100 lb. Club - When will I start seeing results?




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girlonfire
01-19-2009, 07:15 PM
I have been sticking to plan mostly for about 3 weeks with only a few slipups. My scale says that I have gone down from 246 to 237, with a total weight loss of about 9 pounds. However, my size 14 jeans from my lowest adult weight last year can't button. After about 9 pounds, wouldn't I notice some difference in my weight?

I know 9 pounds is nothing to sneeze at, but after about 3 weeks I would like to see some form of a result. I hope this post isn't too complain-y.


gumboot
01-19-2009, 07:19 PM
First of all, congratulations on your loss so far. Nine pounds in three weeks is awesome!

Everyone is different when it comes to weight loss. I didn't notice any difference until I had lost 30lbs and then my jeans started to get loose. Some people start noticing the difference right away, some people take a while longer. Depends on your height and body shape.

Don't give up or get discouraged! Keep up the good work and eventually you will see the results you are looking for. :hug:

lottie63
01-19-2009, 07:21 PM
It's tough, but just be patient. I have lost 25 lbs and STILL have not gone down a size in clothes and my bra size is nowhere near going down yet.

It's so frustrating, but don't get TOO frustrated that you give up, slow and steady wins the race.

The way that I try and look at the time it takes is that the time is going to pass ANYHOW, you might as well spend it losing the weight (no matter how long it may take) and getting healthy.

I had lost 22 lbs from sept to thanksgiving. After thanksgiving I only cheated a tiny bit for the holidays but I didn't lose a SINGLE POUND for a month and a half. I switched my diet around and lost 3 lbs in a week. The important thing is that I stuck with it all that time without seeing a single loss. I knew it would come! That,and honestly, on this diet I FEEL so much healthier and I don't eat till I'm sick anymore, and it feels great to learn to stop when you're full! :D

don't give up, you will see a difference sooner or later. :)


xJox
01-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Id say I had lost over 25 lbs before I went down a size in jeans.

Luvbean
01-19-2009, 07:46 PM
God bless you for even being able to get a 14 above your knee caps (not that I have tried...LOL). 9lbs is AWESOME!!!!! I usually have to lose 30lbs. before I even notice a difference. Keep up the fantastic work and those 14's will button sooner than later!

Michelle98272
01-19-2009, 07:50 PM
I'm still wearing the same size and I've lost 13-15 lb (ticker says 11, but I'm weighing in at WW tomorrow, my scale says I lost but my official weight I won't know till tomorrow) ...However, my rings don't fit anymore, my face is definitely not as chubby, my back boobs have gotten smaller AND most importantly my first fat roll (above the belly button) is getting smaller. I'm with you,though....I want to be seeing the difference in sizes, darn it!!

FB
01-19-2009, 07:51 PM
Once the results start happening they have a snowball effect and you'll be overwhelmed with new changes. Keep at it! 9 pounds is awesome!

Smiling_Sara
01-19-2009, 08:29 PM
You're doing great! Sometimes it does take a little while to really see the results. It might start by your clothes feeling a little looser. It took me a good 40 lbs to really start seeing results. I started out at 278.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-19-2009, 08:50 PM
When I lost 30 pounds, I was finally able to go down from a 26 jean to a 24 jean. However, I lost in odd places. My upper stomach shrunk quickest and my buns were not as close to the floor.:D

QTestRDH
01-19-2009, 09:10 PM
I've lost almost 25lbs and still can't tell!! I'm the same size pants but they fit a little better. My mom tells me my face and back look thinner, but I can't see it! Last time I lost a lot of weight, I had to lose 50lbs for people to really notice!

cfmama
01-19-2009, 09:10 PM
About 30-40 lbs was really when my clothes started falling off and I had to buy new underwear ;)

Beautiful Ace
01-19-2009, 09:13 PM
I've lost 25 lbs and still haven't gone down a full size yet... I'm really big though so I would think it would be a while before I really started to fit into a smaller size. Be patient:D

2ndChance09
01-19-2009, 09:35 PM
I usually lose in my stomch last so even if pants are getting loose in the legs they usually fit about the same in the waist area. It is frustrating for sure! Right now I am a very tight 14 and I can't wait to be a 12!

JulieJ08
01-19-2009, 10:15 PM
It took me longer to go down a size while I was heavier, even though I was losing faster. Higher sizes seem to generally accommodate a larger weight range. That makes sense if you think of things in terms of percent change. A 5% change from 250 pounds would be 12.5 pounds, but at 140 would only be 7 pounds.

Badgerette
01-19-2009, 10:25 PM
It took me 45 lbs before I was able to go down a size in jeans. I lost weight all over so my shirts got loose after 20lbs. My face, arms, back and rib area showed the loss but not my but or stomach. Don't give up! You are doing great!

lottie63
01-19-2009, 10:40 PM
I usually lose in my stomch last so even if pants are getting loose in the legs they usually fit about the same in the waist area. It is frustrating for sure! Right now I am a very tight 14 and I can't wait to be a 12!

yer a 14 already? SIZES ARE SO WEIRD. My waist gets small enough that i have a nice hourglass shape when I lose, and at 190 (AND two inches taller than you!) I wear a size 18!

JulieJ08
01-19-2009, 10:44 PM
yer a 14 already? SIZES ARE SO WEIRD. My waist gets small enough that i have a nice hourglass shape when I lose, and at 190 (AND two inches taller than you!) I wear a size 18!

Me too (in a size 18 above 190). It took me quite a while to adjust to the lower sizes other people were in at my same weight. I mean, I would expect some variation, but I finally got used to people being 20 and even 40 pounds different than me (similar height) and being the same size.

Luvbean
01-19-2009, 10:50 PM
When I was 185, I was a 12/14 (I'm 5'8"), however now that I have a child (he is 1) I highly doubt I will be that size at that weight. I know that my body has changed in the past 10 years.

xJox
01-19-2009, 11:03 PM
yer a 14 already? SIZES ARE SO WEIRD. My waist gets small enough that i have a nice hourglass shape when I lose, and at 190 (AND two inches taller than you!) I wear a size 18!

Before kids at 200 lbs I was 16-18. Now that Ive had kids, I dunno. I havent been that low post kids. I know my hips are much wider than they use to be, so I doubt Ill be back in a 16 at 200 lbs.

wchs2007
01-19-2009, 11:25 PM
yer a 14 already? SIZES ARE SO WEIRD. My waist gets small enough that i have a nice hourglass shape when I lose, and at 190 (AND two inches taller than you!) I wear a size 18!

I agree.. I am 5'5 and the last time I lost weight I got into a 16 at maybe 180.
I have not been a size 12 since I was 12 years old.

I remember when I was in high school WAY BACK IN THE 1980's.. I was a 13/14 and my weight was 145.. I thought I was so fat.. Boy was I crazy..lol

nicki rose98
01-20-2009, 12:00 AM
Congrats on the loss so far!!!! You'll be seeing it soon enough. Don't get discouraged now...ur doing great.

beautybooty
01-20-2009, 12:46 AM
for me i start to lose it in areas that don't really affect sizes. for example, my waist right below my rib cage gets smaller much faster (making more of an hourglass) and my hips stall for a while (which is generally closer to wear my pants sit)

so you may just be losing it here and there in random places

rodeogirl
01-20-2009, 12:53 AM
Also don't forget about all the fat you lose in the most important but unseen places like your liver, around your heart, etc.

You may not see it go, but be glad if it goes first!

S.A.S.H
01-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Also don't forget about all the fat you lose in the most important but unseen places like your liver, around your heart, etc.

You may not see it go, but be glad if it goes first!

Ding ding! My thoughts exactly. Most of us think of fat as this outer layer, we don't consider all the stuff that is inside, surrounding our organs. This the MOST important fat, the stuff that will only be gone by diet and exercise. No amount of LIPO or anything else will ever reach it. It's also the most dangerous. 12 pounds is a great weight loss, and it has to come from somewhere. :) Don't give up, keep at it and soon the clothes will start going down. I know I need a little instant gratification too, so I measure my inches.

A lot of times I will lose inches when the scale doesnt move. I can lose 20lbs before I need to change sizes. Ive even gone down a size without the scale moving more than 5lbs!