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Are boobs just body fat?


Where have my boobs gone?!

claireI posted a picture of myself from 10 years ago on Facebook yesterday, looking a little chubbier than I do now. I guess I was about 3/4 of a stone heavier than I am currently (that’s about 4.7 kilos heavier). Definitely rounder in the face, arms less lean…and I know at the time the only real exercise I did was dancing on a Friday and Saturday night!

A much slimmer me.

A much slimmer me.

So one of my instructor friends said she’d seen this picture and had struggled to ‘see’ me in it. Have I really changed so much in 10 years? (I was 28 at the time.)

Yes, I have, and what really gives it away are the boobs. ‘I had boobs then,’ I said to her. ‘Otherwise known as body fat,’ she replied. We giggled, but do you know what, she’s blimmin’ well right. I have no idea what my body fat percentage was back then, but I imagine it was about 10% more than it is now! Now, I’m more muscle – hoorah!

Boobs, who’d have ‘em hey…?! ;)



Cricket….it’s a Brit thing, but it’s also good exercise. Batting, bowling, runs…..I think I could get used to it. It’s a fab outdoors team sport, and has shades of baseball to it, so I can see it catching on in America! There is also a lot of standing around tho, and one does feel inclined to eat the grub on hand at the change of an over, so it’s not all good!

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Claire Bolden

Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat living in Maryland, which means she still drinks tea, but now has it with a corn muffin instead of a crumpet. Coming from a full- time job as a communications and PR manager in the UK, Claire and her family made the move the States in August 2012 and haven't looked back since. Claire is a fitness instructor and blogger. She blogs about fitness and what it's like to be a Brit in the USA, as well as trying to find time to write her novel and short stories, make lists about things she should do like clean the house and bake things, and be an utterly doting wife and mother. @ukhousewifeusa Contact the author.