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February 13th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Proverbs31Mom's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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My ratios are not working...

I was of the idea that every 10lbs you loose, it is a dress size.

November 2008 - I was 200.4 lbs (size 18-20)
Dec. 2008 - 196 ish (size 18ish)
January 2009 - 186 lbs ish (size 14-16)
February 2009 (TODAY) 183 lbs (am in size 8-12: top is 8, skirt is 12)

Does not seem to add up to what I thought.

Which goes down faster, the weight or the dress size, coz it seems my dress size is going down faster than my weight.

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February 13th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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I've had the same thing happen with me before...clothes size goes down faster than weight. Maybe because you are firming up?

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February 13th, 2009, 08:05 AM
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I'm curious about this too. I'm sure it all depends on the way you're shaped.
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February 13th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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I think you go down dress size faster only because I did.

Nov 24- 168lbs size 14
Feb 13- 148lbs size 8

20lbs lost .. 6 sizes down
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February 13th, 2009, 08:50 AM
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depends on how your body is shaped and if you are gaining muscle while you lose fat. Muscle takes up less space than fat so you can fit into a smaller size while weighing more than you would expect. I really hate that saying though that muscles weighs more than fat because a pound is a pound is a pound. A pound of fat weights 16 oz and a pound of muscle also weighs 16 oz. It is just smaller.
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February 13th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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It really depends on where you lose your weight. In general every 10 lbs is a pant size. I am 179 and I am nowhere near a 12 lol

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February 13th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I seem to have the opposite happen to me, I lose weight quicker than I lose a pant size. At my lightest adult weight I was 145 and still a size 12 pant, once in awhile I could get into a 10, I am 172.8 right now and a size 12 pant...doesn't make sense but I rarely lose pant sizes. When I was at my heaviest, 213, I was a size 16/18. It definitely has a lot to do with the way your shaped, I have large hips that are not going to change much no matter how much weight I lose. Now my shirt sizes change a good deal, I was wearing 2x and 3x at 213, and am wearing mediums to large now at 172.8, when I was a lot heavier, it was mainly in my arms, thighs, and face, so even 16/18 seems small for when I was 213 pounds but I doubt I'll ever go below a size 10 because of my hips.

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February 13th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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This is interesting. I have always heard 10lbs = one pant size down... I have found this not to be sure... I started at 230, and wore a tight size 20... at 200 I wear a very loose size 20. 18's fit me best, but are big and 16's are wee bit to small.. plus people, let's face it... who has money to buy new cloths? I invested in lots of drawstring pants... and I wear jeans once or twice a week for that reason. I went to a thrift store and bought some smaller jeans... but their too small to fit right now... so another 10 lbs or so and I'll have cloths again.

Also @ 230 I wore 1x - 2x shirt. Now I am XL. My waist up is smaller. I have large legs, hips, and butt. (I love my big butt, I cant lie) So when I buy jeans, they'll fit in the legs and I constantly have to pull on them to keep them on my waist... so my issue is more leg circumference related as opposed to waist size... I'm girthy!
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