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Old 12-06-2010, 11:05 AM   #91
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5'3", 110, size 0 - and usually a Juniors 1 for denim, or size 25 or 26 depending on the designer. Misses 0 or 2 jeans might fit in the hips (mine are 35˝" & I have a very round behind), but tend to be too big in the waist & like bell bottoms through the leg if they're Bootcut or Straight-leg. For purposes of comfort, I only do Skinny jeans if they're denim leggings. Juniors 0 jeans, forget it - they're too small for me.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #92
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I'm 48 years old with 3 children and 5'5" 150-155 lbs mostly size 12 and medium and 7 1/2 shoes. Wow! I just realized I have come a long way from 3x.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:20 PM   #93
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:29 PM   #94
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5'9" and 194 and I wear a 14. I'd like to get back to 174 and a comfy size 12. One thing that I've noticed that since I'm tall, it usually takes about 20 lbs for me to see a difference in clothing size. I'm envious of those who change sizes with every 10 lb loss.

A few years back, my friend (who's 5'3") and I both lost 35 lbs. I went from a size 16 to a 12 and she went from a 14 to a 4! :|
^^^ This. I'm 5' 6" tall. 10 lbs didn't do a lot for me. That is, it didn't until I hit size 12. 10 lbs made a HUGE difference after the 12s were fitting as they should. Now that I'm in size 10s, 5 lbs is making a difference. 10 lbs must be the average.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #95
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #96
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Female, 5' 4", 35, 139. I wear men's pants since I have no hips to speak of (I'm basically shaped like a rectangle -- that's never a body type they design for, lol!) and therefore women's clothes don't really fit me. 32W, 30L, although the 32s are getting baggy these days.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #97
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Part of the reason it takes more weight loss to go down a size, at a relatively heavier weight, is that the difference between the lower sizes is only about one inch from one size to the next. Once you get to about a size 12 and higher, the next size up is one and a half to two inches bigger, or even more than that as the sizes get higher up.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:49 PM   #98
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I weigh 128-130lbs, 5'5", medium framed, and wear a 4, 6, or 8. It really depends on the brand.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:56 PM   #99
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this is fascinating...i'm 5'8

at 215, i am a 14
200-190, 12
180, 10

(cant seem to get into 8s)
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:08 PM   #100
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I do work out a lot so I am thinking some is muscle
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:26 PM   #101
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I love threads like this, because it just proves how wonderfully varied the human body is! Some of us can be the same height, similar weight, and yet wear completely different sizes....
I think it is frustrating to a lot of people, because we tend to fixate on size like it is an indicator of how well we are doing/losing/etc, and we are always comparing our size to that of friends, etc....but this thread just proves, yet again, that we are all individual. Those comparisons are, for the MOSt part, worthless.

Size IS really just a number!

These threads lead to positive revelations for us, especially when it comes to reconciling the numbers on the scale or the clothing label with our self esteem.

I have seen a couple of brilliant websites that are trying to illustrate this concept (also, realistic concepts of weight) with pictures (the photographic height/weight chart is one). I think these things are invaluable! Especially considering the messages we are bombarded with daily in regards to weight/size/etc.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #102
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Well I am 37... 5' 4" and about 155 pounds. I wear a 12 comfortably and can wear a 13 in juniors...

Just to show how varied we all are, my 14 year old daughter is 5' 5" and weighs about 180 yet she can wear a 9 or 11 in juniors. She's top heavy and I am bottom heavy...
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #103
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #104
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5' 5" 143 pounds Size small/medium in tops and 8/10 in pants but only because I need the room in my hips and the waist is ALWAYS too big so they have to be altered. If pants were REALLY made for ladies with hourglass figures and not for the boy figures that these designers think are the norm, AND if I was going by my waist size I would be a size 5/6 in pants maybe even smaller. Size 6/8 in dresses.

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Old 12-06-2010, 02:18 PM   #105
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I love threads like this, because it just proves how wonderfully varied the human body is! Some of us can be the same height, similar weight, and yet wear completely different sizes....
I think it is frustrating to a lot of people, because we tend to fixate on size like it is an indicator of how well we are doing/losing/etc, and we are always comparing our size to that of friends, etc....but this thread just proves, yet again, that we are all individual. Those comparisons are, for the MOSt part, worthless.

Size IS really just a number!

These threads lead to positive revelations for us, especially when it comes to reconciling the numbers on the scale or the clothing label with our self esteem.

I have seen a couple of brilliant websites that are trying to illustrate this concept (also, realistic concepts of weight) with pictures (the photographic height/weight chart is one). I think these things are invaluable! Especially considering the messages we are bombarded with daily in regards to weight/size/etc.
I see that you live in Copenhagen Denmark. They have a totally different standard over there for women's sizes don't they? They don't mind a few extra pounds right?
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:25 PM   #106
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I'm 5'6.5" weigh 163 and wear loose size 12s. I tried on some 10s and they went on, but were slightly snug in the rear section. I think I need another 6 to 10 pounds to wear them comfortably. My goal is to reach 148 when I might fit into a size 8. Might.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:05 PM   #107
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I'm 5'6, 110, and 00 or 0.

While on the topic of sizes- I loathe vanity sizing and think it contributes to the current obesity epidemic because it allows people to deceive themselves. So many people around me are overweight or obese yet feel that they are a healthy weight because they can fit into a 12 or 14. If someone is 5'4 and 170 pounds (barring huge amounts of muscle) they are not at a healthy weight, even if they wear a size 12.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:25 PM   #108
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I love threads like this, because it just proves how wonderfully varied the human body is! Some of us can be the same height, similar weight, and yet wear completely different sizes....
I think it is frustrating to a lot of people, because we tend to fixate on size like it is an indicator of how well we are doing/losing/etc, and we are always comparing our size to that of friends, etc....but this thread just proves, yet again, that we are all individual. Those comparisons are, for the MOSt part, worthless.

Size IS really just a number!

These threads lead to positive revelations for us, especially when it comes to reconciling the numbers on the scale or the clothing label with our self esteem.

I have seen a couple of brilliant websites that are trying to illustrate this concept (also, realistic concepts of weight) with pictures (the photographic height/weight chart is one). I think these things are invaluable! Especially considering the messages we are bombarded with daily in regards to weight/size/etc.
Yes, did you see the one the includes photographs and the BMI classifications? Amazing to see what is considered "obese" and "overweight." Definitely not what *I* consider to be obese and overweight!!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:55 PM   #109
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I'm 177, 5'3 and can fit into my 11/12 clothes from Canada. I can fit into EUR 42, here which is converted to a UK 14 and a US 10. Though it's hard to imagine I'm really a US 10 as I was 155 the last time I was a 10. According to measurements I am a US 10 on top and a US 12 on the bottom. Though with my hip measurements I'm really closer to a US 14 ont eh bottom- but then it would be several inches too big around the waist. Luckily I do like my jeans tight. I wish more brands allowed for women with wider hips. Applebottom jeans do- but their jeans are pricey and only some styles are to my taste.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #110
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I am 5'8", 169 and a medium frame and I wear a 14

I agree with the vanity sizing comment - it doesn't do anyone any favors. When I was at my slimmest which was 130lbs the smallest size I could fit into was a 6 and I was tiny, so when I hit a weight number above that and can fit into a size 6 I will be highly suspicious.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:30 PM   #111
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:40 PM   #112
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:43 PM   #113
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #114
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I recently got a pair of these Lee's Instantly Slimming at Walmart (I think for $18) and love them. Two other awsome jeans for cheap that i found was the Rider's by Lee Slender Stretch and Jordash skinny bootcut- both fit great and really keep their shape. I work with kids, so I need jeans that 1)cheap- I go through so many 2)stay up and don't creep near the butt when getting up and done off the floor, 3)wash up easily
I too found them! Love them. Cheap and no unplanned reveal! Love the price since I am a work in progress.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #115
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[QUOTE=christine1973;14146089]I went jean shopping last month and it seems like every pair of jeans in the mall had a bedazzled butt. My butt is already shaped like a disco ball; I don't think I need to highlight that fact by adding sparkles and studs to it.

So true about the jeans! Who wants to draw that much attention to that area unless you have a teenage butt!
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #116
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I am 5'6.5", weighing this AM at 143. I wear a 4/6/8 - depends on the brand.

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Old 12-06-2010, 05:50 PM   #117
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5'9", small framed, and 159 this morning, wearing a size 10 in most jeans/pants lately (a few a bit tight yet, but soon!) and between large/med. tops. D cup, so tops still need to be big enough there.


Interesting topic. So many things come into play with this topic.

*One wasn't mentioned, childbearing. My hips changed a lot after childbirth. I will never be in the same size as before.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:43 PM   #118
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Interesting point of view.
The grass is always greener....
Short people don't carry extra weight well.
Remember, the REVERSE is ALSO true.
A 35 lb gain would also make that short friend go from a 4 to a 14;
while a 35 lb gain for you would only take you from a 12 to a 16.

FYI, I am 5'0" and weigh 115-118, - size 6/8 petite
In order to fit into a size 2 pants, I would have to weigh in the mid-90s.
meaning that, personally, I would have to eat only about 500 calories a day
and it would have to all be zero carb.
THAT IS SO NOT HAPPENING..
Okay that's a good way to put it!
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #119
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5'9" and 194 and I wear a 14. I'd like to get back to 174 and a comfy size 12. One thing that I've noticed that since I'm tall, it usually takes about 20 lbs for me to see a difference in clothing size. I'm envious of those who change sizes with every 10 lb loss.

A few years back, my friend (who's 5'3") and I both lost 35 lbs. I went from a size 16 to a 12 and she went from a 14 to a 4! :|
yea this. And I usually have to lose over 10 pounds, actually about 15 pounds to make a big difference and people actually notice.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #120
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I love threads like this, because it just proves how wonderfully varied the human body is! Some of us can be the same height, similar weight, and yet wear completely different sizes....
I think it is frustrating to a lot of people, because we tend to fixate on size like it is an indicator of how well we are doing/losing/etc, and we are always comparing our size to that of friends, etc....but this thread just proves, yet again, that we are all individual. Those comparisons are, for the MOSt part, worthless.

Size IS really just a number!

These threads lead to positive revelations for us, especially when it comes to reconciling the numbers on the scale or the clothing label with our self esteem.

I have seen a couple of brilliant websites that are trying to illustrate this concept (also, realistic concepts of weight) with pictures (the photographic height/weight chart is one). I think these things are invaluable! Especially considering the messages we are bombarded with daily in regards to weight/size/etc.
Good post! I totally agree! Size IS just a number.
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