Project Ramona: B Cup Blues
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?