3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 20-Somethings

losing inches without losing weight??

Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
CatRocks's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 183

Height: 5,1"

Default losing inches without losing weight??

Ok, so i've not been losing much weight but i was very happy this morning...
I fished a belt out my drawer which i havent worn in about 3 weeks and when i was fastening it, i got it in the 4th hole in!! Last time i wore it, it was feeling a bit tight at the 3rd one and there was no way i could have got it in the next one along but today it was so easy!! Is it possible to lose iches without losing weight?? Its not muscle weight coz i havent been doing anything to gain muscle... Seems a bit strange to me but im not complaining!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend
CatRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
Little Miss Random
sh3l5's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,810

Height: 5 ft 6


definately possible....
such a great feeling too....
nice one chick....

The difference between success and failure is the determination to suceed
Every Little Helps

sh3l5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
UrsusMaritimus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 471

S/C/G: 172/ticker/145

Height: 5'5"


That seems to happen to lots of people. Bodies are so weird!

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. ~George Bernard Shaw
UrsusMaritimus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
garstar's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Good ol minnesota
Posts: 863

S/C/G: 150/ticker/120

Height: 5' 3"


You're gaining muscle and loosing fat!!!!! Muscle weighs more then fat, so it all evens out possibly. Congrates I'm jealous.

I've been loosing weight - but my body hasn't changed. My only explanation, I have been loosing my muscle mass. I haven't' been able to do cardio lately because of some really bad knee pain. It's so frustration!
Over All:


Before and After Pics: Pics!

Last edited by garstar : 09-27-2008 at 03:13 PM.
garstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #5
I will do this.
Taylor86's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, Co
Posts: 1,706


Yup. Happens to me all the time. 22 inches...only about 11 pounds. I also weigh lift for an hour twice a week.
5 years cigarette free!

Paleo/Primal since March 17th

" This is not a diet, it's a life-style. This is not a race, it's one step at a time. This is not about next year, yesterday or tomorrow it's about today."

"The shape of my body obeys the shape of my beliefs about love, value and possibility. To change my body, I must first understand that which is shaping it."-Women, Food and God
Taylor86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #6
Abe's Mom
princess2323's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 376

S/C/G: 196/142.8/125

Height: 5'4"


with me i seem to be losing inches with my weight too but i havent measured--- but i did notice a trend with me is that i start to notice pants are fitting looser while the scale is stuck at a set number--right now its at 159.6 for like past few weeks---but then it goes down overnight--- seems like the size goes down then the weight ---but thats just me---course i'm still in the postpartum stage--- 8 months now
princess2323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
amandarose17's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 121

S/C/G: 182/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"


Happened to me too. It bought size 12 pants about a month ago now. They were tight, to the point I dreaded wearing them (thought this would help me lose weight, they were $12 at OldNavy). Anyway, I have not lost anymore weight, but today, they fit. I don't know, maybe I stretched them out, but honestly, they were right out of the dry. I have jeans I have worn for years that don't go on as well. Also, I keep adding holes to my favorite belt.
amandarose17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #8
Burning it away
Spoz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Uk
Posts: 1,375

Height: 5'2


Yep! Me too.. This year I lost 20lbs and didnt lose any inches and after gaining it all back and then losing 5 lbs I'm losing inches.
- Lauren

Last edited by Spoz : 09-29-2008 at 04:31 PM.
Spoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 04:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
Here we go again's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 327/270/199

Height: 5'11


Oh yes.... I have not lost hardly any weight over the last two months. Like 2 pounds maybe. But I've lost 10 inches in the past two months. Sometimes I think our bodies to catch up.

. 4 months from now, what you will look like if you quit and what you will look like if you keep going? 4 months is going to happen no matter what, what will be your choice?
Here we go again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 04:37 PM   #10
girl anachronism's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 235/193/140

Height: 5'4"


Here's something crazy I noticed today.

I logged into Spark People for the first time in over 2 years today. I've been doing Weight Watchers since January, so don't worry, I have been accountable and keeping track elsewhere. Anyway, two things I noticed. Exactly two years and 8 months ago, I weighed 200 pounds. That's three pounds more than I weigh today. That means I gained 35 pounds in two years (I weighed 235 in January of this year). Not cool.

However, the second thing I noticed was my waist is 5 inches smaller now than it was 2 years and 8 months ago, even though I only weigh 3 pounds less. That was really eye opening as to what a difference working out can make.
girl anachronism is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2