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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I watched the Make-Over week of the Biggest Loser and was amazed at how proud the one contestant was to fit into a size 10 at 173 pounds.

Wow! a size 10 at 173 pounds! A few years back when I was at my heaviest (174 pounds) I was outgrowing a size 16. I must have been shopping at the wrong store.

Back in my high school days, I weighed 135 and my mom made my clothes. I was a size 12 then. Now, I am back to 135 pounds and I can gain 40 pounds and drop a couple of sizes. Wow! How awesome is that!

~chuckle for today~

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/14/2013 9:24AM

    It can also depend on the brand. Certainly it depends on body shape and height as well.

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    It really all does depend on how you are built. I am 224 pounds and am a size 16. At 200 pounds I was between a 12 and 14. I would never go by what sizes they are wearing on the show. Juat go by what feels right on you.
Best of luck

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CURVYCATHY1 3/13/2013 12:17PM

  It also depends on how tall you are and where you carry your weight (and how much muscle you have). Two people both weighing 175 can be totally different shapes and sizes from each other.

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LOPEYP 3/13/2013 12:15PM

    I'm just bought a size 10 dress and I'm 155 so I think they are shopping in a special store. Wish I knew the name of it because I'd probably be a 6! emoticon

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STARR3575 3/13/2013 12:14PM

    It is crazy how it all works. Your right that some clothing stores are definitely different than others. When I was 165 I was a size 10, I am 198 and I am a size 16. I think it has a lot to do with how much muscle is on your body. Muscle holds in your body tighter so you can fit into smaller sizes. I just watched this past Mondays episode and Danni had gained 19 pounds of muscle and they said that was the most anyone has in 11 weeks on the show.
Anyway I hope that helps put it all into perspective. I hope you have a great day and keep pushing!

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