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Old 08-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #31
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I am happily wearing many of my old clothes, but have no real idea of my current size. I have 8s, 10's, and 12's that all fit about the same. Some of the 12's are too tight in the thighs but gape in the waist.. a common problem for me.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:46 AM   #32
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I am happily wearing many of my old clothes, but have no real idea of my current size. I have 8s, 10's, and 12's that all fit about the same. Some of the 12's are too tight in the thighs but gape in the waist.. a common problem for me.
Same with me.
For jeans, I can wear one pair of my 10's while a couple of the 12's are too snug. And the 14's look baggy, while 1 pair of the 16's (my desperation pants) still look fine--- loose, but I'll wear them out of the house.

And then for dress pants, I'm a size lower than the jeans sizes-- all my 12's are baggy now. (which sorta stinks because I just bought them a couple months ago and they are cute.... then again, it's cool that they are getting too big for me.)
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Emel interesting about metabolic syndrome-type of fat, I had to google it. . . ;/ I always had a waist. . . well it is gone. In the past I would gain weight back in the same places. . . but this time, the lbs have landed on my middle. . . I proved it, by trying to wear a size 10 Levi shorts that used to be tight in my thighs and backside, but no problem on my waist. Yesterday they were very lose on my thighs and butt and I could hard button them, and of course the resulting mushroom made them impossible to wear. So interesting. . confirmed my thoughts.
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Phinney and Volek say that a well-crafted LC plan is very effective at 'targeting' metabolic syndrome middle fat. Keep trying those tight-waisted pants, because they'll be loose soon!

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- wearing just a t-shirt, for the past 6yrs I've layered with hgodies or shirts as I felt better with 2 layers, plus t-shirts above 2xl tend not to fit great.

- fitting back in 2xl, I know that's massive to most, but again, not managed it in 6/7/8 years, kept 1 2xl t-shirt and wore it with confidence to aldi the other day, the cute checkout girl commented on the t-shirt, and weight loss

- went shopping the other day as my jeans are getting loose, tried a size down - too big still! Gone down 2 sizes and a top size, pulled on a slim fit shirt with roll sleeves and it fit great, and was stretching it at the arms
I get this, and I applaud your victory.
My husband is a big guy. He's watching the flour/sugar closely and is taking my advice for his fruit choices. He's losing slowly and is happy with that. He's at about 255 right now and he looks awesome at 242. I did his body fat analysis years ago and he had 197 lbs of lean body mass at 252 lbs. That's 21.8% body fat. He feels well, and I think his 242 goal is within the guidelines for his age.

ETA... wanted to add that my husband's extra pounds came back over the past couple years---he kept needing knee surgeries (and another shoulder surgery) ,which cut back on his activity for a good chunk of time. His new fake knee is doing well for him. Now he's back to golfing and fishing and running around and using the gym some, so I'm confident that he'll drop the excess. He's not like us--- he's one of the 25% who can do carbs pretty well. He can eat one or two pepperidge farm milanos and then stop. I can't do that lol

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #34
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My pants length is 34" (from 8th grade) but I went from waist 42" in May 2013 to 40" and now am right between 40" & 38" at 39" - I have lots of pants from years ago waist size 38" in the closet lurking. I also have at least 50 dress shirts 16.5 neck and 36-37 arm length lurking as well - I will shop there soon and donate all my "larger" size clothes to charity. Feels good!!
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Same with me.
For jeans, I can wear one pair of my 10's while a couple of the 12's are too snug. And the 14's look baggy, while 1 pair of the 16's (my desperation pants) still look fine--- loose, but I'll wear them out of the house.

And then for dress pants, I'm a size lower than the jeans sizes-- all my 12's are baggy now. (which sorta stinks because I just bought them a couple months ago and they are cute.... then again, it's cool that they are getting too big for me.)
"Desperation pants"
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #37
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Who needs a zipper? All my fancy buffet pants have a stretchy panel
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I am happily wearing many of my old clothes, but have no real idea of my current size. I have 8s, 10's, and 12's that all fit about the same. Some of the 12's are too tight in the thighs but gape in the waist.. a common problem for me.
We really can't go by sizes. They're all over the place. For everything & everyone.

I had 3 pairs of pants, all the same size. One was too big, one too small & one fit just right.

I have two pairs of jeans, both the same size. One is a wee bit snug, one a wee bit too big.

Going by their tags, I've got at least 3 different sizes of clothes that fit me right now. More if you include non-number sizing like small, medium, large.

There is very little consistency in sizing across brands and even within brands. Sometimes the dye used shrinks clothing so you need different sizes of the same item because of the color.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:08 AM   #40
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so I found a pair of size 10 jeans in my closet that I bought Thanksgiving 2011, on a trip to Boston, and Cliff Island Maine, not only an I thrilled they fit, but I love the memories they are bringing me!. . . . la la la
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:22 AM   #41
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Feels great doesn't it idioglossic!


I bought some new motivational shorts less than 2 weeks ago that still have the tags on them, I am going to return them today they are too loose!
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congratulations to all on the NSV!!!!! It's so nice and motivating to read them! Well done everybody!

I have another one this morning: I wanted to wear a white tunic style top, and realised I have a similar one but smaller in my wardrobe. I decided to see if I could decently wear it without feeling like a stuffed sausage. And.... Well I fit the top again, and it looks nice! It's loose and comfortable, and no tight spots anywhere, LOL!

Onwards and downwards as I say!
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #43
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Nice Mimosa! This thread is so happy and exicting
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Jeaniem ahhhh so nice.

Mim, great news!! all joy!

is me my scale is stuck. . . but I am losing inches, as I slipped in to shorts this morning that I could not button earlier this week.
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idioglossic clothes fitting matter the most we have to remember that right?!
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And a good afternoon to you, Size 10 jeans that aren't too tight to go out into public in.

Oh happy day.
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congratulations to all on the NSV!!!!! It's so nice and motivating to read them! Well done everybody!

I have another one this morning: I wanted to wear a white tunic style top, and realised I have a similar one but smaller in my wardrobe. I decided to see if I could decently wear it without feeling like a stuffed sausage. And.... Well I fit the top again, and it looks nice! It's loose and comfortable, and no tight spots anywhere, LOL!

Onwards and downwards as I say!
Congrats! Enjoy wearing it!

I think we all need to try on the things that we have labeled "still too small" more often. I've missed being able to wear several things because I was not trying them on often enough. They went from "too small" to "too big" and ended up on the donate pile without my getting to wear them.
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And a good afternoon to you, Size 10 jeans that aren't too tight to go out into public in.

Oh happy day.
Woo hoo
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And a good afternoon to you, Size 10 jeans that aren't too tight to go out into public in.

Oh happy day.
Now that is a Sweet Victory!
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Just to add to the sweetness, a woman I admire told me I looked great in my jeans tonight.
It made me very happy to hear that.
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And a good afternoon to you, Size 10 jeans that aren't too tight to go out into public in.

Oh happy day.
Size 10!! WTG!

As for me, my tshirts have gone from catching-on-the-back-fat to very loose!
Wahoo! It seems 185-->175 seems to be when I lose the back fat and some of my love handles. I'll take it!
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I dropped one size to a 14! I was able to go shopping in a tub I haven't opened in a few years!
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I love that you guys can wear these small sizes. woot woot
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[QUOTE=emel;16543621.

And now for the one I'm thrilled about:

I am recovering from metabolic syndrome-type of fat. It's the kind that piles on at the middle. A couple days ago I noticed 'jiggly puff'--- that weird bumpy fat that looks loose and blobby. It sometimes is a signal that a big body shape change or a whoosh in weight loss is coming.

This morning the mirror showed me an old friend---- my waist line![/QUOTE]

That's what that stuff is? I've been noticing that in my middle for a few days, and this weekend was able to fit into a smaller size! Wo-hoo! I love 'jiggly puff'.
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That's what that stuff is? I've been noticing that in my middle for a few days, and this weekend was able to fit into a smaller size! Wo-hoo! I love 'jiggly puff'.
Weird, isn't it?
Mine was assymetrical. The right side of my belly was silightly bigger than the left side. It looked very mutant lol. My belly, though still large, now shows smooth skin and regular-looking fat beneath. I'll be on the lookout for the next appearance of jiggy puff. lol
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RhondaC-- I 'tub' shopped, too. I lived in 2XL men t-shirts and elastic jeans/capris for years now. Finally realized how often I was hitching up those pants so got out my tub stored clothes and found I could fit into my old non elastic pants and XL t-shirts.

Hooray for 'jiggly puff'!
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RhondaC-- I 'tub' shopped, too. I lived in 2XL men t-shirts and elastic jeans/capris for years now. Finally realized how often I was hitching up those pants so got out my tub stored clothes and found I could fit into my old non elastic pants and XL t-shirts.

Hooray for 'jiggly puff'!
Woo-hoo!!
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so I found a pair of size 10 jeans in my closet that I bought Thanksgiving 2011, on a trip to Boston, and Cliff Island Maine, not only an I thrilled they fit, but I love the memories they are bringing me!. . . . la la la
Rutt Ohh those jeans are almost too big! and I have 3 pairs. . .

Never mind, going down, want to come along?
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RhondaC-- I 'tub' shopped, too. I lived in 2XL men t-shirts and elastic jeans/capris for years now. Finally realized how often I was hitching up those pants so got out my tub stored clothes and found I could fit into my old non elastic pants and XL t-shirts.

Hooray for 'jiggly puff'!
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That's what that stuff is? I've been noticing that in my middle for a few days, and this weekend was able to fit into a smaller size! Wo-hoo! I love 'jiggly puff'.
I am finding mine too. Being short and fat is hell, the first to go is the waist line. . and my LAP

I had so much fat around my middle, it made me feel sick everytime I sat down
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