100 lb. Club - From 20 to 8 in 55 pounds???




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Eliana
04-11-2010, 05:44 PM
I got caught up in an infommercial late last night. :rolleyes: I was enjoying the inspirational stories and comparing the poundage lost with the clothing size they were in. I forget what the diet was but it was similar in principal to South Beach, but seedy. "Eat whatever you want and lose weight every day." :rofl:

Anyway, I was feeling like all the inspirational stories and photos were accurate until one woman claimed she lost 55 lbs and went from a size 20 to an 8. I've lost 45 lbs and have gone from a 20 to an almost 14. I highly doubt the next 10 lbs is going to bring me to an 8. Is that even possible?

What do you guys think? (And NO, I'm not considering this diet. :rofl:)


MablesGirl
04-11-2010, 05:52 PM
That seems a little far fetched to me also. I'm in 22's now, and 55 pounds will probably get me to 16's or 18's, I think. I was in 14's at 175 (6 years ago) and that would be 65 pounds.

Smiling_Sara
04-11-2010, 05:55 PM
hmmm.....I started at a solid 24 ( and a couple 26's ) and I've lost almost 90 pounds and I'm in a solid 16 now.


duckyyellowfeet
04-11-2010, 05:57 PM
I've lost 50 lbs. and went from a 20 to a loose 16. Another five lbs. isn't going to drop me down to an 8. I suppose if I was uber-toned, I could be maybe a 12. Maybe. But not an 8.

Those infomercials just make me laugh

marigrace
04-11-2010, 05:58 PM
It is really hard to tell with sizes, because they aren't standard. I am in 14 jeans..a little snug, but ok... so I think it is possible depending on the cut, manufacture etc....oh, and you have to loose more weight to reach a new size with the larger sizes...did that make sense ? I mean there is less of a size difference between an 8 and a 10, than an 18 and a 20 I think.

luciddepths
04-11-2010, 06:04 PM
I think it's possible, maybe a 20 to 12 I could see being more realistic

ShellydeFlores
04-11-2010, 06:06 PM
I think it's possible depending on the body type. I gain weight in my stomach area. When I lose 50 lbs, I will be in a 15-16 and right now I am a 22/24. That person who went down so low possibly could have just lost a large percentage of that 55 lbs in their stomach and thighs thus allowing smaller pant size. You ever see an awkwardly shaped heavy person? Thats because they gain in one area more than another.

TJFitnessDiva
04-11-2010, 06:13 PM
I think it's a bit far fetched ;) gotta love the magical world of informercials!

ubergirl
04-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Well.... it depends...

Was the 20 a teeny 20 and the 8 a roomy 8?

Asherdoodles87
04-11-2010, 06:21 PM
I think it's very far fetched. I have lost 49lbs, and I have gone from a 24 to a 20. I can button and zip an 18, but there is a little pudge that sticks out. So soon I should be an 18.

shoeluver67
04-11-2010, 06:48 PM
i have come to the conclusion that clothing sizes are ALL OVER the place...and really don't coincide at all with a particular weight. for example, right now, i'm a size tight 12 loose 14...i weigh 197 (still...i know). when i weigh 150 (which fashion and Hollywood would consider fat), i am a size 8 and i look and FEEL GOOD. (and i'm only 5' 5.5")...so technically for me, losing 50 lbs would bring me from a 14 to an 8, that's really only 2 sizes. but gosh darn it...i'm going to get into those dang white size 8 jeans i have hanging in my closet come H-E double hockey sticks or highwater!

p.s. when those hollywood "starlets" say they weigh 105 or 110...i think they are full of it sometimes...granted the ones that look like lollipops probably do, but the normal ones, i think are closer to 130-135, that's just an ugly # to them so they make up a tiny one...just MHO. i have NO love for hollywood and their unrealistic expectations of women.

tl0127
04-11-2010, 06:51 PM
I dont like those things, because they say that people loose all this weight and stuff and they have a huge belly and all the sudden you can see their abs. Then some look like they are holding their breath its crazy!

Eliana
04-11-2010, 06:53 PM
Well, I know we all lose it differently. I am generally a size larger in pants than the majority of all of you at my same height/weight. But it still seems farfetched. And I know it takes less of a loss to fit smaller sizes the smaller you get (yes Marigrace, it did make sense ;) ) but I still think this is a little out there. Maybe a tight 20 purchased at a place that runs small and tight 8 at a place where sizes run big? :rofl:

Eliana
04-11-2010, 06:55 PM
I dont like those things, because they say that people loose all this weight and stuff and they have a huge belly and all the sudden you can see their abs. Then some look like they are holding their breath its crazy!

Oh, you should have see this commercial. They did the whole magic mirror thing where fat women spun around and were suddenly thin!! Very funny.

I do believe this diet probably works. It based on a sound concept of making your meals 1/3 protein, 1/3 carb and 1/3 veggie. He did say people could eat whatever they wanted for snacks though, like...um...brownies. That's where it all fell apart for me. Maybe if you held yourself to one, maybe, but who can eat a brownie and then not starve between meals. He clearly doesn't understand most overeaters.

Tibouchina
04-11-2010, 07:02 PM
I think it's at least possible. I think around my highest, I was a 22-24 or so. Now just 29 pounds later, I am in 18s and closer to fitting into 16s again for pants, and can wear "regular" size shirts. It's all about what manufacturers have the "right" fit (haha) in a lot of ways for those kinds of claims.

CarbsAreEvil
04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
It really depends on what sizes. Plus and Women sizes are much larger than Junior sizes and it takes more weight loss to move between plus and women sizes.

It also depends on what you're losing. Many people who simply diet alone lose alot of muscle and water which means it would take more pounds lost to get to your "ideal" weight.

ValRock
04-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Uhm no. Last time I lost this stupid 100 (ugh) this is how sizing went.

260-24
240-22
225-20
215-18
Then my body does this odd thing and I skip sizes.
199-12/14
180-10/12
170-10
160-8

I guess that's 65 lbs? But informercials are crap.

Lori259
04-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Hi Eliana!HUGS TO YA !!!

I started out in a super tight 20 ~needed a 22 And Fit into an 8 now although they are getting loose and 7's and 6 fit better~this is 101 pounds Nearly 102 pounds later though~Unless they are super tall I doubt it too~LOL.
when I lost 55 pounds I was in about a 14 to 16.


(I am 5'5.5")

Eliana
04-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Lori, that's much more on par with what I was thinking. I rewound the crazy thing six times to hear the woman's claim. :rofl:

Morgan03
04-11-2010, 09:14 PM
LOL. Maybe she went from a dressmaker's size 20 to a vanity size 8 ;) Then they technically wouldn't be lying.

jennylou
04-11-2010, 10:03 PM
I think it really depends. I know that for me personally, when I was down around 210, I wore from a 12 to a 20. Different cuts, different manufacturers, etc made a huge difference.

Also, I would think that depending upon where she carried a majority of her weight would have major consideration. I have large hips, even at my smallest, I'm just not going to have an easy time getting into an 8, however, someone who has tiny hips, but carries the weight in the belly, probably has an easier time going down in sizes than I do.

astrophe
04-11-2010, 10:33 PM
The rule of thumb I know is 20 lbs between plus size, and 10 lbs between regular sizes. This is because the diff in sizes is 1 inch in regular and 2 inches in plus.

Depending on the brand, the "border size" in the line is a 12, 14 or 16. Let's just call it 16 for fun.

sz 20 - 20 lbs gets to

sz 18 -20 lbs gets to

sz 16 - 10 gets to

sz 14 - 10 gets to

sz 12 - 10 gets to

sz 10 - 10 gets to

sz 8.

That's 80 lbs. And yes, it's a guesstimate and yes all people's shapes are different and all that. But I find that claim incredulous.

A.

slimsilhouette2b
04-11-2010, 10:53 PM
I think it's possible maybe. I started in a tight 24, some 26's. Have lost 53 lbs and am in a tight 18. That's 4 sizes. If I started in a 20 it's possible I could be in a tight 12 after 50 lbs.

Lori259
04-12-2010, 12:40 AM
Lori, that's much more on par with what I was thinking. I rewound the crazy thing six times to hear the woman's claim. :rofl:



hehehehe~U are cracking me up!:D I am glad u posted it Cause sometimes I need a good laugh!:hug: & watching it over 6 times~Sounds totally like something I would do ~LOL

slimsilhouette2b
04-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Oh I misread... LOL. I was thinkin size 12. I don't think 55 lbs could go from 20 to an 8.

eclipse
04-12-2010, 08:52 PM
I started at a 22/24 and I've lost just under 55 lbs. I can still fit in most of my 22s, I can pretty much fit in any 20, and most 18s.

ubergirl
04-12-2010, 09:00 PM
well, one of the things that's confusing is that sometimes a 20 is considered a woman's XL in a regular store-- 18-20=XL... but many of us hundred-pounders started out wearing 20s or 24s in PLUS sizes....

84 pounds lost I dropped from a tight 24W to a comfy 14W...but I in Ann Taylor, normal women's sizes, I fit nicely into an 18 regular, and I still don't fit well in a 14 regular-- it fits my legs, hips and butt, but my tummy gets in the way.

So 55 lbs might get you from a misses 18-20 to an 8, but it wouldn't get you from a PLUS 20 to an 8.

Becca812
04-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Haha! That seriously gave me a good laugh. I think all those silly informercials are a little far fetched. I always see this one that I'm not sure what they're advertising because I'm so distracted by the poor photoshopped images of people they're displaying. It's really actually funny :D

Priscatip
04-12-2010, 10:03 PM
My mom must be right, I have child bearing hips. I have lost 25 pounds, to 160, and I wear 14s. I can squeeze into a 12 if I really have to. When I get to goal, 140, I might be able to fit in to my 10's from college. The hips ain't going nowhere.

Elladorine
04-12-2010, 10:04 PM
I don't know what size I was at my highest weight . . . ah, the blessing and the curse of stretch pants! I just know that there was no way I was fitting in to a size 28 jeans back then. I've lost over 100 now and am a solid 24, and another 30-40 should actually get me down to a 14. That is, if my body decides to return to a similar shape as when I was last at that weight.

I don't know what it would take to get me to an 8, but I'm guessing it would take well more than 55 pounds from being a size 20. :p

mescelestus
04-12-2010, 10:15 PM
20P Misses to 8 women's with stretch?

Eliana
04-13-2010, 08:35 AM
20P Misses to 8 women's with stretch?

:rofl: There you go!! That MUST be it.

OrganizedChaos
04-13-2010, 11:12 AM
I think it's possible depending on the body type. I gain weight in my stomach area. When I lose 50 lbs, I will be in a 15-16 and right now I am a 22/24. That person who went down so low possibly could have just lost a large percentage of that 55 lbs in their stomach and thighs thus allowing smaller pant size. You ever see an awkwardly shaped heavy person? Thats because they gain in one area more than another.

This is the only possibility I could come up with too. I myself am heavy all over which I guess in some ways is a good thing, but I have lost 75 pounds to date and I went from a 26 to a very comfortable 20. I am hoping in 10-15 more pounds to be in a 18. However, if I was pear shaped I possibly could only be in a 22 now with that same weight loss.

daisy5819
04-13-2010, 01:57 PM
i've lost about 65 and gone from a tight 18 to a 10, and I can fit into some 8s. A lot of my weight is in my boobs.

Summerblue
04-13-2010, 04:56 PM
Yah hollywood sizing is weird - I mean size Zero and you are 5'7" - riiiiight, plus they say they all or we can see they all work out, I think they fib like we fib hee hee.

My 16 year old daughter is 100% fit (dancer/cheerleader) and is 5'7 is small boned and all legs and is in a size 4 to 6 depending on what it is. She would be SICK if she was in a zero.

I started out in a 22 that was getting sung and I am comfortably in a 20, pushing a tight 18w hee hee this is after nearly 10 lbs lost and 6 inches lost.

losermom
04-13-2010, 07:18 PM
It took me 65 lbs to go from a super tight size 16 to a size 8. I find the claims dubious at best...

kuhrisuh
04-13-2010, 07:28 PM
It took me 65ish lbs to go from a 20 to a 14... so, seems unlikely, but everyone's different, so I guess you never know!

candy love
04-13-2010, 07:32 PM
well muscle weighs more than fat doesnt it? so maybe something to do with that, or her height?

Fae10
04-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Well, I'm starting with a snug size 20 in jeans. I'll report back my findings once I've lost 55 lbs. :p Although I doubt it's going to be less than 16. Majority of my weight lies in my hips and thighs.