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#1 of 6 Old 04-04-2011, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm currently a size 18. I've lost about 13 lbs and although my pants are fitting a tad looser I'm still wearing the same size. How many pounds did you have to lose to go down a dress size? I know it might vary from person to person but I'm just trying to get a general idea.

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For me, it's about 7. Some of the weight you've lost may be water weight, and you may also have gained some muscle if you're working out.

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It's a wide range depending on how toned I am.  I can be the same size within a range of 20 pounds ... less muscle on the lower weight side and lots of muscle on the heavier side.  Sometimes I will lose a size, but no weight if I'm doing a lot of cardio and strength training.  This past year I lost 15 pounds, but went from a size 10 to a size 4-6 (depending on the cut of the pant).  Some of that weight was from having a baby, so I had a lot of toning to do. 

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usually for me it's about 15 pounds.  it is more sketchy the higher the numbers because it will vary depending on HOW you carry the weight.

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My 18's were tight when I first started losing weight, so 20 pounds till I fit comfortably in a 16.  And then a quick 10 pounds and now 14's are comfy, even loose.  So, it is a wide range.  



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it is a wide range...i have started some intense cardio/interval workouts and have lost about 5 pounds 2 weeks in.  i went down a pants size with the first 3 and now with the next 2 seem to have lost a boob size?!  i have also got back into following the Eat to Live diet so in addition to eating more vegs i am watching sodium. 

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