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Pants size and weight


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I don't know if anyone else has had this issue but I pick up health mags and read about these women who lose weight and it tells the amount not the size. Now for me the most important thing is not the amount I weigh but my pants size. I want to get down to a size 12 but a size 10 would be fab. I'm just sick of having to go to 3 or 4 stores to get 1 pair of pants. So I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm 5'8" and large boned and am trying to see if there is anyone who is close to that and a size 12 that could tell me what they weigh. I'm trying to figure out how much I need to lose to get down to that size so if you could help please reply. thanks

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I'm 5' 7.5" , and also a pretty large frame.

At 214 lbs I was wearing size 20 Arizona jeans.  

Now at 167 I'm in size 12 Old Navy jeans that are starting to get a little loose (needed a belt today!).  I'd say they fit perfectly at 175, not tight or loose.

 Edit - see my gallery - the pic in the white shirt, I had just bought those size 12 jeans that weekend and I was 174.

5'8" and med/lg framed.  I wore a 12 at 180 or so, a 10 was getting loose at 170, 6s are a little loose still at 150-153. 

I am pretty muscle-ly under the 25-27% body fat I still carry...

In my experience everyone is different.  I'm 5'6", medium frame and weigh 205.  I had to lose 30 pounds before I dropped from an 18 to a 16.  Other people I know lose 10 or 15 pounds and drop a size.  At my skinniest I was 152 and still wore a 12.  I'm pear shaped, which makes a difference.  My top half is usually a size smaller than my bottom half.

Good luck! 

I am taller than you but at 5'10'' 158lbs I wear a 10/12 (or size 30) in most pants. Hope this helps

Oh and I'm a small frame

Just because someone is the same height as you and is the size 12 or 10 you want to be doesn't mean that their weight will determine how much you should weigh to be that same size. Everyone has a different body type and gains and looses weight in different areas. Here we are talking about stomach fat, some people can have more weight in their arms and legs and be overweight with a smaller pant size.

You are better off to measure your waist line in centimeters, because it's more acurate than inches, and see how many centimeters the size you want is. Then work from there.

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Hi

I'm 5'9 SW193 size14 at 180 size12 now160 size10 getting a bit loose, my goal weight is 143. And I'm small frame but big in the thighs and hips.

hope this helps.

I think the clothing manufactures have a conspiracy going to make the sizes a little larger than they used to be.  In 1992 I was 178 and wore a size 14.  Today I am 177 (after a 49 pound weight loss) and wear a solid 12.  I'm 5'6" and also large framed.  While it felt great to try on five different size 12 pants and have all of them fit, I think the sizes have gotten a little larger than they were in the past.  Hope that helps!

Obviously not a topic for a guy to weigh in on but...

I like your attitude concerning amount of weight loss.  Dropping 40 pounds would be a wonderful start for a 300 pounder but a distaster for a 100 pounder.  I appreciate your feeling about pant size.  I was really glad to get down to 34 inch waist from a 38 inch waist.  But I think the numbers are arbitrary.

Consider this.  Thirty years ago, I was a 30 something karate blackbelt (among other things) and in the best shape of my life.  I weighed 165 pounds.  My wife was razzing me about my double chin and love handles.  Today I am in the 170 to 175 range and thinking 165 would be a good weight.  The problem is my per cent body fat.  Its about 16%.  Dropping another 5 pounds or so would push my per cent body fat to levels that are hard to achieve and even harder to maintain.

I have 3 suggestions.  First, figure out what a realistic weight is for you and get comfortable with that.  Second, look into clothes styles that look good on you instead of trying to fit youself into something that looks good on somebody else.  Third, change your attitude and your screen name -- you are too intelligent to be putting yourself down as a "fatnobody".

hmmm...

Here's a perfect example how little weight really means when it comes to size.

I was just reading the posts and I saw that someone who weighs exactly the same as I do and also has a large frame (yet is 4 1/2 inches taller) wears at least one FULL SIZE larger than I do. Because I have less height over which to "spread the weight around", if all things were equal, I should be wearing a larger size than the other poster, not the other way around.

Believe it or not, I am 5'3", and weigh 214 lbs. I wear a size 18 pants mostly (sometimes a 16, depending on the cut, fabric, etc.) I am actually bigger on bottom than on top, so my size on top is even smaller. Based on this and other experiences, I am betting that a lot of women weighing what I do at my height are probably in sizes that are considerably larger.

Because of my muscle to fat ratio and the way my weight is distributed, I will always weigh much more than it looks like I do....Therefore, I have decided to say "screw it" when it comes to weight, and just go exclusively by size and inch loss.

if this helps any im 5'5 cw 196 and wear a size 14 (by the looks and feel 12 soon).  Im large frame with an hourglass figure.

I agree with Gipsygirl....size at a weight depends totally on fat distribution, height and how much muscle you have.

I'm muscular, medium-framed, 5'7.5", 172lbs and I wear an US 8. 

Exactly 5'3. pear shaped, 189 pounds, size 16 pants and a large top.  It  definatley depends on how you are "put together" as well on what is underneath the body fat that you are losing.  If there is no muscle tone built up under the fat (if it is just fat under the fat), then it will take longer until you lean out to fit into the smaller pants.  At lease this is the case with me.

smfarver78 is right. It all depends on muscle mass and fat distribution. For instance, I am 5 ft. 8 in. and 162 pounds with a medium frame, and wear sizes 10 and 11. Losing 5 pounds would drop me an entire size, gaining 5 puts me at the lower end of a 12 and 13. A lot of my weight is dense muscle in my legs, but I do not have as much tone in the hip and midsection, so my size can fluctuate easier than someone who is more muscular in these areas. My top size stays pretty consistent since my 36DD breasts are determined to stay put (which some days I thank them for and others I curse them). Most medium tops just will not go over them unless they have some stretch in that area. I tend to feel a bit obliged to stay at the high end of healthy weight because I am afraid of looking off-balance by being too topheavy. Back to the point, not every woman who is a particular height, weight, and frame are going to be the same size.  I am the same as you in that my goal was a certain size, not weight. Since you are large framed, a size 12 might be easier to attain, but a 10 probably would not be unrealistic. My mother is a large boned person who is 5 ft. 10 in. and she looks like she is slightly ill at a 12, and looks like a skeleton at a 10, so everybody is different. Do what makes you happy.

smfarver78 is right. It all depends on muscle mass and fat distribution. For instance, I am 5 ft. 8 in. and 162 pounds with a medium frame, and wear sizes 10 and 11. Losing 5 pounds would drop me an entire size, gaining 5 puts me at the lower end of a 12 and 13. A lot of my weight is dense muscle in my legs, but I do not have as much tone in the hip and midsection, so my size can fluctuate easier than someone who is more muscular in these areas. My top size stays pretty consistent since my 36DD breasts are determined to stay put (which some days I thank them for and others I curse them). Most medium tops just will not go over them unless they have some stretch in that area. I tend to feel a bit obliged to stay at the high end of healthy weight because I am afraid of looking off-balance by being too topheavy. Back to the point, not every woman who is a particular height, weight, and frame are going to be the same size.  I am the same as you in that my goal was a certain size, not weight. Since you are large framed, a size 12 might be easier to attain, but a 10 probably would not be unrealistic. My mother is a large boned person who is 5 ft. 10 in. and she looks like she is slightly ill at a 12, and looks like a skeleton at a 10, so everybody is different. Do what makes you happy.

I am big boned and 5ft 7. I'm a 12 (10 on a really good day) and last time I checked I was 158 lbs.

I agree with the others who said everyone is different.  Different body sizes and shapes will take different sizes, depending on the distribution of weight on that particular body.  I am 5' 4" and I weigh 198.  I am getting into some size 16 (US) pants now, and still need an 18 in others, depending on the brand/fit.  I am short in the trunk and I have short arms and legs too.  I tend to carry most of my weight in the middle (apple).  In my opinion, there are just too many variations in bodies to say a certain weight will wear a certain size.  As for goals, mine is neither a size or a number.  My goal is to get healthy, get in shape, and be able to physically chase my grandson around the park when he is old enough to run and play!  Thus the screen name.........  good luck to all!  Kiss

 

 

I'm 5'6" and just under 200lbs. My size 20 jeans are baggy on me (pull-them-down-without-unbuttoning-them loose) and I've been looking for new ones. Jeans sizes/shapes vary drastically and I fit into a couple of size 16s and even a 14 in one brand. But other size 16s couldn't even do up. It all depends...

Im 5' 5" and weigh 149 and still weir 14-16 idky but i still do.

hey, I'm 5'8 and weigh 135 pounds, I wear size 7-9 jeans (not sure which, cuz I have 1 pair size 7 that's too big, but I've also got 1 or 2 size 9s that fit well)

I started off at 165, and think I wore around size 10/11

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Im 5' 5" and weigh 149 and still weir 14-16 idky but i still do.

 I'm 5'5" and weigh 149 and wear a size 4-6.  Very strange comparison.

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