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02-22-2009, 02:35 AM
I know we are all different shapes and sizes. And we all wear different sizes at different weights from one another. But what size WERE you... and what size are you NOW? And at what weights???

I used to weight 376. I was a 4X top (or a 28 ish) and a 30 bottom (or 5 X in stretchy type pants)

I now weigh 297. I am a 2X top and a size 22 jeans.

What about you?

02-22-2009, 02:43 AM
Last year, I ended at XL top and 18 pants at 214 from a 298 with pants 26W and 2x shirts.

Now, I don't know. I can still wear the skinny clothes tightly or with a bit of a roll. The pants that used to fall off me are just baggy comfortable. Yet one of the stretchy 18s are perfect. When I started this thing again, the 18s I bought last year were a bit tight. I haven't really worn them recently. I doubt there will be a difference since my inches lost have been minuscule with lack of exercise. I started this again from 260 to 248(now).

02-22-2009, 08:27 AM
Im pretty short, so when i was 305 I was in a 28 pants 3-4X shirts. Now i am 210 and in size 18 or 1x. 2x still fits but is getting baggy :)

02-22-2009, 10:37 AM
OK I have to change my answer since I got measured at Catherine's and Lane Bryant today... I am a 0X/1X top (18/20) and a 4 Red True-Fit sizing bottom, which THEY claim is a 16. I think this whole vanity sizing thing has gotten way out of hand. I walked into that store wearing a pair of size 24 jeans (from 1995, and baggy, but still) and am now sitting here wearing a pair of size "16" jeans. This is totally insane.


When I was 360 I wore a 30 in most pants and a 30/32 in most tops. At 300 I was a 26 in pants and a 3X/26-28 in tops. Now at 265ish I am a 22 pants, 2X top. I'm 5'8" and my weight is pretty evenly distributed all over; I guess you would say I have an hourglass figure.

02-22-2009, 10:44 AM
I started at 286 and I wore a size 2x shirt and size 24 jeans....I'm now in a size 14 jeans and large top :)

02-22-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm 5'9 and at 307lbs I wore a size 22/24 bottom and a 3X top. I'm 252lbs now and I wear size 18 bottoms and a 2X top.

02-22-2009, 11:22 AM
I started at 270 and wore 2XL tops and was just about to have to move into size 22 pants. I am at 252 this week and am comfortably back in my size 20 pants (and even have started to wear some that were on the smaller end of 20! :) ). I still wear 2XL tops, but I've noticed they're much looser than they used to be. :)

02-22-2009, 11:24 AM
I'm 5'0"
At 256 I wore size 22 Jeans and 2x-3x tops depending on cut
At 241 I wear size 20 Jeans and tops are still pretty much the same (I have large breasts)

02-22-2009, 11:31 AM
These are always fascinating! the differences are amazing! I'm 5'8 and started at 320ish, I wore a 4x top, and 24 pants. It was summer and I couldn't squeeeze into my brown size 24 capri pants and could not bring myself to buy a 26 because at the store i like to shop at there IS no 26! So that's when I started! Now I'm 240ish, and 1x top, sometimes a 2x if it's a trendier store (as in 1x at wal-mart, but 2x at Reitmans), and same with pants, but usually a 20

sigh.... can't wait to hit those teens!!! hehehe

02-22-2009, 11:33 AM
I was 256lbs and a 22 pant, 1-2x shirt.
Now, at 217, I'm an XL shirt, and 18 pant.

I have really wide hips. Really wide. The pants usually don't fit around my legs - way, way too loose. But what can you do?

02-22-2009, 11:43 AM
I was a tight 24 (meaning, I didn't want to buy a size 26!) at 290ish.

I'm now at 249, and have been wearing 22, 20 and have one pair of size 18 pants that fit me. Though my 22s are too big, but I'll still wear them if I dont have anything else to wear. I figure I'm a 20 :)

02-22-2009, 11:49 AM
at 325 my pants where size 24 and I was in 3x shirts

at 215 now, I'm a 14/16 and L/XL in shirts.

02-22-2009, 11:50 AM
I was 287 lbs at 5 feet tall. I was wearing a 26/28 and they were getting snug on me. Scared the living c*#p out of me, 3X's were too small on me. Oh my gosh, just typing that brought back such horrific memories for me.

Anyway, I maintain in the mid 120's, wear a size XS, lots of petites if I'm lucky enough to find, and am mostly a size 4. But wear some 2's and an occasional 0 depending on the cut and make - especially on the bottom where I completely lost my hips and behind - so weird. I have a very hard time finding pants. Which I guess is better then when I was 287 lbs. I literally could not find any pants that fit me. I was soooo bottom heavy. Went almost 15 years without wearing ANY pants. It was horrible.

Thighs Be Gone
02-22-2009, 12:15 PM
I began in an 18 @ 215. I was wearing an XL top.

I am in a 6 now and wear usually a small blouse--sometimes M depending on style. One of the biggest joys I have found is that as your weight goes down, your sizes go down more rapidly. It seems like I could not get out of a 16 for months.

02-22-2009, 12:42 PM
I'm about 5'9"

When I was 350 lbs, I wore a size 24 in pants, and a 4x in tops.

At my current weight, 265 lbs, I wear a size 20 pants and 1x-2x in tops(depending on the make).

02-22-2009, 12:46 PM
At 240 ish I was a 22 pant 2x top. At 211 xl top and 18 pants.

02-22-2009, 01:07 PM
I started at 340ish and wore a size 34-36/5x-6x pant and a 4x top

Now I'm 275 and I wear a 26/28 3x pant and a 2x-3x top (24-28 size)

Since my bottom is bigger than my top, I always have weird fittings as most of the time a top will be loose around my boobage, but tight around my hips lol. Pear shape. :)

02-22-2009, 01:13 PM
At 304 I was barely fitting into a size 24 pant and I was a size 4X top.
Now at 250 I am a comfortable size 20 and a 2x top.

02-22-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm about 5'5"; I weight 276 and I'm in a 24 pant and 3x shirt. I just started, so no difference in sizes yet.

02-22-2009, 01:44 PM
When I was 261, I was in a snug 20 on the bottom (should have been a 22) and a 2X on top. Now I wear a medium top and mostly a 10 on the bottom, sometimes a 12. A size 8 still eludes me, but I'm working on it.

02-22-2009, 01:53 PM
It's interesting to see how different our bodies hold our weight.

I'm 5'8ish and my highest weight was 351. I was wearing mostly 26/28 and 3x-4x tops. Of course everything depends on the brand.

I'm 247ish now and wearing mostly 22 - some 20s and 2x/3x tops....the 3x are mostly too big, but some of the 2x aren't comfortable yet.

Can't wait to see what happens in the next 50 pounds since everyone says the sizes start to go more rapidly.


02-22-2009, 02:05 PM
At about 260 I was between a 22 and a 24 and wore 3x. At 200 I am a size 16 and an XL.

02-22-2009, 02:41 PM
At my highest weight (364), I could no longer fit in size 28 pants and went to size 30 and my top was size 26. When I dropped to 355, I was in size 28 pants. My top size at 355 was 22/24 or 3x.

Now around 210 (slightly more than my ticker), I'm not in plus sized close anymore and wear a size 16 misses. Top size is size large.

02-22-2009, 04:12 PM
I'm 5'8, 265. I wear 18W in pants, and a 20-22 (I'm guessing this is an XXL) in tops. My goal weight is really a goal size- I'd like to wear a 6/8 in jeans from a normal store (not sure which size yet, I'd like to see how I look in an 8 before trying for the 6, I've got a large frame so I think an 8 would look great on me) and a medium in tops.

02-22-2009, 04:26 PM
At 304, I was a size 26 bottom and 3X top. Now at 269, I am a size 22-24 bottom and a size 1X-2X. If I lose ten pounds I will probably fit easier into my 22's.

claire fraser
02-22-2009, 05:11 PM
At 257 I was in a 22 pant and 2X top.

Not sure now... things are getting loose but not sure if I am in a new size.

02-22-2009, 08:32 PM
I know we are all different shapes and sizes. And we all wear different sizes at different weights from one another. But what size WERE you... and what size are you NOW? And at what weights???

I used to weight 376. I was a 4X top (or a 28 ish) and a 30 bottom (or 5 X in stretchy type pants)

I now weigh 297. I am a 2X top and a size 22 jeans.

What about you?

I am the same weight and size as you. I am 297 5'6 and a 3-4 x top and 22 jeans it feels like it will be for ever tell i hit 20 jeans! Grr and waa!

02-22-2009, 08:39 PM
OH and I started in a 24/26 leaning more to 26 and a 4x top at 309 lbs

02-22-2009, 09:59 PM

Just before I started dieting, at 295, I had several pairs of size 22 jeans remaining that fit. I know they were vanity sized, stupid Calvin Klien! I refused to buy bigger, just bought CK's. My tops were 2 and 3x.

At 150 I wear sizes 6 and 8 in any designer, and a small or medium in tops. Workout pants are always XS, which seems funny to me.

02-22-2009, 10:14 PM
at 299 I wore a 26 in jeans and a 26 in tops (4 x?)
I am now 260 and wear a size 20 in jeans and a 22 in tops.

also, am 5'6

02-22-2009, 10:41 PM
At 250 I wore a 24 bottom - 2X top. I'm 5'2".

Now at 139 I wear a size 8 jeans comfortably and a couple of those pairs are getting loose, and mediums and small tops, . Even though I technically am still overweight with BMI, I attribute my being in a small size to my strength training.

02-22-2009, 11:11 PM
5'7". Started about 197 pounds, size 18 in pants. Now about 138 pounds, size 6 or 8 (I have some 8s that are smaller than some of my 6s, you know how that is). On top, I guess I started at least an XL, sometimes bigger. Now a medium, sometimes small. I haven't bought a lot of tops yet in numbered sizes, although I do have one that's a 6.

At this same weight 10 years ago I wore a 10 in pants. So it's weird to me how the sizes have changed and finding myself in the sizes I used to wear when I used to be 10 pounds less.

02-23-2009, 01:57 AM
These are so interesting to read. Great thread!!

02-23-2009, 02:06 AM
The sizing thing is crazy-making, iwhen I was 170 lbs I was a size 13, and sometimes 12s. I have no idea what size I was at my heaviest after giving birth (255 lbs) since I only wore yoga pants and refused to to buy regular pants. Now at 198 lbs I fit comfortably in 16s and some stretchy 14s and tops range from large to extra-large depending on the cut. I'm with Thighsbegone, I feel like I've been in 16s FOREVER!

02-23-2009, 08:23 AM
At my highest weight (290) I was a 22/24 in pants and 2X tops were getting tight and I wouldn't buy a 3X. I'm now a comfortable medium in tops and a 10 in skirts but a 12 in pants (to accommodate my still large rear end). I'll be happy when I'm a 10 in pants.


02-23-2009, 10:18 AM
At 272 I wore a 4X in tops and a 30/32 in pants.

At 142 I wear an XL (occasionally a Large) top and about a size 12 in pants. I'm apple shaped.

Thanks for starting such an interesting thread; it's amazing to see all the variation!

02-23-2009, 10:37 AM
I'm a size 11/12. I'm working to get to a size 5!

02-23-2009, 11:14 AM
Height: 5' 6" Current weight: 327

Today I am wearing Lane Bryant trousers (8 red average, which translates into size 26ish) and a size 22/24 top. I've got a belly :( so my pants have always been bigger than my tops.

02-23-2009, 12:09 PM
I'm 5'3". At 247, I wore size 22 jeans with stretch and 2X or 1X tops.

Now at 141, I'm finding size 10 jeans with stretch are a bit loose in the waist and need to be freshly laundered to fit nicely. The tops that fit me best are a petite medium, for the most part. At Bloomingdale's a couple weeks ago, though, I found the best fit for a classic cashmere sweater from the Sutton Place line was a large. (Except for the sleeve length.)

02-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Im short 5'2" I wear a 24/26 pants and a 3x top. I often wonder what it will feel like to be in the teen size pants and a large shirt.

02-23-2009, 01:19 PM
Great thread! At my highest weight (298) I was in 3X shirts and size 28 pant. Now, I am in 9/10 pants at any normal store, and a medium to large in shirts.

02-23-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm 5' 5.5" tall, 161.5 pounds and right now I wear a 10 in jeans. They fit comfortably. When I started in July I was wearing a tight 16 (should have been wearing an 18 I'm sure) and I weighed 210.

02-23-2009, 01:32 PM
At 310 I wore 4x or 26/28 top,24 pants with elastic waist only (super tight)
At 260 22 jeans & 2x or 3x top depending on cut, dresses,suits size 22

02-23-2009, 01:46 PM
I started at 240 lbs, size 20 pants, tops 1x or 2x.

Now I'm 189 lbs, size 12 or 14 pants, tops L or XL.

02-23-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm 5'8".

At 300ish, I wore a 26/tight 3X in pants and a 2X or 3X in tops.

At 245ish, I'm wearing a 20/loose 2X in pants and an XL or 1X in tops.

And a note on the vanity sizing . . . I completely agree that it is very extreme and completely ridiculous. I just wish the clothing manufacturers could get together and agree on standard sizes - it would really make shopping a lot easier, particularly online!

02-23-2009, 07:28 PM
I was 240 when I started and wore 24/22 in pants, and 3x in shirts and pants.

I am around 218 now and I bought 2 pairs of dress pants in a 16w, and shirts in a 1X. I bought a few jammie pants in XL and a few 1X.

02-23-2009, 07:50 PM

Start: 317
Size: 22/24 top and bottoms but probably more on the 24 side of things

Current: 266
Size: 18/20 tops, and size 18 jeans (depending on mftr)