Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
How many sizes have you lost?

I just started low carbing, but am curious if some of you could share how many clothing sizes you have gone down? I am currently in a 14 and would like to get down to a 5 jeans. I am a XL top as I carry my weight more in my chest/belly area. I would like to be in medium tops. I am mostly wondering about the women since we are shaped much different than men. Thanks!
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
Senior LCF Member
 
afurrything's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collinsville IL
Posts: 793
Gallery: afurrything
Stats: 240/177/135 5'3"
Start Date: October 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerickson View Post
I just started low carbing, but am curious if some of you could share how many clothing sizes you have gone down? I am currently in a 14 and would like to get down to a 5 jeans. I am a XL top as I carry my weight more in my chest/belly area. I would like to be in medium tops. I am mostly wondering about the women since we are shaped much different than men. Thanks!
I started at a size 24 jeans, XXL tops. Now I'm a 12/14 in jeans and a M/L in tops.
My goal is about an 8/10 in jeans.
afurrything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
That gives me a lot of hope! Fantastic job!
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
 
Ocean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,070
Gallery: Ocean
Stats: 240/144/ Below 145 5'1.5"
WOE: General Low Carb
Start Date: June 2010
I started in a size 20 in pants and a size 24 to 26 in shirts. Now I am a size 8 in pants and a large (I have a large chest ) in shirts.
Ocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 151
Gallery: finallylosing
Stats: 206/135/I think I've reached it!
WOE: Bernstein
Start Date: May 2012
I started with a size 22 pants and an XXL top and am now in a size 8/10 pant and S/M top.
I actually enjoy shopping now!
finallylosing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
Major LCF Poster!
 
moonmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,382
Gallery: moonmirror
Stats: 199.4/184.8/140
Start Date: 5/21/14
I was at a size 18, and now 14's fit me perfectly. I started at around 200 and I am now 181. I am 5'5 and muscular so I carry a lot of weight in arms, thighs, and calves, plus I am well-endowed in the chest
moonmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:31 PM   #7
Senior LCF Member
 
afurrything's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collinsville IL
Posts: 793
Gallery: afurrything
Stats: 240/177/135 5'3"
Start Date: October 2010
I carry most of my weight in my hips.
afurrything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #8
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
I too am well endowed in the chest area. You all have lost so many sizes! I am hoping I can say the same in the next 6 months! Thanks for sharing!
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:39 PM   #9
Major LCF Poster!
 
moonmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,382
Gallery: moonmirror
Stats: 199.4/184.8/140
Start Date: 5/21/14
afurrything, how tall are you?

Its always interesting to me how much an actual weight corresponds with an actual size, give or take a little.
moonmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #10
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 959
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/137.4/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
Started 8/13 ( did not weigh until 11.11.13) at sz 12...currently wear sz sm tops...pants sz 6 some 4's
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #11
Fat Burning Machine Extraordinaire!
 
DiamondDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 74,469
Gallery: DiamondDeb
Stats: 125+ lbs lost
I'm not sure because I know the largest size I wore was one or two sizes too small.

But I've been losing for over a year & have gone down lots of sizes. I replaced my entire wardrobe & am in the process of doing it again. I don't have a "size goal."
DiamondDeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 04:34 PM   #12
Major LCF Poster!
 
palegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,252
Gallery: palegirl
Stats: 249/144/145 2006:199/136/140 2013:206/165/145
WOE: Atkins Sizes:20W-22M/8/8
Start Date: thanksgiving 2002 Height: 5'7 Age:35
I'm 5'7. At 206 I was maxing out size 16. I think around 185 is size 14 for me, I'm currently in the low 170s and wearing size 12. I've been plateaued for about 7 weeks now but I'm pretty anxious to get down one more size and to 159 as my next mini-goal.
palegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 04:46 PM   #13
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
I am at 176 and my 14's are a little loose. I am hoping that by low carbing, I will be able to see the sizes go down and not just the scale. I lost 15 pounds prior to low carb, but did not go down any sizes.
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #14
Senior LCF Member
 
afurrything's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collinsville IL
Posts: 793
Gallery: afurrything
Stats: 240/177/135 5'3"
Start Date: October 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonmirror View Post
afurrything, how tall are you?

Its always interesting to me how much an actual weight corresponds with an actual size, give or take a little.
Only 5'3"
afurrything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 955
Gallery: Peace
Stats: 115
WOE: stillmans
Wow-- what an inspiring thread.

I am same size, but congrats to all of you!!!
Peace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 07:30 AM   #16
Senior LCF Member
 
astribling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 362
Gallery: astribling
Stats: 212/165/169(165 for wiggle room)
WOE: Moderate carbs/no sugar,no wheat
Start Date: June 26, 2012
I'm 5'5" and started out at 16/18 jeans, and an XL in tops. I am now in size 8 jeans and M or L top depending on the style. I'm still large chested LOL so sometimes the M doesn't work.
astribling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 07:46 AM   #17
Major LCF Poster!
 
mimivac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,168
Gallery: mimivac
Stats: 160.4/131.4/132 -- body fat % 42.2/31.8/24
WOE: Back to low carb
Start Date: July 1, 2012
I am 5'5" and started out at 160 pounds and a size 12 with medium tops. Now I wear a size 6 pants and extra small tops (I've always been narrow shouldered and carry most of my weight in the stomach and thighs). In dresses I can get into a 4.
mimivac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #18
Major LCF Poster!
 
Arctic_Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,780
Gallery: Arctic_Mama
Stats: 257/145.8/140
WOE: Atkins 2002/Protocol
Start Date: Began losing 10/08. Working off last 20 lbs.
I was a 3x/tight 24 previously. Now I'm a Medium/10/12 and still losing. And this is after having two additional children from the previous size and becoming hypothyroid
Arctic_Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:22 AM   #19
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,489
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/217.5/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
I started in a 32 (no joke), but at that point I was only wearing stretchy clothes. Now I'm in a 18 and XL/L top.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #20
Major LCF Poster!
 
Demonica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern Indiana
Posts: 1,461
Gallery: Demonica
Stats: 210/164.9/150
WOE: Moderate carb JUDDD
Start Date: February 2010
I started out in a TIGHT size 14 (probably a size 16 in reality, just refused to buy bigger jeans), now in a size 10 working on size 8. Used to have to wear XL tops, but can now wear a medium.
Demonica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:30 AM   #21
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 89
Gallery: dunginhawk
I'm not sure how many shirt sizes I'm down. A little but not as much as pant size.
I started Jan 2 at about a 40 waist. I'm now in jeans that I wore 5 years ago and they are a size 34. They are tight, but wearable.
dunginhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:33 AM   #22
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
My mom is over 200 pounds and fits into a size 14 jeans, I am 176 and fit the same size as her. Mine are a little looser than hers but she is 25 pounds heavier than I am. We are shaped similar with an Apple shape. Am I to assume she has more lean muscle than me? If I can get into smaller sizes at a higher weight, that would be great! I am just getting started so I am interested in seeing what results I get! Everyone's results are encouraging!
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:33 AM   #23
Senior LCF Member
 
TheBigKahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 278
Gallery: TheBigKahuna
Stats: 290/227/220
WOE: reduced carb
Start Date: January 2014
Ah...sizes I can related to!

I was in a 38 jean, but I had some 40s in some pants, etc. My weight is more right above my waist though. I'm wearing 36s now. Most of my shirts are XXL. I was noticing this morning that a lot of my t-shirts are way too big, but still not long enough. I need to start looking online for some XL Tall shirts.

My motorcycle gear is getting loose too, and that's going to cost me a small fortune to replace if I lose more weight.
TheBigKahuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:35 AM   #24
Senior LCF Member
 
TheBigKahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 278
Gallery: TheBigKahuna
Stats: 290/227/220
WOE: reduced carb
Start Date: January 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerickson View Post
My mom is over 200 pounds and fits into a size 14 jeans, I am 176 and fit the same size as her. Mine are a little looser than hers but she is 25 pounds heavier than I am. We are shaped similar with an Apple shape. Am I to assume she has more lean muscle than me? If I can get into smaller sizes at a higher weight, that would be great! I am just getting started so I am interested in seeing what results I get! Everyone's results are encouraging!
My wife carries all of her extra weight in her rear and thighs, but her mother carries every extra ounce in her belly. They are entirely opposite.
TheBigKahuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 02:45 PM   #25
Senior LCF Member
 
Mom2AandE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 287
Gallery: Mom2AandE
Stats: 237/177/140
WOE: Low Carb-due to PCOS
Start Date: May 25, 2013
I am 5'1" and started in a 22WP pant and a 1x top. I am now in a Petite 16 pant and a PL top. I loved going from the Women's Dept to the Petite Dept where I used to shop.
Mom2AandE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 06:11 PM   #26
Senior LCF Member
 
3kidsandasheltie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tiger Country
Posts: 209
Gallery: 3kidsandasheltie
Stats: 230(highest)/110/110
WOE: low carb
I started out in a tight 18/20 and xxl, now I wear 0/2 and small sometimes xsmall.
3kidsandasheltie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 06:18 AM   #27
Junior LCF Member
 
Jink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 20
Gallery: Jink
Stats: 5'10: 230/163/158
WOE: LCHF
Start Date: July 2013
Started out at 230 pounds/ size 18. Now I'm 175 wearing size 8-10. I'm 5'10
Jink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 09:49 PM   #28
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 28
Gallery: KampyKool
Stats: 2007: 216/144......... 2014: 219/204/145
WOE: Atkins
Just starting my LC journey over again.

Seven years ago I lost 70lbs and went from a 16 to size 4. I'm 5'5". (after injury/surgery and 3 years of riding the couch, I'm back up 75 )

What I did before, and am doing again because it was soooo motivating, was buy Lee's Low Rider jeans size 12, 10, 8 and 6, and I hung them up on the back of my bedroom door. (bought two at a time at Walmart, $20 each)

Every time I lost 15 or more lbs I would take the next size down and try them on. When they would fit I would wear them on my 'girl's night out' and announce the change to my girlfriends. They were so supportive and got to be just as excited about the changes as I was.

Since the jeans are all by the same manufacturer and cut the same way, it was a great visual tracker. I know it isn't supposed to be about the size of clothes, but lets face it, that 'number' really does help with motivation. I was so psyched when I had to go back and buy the 4's!

Good luck to you on your journey!

Edit: It was also motivating to see the jeans hanging on my door first thing in the morning and as last thing before going to bed. It was a great visual reminder of my goals.

Last edited by KampyKool; 03-07-2014 at 09:55 PM..
KampyKool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 02:12 AM   #29
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,695
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/120/130 BMI=20.6
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
I started at 24wp pants/jeans & 3XL tops (8 months ago). Now I'm in size 6 jeans/pants & Med/Large tops depends on the cut. And when I started (again this time around) my goal was 150 lbs and size 12/14.

Funny but in my mind's eye, I'm still 250 pounds... which is probably a blessing since it helps me to continue with this WOE.
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 03:53 AM   #30
Senior LCF Member
 
jerickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Hampton, IA
Posts: 185
Gallery: jerickson
Stats: 195/183/125?
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014 re-start
KampyKool that is a great idea to do with the pants! All these huge size changes give me hope that I too will shrink quite a bit. I have already lost 20 pounds since last August but did not go down any sizes yet. I did not lose it doing low carb, so I am hoping by going low carb I will lose the fat this time that takes up more space! Thanks for giving me hope!
jerickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:24 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.