General Diet Plans and Questions - How Many lbs lost is considered a drop in size

05-04-2005, 10:56 AM
How many lbs did you have to loose before you noticed a change in your pant size?

05-04-2005, 11:04 AM
I go down a size at about the 12# mark.

05-04-2005, 04:56 PM
I suppose it depends on the person and the size of the person. I go down a size after I lose about 10 lbs, as well.

05-05-2005, 09:52 AM
It depends on a lot of things-your height, your current weight, how much exercise you do, and your body type.

Someone who is pretty small (like a size 8) doesn't have to lose a lot of pounds to lose another size, because there isn't much on them to begin with. On the other hand-someone who is pretty large-over 200 pounds-may very well have to lose 15-30 pounds before dropping a size, since the weight is distributed over a larger area.

Someone short can drop a size with less pounds lost since the weight is over a smaller frame, someone who is very tall will have to lose more to drop a size because it is over a larger frame.

It is sort of like taking a cup of water out of a gallon-that is noticeable. Taking a cup of water out of a full bathtub...not quite as much.

05-05-2005, 11:42 AM
Good Question Irishgirl, Ive been wondering that myself.. I think their right it depends on your size and how tall you are... I actually was up to 237 and Ive dropped from a 16 to a 14 in pants.. can't wait for those 12's, now if my top would cooperate.. lol

05-05-2005, 11:50 AM
That is where body shape plays a huge part as well. ;)

buttons-are you an "apple" shape and store your extra weight in the upper body and stomach area?

I am an "hourglass" shape and I wear a size 14 at 164 pounds. Going by your comments, you wear a smaller pants size than I, but I would guess a larger top/blouse size than I, correct?

I carry my weight in my hips and thighs, but also in my breasts and upper arms. I have a narrow torso though with well defined shoulders and waist.

05-05-2005, 12:13 PM
Aphil, Im not sure if Id actully be called an apple I was just recently called an upside down Pear... lol most of my weight is in my stomach, waist and breasts.. I wear a size 18-20 top so that they can be loose fitting... age has not been kind to me since it put a tube of fat right around my middle.. lol The pant size is because I have narrow hips and NO butt...

05-05-2005, 12:34 PM
This was how it went for me....

lbs = Size

All of these are approximate, I can't remember the exacts... Now that I look at it, it seems to be about 15lbs each. I am 5' 4 1/2" tall, have a large frame, big booty, and was wearing a 38D now a 36C (maybe could go down to 34C). I have always been heaver on my hips, booty, and thighs; although, I have adjusted well from the weight loss. All of my weight loss has been proportioned well, not just one place or another. I gain the same way, ALL OVER!

Everyone is different....

05-05-2005, 01:14 PM
I have heard your body shape called apple (big through the midsection/chest with thin legs and behind) , upside down pear, and inverted triangle. (wider part of triangle on top-a pear shape being a triangle with the narrow point at top, and wide point at bottom) It just all depends on which body shape book or article you are looking at. :lol:

05-05-2005, 04:03 PM
:lol: I guess Im an apple then.. big in the middle and no behind..

05-05-2005, 04:35 PM
I'm 5' 6 3/4" I just say 5'7" usually. :)

235- 20 (tight)
210- 18
195- 16
185- 14
175- 12
165- 10
156- some 8's

These are all approximate also. I think I'm an hour glass shape. I carry my weight in my hips and thighs, booty and have a bigger chest. I started out at 40 DDD and just dropped to a 36 D. Which is what I'll probably stay at. I may be a 34, but I don't think I'll get smaller than a D. My size 10's are getting loose, but still am not a true size 8 yet. I can wear a few, but not all.

05-16-2005, 10:04 PM
ahh....single digit size clothes. In my dreams....

05-17-2005, 10:50 AM
On Oprah she said with every 10 pounds you drop a size. For me that is not always true. Actually at my weight now I go 10/12's (I'm 5'7") and when I got down to 160 I wore afew 8's. When I reach my goal fo 150 who knows what size I will be. I don't remember (even at 120) being smaller than a size 8 Tall.....But then I was never really into sizes, I just have always gone by how I look.

05-17-2005, 10:55 AM
Star, I think you are right - the differences between sizes is smaller in the smaller sizes than in the larger sizes. What I'm trying to say - is that the inch diff in bewteen a 6 and 8 may only be an inch, but the difference between a 16 and 18 may be 1 1/2 or 2 inches.

And there doesn't seem to be very much standard between clothing manufacturers in sizes! (And anyway, only we know what the tag reads, right?)


05-29-2005, 05:28 PM
ok, well in my opinion it is hard to compare sizes in a place like this...I am 21, and since a year ago have been at a decent weight (under 150) and I always wore Jr sizes...but now since I have gained all this weight, I find that I wear like an 18 in Jr sizes ( i dont even know if they are really considered jr sizes after 14) but then if i hop over to the women's section...I am like a 14...and same with the plus sizes, which don't fit me well at all...

05-30-2005, 11:05 AM
That is because sizes run differently in different departments. (seamstress over here)
Juniors are meant for "teenagers" really-not fully developed women. They are made for smaller hips, waists, and smaller breasts. In sewing patterns they are the same way. Misses (for adult women) are made for a more curvy, fully developed figure. To tell them apart-Misses clothes run in even sizes, and juniors run in odd sizes.
That is why someone may wear a size 7 or 9 in juniors jeans...but may be able to wear a 6 in Misses.
Plus sizes have a generous fit all the way around. I wear a size 14 jeans in Misses-but a size 14 in plus sizes is way too large.

05-31-2005, 11:01 AM
Aphil - :wave: Miss you.....

And thanks for explaining the sizes for us - that always confused it's more clear.

05-31-2005, 12:57 PM
Hi Star! :D