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when do people notice weight loss

I have been exercising on and off. Weight loss achieved is not impressive but can feel that some clothes are hanging a bit looser.

It feels great to have someone notice the teeny weeny bit of weight loss.

In general, how much weight is lost for others to notice a change visibly? Share your experiences to encourage one another


Tue. Sep 27, 6:12am

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I had to lose 10lbs before anyone noticed, but now that I've lost over 15lbs, everyone is noticing.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 7:34 AM

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10 plus

i've lost 12 lbs and people don't say "wow you look like you've lost weight." they say, "wow you like great." while the latter is indeed a compliment, i'd like to hear the "weight loss" comment.

guess i'll have to keep working at it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 9:02 AM

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10 lbs

I don't check my scale that often but I've noticed that 10 lbs equals a pant size for me. So when my pants start getting lose (or when I can fit into my "skinny" jeans!) I know that I've lost a big chunk of weight.

However, I've started adding weight lifting to my workouts and when I visited my family last month, my sister asked me if I had been working out. She said that my arms looked really tone! Eventhough I've only lost 5 lbs so far, my muscle tone makes me look like I've lost even more!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 12:13 PM

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who many lbs = a new dress size

just wondering, how many lbs does it take to go down a size in clothes? anyone know?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 12:59 PM

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The poster above said 10lbs = one pants size for her...and I've found about the same. It depends on how you're built and how you gain weight, though - my shirt size hasn't changed even though I've lost 10 pounds and am wearing a size smaller pants. Also, for me, my pants and dresses tend to be the same size.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 2:25 PM

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changing sizes

I know for myself - when I lose - it takes a lot - before I actually change sizes - mainly because I tend to lose first in my butt (and rarely does my stomach reduce until after I've reached the 20 lb mark). I wish the weight would come off evenly... *sigh*

Having a *relatively* small bumm and a big tummy doesn't help much in hearing compliments. People aren't checking me out down there. And just because my pants look baggy - I'm no-where close to being able to change sizes. (oh well)


Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 2:30 PM

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I think it depends on your size to begin with. I have lost 36 pounds in the past 5 months and am finally getting the positive comments from people. I've gone down 2 pants sizes and feel like I'm close to the next size. But I started at 249 pounds. I pretty much feel like anything after this weight loss will be very noticeable.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 5:41 PM

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Notice

I notice when I drop weight, is when I have to buy new undies. I dont notice my jeans as much, because they can just fit differently, but when my undies get big, and I buy a smaller size I know I have loss inches in my hips
jen

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 4:15 PM

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if your a girl

your female friends might not say anything because theyre jealous??? I had someone admit that to me!

Friday, September 30, 2005, 4:19 AM

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Regarding pants size: It definitely depends on what weight you start at. I've read somewhere that if you are a "plus" size, it takes about 20 lbs. to go down one size. If you are a "regular" size, it's about 10 lbs. I have found both to be true in my case.

Right now I'm down 12 lbs. and people are noticing something is different, but most don't comment on weight - yet!

Friday, September 30, 2005, 5:54 AM

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