I had a question. I remember seeing on Oprah awhile back that usually when you lose 10 pounds it equals 1 dress size.. is this true for anyone?
I have lost 10-11 pounds so far, and definitely haven't lost a dress size yet. I'm sure it depends on your body type and such, but i was just wondering if anyone found this to be true. Thanks!
I have always hear that is true, 10 lbs = 1 size. But, I have lost 11 lbs so far, and I have not dropped a size yet, but I have lost a total of 8 inches over my whole body.
When I was around 185, I was in a 16 jeans. Now I'm 150 and size 11. so that's about 2-3 sizes and 35 pounds..I guess the 10 pounds=a size is kinda true in my case.
Original Post by nenj:
when i was a size 14, i was 167 lbs, now at 148 lbs i m a size 6. At 161 lbs I was 12. So 10 lbs = 1 size worked intially, but then the last 12 lbs has translated into 3 sizes. I think it hugely depends on your body.
Totally agree with you, and also depends in the frequency and amount of excercise you make. I drop sizes quite quickly but also I excercise almost daily so that helps a lot!
10 lbs = 1 dress size is only average estimation. In addition to height & muscle mass....
To get size 8 from size 10, it only requires a 1-inch decrease in the waist while from size 12 to size 10, it requires a 1.5-inch decrease (it may vary company by company but usually this is true for the brands I use :)
So no wonder it is more difficult to get size 10 from 12 than size 8 from 10.
Also, how much a person weighs is another important consideration. Think about a roll of toilet paper - when it is a new roll, it takes several pieces of the toilet paper to reduce the size of the roll. When it is almost finished, it takes only a couple of pieces of the toilet paper to reduce the size. Not sure if this makes sense :)
So if you just began your weight loss-healthy life style, don't get discouraged!! It gets easier to see the results later :) However, in the beginning of weight loss, it is easier to take off pounds so I'd like to get encouraged by #s in the beginning and by dress size later :) I always think positively :)
I have been on this improved lifestyle for about a month and have lost 13.2 pounds (yes I claim the .2). My pants/jeans fit looser, but I definitely have not gone down a dress size.
I'm only 5ft 1ish and I've lost 10 pounds, pretty sure that isn't a dress size, might have something to do with having such wide hips that won't allow me to drop a size at all!
I'm 5"3 and have lost just over 20 lbs (way hay!!) but have not gone down a size yet. In trousers and jeans, i could have for my legs and butt as they have shrunk but my stomach is still too big. So I am now wearing jeans that are soooo baggy around my legs and butt. Another couple of inches of my tummy should do it.
There is actually a 40 POUND range for me, where I am the same size 16. Ugghh. (180-220) It is really hard to diet when there is no visible loss and I cant shop for new clothes...
Then, when I hit 180 miraculously the sizes drop about every 5 lbs. Everybody is different.
Original Post by newbjy:
(yes I claim the .2)
I would do too except my scale has only .5 readability (am going to buy a Tanita)
It wasn't until I'd lost a total of around 50 pounds that I started going down in clothing sizes, and it's been very rapid since then. One day I was a size 18, the next day a size 10.