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Breannaj1215
06-17-2010, 09:42 AM
I know its different for everyone. Im just curious when it normally starts to show for bigger people? I've lost 14 so far. My clothes are a little looser but not by much. Just curious :) :carrot:


Vladadog
06-17-2010, 09:52 AM
Well, I've lost 50 pounds and I still don't think it shows much. But that's probably because I'm still mostly wearing big ol' baggie t shirts. Getting a new bra helped some so now the t shirts don't sag all over quite so much.... I think different clothes would show more but t shirts are my work uniform and pretty much what I live in and I refuse to buy smaller ones when I still have a pile of perfectly wearable 2XLs in the drawer.

caryesings
06-17-2010, 10:08 AM
For me it was around 40 lbs down.


Breannaj1215
06-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Thats what im thinking. probably 30-40 pounds it will start showing. Half way there!!!! :)

gardenerjoy
06-17-2010, 10:20 AM
For me, it was about 40 pounds AND new clothes!

StephanieM
06-17-2010, 10:29 AM
I've lost 25 and the only ones who seem to notice are those who don't see me very often. I only kind of noticed, but I also took pics when I started so I could see how my body changed. When I saw those pictures, wow! I hadn't looked at them in awhile, it's a big difference!

I'll be posting them when I hit 169, as that will be a 25 pound loss, in the mini goal forum.

Take pictures of your journey to show yourself where your going :) You don't realize it until you see them side by side!

SoonToBeHealthyHart
06-17-2010, 10:39 AM
It took about 20 pounds for me (lost two years ago). My face slimmed down a bit, and my coworkers started asking for my secret... :-)

nelie
06-17-2010, 11:24 AM
I lost 70 lbs initially before anyone said anything to me.

Aiesline
06-17-2010, 11:49 AM
for me was about 25 pounds. At 40 pounds I get the "holy crap you have lost alot of weight!"

rockinrobin
06-17-2010, 11:57 AM
It was a while ago, but I believe it was about 50 pounds down till it was noticeable.

It's worth the wait. Because when those rewards (& compliments) start surfacing - it's incredulous!

Keep going, keep continuing on - NO STOPPING - and there's no way that it won't be noticeable and there's no way that you won't meet each and every one of your goals.

Slim CB
06-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Strange isn't it? I gained about 7lbs recently and people kept asking me how I have put on so much weight. I got serious about it and have since lost the 7lbs pls an additional 3lbs and......silence! No one says anything (except my BF who didnt say anthing when I gained but has been complimenting me since my loss :-) ).

caribbeangirl02
06-17-2010, 01:43 PM
As a short & small frame person for me it took around 20 pounds for people to notice. I obviously noticed way befoe that!!!

Cheers,


Caribbean Girl

duckyyellowfeet
06-17-2010, 01:50 PM
I noticed at about 20lbs. However, my shape changed really quickly, so that was more noticeable than the weight loss

Shmead
06-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Well, I've lost 50 pounds and I still don't think it shows much. But that's probably because I'm still mostly wearing big ol' baggie t shirts. Getting a new bra helped some so now the t shirts don't sag all over quite so much.... I think different clothes would show more but t shirts are my work uniform and pretty much what I live in and I refuse to buy smaller ones when I still have a pile of perfectly wearable 2XLs in the drawer.

I would really, really recommend you go to Goodwill or the Salvation Army and spend $5 on 4 XL t-shirts and 1 Large t-shirt. It is so motivating to get into clothes that fit--and baggy clothes frustrate me, because after a while they don't get any MORE baggy, you know? So you don't see yourself changing.

People notice long, long, long before they say anything because they want to be sure you are losing weight. So whenever someone finally asks if you have lost weight, assume they started wondering at least a month ago.

My favorite comment came from a woman who kept asking what I had done to my hair. I was thinking "If you know someone that can give a haircut that makes a person look 70 lbs thinner, PLEASE give me her number!"

Jessica88
06-17-2010, 02:28 PM
I was around the same weight as you when I started and I would have to say around 50 pounds or so people started to notice. But I probably started to notice at least 20-30 pounds down. One thing that really helped me stay motivated was taking pictures and comparing them.

Kukkie84
06-17-2010, 02:31 PM
My favorite comment came from a woman who kept asking what I had done to my hair. I was thinking "If you know someone that can give a haircut that makes a person look 70 lbs thinner, PLEASE give me her number!"

I can't stop laughing at this! Why didn't she just come right out and ask?

beerab
06-17-2010, 02:34 PM
I think the larger you are the longer it takes for others to notice. And it also depends on how you dress also- if you wear baggy clothes and they just get baggier it's harder to notice.

I know for me when I lost about 20 lbs people started to notice.

PeanutsMom704
06-17-2010, 02:49 PM
It was around 30ish lbs for me.

I definitely agree that wearing the same clothing is a big factor in that - I was in all of the same stuff until then, and some of it I'm still wearing now. But I also just bought a few things a size down, and started to get more comments even though I haven't lost much, if anything, in the past few weeks.