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Old 03-31-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Clothing Sizes, Weights, Measurements

Hiya! I've never started a thread in the Main Lobby before now. But there's been a bit of recent talk about women's clothing sizes and body measurements, and this is something that has been somewhat of an emotional challenge for me throughout my fat loss process.

Although I've been super happy with my body recomposition progress -- and although I'm not in a hurry to lose pounds -- I've felt a bit *lame* because I feel like I have to lose SO MANY MORE pounds than the typical forum woman, just to lose a single clothing size. I honestly don't believe I could have worked any harder -- I have adhered absolutely to the induction guidelines in Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, consistently weighing and measuring every single thing I eat. But it's difficult to not *feel* as if I'm doing something wrong, when I *feel* as if I'm not making the same size progress that is typical of other women on the forum who started in the same range as my starting weight.

But then I took some photos in the jeans that I wore at my starting weight, to compare the difference between sizes. I store fat head-to-toe, with no "central" storage area so I have had to lose size from all over my body -- my fingers have lost 2 ring sizes, my feet have lost half a shoe size, I've lost deposits of fat from each side of my temples above my eyebrows. It has taken me about 20-30 pounds and about 3 months to lose each clothing size, which I feel is slower than *typical* clothing size losses that I see on the forum. But when I tried on my old jeans, I can see that 3 jean sizes is actually quite a dramatic size difference for my body type.

Please note: my trainer rounds up to the nearest .25 inch and the nearest .50 pound, so that I don't freak out over millimeters and/or ounces (I tend to be a bit obsessive).

11 May 2012, starting measurements
Ankles: Left 11.00", Right 11.00"
Calves: Left 19.50", Right 19.50"
Thighs: Left 27.00", Right 28.50"
Hips: 46.00"
Waist: 38.00"
Upper Arms: Left 15.00", Right 15.00"
Wrists: Left 7.00", Right 7.00"

Weight: 235 pounds

FRONT VIEW, 159.5 pounds, wearing "before" size 16 Levi's 515 jeans (left) and current size 10 Levi's 515 jeans (right)



Both pairs of jeans are the same brand and the same style: Levi's 515 bootcut. That’s my *signature* jean style and, since I accumulated my excess fat as an adult, I have Levi's 515 jeans in every size between my lowest size 6 and my highest size 16. My starting size on Atkins was size 16 and my current is size 10. At my starting weight, the size 16 jeans fit my body pretty much the same way the size 10 jeans currently fit.

31 March 2013, current measurements
Ankles: Left 10.00", Right 10.25"
Calves: Left 16.00", Right 16.25"
Thighs: Left 22.50", Right 23.75"
Hips: 39.00"
Waist: 29.75"
Upper Arms: Left 13.25", Right 13.25"
Wrists: Left 6.25", Right 6.00"

Weight: 159.5 pounds

SIDE VIEW, 159.5 pounds, wearing "before" size 16 Levi's 515 jeans (left) and current size 10 Levi's 515 jeans (right)



Measured Size Loss From 11 May To Today
Ankles: Left -1.00", Right -0.75"
Calves: Left -3.50", Right -3.25"
Thighs: Left -4.50", Right -4.75"
Hips: -7.00"
Waist: -8.25"
Upper Arms: Left -1.75", Right -1.75"
Wrists: Left -0.75", Right -1.00"

Total scale losses: 75.5 pounds

I know there are a few ladies out there who are like me, who feel like we're losing the size battle. In reality, though, we're making more dramatic changes than we *see*. It might take us a bit longer than it takes others, but we can totally do this and build the stronger, healthier bodies that we want!

BACK VIEW, 159.5 pounds, wearing "before" size 16 Levi's 515 jeans (left) and current size 10 Levi's 515 jeans (right)



Cheers, y'all!
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Amen!
I have the same body type. I lose and gain equally all over. It takes me forever to lose a size (more than 3 months). I'm 150 right now and still in a size 12 (the 12's are loose but I'm no where near getting in my 10's). It makes me a little nuts sometimes. But I try to look on the bright side. This is the smallest I've been since about the 8th grade and probably the healthiest. Not the strongest I've been - but I'm working on that.
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I think you look wonderful :-)

For what its worth, I think the smaller your size gets, the less weight you have to lose to go a size down.

This is how it works for me:

140 pounds-size 6
120 pounds-size 4
110 pounds-size 2
105 pounds-size 0

So initially, I have to lose 20 to drop down, then 10, then 5. Thats just how it works for me and not every woman's body is the same, but it makes sense.
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I think you look wonderful :-)

For what its worth, I think the smaller your size gets, the less weight you have to lose to go a size down.

This is how it works for me:

140 pounds-size 6
120 pounds-size 4
110 pounds-size 2
105 pounds-size 0

So initially, I have to lose 20 to drop down, then 10, then 5. Thats just how it works for me and not every woman's body is the same, but it makes sense.
Yup, like the paper towel analogy... you have to take more sheets off a full roll to see a difference in the size of the roll vs when the roll is almost empty.

When I was 350lb+, I had to lose something like 50 or 60lb before anyone noticed, and it was around then when I finally went down a size. Now if I go up/down a few, I am in a different size.
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My clothing size has changed pretty fast but the bulk of my weight loss seems to be in my belly and rear areas. I started at 220 wearing a size 18. I am now 185 and fit in most size 12's (some 12's are a bit snug and my size 14 clothes vary greatly too, some still fit great and some are way too big). Different brands definitely fit differently. My shirt size has gone from XXL to XL. I was very much an apple shape and losing 35 lbs. made a dramatic difference in my waist line so my clothing size has changed almost every 10 lbs. I think that will change with the rest of my weight loss now that the remaining body fat is more evenly distributed. I may stay a 12 for the next 20 lbs or more of weight loss. My goal is 160 lbs. and the last time I weighed that (almost 20 yrs ago) I was a size 10. Am curious to see if that will change now that I'm much older!

Trillex, you look great! I wish I carried my weight more evenly like you instead of having my belly and butt blow up like a balloon!
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Wow! Congrats! You look awesome!

Our stories are very similar. the 515 boot cut are also my fav jeans! I started in a size 16 as well, and am now wearing a 10. And our waist and hip measurements are almost exactly the same as well! I haven't really kept up on the other measurements.

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Your body is rockin!!!

And you look so tiny in the "old" pair of jeans that no longer fit!

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I think the smaller your size gets, the less weight you have to lose to go a size down.

This is how it works for me:

140 pounds-size 6
120 pounds-size 4
110 pounds-size 2
105 pounds-size 0
I agree with the above! I dont know if those exact weights hold true for me, but the general principle definitely! (and uh.... I dont have much size zero clothing around LOL)
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Haha .. Here have been my weights and sizes over the last 15 years:
Age: 20: Size 4-6, weight 125 (getting over anorexia, was previously 115 lbs and waifish)
Age: 22: Size 4-6, weight 135-140 (karate brown belt, riding 3-4 horses daily, ballet classes, running, LOW CARB vegetarian, my best body ever)
Age: 24-25: Size 14, weight 165 (I was on medication that did weird things to me and I lost all enthusiasm for life, gained a bunch of weight, smoked)
Age: 29: lowish carb/non-ketogenic, started biking but not too seriously: weight: 150lbs, also worked at a horse farm and got super muscled up, size: 8
Age: 33: Size 12-14, finishing PhD., ate anything I could afford and had time for, health not exactly a priority--started having higher blood pressure and different lipid profiles, weight got up to 178
Age: 34: Size 8-10, low carb, started cycling more seriously, weight: 155-165lbs
Age: 35: Size 6-8, low carb, hired Olympic coach for training, weight: 150-155lbs

I always feel like I weigh a lot more than I look like I weigh. I have very thin, dense bones, and I'm only 5'5. The fat that I carry is mostly in my stomach and back and I have a short torso, so it appears a lot more when it is there.

But basically, you can see that my weight barely correlates to my size. I would like to weigh less not because of how it looks, but because it changes the power-to-weight ratio, which is the most important thing to cyclists besides shaving legs.
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You look great, Trillex! And 75 pounds is such a huge accomplishment!

It's good to hear you address this size issue, though, bc I've been feeling like I was the only one who felt like my "size" wasn't going down with my weight. I also have the problem of being height-impaired so that I always wear a much larger size than you'd expect for my weight. So right now, I'm 180 and I have a pair of size 16 jeans that fit, but in most things I'm a size 18, and I wear a 3X top still. Gah! (And I must say that I am stunned that I have lost over 30 pounds and I'm still in the same bras! WFT??? I'm not looking forward to empty pendulous breasts, but I will look like a freak if I manage to lose everywhere but there, like I'm looking more and more "top heavy".)

Like you, I was equally heavy everywhere and seem to be losing equally (except the breasts!) everywhere, which I think means that it's not as obvious that I'm smaller.

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I think you look wonderful :-)

For what its worth, I think the smaller your size gets, the less weight you have to lose to go a size down.

This is how it works for me:

140 pounds-size 6
120 pounds-size 4
110 pounds-size 2
105 pounds-size 0

So initially, I have to lose 20 to drop down, then 10, then 5. Thats just how it works for me and not every woman's body is the same, but it makes sense.
I was just thinking today that I hope that the next 10 pounds do more for me than the previous. I think they will. But looking at your numbers, I think I would probably have to be about 75 pounds to fit into a size zero. I think you're like 8 or 10 inches taller than me. Well, I'd be happy with a size six probably, but still!
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In some people it seems like visceral fat goes first,that nasty dangerous stuff around your organs.I don't know the science for that particular theory but some people don't show a lot of loss on the outside compared to what they have really lost.I am hoping the second 10lb loss for me will actually be visible.No one can tell but I can suck my gut in more than I ever could which is where I got my theory from.

If I'm right once you run out of excess visceral fat then it has to come off thighs,butt etc at a much more visible rate
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In some people it seems like visceral fat goes first,that nasty dangerous stuff around your organs.I don't know the science for that particular theory but some people don't show a lot of loss on the outside compared to what they have really lost.I am hoping the second 10lb loss for me will actually be visible.No one can tell but I can suck my gut in more than I ever could which is where I got my theory from.

If I'm right once you run out of excess visceral fat then it has to come off thighs,butt etc at a much more visible rate
How come it seems like I lose my boob fat first?! J/K! I agree, I think it might have something to do with gluconeogenesis in the liver and having a convenient supply of fat right there, but I don't know for sure.
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Amen!
I have the same body type. I lose and gain equally all over. It takes me forever to lose a size (more than 3 months). I'm 150 right now and still in a size 12 (the 12's are loose but I'm no where near getting in my 10's). It makes me a little nuts sometimes. But I try to look on the bright side. This is the smallest I've been since about the 8th grade and probably the healthiest. Not the strongest I've been - but I'm working on that.
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Thanks soooo much for posting....fits me to a T....good luck to us all and you look GREAT!!!!
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Our stories are very similar. the 515 boot cut are also my fav jeans! I started in a size 16 as well, and am now wearing a 10. And our waist and hip measurements are almost exactly the same as well! I haven't really kept up on the other measurements.
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It's good to hear you address this size issue, though, bc I've been feeling like I was the only one who felt like my "size" wasn't going down with my weight. I also have the problem of being height-impaired so that I always wear a much larger size than you'd expect for my weight. So right now, I'm 180 and I have a pair of size 16 jeans that fit, but in most things I'm a size 18, and I wear a 3X top still. Gah! (And I must say that I am stunned that I have lost over 30 pounds and I'm still in the same bras! WFT??? I'm not looking forward to empty pendulous breasts, but I will look like a freak if I manage to lose everywhere but there, like I'm looking more and more "top heavy".)

Like you, I was equally heavy everywhere and seem to be losing equally (except the breasts!) everywhere, which I think means that it's not as obvious that I'm smaller.
Congratulations on getting back to your 8th grade size, anglgrl! That is freaking AWESOME!

You ladies are exactly why I posted! When my size 14s were loose, for months, the 12s were still too tight to wear. When my size 12s were loose, for months, the 10s still wouldn't fit. I don't think any body type has an *easy* time losing, but it's so frustrating and discouraging having to wear a belt around my waist in size 14s while waiting for my calves to become small enough to wear the size 12s, or to have my hips be too small for a size 12 while waiting for my thighs and waist to become small enough to wear the size 10s. I'm grateful for ANY progress! And I'm so thankful for being a healthy, active size 10 instead of a size 16 who couldn't walk without lower back pain. But those months wearing in-between sizes hurt my positivity.

I don't even know what is happening with my chest, Jayne! I won't let my trainer measure my chest because he's a guy and we've been friends since childhood and it would feel too creepy. But I have gone down from a 42DD to a 36DD. I've lost a lot of back fat, so my bra line looks significantly better in back. But my breasts are not as *high* as they used to be -- I think my tummy was pushing them up -- so they don't seem to be as *full* even though I'm still the same cup size, although at a smaller band size. Now that I'm in a more *mainstream* size, I have better bra options -- La Perla, Wacoal, and Le Mystere have bra tech that can make a mountain out of a valley -- so I feel like my chest outlook is good, no matter what happens there.

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For what its worth, I think the smaller your size gets, the less weight you have to lose to go a size down.

This is how it works for me:

140 pounds-size 6
120 pounds-size 4
110 pounds-size 2
105 pounds-size 0

So initially, I have to lose 20 to drop down, then 10, then 5. Thats just how it works for me and not every woman's body is the same, but it makes sense.
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I agree with the above! I dont know if those exact weights hold true for me, but the general principle definitely! (and uh.... I dont have much size zero clothing around LOL)
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Yup, like the paper towel analogy... you have to take more sheets off a full roll to see a difference in the size of the roll vs when the roll is almost empty.

When I was 350lb+, I had to lose something like 50 or 60lb before anyone noticed, and it was around then when I finally went down a size. Now if I go up/down a few, I am in a different size.
That totally makes sense! And I hope it's as true for me as for you!

I'm genuinely curious to see what happens in the next few months. I don't have any special events or anything coming up, so I don't *need* to be suddenly smaller. But I would like to *see* the strength that I can now *feel* underneath my thigh fat and my tummy fat, for example, just to know that the strength is really there. So I can truly believe that being unhealthy was just a phase, not my destiny.

Bodybuilders call the time when you can see a positive body shape but you have too much bodyfat to see your muscle definition, "No Man's Land" or "The Uncanny Valley." My brothers, who are both bodybuilders, say that's when you get "hungry" for change. I never understood that before, but I understand it now. When I started Atkins, I just wanted to feel better. Now, I'm "hungry" to actually see the changes.

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I wish I carried my weight more evenly like you instead of having my belly and butt blow up like a balloon!
The grass is always greener, Julie! One of my good girlfriends carries her weight around her middle, with fantastic legs and a gorgeous collarbone. We were about the same weight when I started and, before I started dieting, I always wished I carried my weight like her because she can absolutely rock a short skirt and an off-shoulder top and camouflage the middle section.

Now, I've come to (somewhat) better accept and appreciate the person I am and to try to make the most of what I, as an individual, have to offer. But the grass is always greener in somebody else's yard!

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which is the most important thing to cyclists besides shaving legs.
HaHa! For bodybuilders, too! At least cyclists don't have to shave *sensitive* places and take skin-darkening drugs before competition... Just sayin'.

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I love data!

My trainer is a bodybuilding coach and he has my numbers in an app on his iPad and he pulls up these crazy-looking charts about me -- it's NUTS! But so sciencey and cool.

And losing bodyfat hasn't just changed my numbers in terms of size and weight. I wear a heart rate monitor (HRM) when I work out with him, and the HRM connects to an app that tracks (and charts) what I'm doing by activity and heart rate and stuff like that. So, I can see that when I started the diet my resting heart rate was in the 80s and 90s beats-per-minute, now it's in the 60s. Seriously, when I started the diet I had the cardiovascular capacity of a bed-ridden elderly lady. Now, I'm totally normal. Not "athletic" but, compared to where I started, "normal" feels like Usain Bolt! For realz.

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Thank you, ladies! My goal is to get your flat tummy, Jordy!

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In some people it seems like visceral fat goes first,that nasty dangerous stuff around your organs.I don't know the science for that particular theory but some people don't show a lot of loss on the outside compared to what they have really lost.I am hoping the second 10lb loss for me will actually be visible.No one can tell but I can suck my gut in more than I ever could which is where I got my theory from.

If I'm right once you run out of excess visceral fat then it has to come off thighs,butt etc at a much more visible rate
Visceral fat storage/release is largely determined by hormones. In *most* people, excess visceral fat *should* come off fairly easily because it contains a relatively high concentration of "beta-3 adrenoreceptors" (which make it sensitive to the hormones that control fat release, like the catecholamines) and visceral bodyfat deposits have good blood flow because the area is serviced by major veins that can efficiently move the fat out of storage and into muscle tissue where it will be burned.

However, some populations have trouble losing visceral fat because the hormones "cortisol" and "testosterone" can override the fat-releasing hormones and program the body to store/retain visceral fat. Menopause, for example, changes the estrogen/progesterone/testosterone hormone balance in a way that encourages the storage of visceral fat and makes it difficult to release fat from those stores. Sustained stress that chronically raises cortisol levels can make losing visceral fat significantly more difficult.

Bodyfat is systemic and, in many ways, it operates as a single endocrine organ. However, the fat that is stored in different parts of the body contains different types and concentrations of hormone receptors. The action and sensitivities of these receptors make fat release *easier* in some parts of the body than in other parts.

Having less overall bodyfat does make it easier to lose fat from areas that have less responsive hormone receptors and that tend to have slower fat release. But even when the body contains very little bodyfat, as in bodybuilders who are under 8% bodyfat before competition, if a hormone imbalance causes the receptors to shut down fat release in the largest remaining stores of bodyfat then the body will break down muscle protein to use as fuel. It is quite common for bodybuilders who are at an extremely low level of bodyfat (but who still have remaining bodyfat to cut) who overtrain at a level that systemically raises cortisol, to stop cutting bodyfat and start losing muscle mass because cortisol (and the correlative imbalance of other hormones) has shut down fat release.
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Wow.That really helps.You have picked up so much cool info in your life trillex

I thought maybe I can help you.You said this about your bust?
"so they don't seem to be as *full* even though I'm still the same cup size, although at a smaller band size."
My friend who is a trained corseteer (and this has been backed up by others) told me that if you go down a band you go up a cup if the mass stays the same.
If your breasts had stayed the same size when you went down a band say 36 to 34 your breasts would go up say D to DD but if you went down a band and they had gotten smaller to match you would keep the D cup size.
It isn't gravity or lack of support ,you have by the sound of it, dropped a cup size.More of your all over weight loss I'm guessing?

I hope that made sense.It is a hard one to write out
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #21
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When I lose weight it goes face, boobs, waist, belly, butt, thighs. Top to bottom

So I get a thin narrow face a long time before going down a pants size.

I think you look amazing and well done on your hard work!
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I realize this post is more for ladies, but I just wanted to say you're such an inspiration Trillex!

I really appreciate all of your informative posts and sharing of your weight loss journey. I'm new at this (and not 100% faithful to the way of eating as you are lol), and it's always nice to see the long-term picture and goal milestones with other members that share their experiences. It helps prevent me from focusing on short-term, immediate frustrations.

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So I get a thin narrow face a long time before going down a pants size.
My weight (probably a lot to do with being male) distributes quite differently than most posts on this thread, but this is dead on for me! My face shows my weight gain last and weight loss first. Currently I'm monitoring my face for changes before I concern myself with clothing fit lol. (Realizing that I was tired of my face looking chunky helped force me back into taking weight loss seriously)
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:16 PM   #23
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It is frustrating, but you'll get there. It seems to me like a slow process. It has taken me 3.5yrs to lose 45lbs. And I've had all sorts of different challenges a long the way. You are already way ahead of me in terms of your level of knowledge. When you get to your idea body, you'll know so much that you'll be able to help others who are struggling. I hope some day you'll become a personal trainer. Someone once told me that isn't about the final destination, its about the ride that it takes to there. I hope you can try to enjoy the ride! I already find it amazing what you have accomplished so far.
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You look amazing!! Congratulations!

I hear ya. I have to lose a lot to go down a size also. I also am stumped by the size differences by people at the same height and weight. I started at 5'4", 235 and was a very tight size 20W (22W in dress pants) and you were a 16? I'm not even a 16 now! But I am a lot older and probably have a higher fat percentage.

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First off, you look great and are doing a fantastic job!!!

I am so glad you posted this. I needed to hear this...AGAIN!!! I was talking about this to my hubby the other day. I was asking him why can't I fit into the clothes I used to wear 10 years ago when I was this weight...well I have to look at some things. I have had 2 more kids since then, I am older and I have also had my tubes tied last year so my hormones are trying to get back on track after being on birth control for all those years and finally off of them. YES!!! I carry a lot of weight in my middle, hips and butt. I weigh 140 on a good day and still wear a 10, I can fit into a lot of 8. I have not tried Walmart clothes, but a lot of people told me if I want to feel good about myself and maybe fit into a 6 go there for clothes??? LOL!!! We will see!!! I am just excited of my accomplishments, and I have learned along the way EVERYONE is different, and we will all get there on our own and in our own time. Oh one more thing, it has taken me a while to lose weight (I started LC June 2012) but that is ok, when I lose more slowly I am more likely to adapt and keep it off. Thanks again!!!
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Wow! You look Amazing! It makes me wish i'd kept a pair of my old size 16 old navys to try on! I'm 150 (152 for some reason today ) and I can wear the size 6 old navy jeans I had bought Months ago at the Goodwill! They are finally comfortable instead of "second skin" tight! I'm happy with a size 6 But I will admit I was wishing I had a size 4 the other day to try on to see how much further i'd need to go to be able to wear them Lol!
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hm it seems like everyone else keeps the same cup size and loses the chest size, I have gone from a 38C to 34B and the cups are getting loose. I have larger bras that were all professionally fit by a private bra maker and I can't wear them anymore and they were expensive! Also, my shoulders have gotten smaller and the bra straps fall down and I actually needed to buy new bras 3 times in the last year because my upper body shape changed so much. So now I buy cheap bras.
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Your patience and hard work is inspiring. Thank you for positing this.
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First of all, Trillex you look fantastic!

I totally agree with the paper towel roll analogy. I've had exactly one person notice the weight loss. Even DH, who's supportive and gives congrats for every pound lost, hasn't mentioned seeing any difference.

It took me months and months to get one size down in jeans, at around 25 pounds lost. Today at almost 40 pounds down I've managed to squeeze into one size smaller than that. Black jeans - very forgiving! Smaller bras, 1/2 size smaller shoes, but it’s so slow. I SO need to learn patience!
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I`m 5 ft 5" and am currently in the low 140`s at a size 8, I was at a size 10 in the low 150`s. I`m assuming that if by some miracle I could reach 135-138 or so I could probably do a comfortable size 6. I carry most of my weight in my lower half and I find that with pants I have to get the right style to fit my hips properly. When I was just shy of 235 I wore a 20/22 pant. I recently had a bra fitting and was rather surprised...when I was at my largest I wore a 38C/D and very ill fitting. Now apparently I`m a 32DD... I`m still laughing over the DD part.
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