Weight Loss Support - i know it is different for everybody, but...




jmb1981
11-12-2008, 06:55 AM
how much weight did you lose before you went down a size in your pants? i realize that this varies but person to person, but i'm just curious. so far i have lost 14lbs and i have noticed my jeans are looser and not leaving a red mark on my belly, but i haven't went down a size yet. i know it will happen and i'm not too concerned with it, but i just wonder what other people notice. even just your clothes fitting better. anybody want to share?


Primm
11-12-2008, 07:17 AM
I've lost 23 lb so far, and have just gone from an 18 to a 16 in jeans. They are slightly firm, but I can do them up easily and breathe!

So keep going. It will happen.

luvja
11-12-2008, 07:39 AM
Like... 45-50 lbs! I've lost like 54 lbs right now and so far I've gone down one pant size and 2 shirt sizes.


fatmad
11-12-2008, 07:41 AM
I have been in a 14 for quite a while, at least since hitting 170, so I don't expect the size to get down at least for another 10 lbs, which would be about 17 or 18 lbs from my highest. (highest at 187, now 179-180)
If the jeans we so tight the left a red mark before, they were likely a bit small, and are a good fit now. Keep going, promise it gets better.

I had a friend doing weight watchers, she started at 280, is now about 130, she lost very slowly, (took her 2 years!) and she said the sizes were odd, take forever to lose one size, then less than a month to go down another.
She mostly bought clothes at thrift stores, it got to be too expensive otherwise.

btw, the advantage of it taking so long to lose her weight, was that she did it so slowly, she had to be on her "diet" for so long, she doesn't eat any other way now. It totally changed her way of eating and way of life (exercises regularly now) so she has not had trouble maintaining for the 2 years since she lost the weight.

An inspiration for sure.
fatmad

Sakai
11-12-2008, 08:32 AM
When I lost weight a few years ago, It took 25 pounds for me to really need new pants.

fiberlover
11-12-2008, 08:56 AM
25 pounds or so.

bargoo
11-12-2008, 09:05 AM
I drop a size at about 15 pounds.

FB
11-12-2008, 09:31 AM
Starting at 295, size 22, it took about 45-50 pounds before I needed new pants. It seemed like forever at the time. I was crazy eager to get into new clothes! Once I dropped that first size I have found I need new clothes very regularly, no big waiting time anymore.

Now, the smaller the pant sizes are, it seems they get too big very quickly, nothing at all like when I was 200+. It seems I was in a size 12 for only a month or so before dropping to my current size 10, which are already getting loose after only another month.

These days, with the amount of weightlifting I do it doesn't even take many pounds dropped to see a new size. My measurements are changing much more rapidly than my weight. It's odd, I'm in smaller clothes now than I was 15 pounds lighter than I am currently (before I ever gained weight).

Smiling_Sara
11-12-2008, 09:46 AM
how much weight did you lose before you went down a size in your pants? i realize that this varies but person to person, but i'm just curious. so far i have lost 14lbs and i have noticed my jeans are looser and not leaving a red mark on my belly, but i haven't went down a size yet. i know it will happen and i'm not too concerned with it, but i just wonder what other people notice. even just your clothes fitting better. anybody want to share?

mine was at least 40+ lbs from a very tight 24 to a comfy 22

Extasee58865
11-12-2008, 10:01 AM
I've lost 35 lbs so far and I have went from a 20 to a baggy 18 or a tight 16. I still pretty much only wear my 18's cause the 16 are just uncomfortable, I generally like my pants a little baggy so they ride on my hips when I wear them, I can't stand pants up anywhere near my belly button! I'm guessing another 5 lbs or so and I will make the switch to the size 16

JulieJ08
11-12-2008, 10:31 AM
It was only about 10 pounds for me between size 12 and size 10. But size 18 to size 16 was at least 15 pounds. At higher weights, you'll stay in one size over a wider weight range.

MotoMichelle
11-12-2008, 10:46 AM
I've lost 35 lbs so far and I have went from a 20 to a baggy 18 or a tight 16. I still pretty much only wear my 18's cause the 16 are just uncomfortable, I generally like my pants a little baggy so they ride on my hips when I wear them, I can't stand pants up anywhere near my belly button! I'm guessing another 5 lbs or so and I will make the switch to the size 16

Same for me. I started in a tight 20, regular 22 when I was about 250. Now I'm about 188 or so and I wear a comfy 18, tighter 16. Hoping the 16's will get looser in another 5-10 lbs.

Starrynight
11-12-2008, 11:12 AM
Um I was an Xl at 180, and a Large from 160 and lower.. so that's about a 20 pound difference. I also went from a 13/14 to an 11/12 - tight at 160..
But I hit a fit 11 around 155 and a tight medium... I started to fit into 10's around 145 and a comfy medium and I suspect I could get to a size 7/8 at goal and all mediums
But the rate that my clothes loosen up speeds up as I lose, I think the smaller you are, the less you have to lose to see a difference or drop a size.

Jeannette311
11-12-2008, 11:23 AM
Nearly 20 pounds and I haven't found much difference in my pants, but my bras are really loose which is AWESOME!

CatRocks
11-12-2008, 11:49 AM
i've lost 14lbs and gone down 2 pant sizes. Ok so my 10s are a bit tight but i can get them on and fastened.!
Cat
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WarMaiden
11-12-2008, 12:08 PM
I realized a couple days ago that my size 22 jeans still fit me, even though I am probably size 18 now, because they are 2% spandex. I'm both happy about and annoyed by this.

It took me about 20 pounds to start to really feel that my clothes were fitting better or looser.

However, if your jeans have spandex in them, you could potentially be wearing them for a long time still :D (Don't let that dishearten you!)

I believe I'm now a 14/16 in tops and an 18 in bottoms, having started at an 18/20 in tops and a 22/24 in bottoms. I've lost about 45 pounds so far.

DianaG
11-12-2008, 12:21 PM
I lost 20lbs before I was able to go down a size in my jeans. At about 10 pounds the legs were getting baggy, but since much of my weight is mid-drift I had to lose more before I could easily button the next size down.

So far my family and friends really notice the difference in my face and shoulder area. I am waiting for it to be more noticeable around my middle, lol. I use my tape measure for reassurance. So far I have lost 5 inches around my waist, even if it is not that noticeable to others.:) Seeing the numbers on the tape and the scale keep me motivated.

JulieJ08
11-12-2008, 01:51 PM
Same for me. I started in a tight 20, regular 22 when I was about 250. Now I'm about 188 or so and I wear a comfy 18, tighter 16. Hoping the 16's will get looser in another 5-10 lbs.

MotoMichelle, I think you're the first person I've seen here at my height that wears the same size at the same weights as me :). My 16s were fitting well in the lower 180s and loose in the mid 170s. I was into tighter 14s around 172-ish. And then the sizes started dropping faster (relative to the scale, not the calendar :o). Size 12 about 150-159. Size 10 now since I reached about 149.

So I think I'll be in a size 8 by 140#. Which is funny, because 10 years ago I wore a size 8 at 130#. And 10 years before that, I was in a size 8 at 120#. :dizzy:

I tried size 8s on yesterday. Definitely too small, but I could get them on and buttoned. Barely ... I'm surprised no buttons popped! I remember when I was a teenager in the 80s and jeans were too big if you could get them on without laying down on the bed to zip :cool:.

UrsusMaritimus
11-12-2008, 02:23 PM
I started out in a tight 12 and am now comfortably in a 10 - but the 10s didn't really fit until I'd lost nearly 20 lbs.

I notice a much bigger difference in my upper body. I was wearing L/XL shirts at 170 lbs. and now, at 150 lbs., I'm a medium. Unfortunately, there has been no shrinkage of the boobs.

MotoMichelle
11-12-2008, 03:43 PM
MotoMichelle, I think you're the first person I've seen here at my height that wears the same size at the same weights as me :). My 16s were fitting well in the lower 180s and loose in the mid 170s. I was into tighter 14s around 172-ish. And then the sizes started dropping faster (relative to the scale, not the calendar :o). Size 12 about 150-159. Size 10 now since I reached about 149.

So I think I'll be in a size 8 by 140#. Which is funny, because 10 years ago I wore a size 8 at 130#. And 10 years before that, I was in a size 8 at 120#. :dizzy:

I tried size 8s on yesterday. Definitely too small, but I could get them on and buttoned. Barely ... I'm surprised no buttons popped! I remember when I was a teenager in the 80s and jeans were too big if you could get them on without laying down on the bed to zip :cool:.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing that, Julie. Gives me an idea of how things should go. :D

RedKat
11-12-2008, 08:59 PM
At 50 pounds, I am down 3 pants sizes but only 2 in tops. My back is holdong on to every pound it can.

Ufi
11-13-2008, 02:50 PM
I was a 20/22 when I started. I'm an 18 pants, although one pair of 18s slid down as I got out of the car, so I tried on some 16s and they were just a bit too snug. But I'm definitely losing much more in the waist than in the stomach, as my muffin top is as big as ever and I'm only comfortable in a 2X on top.

atenderheart
11-13-2008, 03:42 PM
well, I float roughly between 230 and 220 the scale hasnt really moved but i have lost 2 pant sizes, and the rest of my clothes are really baggy on me ... of course i have a crazy body that will be 220 one day and within 24hrs it will shoot up to 230 and drop back down the next day or so lol... but as long as the clothes keep getting bigger adn i keep getting smaller im okay with that ... :cool:

jellydisney
11-14-2008, 06:53 AM
It was only about 10 pounds for me between size 12 and size 10. But size 18 to size 16 was at least 15 pounds. At higher weights, you'll stay in one size over a wider weight range.

Yup! You can chalk that up to the paper towel theory (I'm sure somebody has a link?). I dropped 2 sizes in the last 15 pounds.

fdevine
11-14-2008, 09:03 AM
I don't lose sizes as fast as some people. For instance, my daughter weighs 20 pounds more than me and wears two sizes smaller. But I'm 68 and have developed stomach fat along with the hips.

I lost 25 pounds after surgery and only dropped one size. Of course, I've gained 15 back now, so the smaller size is very snug.

Frances

wantingtolose
11-14-2008, 10:13 AM
I'd say every 20 lbs for me. For some reason it takes longer for me to go from a 13 to an 11. I can wear a 13 when i weigh 210 and i'm still in a 13 at 184. they are starting to get loose though. Hopefully i can change when i go Christmas shopping!
When i'm at my goal weight of 160 i'll probably still be an 11 since i'm so tall. The 9's never fit me quite right. I'll have to try 10's. in the misses section i guess.

Mandalou
11-15-2008, 10:49 AM
I haven't lost much weight yet but this is an inspiring post! I am currently a size 18 in my jeans and I have two pairs of size 16 jeans in my closet I'm dying to wear...maybe by Christmas? Not to mention the numerous pairs of 12s, 10s and 8s in the top of the closet...I think I have every size imaginable!

jahjah1223
11-15-2008, 11:46 AM
i lost all the water weight first which was about i think 14-18 pounds and then for every pound i lost after that i noticed my jeans getting bigger and bigger .. so from 18-23 pound lost i went a size 14 to a size 8 :)

JulieJ08
11-15-2008, 12:02 PM
I thought I had every size in my closet. But if I have old pants that would fit me now, they must be very well hidden ;) I think my size 5-10 pounds ago (12 now, but my old pants are labelled 14-16, sizes have changed) was mostly the last of what I had in my closet.

What I do have is so old, they're high waisted and tapered :o (but not pleated!). And while some are too big but not falling off, the bagginess is so unflattering. It's depressing to lose weight and then hide it. I've also realized that I look much better in a V or scoop neck (crew necks make me look droopy), and cap sleeves instead of T-shirt type short sleeves. And most of my old tops are crew neck short sleeves :o.

I still can't throw most things out, even though I don't want them anymore, until I fit in them ;).

purpleorc
11-15-2008, 12:51 PM
At first it took something like 25lbs to 30lbs before I needed a lower size. Though the nearer I have become to my goal it is approximately 10lb to 14lbs before requiring a new size.

Good luck with your own weight loss though remember that everyone is unique so don't worry if your not following the norm and dropping the dresses sizes as quick as you think you should for the amount you have lost.