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Grokette went braless, should us lady PBers go too?
Before I lost weight I was about a 40D. Now I'm a 36B and absolutely loving the smaller size. I found Mark's Primal Blueprint Fitness essential movements to be really great for toning up the whole chest/shoulder/back support structure.
Oh I will definitely look into that! Thanks!
Starting weight: 206 lbs in June 2012
Goal weight: 135 lbs
Current weight: 187bs Feb 9th, 2013
The funny thing about getting on and off the wagon for me is, I either dive on or dive off. There is no nice and easy. All or nothing.
I had an aunt who never wore a bra in her life, only men's undershirts. Come to think, she never wore any womens' clothing nor did she ever marry or have a boyfriend ... hmmmm, you don't suppose ... ? LOL! No one in my (massively biggoted and uptight) family ever uttered the disgraceful 'L' word but I reckon that's what it was. I was too young to understand and she was my favorite relative. Anywho, she died of breast cancer and I guarandamntee it wasn't bra-caused.
I have rarely worn bras or worn minimalist shelf bra types most of my life and I've had breast cancer. No, I don't think the bras caused it.
No science here, just my personal view. i generally try to do/use things that are as natural as possible, but I've learned that I've got to choose my battles (with myself). For example, I tried the no shampoo thing, and my hair NEVER acclimated to it. Sure, I bet Grok wouldn't have used shampoo, but I live in modern times where having chronically greasy-looking hair is really not acceptable. So, I compromise and use a shampoo with no SLS, and I try to only use it 2-3 times per week. Same thing with body care things - I try not to use anything on my skin that I wouldn't feel ok about consuming, because i know that skin absorbs whatever you put on it. Cleaning products, ditto.
But sometimes I just have to accept that I'm not living in the woods with a crew of cavemen. I want to both be healthy and look good. And i do not look good without a bra. And I really can't justify going without one just to be more natural, in the way I can justify using baking soda to brush my teeth, or coconut oil on my skin. In my mind, those kinds of choices matter a lot more.