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I thankfully didn't lose anything in my breast when I lost weight. I went from an A to a B when I gained weight. Thankfully. :P and didn't lose any when I lost about 20 pounds. Unfortunately I have gained the weight back but my breasts are still the same. I think I am stuck with what I got :P

I went from B-cup to C-cup when I gained weight. and now that I'm getting back into shape, my boobs are down to only barely A's (in a span of just three weeks). D: I mean, I'm not wanting any D's or anything; I loved the nicely sized C's I had and wanted nothing more. but at my current rate, I will probably have a concaved chest in a month or so.

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Throwing in my 2 cents! When I was in the 160's, weight-wise, I was a large 38C/small 36D, and now that I weight about 128 I wear a 34B, I think. But after seeing the video chammy posted I have my doubts.

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I wish mine would go down as I lost weight. Before I had my son I was 115-120lbs with a 34D and contemplating reduction surgery. Now I'm 164 and I have 38DD. Grawr. I never did chest exercises or weights, I just relied on my young metabolism to get me through life. Heh. So I'm hoping now that I've started lifting and such the girls will go down to about a C. I'd be really happy with a C.

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A few months ago I was at 42G. I'm currently at 44DDD, but I think that has more to do with the person that sized me, because in my personal measuring, nothing has really changed. Even if the measurements haven't changed on me though, I have noticed a big decrease in the volume of my boobs (meaning I can actually fit my hands over them now - don't judge, everyone grabs their own boobs at some point). They've always been fairly substantial though, so I figure when I get down to a healthy weight/size and everything sort of reach stasis/balance, I'll still have a good pair of ta-tas. I don't like to see them shrink, but I know at this point losing fat anywhere can only be a good thing.

And fellas, it IS the Women's Guild, but I can understand the draw. I'm not embarrassed to talk about my breasts, so at least a few of you that have ventured in here are owning up to it (I'm sure there are plenty more). It's okay *pat pat* we women aren't so mysterious.

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On the contrary, the last time I lost a lot of weight (due to sickness, not to fitness, unfortunately) my boobs got BIGGER. I could manage a 36DD before I was sick, it didn't actually "fit", but I could make it work. After I got back, none of my bras fit. I now wear a 30F. PITA since most stores don't carry "specialty" sizes. I'm hoping that working out more might mean that I'll get rid of some of the... excess.

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I don't know what the policy is on necros here (some forums insist you restart a new thread, some other forums prefer you use old ones) so I'm hoping I'm not out of line.

I'm a bit ashamed to admit it, but my main reason not to lose weight my whole life was the fear of losing my breasts. They were always my main features, and while I hated them sometimes, I mostly liked them, and I guess all of my self-esteem relies on them.

I know it's bad. I know I need to get my self-esteem from other things. But the fact is, anyone I've been with has enjoyed my breasts particularly, and my thinking the whole time was "if being a bit overweight/out of shape is what it takes to have these breasts, then it's worth it".

But now I want to be fit and healthy. And I'm still terrified about losing my breasts. I take pictures after every workout (every other day) and then I compare each picture to the same day the previous month and the same day the month before.

And my breasts seem to have changed a bit. I can't tell if they're less full or just hanging differently because they have less belly to rest on. But I'm worried I'll lose weight there, and keep all my skin, and have saggy, empty breasts.

I know I can't control where I lose the fat. Any way I can make sure not to get extra skin though? Are there tricks for that, beyond surgery? they've always been saggy to some extent, because they're breasts and gravity is a thing, but I would like for it not to get worse.

My boyfriend says I have big breasts because it's my body type, and that when I lose weight I'll still have big breasts, just proportioned to my new body. But I don't know if he's right, and I feel silly for freaking out about something that shallow. But for the longest time, my breasts were the only thing I had going for myself, and I'm just scared that if they get smaller, I'll have nothing left.

I'm aware that it is stupid, and unhealthy thinking, but it's a very visceral thing. I'm still eating a calorie deficit and working out, and I'm still going to do it, and I'm sure when I'm done the benefits will far outweigh any bust-size loss. And I know that my band size will reduce, making my breasts look just as big even if they're a bit smaller. But in the meantime, is there anything I can do to stop freaking out? Something that will prevent loose skin would be the best, anything that can help with perkiness as well.

And I guess any retelling from someone who lost weight about how it affected their chest size and how they feel about it now that it's over would be helpful too, preferably someone who started with big breasts.

I realise there are more important things to worry about, but I'm just such a tomboy in pretty much everything else, and this is my feminine aspect, and I don't want to lose it. I used to be mistaken for a guy before I got my breasts, and now that I'm getting more muscular as well, losing my chest at the same time is just scary.

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I have big boobs. I won't mince words. I've lost about 30 lbs (well, more, but my weight is up and down), and I've gone from a 36DD to a 32G. They are still in the same proportion as they always were (as far as I can tell). They are mildly less perky than they were, but I'm blaming that more on my focus on running and less focus on weights (I was doing the bodyweight routine).

I was the exact same way as you. Still am to a degree, I worry about my boobs, but at the same time, I'm loving being able to fit better into cute tops, and much smaller jeans. A good bra should make you feel a lot better. It is one of my favourite rewards. I've been tracking my measurements, and my band size is about to decrease again, I've almost made it to a 30 band. I dread (in a way) to see what my next cup size will be.

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I'm a bit ashamed to admit it, but my main reason not to lose weight my whole life was the fear of losing my breasts. They were always my main features, and while I hated them sometimes, I mostly liked them, and I guess all of my self-esteem relies on them.

I know it's bad. I know I need to get my self-esteem from other things. But the fact is, anyone I've been with has enjoyed my breasts particularly, and my thinking the whole time was "if being a bit overweight/out of shape is what it takes to have these breasts, then it's worth it".

I totally feel you. I thought having a great rack was Science's gift to me for being a little overweight, and my husband's appreciation for my boobs made it seem totally worth it. When I finally decided to lose the weight, I was EXTREMELY scared about this. (Obviously; I started this thread!)

But I can now say, 50 pounds lighter, that it is 100% WORTH IT. Yes, I've gone from a 38D to a 34C. I feel like the cups are a little loose on some C bras, even, and that depresses me. I also think they're a bit less perky than they were, and they're maybe less shapely. But my husband swears they look, if anything, bigger because now I have this nice tiny feminine waist to go with them. He swears not to notice the lack of perkiness I worry about. He goes just as crazy--more crazy, in fact--for them than he ever did. (Woohoo!) With a good bra and a tight shirt, I feel a million times sexier than I ever, ever did before losing the weight. It is absolutely, definitely, in every way worth it to risk losing some fat from the ta-tas.

Any way I can make sure not to get extra skin though? Are there tricks for that, beyond surgery? they've always been saggy to some extent, because they're breasts and gravity is a thing, but I would like for it not to get worse.

Moisturize like an absolutely insane woman. Get a nice rich cocoa butter and put it to good use at least twice a day on the girls. Also, drink water like it is your job. (It kind of is.) You won't believe what a difference these two things make in your skin--both the complexion and the tautness. Also: push-ups, push-ups, push-ups. Do NOT slack on push-ups. I do them every morning (unless I'm sore from upper body weights the day before) and it has made all the difference at keeping things up. If you moisturize, hydrate, and strengthen your pecs, you may even discover your boobs wind us LESS saggy than you currently think they are.

So: Take heart! You've got lots of good stuff ahead. You're not going to lose your most prized asset; you're going to gain a friggin' ton more. (And you'll still have boobs for days.) You can do this!

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I totally feel you. I thought having a great rack was Science's gift to me for being a little overweight, and my husband's appreciation for my boobs made it seem totally worth it. When I finally decided to lose the weight, I was EXTREMELY scared about this. (Obviously; I started this thread!)

But I can now say, 50 pounds lighter, that it is 100% WORTH IT. Yes, I've gone from a 38D to a 34C. I feel like the cups are a little loose on some C bras, even, and that depresses me. I also think they're a bit less perky than they were, and they're maybe less shapely. But my husband swears they look, if anything, bigger because now I have this nice tiny feminine waist to go with them. ...

So: Take heart! You've got lots of good stuff ahead. You're not going to lose your most prized asset; you're going to gain a friggin' ton more. (And you'll still have boobs for days.) You can do this!

Great post lostin! My ex called it the effects of "negative space" (i.e. a smaller waist makes curves look curvier even if they are smaller). My breasts are not that big (I have a small C-Cup) but they are wide and round, chubby I guess! So they appear much larger than a size would indicate. I love the way my clothes fit when they are a little smaller. I look way better in pictures too since they can make me look top heavy even though I'm not. My thing is mainly not losing my ass, because I come from a very ass-centric culture. Squats and plies are my friends.

Avistew, as women I think we all have some attachments to things we believe make us attractive- whether its clothes, make-up, body parts, etc. No shame there. You have decided to get healthy, so your priorities are in order. Your sexy will remain in tact I'm sure. A personal trainer recommended decline bench-press to me for keeping things pert up top.

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Thanks so much for the support :)

I will definitely work on moisturizing a lot. I already drink tons, it's a habit I took when I was in Canada and winter and it was so DRY! My mouth was dry constantly, so I was never without a bottle of water. I still have the same bottle, that I refill all the time. So I'm fairly confident about that part, I'll keep at it.

Pushups are definitely a good part of my routine as well since I'm working on bodyweight training right now. I'll make sure to keep doing them when I start weight training, either as warmups or as a full-on exercise.

Thanks a lot for the testimonies. As I expected, the way things change depends on the person. I'm definitely going to lose band sizes, but my cups might get smaller, stay the same or get bigger. I'm thinking they'll be a bit smaller, but you're right that by losing everywhere else, I'll be able to show them off better. Not to mention show off the rest of me.

I showed the pictures to my boyfriend and told him I felt my breasts were getting smaller and saggier. He said he didn't see it but that he'd look at them closely. Then he got back to me the next day, he said he couldn't see any difference in sagging (although I can, my nipples are closer to the bottom of my breasts... but I'm wondering if it's just that they have less fat to rest on now so their fall is steeper) but he agreed they were a bit smaller. He said he had to look at just the breasts and compare them to see it, because, to quote him, I'm losing weight in proportion all over my body.

I think losing weight proportionally all over is pretty much ideal (well, I wouldn't object to losing faster on my belly, but that's nitpicking), and if that happens my breasts should look the same or bigger when my body is taken as a whole.

And I think that's something I need to remember. Breasts don't exist in a vaccuum. They're part of my whole body, and so the way my whole body feels and looks will make a huge difference in how people perceive me and how I perceive myself.

One last thing, my boyfriend said that he's sure my breasts will be fine, but that if when I've achieved the level of fitness I want I find them too saggy, he would pay for a breast lift if I wanted, even though he doesn't think I would need one even if they do sag. I'm not actually thinking of surgery, right now, and I wouldn't want to have to stop working out to recover from it, anyways. But I guess it's a think I can think about and weirdly, it does make me feel better. I'm pretty sure I won't do it, but knowing that it's an option makes me stress out less about the whole thing, which I'm sure is why he brought it up in the first place. He knows I tend to over-think things and I feel much safer with a plan B, a plan C and then a backup plan :P

Oh, and I'll look into decline bench-presses when I start with weights, too. And I'll be looking forward to buying new bras, I guess that's one great thing about changing sizes, you get to shop for bras :P

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I would very much enjoy it if I didn't loose all the baby boob. I went from a B to a smallish B when I started Muay Thai and lost a whole lot of B/F from all over (but still had muffin top, wtf?) and now am up to a C, which makes me feel super boobalicious. We'll see how it all comes out in the wash.

I absolutely notice a difference in shape when I slack off my upper body exercises. Plank, side plank, baby plank and pushups all make a huge difference to um...firmness? It like...fills out the top part of the boob and supports the rest. So it's def noticeable!

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Well with me, my pecs are starting to show, but my boobs are definitely lower than my pecs, so it doesn't make them look bigger or anything, nor fuller at this point. But I'm only just starting to get pec definition, so it will probably change as I go.

I'm surprised to hear that planks help, when I do them I fell my core working a lot (both abs and back), but not my chest at all.

Oh, and I was an early bloomer, but then my chest kept growing all through middle school, then high school, then university. I spent years here and there not wearing bras (they were killing my shoulders so I wore undershirts instead) so I didn't really keep track, but every time I thought "Hey, I'll get a bra again" it was a bigger size. I'd say it only really stopped when I was 25, so that makes it about 15 years of slow growth.

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Well, that explains soemthing that I should have figured out on my own... in college I was an A cup and 125 pounds. After graduation and marriage I am now a D cup and 165 pounds. (I personally do not want to go back to 125 I was underweight and unhealthy). Now I can tell my sister (twin) that yes my boobs were growing but it was because I got fatter.... That will make her feel better.

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Lost almost 20kg and went from a 14F to a 14D. I wear an AUS size 10 shirt/top now and almost size 8 pants though, bra sizes are so weeeeeeeeeeird. But the decrease is pretty noticeable, and I'm not really complaining because I always hated how big and awkward they were when I was overweight in high school/teen years! :)

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I feel like I'm the only one who prefers big breasts here :P Oh well.

I haven't been able to measure them quite accurately, but I seem to have lost around one inch all around so far. Which is less than I lost on my waist and hips, I guess. My current bras as a bid loose around the band as well, but I measured and seem to have the same band size, so the bras might just be getting old.

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I think it's worth noting here that cup size is dependent on band size. For example, a 34B and a 32C are basically the same size, just structured differently.

To join in the boob-sharing, i'm currently at a 30F. I like the size they're at now, but i suppose the silver lining to shrinkage would be a wider selection of bras to buy. I don't have much fat to lose; swapping 10 lbs of fat for muscle would put me around 20% BF.

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When I started out at 275 lbs I was a size DD. (Can't remember the exact size.) Since losing 105 lbs I am now a 36B. I admit, I miss my old boobs and I've even contemplated surgery. It's mostly because I'm a pear shape and I just don't feel my small boobs fit my frame. If I could lose these hips I'd be perfectly fine with small boobs, though. So I'm working on loosing the extra before I decide anything else ~

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Well, it has happened, my band size has shrink and now the tightest set of hooks is still too big for me. Not enough that I can't wear the bra at all, but enough that it's not really doing much.

I was hoping I'd have some time before having to buy a new bra... I wish they didn't just have bra extenders, but the opposite as well. The cup size seems to have remained the same.

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