100 lb. Club - When did you feel it?




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Kayhm0711
02-17-2010, 04:36 PM
When did you start feeling like you had lost weight or was getting smaller. I have lost almost 30lbs from my heaviest, and I don't feel like it at all. My boyfriend says he can't really tell, but his excuse is he is with me all the time so he doesn't notice.

How many pounds did it take till you were like wow, I am losing weight!!!


Idealmuse
02-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Kayhm0711 - I began heavier but with nearly the same BMI as you I didn't really start feeling the loss until about 40lbs and no one commented until about 60. The good news is the smaller you get the more small changes are visual. Now when I lose 5lbs you can usually tell. Just hang in there it gets better from here. :)

ubergirl
02-17-2010, 04:55 PM
I started noticing it right away... ten pounds! But partly because I was really careful to pat myself on the back for any tiny difference....the main difference for me was stuff like not getting so winded walking upstairs.

It's hard in the beginning because you don't change clothing size. And people don't notice. But then, they do, and they won't stop!


Sunrose
02-17-2010, 04:58 PM
For me, it was about 20-30 pounds before I really noticed and around 30-40 before others started noticing. I also think it can be true to a certain point that if you are around a person a lot then you won't notice, because the daily changes are more subtle. It's also true that the smaller I get, each pound makes a bigger difference and is more noticeable than when I was larger.

time2lose
02-17-2010, 05:02 PM
I was having a great deal of knee pain before starting to lose weight and I could tell some difference in that when I had lost about 20 pounds. Otherwise, I had to lose about 40 pounds before I started seeing and feeling a difference but then it seemed that everything improved overnight. I think that I just was not in the mindset to see and feel the difference.

rockinrobin
02-17-2010, 05:02 PM
It took me close to 50 lbs lost to start seeing *somewhat* of a difference.

It takes time, but I kept telling myself over and over and over again, that as long as I stuck with it the weight WOULD come off and that it would eventually show - so I stuck with it - and it DID eventually show. Oh boy did it ever. The rewards, once they start surfacing - whoa - hold on tight - because you're in for a FABULOUS ride. :)

getittogether
02-17-2010, 05:30 PM
I'm down now almost 20 and I don't see it. My pants fit now so that's great but no size difference. I'm a size 12 and wondering how much I'll have to lose inorder to go down a size. I'm guessing a lot.....On top, I noticed the bra was a little big. In my face I don't see anything. I'm thinking at the 30lb mark I'll really feel different.

matt_H
02-17-2010, 05:45 PM
It is always hard to see it yourself. The best way is in pictures. Do you have a picture of yourself 30 pounds heavier? Take a picture of yourself now and compare it.

Michelle98272
02-17-2010, 05:54 PM
I could see my cheek bones and jawline at 7lbs down. (I've only lost 9 so far) I can tell a difference in not getting winded going up the flight of stairs at my boyfriend's house and my knees don't hurt all the time.

I can't really tell anywhere else though.

roxmysox
02-17-2010, 06:06 PM
The first time I lost weight (started at a lower weight that time...) I noticed after about 25 lbs, and I felt great! This time, the changes seem to be taking longer, but I am starting out a LOT heavier. GL! Stick to it!

Eliana
02-17-2010, 06:12 PM
It is always hard to see it yourself. The best way is in pictures. Do you have a picture of yourself 30 pounds heavier? Take a picture of yourself now and compare it.

This was my thought too. I still don't see it until I look at a picture and it's a pretty big difference. My eyes adjust to the new me daily. Others started noticing at 30 lbs.

I noticed a difference in my clothes within about 10 pounds.

goldferris
02-17-2010, 06:37 PM
I'm 14 pounds down and I've noticed it already, although that may be because of all the exercise. I think my body shape is changing in addition to getting lighter. I'm betting that affects things too.


I both feel and see the change. My mom noticed my slimming bod, too. It's good times.

It'll happen to you eventually. Chin up!

eclipse
02-17-2010, 06:59 PM
I'm really starting to notice it now, and I'm down 35 lbs.

HomeHealthRN29
02-17-2010, 07:01 PM
I noticed after about 15 pounds...in my face and boobs. Now I'm down 20 and can really notice in my fingers, lol......rings are getting big.

knobhdy
02-17-2010, 07:09 PM
I have a kind of messed up sense of body image.
At about 30 pounds down some days I feel amazing, and really thin and other days I feel like a very large cow.

I do agree with the pictures thing. I am going to take my next round of progress pictures next week. I can't wait to compare them to the last set.

Hang in there. You'll see it eventually and in all the right ways.

carter
02-17-2010, 07:36 PM
If you're frustrated with not seeing a difference, try carrying a 30-pound sack of cat litter up the stairs. Just a few months ago you carried that sack of cat litter around with you everywhere you went.

If you can't see a difference yet, at least you can feel that difference very concretely.

astrophe
02-17-2010, 09:25 PM
I can tell now, with less than 10 lbs gone because my pants feel looser.

Nobody else has noticed yet though. I think i it is going to vary for everyone.

A.

Brit
02-17-2010, 09:39 PM
about 50 pounds

Val424
02-17-2010, 09:58 PM
I have only lost a little over 20 pounds so far, but I notice it in the pants waist (much more comfortable but I don't really see it in the mirror yet

PeanutsMom704
02-17-2010, 09:58 PM
I'm also almost at 30 lbs down, and had a similar starting weight and I've whined on these boards several times about no one outside my mom noticing, or at least affirmatively saying anything.

Part of my issue is that I haven't really changed clothing sizes and I'm wearing almost all the same stuff. However, even if I do wear something new, people compliment my outfit, the color I'm wearing, etc. but nothing about my size.

I was very upset about it last week, this week it's not bothering me as much. Who knows what next week will be though!

PeanutsMom704
02-17-2010, 10:01 PM
oh, whoops, you asked about when people noticed their loss, not when others did. Sorry!!

I think for me, somewhere around 12 lbs, I could start to see a bit of difference - not necessarily enough for anyone else to notice, but I could tell.

And then is still seems to come in waves - I won't really feel like I see any difference, but then a few days later, it's like "hey, I feel/look smaller!"

JustBeckyV
02-17-2010, 10:05 PM
For me it was close to 50 as well - I still don't feel like others see me though.

oodlesofnoodles
02-17-2010, 10:08 PM
When I was at my highest, people started noticing once I lost like 20 or so, though I didn't see much of a difference.

This time around (started at 227) people started noticing once I lost 10.

ScarlettDrawl
02-17-2010, 10:27 PM
Right about where I am now, so 40-50 lbs. It's a great feeling that definitely keeps me going. The more my collarbones show, the more I know I'm doing something right!

oodlesofnoodles
02-18-2010, 01:28 AM
Right about where I am now, so 40-50 lbs. It's a great feeling that definitely keeps me going. The more my collarbones show, the more I know I'm doing something right!

HA! I do the same thing! I'm always feeling up my collarbone in the shower. It's weird.

duckyyellowfeet
02-18-2010, 01:29 AM
I'm at 40 lbs. lost and its just in the last couple days that I've started noticing much of a difference. When I had lost 30lbs. i noticed smaller changes, but nothing major.

traci in training
02-18-2010, 02:53 AM
I notice after a week of eating clean - my rings are loose because I'm not retaining so much water and my digestive system is happy. As far as looking or feeling different - I notice in how my clothes fit but not in how I look. DH says I look smaller but he's just being nice. Last time I started to look a lot different when I got below 200, so I hope to look slim and trim in 14 pounds. :-) Hey, a girl can hope, right?

catherinef
02-18-2010, 04:52 AM
I noticed changes in how my clothing fit at about 20 pounds. Suddenly, the legs and seat of my fat pants got quite loose. I could *see* the difference at about 40.

marigrace
02-18-2010, 07:22 AM
I started to feel better just after a week or two...my knees didn't hurt as much going up and down the stairs, and the early signs of diabetes ll went away. Around 20 lbs it made a difference in the way my clothes fit...no longer so tight that it hurt to wear them. At around 30(where I am now) I am fitting into clothes that I haven't been able to wear in a while. That was made a real difference.
Here is my big tip: If you can, buy a few new things to wear, or look through your closet for things you might have forgotten. For me weight loss really becomes obvious when I don't wear the same clothes I wore 27 lbs ago.

Eliana
02-18-2010, 08:13 AM
If you're frustrated with not seeing a difference, try carrying a 30-pound sack of cat litter up the stairs. Just a few months ago you carried that sack of cat litter around with you everywhere you went.

If you can't see a difference yet, at least you can feel that difference very concretely.

That sounds like advice I'd give. :D One of my favorite things to do is hunt down household items that weigh as much as I've lost and hop onto the scale with them to watch the number go back up to what it used to be. Endless amusement! Some day I'm going to have lost as much as my son weighs and I'll get a picture of him on my back and us on the scale.

knobhdy
02-18-2010, 10:13 AM
I also recommend taking your measurements. The scale refused to move for me for almost all of January. I took my measurements and discovered I had lost 1.5 inches from EACH thigh!. :carrot:

That was enough to keep me moving until the scale started cooperating again at the beginning of February.

Wizzie
02-18-2010, 10:15 AM
I can see it at 13 pounds in little places, but I don't think other people notice until around 30 pounds. I know when you work so hard you want to see results. I think the ideas of taking measurements and photos are really helpful pointers.