Project Ramona: B Cup Blues
Posted 4/16/2012 3:51:00 PM

Much to my horror my lady lumps have become the topic of discussion.

Lady at church: you won't have any breasts by the time you finish losing weight, will you?
Me: probably not, but at least I won't have diabetes
Lady at church: don't lose too much, you'll wind up with nothin' but nubs

Lady in the hallway at work: whoa! Ramona, it looks like your boobs are wasting away!
Me: Yep, I'm down a cup size
Lady in the hallway at work: Well, you've still got a pretty face

Lady at the dry cleaner: girl, you are gettin' skinny!
Me: almost 40 pounds!
Lady at the dry cleaner: 20 from each breast? (chuckle, chuckle)

I knew people would be paying more attention to my body when I started losing weight, but I had no idea that my breasts would become a part of casual conversations at church, at work and while I'm out running errands. It just isn't right. For the record, I was a C cup before my gastric bypass surgery at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Now I'm a B cup. I have had to buy new bras. Feel free to spread the word so I don't have to do it. I wouldn't mind if you made it your Facebook status as long as it helps me avoid these awkward interactions. The encouragement I get when I admit the drop in cup size is worse than the questions...

"a tight tank top will hold ya now"
"some guys like the girls on the iitty bitty committee"
"anything more than a mouthful..."

Before it becomes the next target, I'll admit that I've never been mistaken for Kim Kardashian or J-Lo from the rear. Post-surgery what little rear view I had to offer has shrunk in size too. Yes, my WHOLE BODY is smaller now. I'm down 3 dress sizes! My diabetes appears to be in remission! Can we take the focus off of my bra?

Posted By: Ramona Holloway  

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  1. RondaRoo posted on 04/17/2012 12:26 PM
    Girl, some people just have no sense. You have always been a beautiful woman and now you are a healthier, beautiful woman that feels better. Proud of you! Don't worry about the boobies. I lost a little weight and STILL had breast reduction surgery about 20 years ago. In the last 6 years I gained (after health issues with Crohn's), got diabetes from bad diet and weight gain, got on the weight loss bandwagon and got it under control by dropping 30 pounds via eating better and exercise. Was happy to buy smaller bras...hell, smaller everything! I have listened and followed through this whole process with you and have cheered you from my car the entire time. WAY TO GO, RAMONA!
  2. Kathy Mercer posted on 04/18/2012 11:44 AM
    Helo Romano,
    Girl don't you know our bodies are now topics of conversations. It is ok because it gives us strength to keep going. God is molding a new body for us and others love to watch. Unfortunely mine everything is moving South! LOL. Keep up the good work.

  3. peggy hays posted on 04/18/2012 03:08 PM
    Hey.. Wonder bra $ 29.99
    No diabetes...PRICELESS!
  4. Krys Mangandi posted on 05/18/2012 08:26 PM
    It's always women body-snarking on other women! see a woman lose 40 lbs? say something negative. You look fantastic Ramona. period.
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