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Loosing weight in chest area


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Hi,

I have gained some weight over the last couple of years in college and my chest has grown a lot!! (From a C to DD) I have been dieting now for a while, however I just found out I have to be a bridemaid in June and I am really self-concious about how my boobs are going to look in the dress. Can anyone suggest any sort of exercises/weights I can to work out that part of the body???

Thanks!
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focus on chest exercises like pec flyes, inclined press, etc. working the muscles in your chest around your boobs will help to lift them and give the appearance of them being fuller.
I've heard that chest presses work well in terms of firming the chest or the muscles below it (pectorals). It apparently perks a saggy chest area and doesn't require a huge amount of effort.
Personally, I don't think "spot reducing" works.  Sure, there are exercises that will tone certain muscles, but we aren't talking muscles here! ;)  The bottom line is, that if you want to lose the fat, wherever that fat may be, then you have to lose the fat.  No specific exercise is going to make you lose fat in just your breasts, for example.  Stick with whatever plan you are using to lose weight in general.
I have to agree with plaidpooka. At my lowest weight, I am a large B, and have been known to be a DD at my highest weight. I have found that I tend to lose weight in my breasts fairly quickly once I start losing. In fact, it's usually my indicator that I am changing weights. I would just stick with your diet plan and good luck!
it is true that you can't spot reduce.  but if you're not really concerned with reducing the amt there, and more with making sure that they stay perky--then chest exercises are a good bet.  they won't help with how much fat you lose there or anything, but since i've lost a lot of weight in my chest, those exercises help to keep it from looking like i've lost a ton of weight there :)
I am worried about this too.  As STUPID as this is, and don't judge me (haha)  I am getting married in 8 months, and i worried that my breasts won't fill out my dress after I get it altered, and my fiance is in Iraq and i don't wnat him to come home to a soon to be wife with no chest.  Although, he said he just wants me to be healthy, and he doesn't care if that means i have no boobs at all, but I guess it's  self conscious thing.  The one good thing about being overweight is you get bigger breasts i guess.  hahaha
Aerowynamore,

I am also getting married soon, which is what prompted me to diet (although more for the resort honeymoon than the wedding). With my dress I have to wear a very intense strapless bra, which happens to make my breasts look bigger. Have you looked into something like that as well?
I'm so glad this topic has come up!  I'm currently a D cup but I should naturally be a C if I was at my ideal weight.  I've very concerned that I won't be perky anymore once I lose weight.  I'm almost 23 years old and I've been overweight for about two years.  Can anyone w/ similar stats give me some feedback?  I'd love to hear from anyone who has lost the weight, kept it off and how your chest has faired through all of it!
energygirl-- 
Thats why i started dieting too hhaa.  We are going on a cruise to the bahamas for our honeymoon, which was when i REALLY decided to start dieting.  I got my dress for free (my fiance is in iraq, and there was a dress store around here, giving away dressed for people who were marrying service members) so anyway, it's a size 12 and doesn't even fit, so i don't really know, but the dress is strapless.  The place I got it from, I am getting the alterations doen there and they apparently build a corset into the dress so no bra would be needed.  thanks goodness!  i hate strapless bras, but i am waiting to get all that done until i loose a good bit of weight, so i don't have to get it altered a bunch of times.  When is your wedding?
Hi there

1.  You are going to look in proportion so I wouldn't worry about the weight loss.

2.  Buy a good fitting and quality bra to support you and you'll look fantastic.

I too lose lots of weight from my breasts but I welcome it.  I'm a G cup normally, getting down to a D could be fantastic for me.
I'm too lazy to read, but here's my two cents.

Lots of women on here complain about losing their boobs first.  They're obviously not TRYING to lose said boobage, but it's a byproduct of working out your entire body.  So I say to just do regular full body workouts and you'll lose your boobs at some point.  Everyone is different.

And while you can spot BUILD muscles, you can't spot LOSE fat.  So...just workout your whole self and you'll be fine.

And cause I'm a guy:  Hehe...boobs....
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When I gained weight my breasts were the first place.  I only went from a B to a C, but that really does make a difference, I bought new bras and everything. 

I started working out in Jan., and my breasts were the first thing to go back to a B, which I prefer the B.  I do cardio a couple times a week and I take a weight lift class once a week.  Cardio and weights helped me get on the right track.  Everyone's body is different so you'll have to try a few things and see what works for you.  Good Luck
I'm also getting married too!

Anyway, a word of warning though.  My breasts really didn't stop growing until recently (I'm mid 20's), there might be a chance that if you try to lose the weight the breast size won't reduce much.  I now weigh about 100 lbs.  (I'm 4'8, so thats good for me being so petite :)  However, I used to weight about 135.  Before weight gain I was a C, I gained the weight and eventually I was a DD, and now I've lost the weight and I'm still a DD. The only thing that changed after weightloss was the ribcage circumference going from 38 to 34.  So, if you are still young and theres a chances your breasts have been growing as you were gaining weight, they might not change that much.

But, I do also agree you can't "spot" lose weight, you must lose weight everywhere!!  I wanted a nice stomach for the honeymoon and had to work extremely hard since last summer to get it!  I was eating healthy AND going to the gym 3 times a week for cardio.  I'm very happy now too.  :)

~Sarah
IMHO, a flat stomach is much better than big breasts.  Sometimes I think women are more concerned with breats than guys.  Sure breasts are nice, but healthy is nicer.
------------ my women running friends have pointed out the irony that the FIRST place women started losing was their chest.   (the last place was their thighs ) . . .

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I can relate to many of the women here!  Even at my smallest 112 pounds I was a C cup.  Now having lost track in the corporate world I'm a heavy 160, and a very full DDD.  I've never been a runner b/c I've always been heavy on top. I once tried to train for a marathon when I was a DD cup and ended up abrasing a rib and slicing through my shoulders. Can any suggest a really good cardio regiment that's not high pack for my chest?

For what it's worth, those of you worried about losing much of your breast... "they're overrated", health is much more important!
I'm not that big, from a B to C with all my excess weight gain, but, I did see an episode of "What NOT to WEAR". 

The subject person was a really cute lady with DDD or FF, I don't know, but they sent her to a large size bra specialist.... .she got a bra that actually fit her and supported her, I was amazed at how slender it made her appear.  She looked as though she lost about 20 pounds!!!

I went right out and bought all new bras! 
Was your chest the first area you gained weight in?  Or did it enlarge gradually? From what I've seen, if you gained it primarily there first, then you should lose it there first, if you are successfully losing weight.  However, if the weight took its time getting to the boobs, it may take longer. 

trying to just lose fat in the boob area won't work.  However, overall weight will make a difference in the chest area, although not necessarily the boobs themselves. 

Personal experience:  I was between a D and DD in HS--yes, I was a bit overweight then, but not by much.  (Big boobs run in my family.)  Since then, I've had almost 20 years, a kid, and I don't know how many rounds of prednisone and methylprednisone (due to bronchitis) and gained almost 100 lbs.  My cup size only went up to a DDD, but my bra size went from  a 36-38 to 44-46 (depending on style).  I've been trying to lose weight since January, and have successfully dropped around 16 lbs.  My boobs, however, have yet to shrink.  *sigh*  My chest has lost a couple of inches, below my boobs has lost an inch or two or three.  Boobs, however, are being obstinate and staying the same size. 

Here's hoping you get manage to get what you want in time for wearing the bridesmaid dress...and if you don't, wear it with pride and don't worry about what anyone else thinks.



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hey about this conversation with weight in chest region. I am a sophmore in college very active, use to run cross country but dont ahve the time to do that because of my major i have been running over the summer and now and again during the weeks however here is my story.

Last year i had a bad reaction and scratched my corneas and had to be put on prednizone 3 different times within a 2 month span. Through out this i gained a few lbs i went from being 120 to 130 to 155 and now i am losing just as i had this summer, however. this summer i lost 2 pant size the weight remained the same, and my breasts got larger.

In high school and my first semester of college i was a large B 36 B to be exact nearly a C and then i became a c over flowed that into a D and now i'm just like i cannot stand this and talked with my DR. who suggested that as a college student on a campus you are able to eat more calories than u think u do, as i have been keeping track i have recently lost 10 lbs however i am still a D the only thing loseing is my pants. I am still a 36 that has nevver changed just the cup size, i mean great for my boyfriend, but they are a pain a women with big breasts is not in my book gifted she is tortured to carry them around and feel huge bc she has to by L and XL shirts just to fight the girls in.

Anyways, to get back to my point is even though i had never been this big before will the weight loss reduce the breast size? Who knows it all depends on the chemical genetic of each individuals body. My dads family is known for large breasts and having to have reductions i jsut hope that isnt my case. But i will let you all know what happens as i also am trudging through this ordeal of being happy with myself, and getting back into shape, i'll let you know if they go back down, lets cross our fingers and hope they do.
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hey about this conversation with weight in chest region. I am a sophmore in college very active, use to run cross country but dont ahve the time to do that because of my major i have been running over the summer and now and again during the weeks however here is my story.

Last year i had a bad reaction and scratched my corneas and had to be put on prednizone 3 different times within a 2 month span. Through out this i gained a few lbs i went from being 120 to 130 to 155 and now i am losing just as i had this summer, however. this summer i lost 2 pant size the weight remained the same, and my breasts got larger.

In high school and my first semester of college i was a large B 36 B to be exact nearly a C and then i became a c over flowed that into a D and now i'm just like i cannot stand this and talked with my DR. who suggested that as a college student on a campus you are able to eat more calories than u think u do, as i have been keeping track i have recently lost 10 lbs however i am still a D the only thing loseing is my pants. I am still a 36 that has nevver changed just the cup size, i mean great for my boyfriend, but they are a pain a women with big breasts is not in my book gifted she is tortured to carry them around and feel huge bc she has to by L and XL shirts just to fight the girls in.

Anyways, to get back to my point is even though i had never been this big before will the weight loss reduce the breast size? Who knows it all depends on the chemical genetic of each individuals body. My dads family is known for large breasts and having to have reductions i jsut hope that isnt my case. But i will let you all know what happens as i also am trudging through this ordeal of being happy with myself, and getting back into shape, i'll let you know if they go back down, lets cross our fingers and hope they do.
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