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Old 05-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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How many lbs did you have to loose before you noticed a change in your pant size?
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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I go down a size at about the 12# mark.
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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...
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This was how it went for me....

lbs = Size
230=18
215=16
190=14
175=12
160=10
145=8

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....
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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.
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I guess Im an apple then.. big in the middle and no behind..
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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.
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ahh....single digit size clothes. In my dreams....
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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.
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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?)

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Old 05-29-2005, 04:28 PM   #15
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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...
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