It really depends on the person's height/current weight/frame size and where they carry their weight.
I've lost 36 pounds.
I started in a size 22. I just went to the store to look for some different sizes to try on and see what size I was fitting and I fit into.... the size 22. That was horribly depressing. Why is it that when they add spandex to the denim, all of the sudden the jeans ALSO need to be skin tight? Like I need to walk around in denim colored leggings with these thighs.
If I go to the dress barn, the size 14W are loose so I'm figuring I'll need to go to the non-womens sizes soon there.
Who knows. I'm baffled at this point and totally depressed.
then I went to 145, and I had to go buy new pants because I was a size 10,
At 138, I had to go shopping again becasue I was a size 8. It all depends.
In highschool (2 years ago) I was 125, and a size 5, so it all depends.
I keep thinking that soon I will have lost enough to make a difference and get into another size smaller. But really it's the overall goal I am going for, so I am trying not to think about the sizes too much right now. I know my size 14 pants are way loose now. Thank God they have a drawstring or I'd have to buy some new pants. I don't have a lot of clothes and I am waiting as long as I can to get some new ones. I'll just keep pulling up my pants and tightening the draw string. In 8 weeks I should be to goal and I'll see what my new size is. That will be fun! Almost like unwrapping something and getting a surprise.
For my unique shape I can't really translate pounds into a drop in size. I do lose on top more easily or else it looks thinner faster b/c I gain more below the waist. I know if I stick to it I'll get there. I'm still losing so eventually it all must go.
i dont know when my sizes changed, but i know i went from probably a 16/18 maybe a 20 (cos i was wearing stretchy pants) to an 8/10 with the 75+ lbs i have lost in the last year.. i have wide hips, and some stomach flab still going on...my thighs and stomach are apparently going to be the last to go, but the thighs are looking much better, and the stomach has improved :)
I am 190 pounds a size 14 (not in vanity sizing)
It is about 12 pounds to loose a size for me, so i intend to loose about 25 pounds to get into a size 10 at 165 pounds.
I know this is a higher weight for the typical size 10, but my bone structure and muscle mass are higher than that of most women. My goal is to be a size 10 no matter how much weight I need to loose.