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Question about weight loss and cup size


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Ok so I apologize if there are millions of other posts about this (and I'm sure there are) but I'm new to the forums and just had a quick question.

 

I've never been a small girl (smallest I ever was was a size 15 when I was a teen) but now my weight has gotten to the point where I don't want to even get out of bed and look in the mirror. I know it could be worse; I'm 5'7, weigh 278, and have been told I look smaller than I am but I've decided to take the plunge and I recently ordered Power 90 and P90X to try and turn my life around. My goal is at least 100 pounds lost in the next year (I'm trying to go slowly).

 

So my question is this. I've always been decently large-busted (I was a 36C in Jr. high, when I started gaining weight I moved up to a 40D, now I'm a 44DD (probably a 44DDD in all actuality, but I wear 44DD bras). My body type is larger bust, smaller waist, larger hips/thighs/butt. I was wondering if anybody would know an approximation of how many cup sizes I'd lose if I got to my goal? I know everyone's different, but a ballpark figure would be great. I actually want to lose cup size, but since I've always been large-chested I know I probably won't be an A/B.

 

Like I said, any ballpark figures would be great! Thanks so much.

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I am curious about this too, i am 5'5'' 155 and a very busty 38DD and looking to loose about 25 - 30 more pounds, i've already lost about 20 and only went down maybe 1 - 1.5 cup sizes. I hope it's not loose 20 pounds and drop a cup size, I really hate my boobs, if they don't go away i am going to seriously look into a reduction. 

Hi there,

I have about the same stats as you, smallest I've been is size 13/15 in high school, with the same bust. Now I weigh about 260 with the same body type as you .  I can fit into a 42 DD bra, but I suggest you get professionally fitted because when I did they told me I was a 40F, which is weird cause I don't look overly busty. With you saying you have a smaller waist you are probably wearing too big of a band/too small of a cup.

Anyway to answer your question, I had always been told that you lose weight from your boobs first which makes me scared , 'cause I don't want to be fat and flat chested! But when I talked to the lady in the bra store she said people don't lose much from the cup size just the band size. So I think the trick is to not lose weight too fast and making sure your pec muscles are strong so you don't sag, and also wearing a bra that is supportive and fits well. Which is hard for me cause I hate wearing a bra when I'm just relaxing at home.

Hope that helps!

PS: Here's a bra fitting chart for bigger busts

http://www.1-plus.com/addition-elle-How-to-fi t-a-bra-_stcVVcatId491130VVviewcat.htm

Original Post by sassjess:

Hi there,

I have about the same stats as you, smallest I've been is size 13/15 in high school, with the same bust. Now I weigh about 260 with the same body type as you .  I can fit into a 42 DD bra, but I suggest you get professionally fitted because when I did they told me I was a 40F, which is weird cause I don't look overly busty. With you saying you have a smaller waist you are probably wearing too big of a band/too small of a cup.

Anyway to answer your question, I had always been told that you lose weight from your boobs first which makes me scared , 'cause I don't want to be fat and flat chested! But when I talked to the lady in the bra store she said people don't lose much from the cup size just the band size. So I think the trick is to not lose weight too fast and making sure your pec muscles are strong so you don't sag, and also wearing a bra that is supportive and fits well. Which is hard for me cause I hate wearing a bra when I'm just relaxing at home.

Hope that helps!

PS: Here's a bra fitting chart for bigger busts

http://www.1-plus.com/addition-elle-How-to-fi t-a-bra-_stcVVcatId491130VVviewcat.htm

Ooh thanks for that chart, that helped a lot! I don't think I look overly busty compared to the rest of my body, but turns out I'm actually a 44F! Even bigger than I thought. Oh man, I don't want to be an F if I lose as much weight as I'd like to. Here's hoping I lose some boobage along with the fat in all the other places that I don't want it to be. Tongue out

I know what you mean, I hope I don't lose unevenly either. I'm more concerned that I'll get saggy though!

I got a good amount of responses when I asked: http://caloriecount.about.com/women-question- ft163388

Hey there,

I have lost 56 lbs ( also want to loose 100 lbs), also always been large chested. Before losing the 56 lbs I was a 40G ( by UK measurements not sure if it differs from the US), now with the weight loss I am at a 38F. So if I was to calculate what cup size I would be  by the time I shed the remaining 44 lbs I would say another cup or so less then what I am now. Of course, nothing is for sure and for each person it is different, but I hope this gives you an possible answer to your question.

Take care, and wishing you all the best with your weight loss!

Hi, just to throw a spanner in the works...

I am currently a 36DD at 176lbs, When I was close to 200lbs I was a 38DD and when I was about 154lbs I was about a 34DD. So basically, underneath my boobs gets smally, but my cup size doesn't.

In fact when I have lost weight in that past and this time, I can sometimes be told, "my gosh you are loosing weight, but your boobs just seem to be getting bigger!" I guess they just look bigger because I am getting smaller.

Given that (if I remember rightly) cup size is proportional to the band size. So if you are x inches (i guess its measured in inches) bigger around the boob than you are around the band, you will always be a DD, if there is a y inch difference you will be an E cup and so on. So assuming your breast size and band size decrease by the same amount, I would think that means your cup size will always stay the same.

Have I made any sense???

As memory serves, my changes were as follows:

at about 145 -- DD (38-40)

about 135 - D (34-36)/ also in the past 34DD at around this weight

at 125 -  C (34-36)

around 110 (a long time ago) - 34B

This suggests that 10 pounds is approximately a cup  size for me.

I tend to get smaller in the waist and butt before losing any in the chest.

pinkbostonlove - Thanks for the link, it did help a lot.

 

xini - Congratulations on your weight loss! Thanks for your response.

 

helz - That totally makes sense. I don't mind if I stay the same cup size I guess, but I'd really rather be a C/D...I guess I'll just have to play the waiting game and see what happens!

 

jsuaccounting - You know, I really hope this is the case for me (losing a cup size as I lose weight). I can't imagine being 170 pounds or less (hopefully less!) and still having F-cup. But since I was a C/D when I was younger and less heavy, I guess it's feasible that I could go smaller as I lose weight.

 

Thanks everyone for your input!

remember that even if you are an F cup, your bust will be a lot smaller than it is now, because the cup size is the difference between band and bust.  

 

i have found that, as i get older, my cup size gets a little bigger, regardless of my weight (i started out as a 36A when I was in the 140's in my early 20's) and am a 36C/D at 160lbs at 30.

I think this will be yet another thing that you will learn about your body as you lose.  Best of luck!

Original Post by thomas9193:

remember that even if you are an F cup, your bust will be a lot smaller than it is now, because the cup size is the difference between band and bust. 

the bust will be smaller in circumference if this happens but as the rest of your body will have shrunk in proportion to it, they will still look just the same - have gone from a 36e to a 32e/f, they looked big before the weightloss and still look big now!

I weighed 250 in May of 08 and now I am down to 205.  I went from a DD to a D.  Losing weight has made me feel so much better...it's worth losing a cup size or two. :o)

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