Despite the evidence to the contrary, like, say nearly suffocating myself in yoga class and losing a shit ton of weight and getting fitted for an H cup size, I have no real appreciation for the size of my chest. Not that I ever did: looking back at the low-cut tops I used to wear in college, I cringe with mortification. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking, only that looking down my chest never really seemed that big.
Actually, it wasn’t until looking at the “I’ve Lost A Missy” photo from my friend’s wedding the other week that I fully grasped the extent of my endowment. Because looking at that picture, all I could think was I’ve lost 100+ pounds and my chest is still fucking huge. But it’s not until I compare that photo to a much older one that I see that my chest has, in fact, shrunk. Which means that for all those years I was in a DD or DDD I should have been in, like, an L or something (I don’t know if that’s a real thing, but wouldn’t surprise me).
Which brings me to the topic of sports bras.
Never fully appreciating the size of my chest means I never fully appreciated the bounce factor. And let me tell you, there is most definitely a bounce factor.
Here’s me, running since February, a mix of indoor and outdoor, and it wasn’t until last night when I was on the treadmill that I actually made an effort to look into the mirror and see my profile.
And oh holy hell.
To steal a line from Dolly Parton in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Me? Jumpin’ up and down? I’d black both my eyes!
Therefore, dear readers, I am in need of sports bra recommendations. Really, really supportive sports bra recommendations. Because, let’s face it: If I’ve lost this much weight and still have a rather substantial bosom, chances are I’m always going to have a rather substantial bosom. And while I’m okay bouncing on the treadmill where no one can see me and I’m not running more than two miles, once next year rolls around and I’m running more and training for a half, I’m going to need good support. So I might as well nip this is in the
bud bust now.
Love from the ashes,