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How Long Does It Take For Weight Loss To Be Noticeable?

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default How Long Does It Take For Weight Loss To Be Noticeable?

I've got a lot of weight to lose, but I'm not sure how long it will take for my weight loss to be noticeable. I'm 5'2" (barely!) and I have between 90 and 100lbs to lose.

How long does it take, on average, for weight loss to be noticeable? Especially for those of us who are on the vertically challenged side?

Also, for those of us who are shorter, how long did it take you to drop clothing size(s)?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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For me it took about 30lbs but I am 5'11"...so I don't know, for you, less than that I guess.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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I felt it and saw it in 10 lbs no one said anything till after 25. And now I can tell they think I am too thin. BUT it is because they were use to seeing me heavier.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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It also depends on your build and how your fat falls on your body. I have a muscular frame and tend to gain all over, so when I lose, it takes about 20 or so before anyone notices anything.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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It took about 20lbs for me to drop a size and for anyone to notice. Took about 2 months IIRC.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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I started at 265 and it took until at least 230 to be noticeable. People really started complimenting me at around 200 because it was undeniable at that point.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Good question

I read somewhere that it takes 4 weeks for you to notice a loss, 8 weeks for the people who are always around you and 12 weeks for the rest of the world...or something like that. They didn't say how much weight you needed to lose for this table but I usually don't hear anyone say anything until it has been at least a 20 pound loss. Most of the time it takes my clothes getting loose for me to realize I am really losing regardless of the numbers on the scale because when I look in the mirror it doesn't look much different to me.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #8
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30 lbs on my 5'7" frame is when people started to notice
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I lost 40 lbs very slowly (1.5 years) so I don't really feel a difference but when I look back at old pictures I can definitely tell.
The people that see me all the time haven't really noticed, probably because it was so gradual.
I am almost down one pants size. Most of my weight is in my butt and thighs so it takes a long time to go down sizes for me.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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10 lbs, from 150 to 140

But I also gained some muscle definition, so that helped people notice too
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #11
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Really depends on your body fat distribution. some people lose fat on their face first, while others lose fat on their legs, chest or belly. But dont worry if you are doing the right stuff you are losing weight!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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I started at 211 and it took me until I hit 185 so about 25 pounds for me to really notice that my clothes were getting looser and my body was looking smaller.
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