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9/28/12 1:25 P


I agree. It wasn't you. it was the SIZING. Just because a dress might say it's a size 10, doesn't mean it's a size 10 that fits YOUR measurements. We've been having this discussion about vanity sizing and the lack of standardization in women's clothes over in the Spark Cafe. You can read more about that here if you'd like.

The point is that size 10 in a dress varies from designer to designer. So, while you might fit a size 10 in say Ralph Lauren, you might have to wear a size 12 in Ann Taylor.

So, don't beat yourself up because a particular size didn't fit properly. there really is a lot of sizing variation in women's clothing.

9/28/12 12:55 P

It's definitely the dress. All clothes are (annoyingly) made differently, so while you may vary between size X and size Y most of the time occasionally you're going to be a size Z, and who knows? Sometimes maybe a size W. The important thing to focus on is how hard you've been working. It's also true that for some people the weight doesn't start falling off right away (me included!!!). If that's the case for you, make sure you're taking other measurements. They can be literal measurements like your waist, hips, thigh, etc, or they can be general gauges of mood, sleeping through the night, or even how well your current clothes fit you. If you keep working as hard as you have been you'll start seeing results. I know it's hard to wait for them, but they're worth it.

BETHS60 Posts: 566
9/28/12 12:08 P

Realistically, most people don't lose more than a pound or two in the first two weeks. Some people don't lose any weight for the first 2-3 weeks. (The results on the Biggest Loser are NOT typical for people in real life.)

But you are doing great! You are doing the right things for long-term health. emoticon

It's not you. It's the dress. It just fits differently than your usual clothes. Don't worry about it. Keep concentrating on you good habits, and you WILL make progress.

MAMA_CD Posts: 1,507
9/28/12 11:19 A

Measuring your daily intake and recording it could be a possible problem (record every bite). Or if all is well, it could be water retention, or maybe the dress sizes for that style are not standard.

Definitely frustrating, but if you're on track it'll work itself out.

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9/28/12 11:07 A

So I've been on track fully for two weeks. I get to the gym 3 times a week, eat within my calories and get plenty of water.

I went to the store this morning because I need a new outfit for a fundraiser I'm hosting this weekend. I took my usual two sizes into the dressing room, hoping the smaller one would fit. Instead, BOTH were too small and I had to go UP a size!

I'm so frustrated.

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