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02-17-2013, 09:54 PM
This is a random post and I hope its not TMI. But, I'm losing inches all over, which is fabulous, except in my chest. And its hard because things that should be fitting everywhere else are not buttoning over my chest. I've lost some inches there but not as dramatically as everywhere else.

Anyone else have a part not shrinking? Or something you did to fix it? :o

02-17-2013, 10:02 PM
I'm in the same vote as you! It's sucks trying to find things to wear lol

02-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Ummmm, some people are just more generously "endowed" than others. I used to be in the same boat, and even when I was thin the smallest I would fit into was a "D" cup. As far as "fixing" the problem, I finally ended up getting a breast reduction. It was one of the best things I've ever done for myself and should have done it years before I did. Beyond the obvious problems with clothes fitting properly, I had major problems with my back that just got worse as I got older.

02-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Ya- We will be seeing where I am at the end of ip =)

02-17-2013, 10:37 PM
I've had the exact opposite problem. I think i've lost all 10 lbs in my chest area. Before, this was the absolute LAST place i lost weight. I'm not complaining, it's just strange. My first round of IP i went down two bra sizes but everything was relatively in proportion. I've always been "busty", but this area of loss has surprised me. Thank god i didn't get rid of any of my smaller bras!

02-17-2013, 10:45 PM
The very first place I lost weight was in the chest. Sorry, no sympathy for you. I wouldn't worry too much, though. I would guess that it will come off some. But you just might have more there than others. I've always had not enough!:D

02-17-2013, 11:23 PM
The first place you put it on is the last place the weight comes off. I'll assume when you put on weight, it goes to your boobs first right?
I'm with bubbleblower -- had a reduction and very happy with that, for back pain and clothes fitting (plus the girls are hiked back up where they should be :))
I'm sure your DH maybe put in a "request" to the whoosh fairy to leave that area alone! ;)

02-18-2013, 12:06 AM
Not on ip but my chest has shrunk so much i am between being gratefull and saddened. No mater what size I was I always had big boobs. Now I am pretty straight. We are all made differently, we gain differently so we lose differently. Has your band size decreased? Or are u just staying large on top period.

02-18-2013, 08:17 AM
I have lost about 62lbs and I am EXACTLY the same cup size that I was before. The band size went down from a 42 to a 34.

Every time I have lost weight in the past, I lose it everywhere except my chest!

02-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Sadly in the same boat, I do not understand why we are not losing the boobs.

Even my tummy area is losing, boobs are staying put.

have to say i am no longer sporting the dolly parton look.

but would be ecstatic to not have a bra to walk around all day.

my coach tells me it's just fat and will melt away at some point

keep at it, the ladies must abandon us!!!:hug:

02-18-2013, 09:30 AM
I knew mine were shrinking as my bras were feeling a little empty. I went down 2 cup sizes and 2" in the band which is awesome. I'm now at a size I'm extremely happy with so I'm hoping they don't change too much more then this. I just went out yesterday and bought a couple of new bras. It was nice to be able to pick some prettier ones with the smaller size!

02-18-2013, 09:33 AM
I probably should add that I've not experienced any shrinking with IP. I'm still the same cup size I've been since my reduction about ten years ago (when I weighed about 35 pounds more than I do now).

02-18-2013, 09:38 AM
It took me a LONG time before I had to buy new bras. My thighs were also slow to get the message about shrinking - while my hips and waist seemed to be melting away. But EVENTUALLY everything did catch up!!!

02-18-2013, 10:01 AM
My coach had told me certain areas would take longer to go down in inches. For me it is my arms they seem to be holding on for every 3 wk wi or 4 I loose an inch. I figure eventually they will catch up

02-18-2013, 10:55 AM
Well, when you say chest, are you thinking boobs or back fat?

A lot depends on how much fat you put on in those areas. Over the course of my journey, I've lost most dramatically in the waist (and that's where I still need to lose). I simply didn't have a ton of back fat and I had big boobs before gaining weight, so they weren't that kind of fat, but real breast tissue fat. Others, who got boobs from becoming fat or got a lot of back fat will lose more inches there - it's simply a matter of how your body works when gaining weight (and that can change over time).

02-18-2013, 11:23 AM
ah the infamous back fat. That was my DH first compliment to me -- that my back bulges were disappearing. I hadn't really ever thought of them that much (can't see 'em! LOL)

It was said with love, so I took it as a "compliment" -- gotta take what we can get some days!

My "girls" are shrinking and I did have a reduction. Kinda wishin' I woulda lost the weight before, but it is what it is. Hopefully there's something left when I get to goal ;)

02-18-2013, 01:54 PM
I have had to go down an band size but not a cup size (DDD's here) but my thighs lose very little lol.

02-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Personally, I'd like to hang on to my cup size and lose everywhere else....but I don't think I am in charge of that decision. Will have to wait and see how the story ends! I will be surprised if I am ever anythng but "bottom" heavy.

02-18-2013, 03:26 PM
Nope, no loss on the girls, but I have lost 2" in the band. I don't mind the size i just wish they weren't racing toward my waist so fast...

02-18-2013, 04:04 PM
I thought i was the only one with the non-dissapearing thighs! Last time on IP i lost weight from the top down. It showed A LOT in my face, chest and waist, but not my thighs or butt. Now it's disappearing from my chest and waist and not much else. I was expecting my loss to work similarly to last time, but maybe because i'm three years older it has changed? I find it very strange. I just wish my thighs would start to diminish...

02-18-2013, 04:46 PM
Had a mammogram in January this year, sweet talked the tech, and she did verify that I DO have a lot of fat in my breast that I could lose, so I can definitely stand to lose some.

we all do have breast tissue that we can not reduce

02-18-2013, 07:51 PM
I have lost a band size. Went from a 40 to a 38 so I bought new bras. But the strangest thing. I was (I thought) a 40 DD. I'd been measured professionally at the store. Then, I go to try new bras and I'm a 38. Great. But now they're measuring me as DDD. How is that possible? GRR. I know its subjective to whomever is doing the measuring but still!

I'm the only person in the history of IP to gain cup size while on the diet. Happy about the 38 but would love it to be more. For example, I am wearing a shirt that should be able to button by my current size as a cover up open and unbuttoned because it will not close over my tremendous curves.

Belly. Butt. And Cleavage was where I hoped to lose and I'm losing more in my back. Not complaining. Have lost belly (yay!) but I'd love to see more off the ladies.

Thanks for your support on this. Driving me crazy.