Weight Loss Support - How much weight did you lose before...?




Aileen
09-16-2011, 08:02 PM
I'm curious to hear how much weight you had to lose before these things (or other notable changes) occurred:

-someone noticed your weight loss?
-you noticed your weight loss?
-changed clothing size?
-could see the weight loss in your face?
-started thinking about maintaining?


chickadee32
09-16-2011, 08:32 PM
-you noticed your weight loss?
-could see the weight loss in your face?
Both of these happened for me at about 30 lbs lost.

-changed clothing size?
My size was probably smaller earlier, but I really HAD to go out and buy some new clothes at around 50 lbs lost. I remember that I was going to a wedding celebration one weekend, and had to buy something new because I literally had not one nice thing that fit well enough to wear.

-someone noticed your weight loss?
The first time someone (who didn't already know I was trying to lose weight) noticed was at about 60 lbs lost.

-started thinking about maintaining?
Nowhere near that yet - but I hope to get there by the end of the year. :)

Sakai
09-16-2011, 10:16 PM
-someone noticed your weight loss?
I'd say about 30 pounds. My grandmother, who I only see ever so often noticed sooner. I had to lose about 35-40 pounds before people I'm around everyday at work to notice.

-you noticed your weight loss?
About 30 pounds.

-changed clothing size?
At my highest weight I was a loose 20W so I only had to drop about 10 pounds to be a tight 18W..when I lost 40 pounds, I was a baggy 18W but still not able to fit into a 16W

-could see the weight loss in your face?
about 20 pounds.

-started thinking about maintaining?
Not maintaining yet! I've ganed 10 pounds over the last year >.< so I'm working just on getting back where I was, which for some reason is much more difficult than it was the first time. My maintaining goal is 170 which is 90 pounds from my start weight. But I won't know for sure until I hit 170...as I think i was a 4th grader when i was 170.


Mariposa24
09-16-2011, 10:32 PM
-someone noticed your weight loss?
no one yet who doesn't know what I am doing
-you noticed your weight loss?
20 lbs
-changed clothing size?
just this week--down from a 22/24 top to an 18/20 and down from a 22 pant to a 20.
-could see the weight loss in your face?
still don't
-started thinking about maintaining?
that is very far away LOL

Harriette
09-16-2011, 10:36 PM
I think people started noticing after about 20 lbs. I started to get more and more comments when I got closer to the 40 lb lost mark and it has snowballed since then. Although I am not sure why people feel so inclined to comment since now I am just a "normal" size :D

I started to go down sizes slowly at first since I think I was squeezing into sizes that were too small at my highest weight. I think once 40 lbs were lost I started really noticing. First I hit the one digits and now I am trying on and wearing some size 4's (albeit somewhat vanity sized ones!). At my highest weight I would say I was a 14 or 16.

I noticed it in my face at the same point (about 40 lbs lost).

I have just started to think about maintaining. I am still 4 lbs from goal but am in no hurry as my real goal was to fit all of the clothing in my closet and I am there now.

toastedsmoke
09-17-2011, 08:50 AM
- someone noticed your weight loss?
Maybe about 50 lbs. I didn't reveal to anyone I was doing anything even family and friends until it became kind of really obvious to other people that I was either doing something or really sick. So people really began to ask around 50-60lbs.

-you noticed your weight loss?
To be honest, I still struggle to notice it. I kind of never really realized how big I'd gotten. I only really see it in pictures and in clothes sizes. But I guess I really really started to notice around 65-70 lbs when I hit my previous adult (well from when I was 17yrs old) low weight of 207 lbs.

-changed clothing size?
I probably could have changed clothes sooner but I didn't change clothes till about 50lbs down. I went from a 20 or 18W to a 16W and tight 16 regulars in some "generous" brands.

-could see the weight loss in your face?
I didn't have any extra chins or anything even at my heaviest, however I noticed my face was less meaty and that I actually had a bone structure in my face (other than my jawline) maybe around 60 lbs lost.

-started thinking about maintaining?
I haven't yet started really thinking about maintaining. I have however started thinking or reducing my goal weight by 10-15 lbs. In a sense, if I don't lose weight from here on out, it's not the end of the world, I suppose I could be happy maintaining where I am, but at the same time, I feel like I've come so far, I might as well push for goal, where I think I'd be happier.

ButterCup85
09-17-2011, 08:59 AM
-someone noticed your weight loss?
About 30 pounds in,probably more I didn't look at my weight until I'd started losing, so maybe 35 or 40 pounds. I was getting frustrated cause no one said anything, unless they knew I was trying.

-you noticed your weight loss?
Oh about 5-10 pounds into it, I lost inches before pounds and still am. But, for sure about a months time I was noticing small changes in my rolls haha!

-changed clothing size?
Hmm, I was 22 before I weighed myself, then 20 when I first weighed myself, I'm not changing sizes appropriately cause I refuse to spend much on new clothes I don't plan on wearing long. I think I fit into a comfy 18 maybe after 2 months, now I'm at a comfy 16, tight 14. It's been 5 months. I hear on these boards that the larger sizes take more pounds to drop. And the smaller the sizes the faster the change cause there isn't as much of a diff.

Oh, shirt sizes, I didn't worry about much, I found out recently I can buy xl shirts in skinny girl shops, so 5 months there too I guess.

-could see the weight loss in your face?
I've never held weight in my face much, so I only recently noticed I have no jiggle at all. So 5 months I guess.

-started thinking about maintaining?
Ha! I'm still on losing, I'll stress over maintenance when it comes!

FitGirlyGirl
09-17-2011, 09:07 AM
-someone noticed your weight loss?
About 20 pounds before 1 person that I hadn't told what I was doing noticed, but about 40-50 before it became a regular occurrence.

-you noticed your weight loss?
Around 30 pounds

-changed clothing size?
15 pounds

-could see the weight loss in your face?
I could see some changes at about 30-35 pounds, but they started to become really obvious at about 50 pounds

-started thinking about maintaining?
Well, that depends on what you mean. If you mean thinking about it as in thinking that I might be ready to switch over to maintenance, then I'm quite a ways off still. If you mean just thinking about it in general and considering ways that I will be able to handle it and what I will do to keep the weight off after losing it then that started at the same time as I started thinking of how to lose it.

ChickieChicks
09-17-2011, 09:11 AM
-someone noticed your weight loss?
about 13%

-you noticed your weight loss?
about 15%

-changed clothing size?
about every 10-15 pounds

-could see the weight loss in your face?
about 20%

-started thinking about maintaining?
not quite yet. it will be close to 32% of my January starting weight at the end.

April Snow
09-17-2011, 09:45 AM
-someone noticed your weight loss?

my mother started saying she noticed almost right away (like the first week), but she knew I was losing so I don't know how accurate that was. For the rest of the world it was right around 25 lbs/10%

-you noticed your weight loss?

about 18-20 lbs

-changed clothing size?

about the same 10% (25 lbs) that it took for others to notice. Still waiting to go down the next size though, and I'm around 47 lbs now, almost at a second 10% gone so hoping I'm completely in the next size down very soon

-could see the weight loss in your face?

slight changes so far, but I carry my weight in my upper body and that includes my face and neck. Hoping that evenually, that's a good thing and I'll be able to lose the weight I want to in my body without my face looking too thin! lol!

-started thinking about maintaining?

still haven't figured out why my final goal weight will be. But the plan I am following has a special phase that comes between actively losing weight called Consolidation. That's 5 days for every lb you've lost where you slowly add back in foods that are currently not permitted while giving your body a chance to really adjust to your new weight. So I'll be in that phase for well over a year before I get to a final maintenance phase (before then, you maintain your weight but within a still pretty regimented eating plan)

runningfromfat
09-17-2011, 09:47 AM
Alright, this might be off a bit because my memory isn't always the best but here goes.

-someone noticed your weight loss?

This is a tricky one for me because we moved half way through my weight loss journey so no one where I live locally has seen me at my highest. However, premove a friend mentioned it at about a 20lbs loss. After move (so I was at a much smaller weight), someone noticed after about a 10-15lbs loss.

-you noticed your weight loss?

Almost immediately but I started off running before I did any food changes so I felt better almost immediately. After that I gave up sugar so again I could feel changes right away.

-changed clothing size?

Roughly 20lbs down. Although now it's closer to every 10-15lbs lost.


-could see the weight loss in your face?

No clue, my face didn't get that large so I've always paid much more attention to my body. I can notice a difference now (60lbs down) but I have no clue when it first happened.

-started thinking about maintaining?

In what sense? I've thought about how I would maintain this weight from the very beginning. While I do want to lose weight a bigger part of my journey was to stop bad habits and start good ones.

I'm not ready for maintenance yet but starting at 155lbs (top end of healthy BMI) I'm going to just see how I feel and where I want to go. I have some non-scale goals too (be a size 8 or less, have a 28" waist or less, deadlift my own weight eventually) so those will also factor in to when I decide to start maintaining.

Aileen
09-17-2011, 11:11 AM
I guess I wondered about maintenance in terms of your final goal weight changing as you were on this journey. I have a goal weight of 125lbs, which is lower than I've ever been as an adult, but I have journals from when I was 135lbs as an adult and had written about how large I was still, how flabby, etc..and I didn't look small in pictures from that time or anything and was wearing a size 13/14.

I know that sizes have changed and that I'm not in a 'normal' weight range, but I have the exact same measurements now at 165lbs that I did at 135lbs and wear a size 8 or medium for the most part. We could talk about clothing size all day, but that's another issue altogether. I'm not close to goal and I would really like to lose the weight, but I'm thinking about maintenance because 'dieting' affects my athletic performance. I find it hard to go out and do 20mile runs without the right amount of fuel and the right amount goes over my points everytime.

Anyone ever choose to abandon a lower goal weight for a higher one for various reasons?

fattymcfatty
09-17-2011, 12:00 PM
To answer that, yes, I recently changed my goal weight to 175 from 165. I plan on TTC, starting next month, and in my first pregnancy I had extreme morning (all day, really) sickness and lost 25lbs by the second trimester. I was heavier in my 1st pregnancy, and the weightless wasn't an issue then, but I want an extra 10lbs just in case. Postpartum I might maintain at 175, or reevaluate and get down to 165.

runningfromfat
09-17-2011, 03:23 PM
I guess I wondered about maintenance in terms of your final goal weight changing as you were on this journey. I have a goal weight of 125lbs, which is lower than I've ever been as an adult, but I have journals from when I was 135lbs as an adult and had written about how large I was still, how flabby, etc..and I didn't look small in pictures from that time or anything and was wearing a size 13/14.

I know that sizes have changed and that I'm not in a 'normal' weight range, but I have the exact same measurements now at 165lbs that I did at 135lbs and wear a size 8 or medium for the most part. We could talk about clothing size all day, but that's another issue altogether. I'm not close to goal and I would really like to lose the weight, but I'm thinking about maintenance because 'dieting' affects my athletic performance. I find it hard to go out and do 20mile runs without the right amount of fuel and the right amount goes over my points everytime.

Anyone ever choose to abandon a lower goal weight for a higher one for various reasons?

Ok, gotcha ya.

Then, sort of? My main goal weight is 155lbs and 140lbs was the weight I was in high school so it's a pseudo-goal of mine. I'm weight lifting now and I know it's already changed my body composition some (I have clothes before gaining all the weight that I'm wearing about 10-15lbs before I could wear them before) so I'm not sure if I will necessarily need to go down as far as 140lbs to be where I was at before.

theox
09-17-2011, 07:18 PM
-someone noticed your weight loss?

Well, my parents comment on it every time they see me. ;) Nobody else has said anything yet, and I don't think they will until I've lost between 50-80 lbs. If they say anything at all.

-you noticed your weight loss?

I think I really started to feel the difference at about 260 or 255.

-changed clothing size?

I was a very loose 24/very tight 22 when I started, and my 2x button down shirts were either straining or couldn't even be buttoned up. I'm still in 22s, but the pants are much more comfortable (starting to get loose, actually), and my shirts look and feel looser too, not like they're about to lose their buttons when I wear them.

-could see the weight loss in your face?

Probably about 265 or 260.

-started thinking about maintaining?

Haven't yet.

theox
09-17-2011, 07:20 PM
@ Aileen:

If you haven't yet, you should check out the maintainers' boards. There's a lot of good info about maintenance there, and they'll probably be able to give you some good insights into choosing a maintenance weight.