I have been cursed (although I guess some would consider it a blessing) with pretty large breasts. Even when I was incredibly fit, they were large. I hate them. They have caused back problems, made it difficult to find shirts that fit comfortably, and pretty much just drive me crazy. After having my son, I was the heaviest I had ever been. The weight I gained during his pregnancy just redistributed itself from my stomach to the rest of my body after I gave birth. Last April I got sick of being fat and started working my butt of to lose weight, through exercise and eating right....and less. For the most part I have been successful. In the past year I have lost 30+ pounds and kept it off. I am still trying to lose another 15 to 20.
The problem is that the one place I seem to be losing very little weight is my boobs. I've lost weight across my back and across the area of my chest ABOVE my breasts. My bra strap size has decreased a couple of inches. I'm narrower than I have been in years and I've gone down 7 pant/short sizes and a couple of shirt sizes as well. I even had to buy smaller underwear. But the boobs just won't go away. At all.
Part of it may be because I am still breastfeeding my son. However, even taking into account milk production if breasts are pretty much fatty tissue and I am losing fatty tissue everywhere else on my body it would stand to reason that I would at least lose SOME in my breasts, right? Everyone says you can't target specifics places for weight loss, that as you lose weight you will lose it everywhere. This seems to be true for me except that my breasts seem to be the one targeted place that will not lose weight. (For the purposes of full disclosure, they have gone down about a cup size, maybe two....but in proportion to the amount of weight the rest of my body is losing my boobs seem to be losing next to nothing.) I can't tell you how frustrating this is.
So, any suggestions?