too much with bra buying, but at least now I know the why, and it isn’t getting old.

    Happy that a small bralette is good enough for most days.

    Cheers, h.

    Ah yeah, that's when the style of bra really makes a difference. I need more coverage on the sides with my cups due to my shape so sometimes even though it's the right "size" as far as band and cups, it doesn't really fit.
  • k80fleck80flec Member Posts: 1,583 Member Member Posts: 1,583 Member

    Ooh don’t I know it!

    I have tried most North American brands and styles, available in shops (wouldn’t dare buy on line) and most UK brands/styles. What I ended up with was a bra from Tesco (UK supermarket) that was going out of production. I bought all that were available in local stores, and the on line stock, last year when I was over. (Drove my sisters crazy bra shopping)

    I now have 13 of them. They will probably last the test of my life B), so long as I don’t lose or gain any weight.

    Cheers, h.

    .... and I’m heart broken that they’ve gone out of production ...
    edited May 2019
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