Weight Loss Support - ***Im 180 pounds and still size 16!!!!*****

06-19-2010, 03:07 PM
I lost 20 pounds and I thought maybe I was down one size... I went shopping today and I was surprise that my size still 16, and of course the pants fit me a little bit loose but im still 16.. well I guess I have to wait for a couple of weeks more... Im a little bit dissapointed also!!!

06-19-2010, 03:08 PM

Thighs Be Gone
06-19-2010, 03:16 PM
lucy, I was the same! I stayed a size 16 forever. With my height and build, I hit a 14 about 180. The good news? Once you get below the 14 the sizes go much faster.

06-19-2010, 03:34 PM
I'm hoping that thights... I know... Im gonna be patient... for my next shopping (august 3rd My B-day) I want to be size 12 :D ... and of course I'm gonna post some pictures. ;)


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06-19-2010, 04:52 PM
Oh girl don't worry, I'm pretty sure I was still a 16 at 180. I'm an 8/10/12 now:) Just depends on the brand. Try some strength training that really getting the inches moving.

06-19-2010, 04:54 PM
You'll get there soon! We are the same height and I'm a 16 too!

06-19-2010, 04:57 PM

06-21-2010, 03:44 AM
Are you short like me? I'm like 5'3" and been the same size too. I lost 13lbs but in the past, I haven't gotten too many sizes smaller...I always heard that every 10lbs is one size, but I guess its not true for everyone.

06-21-2010, 04:09 AM
Don't let the size thing hang you up - there are stores where you may be a 14 not a 16...it depends on the brand. Just keep at it, soon you'll get down from 16 in every brand!

06-21-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey you lost 20lbs!!!! I think it is much harder to see the results if you are shorter. I am blessed to be 5 foot 9 so even though I am 180 right now, it is more even all over. Does that make sense? I am a size 12 at the moment, however, I can get into pants that are 10's because my legs are thin. go figure? Don't be too dissapointed..you are doing great! I look at every 5lb. loss as a bag of sugar...now go pick up 4 bags and see what an accomplishment you have achieved. YOU GO GIRL!

06-21-2010, 09:18 AM
Yep, I'm 5'0" and 183.5 lbs (as of this morning) and I'm still a 16. I know how you feel! But, I know from other forums around here that this is completely common and normal, and I've heard before that it goes faster as you get smaller. So I'm focusing on losing the weight, and not so much the size. At least for now. ;) We will get there!!! :yes:

Beach Patrol
06-21-2010, 10:01 AM
WOO HOO for your 20 lbs!!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!!! :D

I'm 175 and a size 14. I was 192 lbs.... and I was a size..... 14.

How's that possible? I'll tell ya. I SHOULD have been wearing a size 16... but I refused!!!.... and kept stuffing my big *** into a size 14.

Now a 14 fits me properly. Sometimes... :dizzy:

06-21-2010, 02:20 PM
I stuffed myself into 16s all the way up to 250, and I remember wearing them at 180 too, so hang in there! It's true, the sizes do come off MUCH faster when we get down there!

06-21-2010, 02:38 PM
Girl I am 175 and still an 18/16 its lame. I noticed, instead of losing weight from my stomach? I lost it... from my back.. yarrrrrrrr!

06-21-2010, 02:43 PM
I was a loose 16 at 180 also. Now I'm a loose 12. What others are saying is true, once you get lower the weight in between sizes gets smaller. I think I was only in 14s for a month or less.

06-21-2010, 02:48 PM
Congrats on the 20 pounds! That is such a wonderful accomplishment. Keep in mind, you may have lost that 20 pounds all over your body, so you are smaller everywhere. I know it's frustrating when you want to go down a size, but it will happen very soon.

06-21-2010, 02:53 PM
Are you short like me? I'm like 5'3" and been the same size too. I lost 13lbs but in the past, I haven't gotten too many sizes smaller...I always heard that every 10lbs is one size, but I guess its not true for everyone.

nope, not for me anyway, I've lost over 90, and have lost about 6 sizes I guess. I size 26 to 16

06-21-2010, 03:29 PM
I just weighed myself today and i lost 2 pounds more... I'm 178 lbs and couldn't be more happy and proud of myself... I'm not worry about size anymore.....

Thanks everyone for your comments are very inspiring...:hug:

06-21-2010, 06:03 PM
I thought it took me forever to drop my first pants size. And then I realized it was because I was wearing my pants too dang tight for years but by the time I was ready to shop for new smaller clothes I had gotten used to being actually comfortable straight out of the dryer. (You mean I DONT have to wear tomorrow's jeans for 2 hours the night before to make them presentable?)

I think at 186 I was squeezing myself into a pair of very generously cut 14's (well when I went to Target I was able to zip that pair but the other brands I was in 18-20 - which would YOU have bought? :dizzy: )