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Fitness Minutes: (1,687) Posts: 269 12/8/09 3:00 P
I can't really say for myself. I need to weight train to see any difference, and weight training adds muscle, so I don't lose as much weight as I'd like to.
If I do weight training a few times a week, and do the cardio, and drop a total of about 8 lbs, I go down a pants size. My bottom half is WAAAAY smaller than my top half, though. As heavy as I am, I'm still just a 14P in pants.
Wish I knew how much it would take to drop a SHIRT size, though!!
This is the only time we shorties win! I find, that because of my height when I lose 6-8 pounds I drop a size. My taller dieting friends estimate 10 or more.
Six pounds. That is it.
current weight: 95.5
Posts: 20 11/5/09 10:02 A
I lost 50 lbs and went from a (maternity 8? juniors 13) to a juniors 9
Fitness Minutes: (4,100) Posts: 215 7/8/09 3:49 P
I'm hoping that it takes about 10lbs to do the trick. It seems like that's what happened as I gained weight. I used to weigh 115-120 and wore size 8-10. I'm currently a 14-16 and weigh ~165. I remember at one point getting down to 140 or so, and wearing 11's... *sigh*
I'll get there again soon.... God willing...!
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current weight: 170.0
Fitness Minutes: (768) Posts: 17 6/16/09 7:20 P
Well I lost just about 30 pounds and have changed 1 size. I think it was when I lost about 15 pounds, when I was able to get rid of the size 18's!! I'm currently wearing size 16. Although they are lose on me, I can't fit into 14's yet! My body is built weird.. I have a MUCH smaller waist, then I do hips & thighs. My hips and thighs are MUCH bigger, so I am now starting to walk & run after work and I'm hoping that will decrease my hip & thighs!! I am 5'2-1/2" and now weigh 178!
Fitness Minutes: (33,571) Posts: 2,047 5/20/09 12:31 A
It is all about you and your body. I am 4'11" and weigh 155 lbs. I wear a size 6 sometimes I need the 8. I have toned a lot lately but not lost a lot of weight.
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current weight: 145.6
Posts: 1,508 5/4/09 12:07 A
For me it is usually between 7-10 lbs per size.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (25,716) Posts: 9,753 4/26/09 9:05 A
Everyone is different! Just keep on doing what you are doing and it will happen!
current weight: 127.0
Posts: 483 4/20/09 10:12 A
I think it takes less weight loss to drop a dress size if you are doing some strength training along with your cardio. It really helps me to take a tape measure about once a month and measure my hips, waist chest, and thighs. There is a place to record this information when you record your weight on this site.
Don't forget that you could also lose fat and gain muscle, and since muscle is denser so weighs more than fat you could lose inches and so perhaps go down a size even if not apparently losing much weight. So it depends on how you lose the weight and whether you do exercise that will build muscle or not.
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Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (19,065) Posts: 440 4/15/09 5:11 P
I've lost 60 lbs, and went from a size 22 dress to a 12 (10 sometimes), so I guess about 10 lbs. per size - for me, anyway.
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current weight: 154.0
Posts: 256 4/13/09 7:50 P
I'm 4'11" and usually I drop a size every 10-15 lbs depending on the clothes.
current weight: 182.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,311) Posts: 206 4/11/09 9:06 P
About 10lbs and I drop a size.
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current weight: 124.0
Posts: 403 4/8/09 11:34 A
I've lost 25 pounds so far and haven't dropped a full size yet. I wear an 18 in Levi's, and even though my current ones are loose, I still can't get into a 16 yet.
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current weight: 201.0
Posts: 275 4/6/09 6:29 P
My memory (from gaining) is about 8 - 10 pounds per size. I seem to remember it being less at the lower end of the sizes, so ~10 lbs for 16 to 14, but ~8 lbs for 8 to 6. I'm right at the top end of the height here ... 5'3".
Starting weight (1/2009) was 200 lbs. Now in maintenance mode!
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current weight: 120.5
Posts: 8,059 3/31/09 1:13 P
For me I need to loose 15 or more to drop 2 sizes.
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Pounds lost: 24.5
Fitness Minutes: (4,985) Posts: 1,493 3/31/09 10:47 A
I've been fluctuating the same 10 pounds for years and don't go up or down in my size, but I've been finally on track so I'm hoping to see a pants size drop, but with my track record, I know I'll have to drop more than 10 pounds to see a size drop.
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current weight: 156.8
Posts: 10,583 3/31/09 9:40 A
It depends, I've dropped 2 pant sizes and only 5 pounds. However, my body composition has greatly changed. This all happened when I started running. I went from a 12 to an 8. If you are just dieting, it took me around 10 pounds to go from a 14 to a 12. If you are doing strength training and cardio the difference could be less.
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current weight: 148.0
Posts: 11,723 3/31/09 1:34 A
actually depends more on manufacture 10 lbs is for the most part a pant/dress size drop but again depends on the person and clothing manufacture that's why at say walmart a size 18 in one kind of pants is so not a 18 in a different pant. cat
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