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Predict my dress size if I lost weight!


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I'm 5'6 and was 215 pounds, my dress size then was 16 top and 18 bottom (pear shape). Now I'm 201 pounds and fits a size 14 top and 16 bottom. My goal in CC is, for now, to get to 155 pounds, the highest end of the 'healthy scale' on the BMI charts. I'm happy with that, being overweight ALL. MY. LIFE.

Problem is, I'm not sure what size that'll be if I got to 155 pounds!

Guess away, I really want to get a beautiful dress in that size and put it on my wall to remind me of my goal!

 

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Hmm - well I'm 5'7" and started at 214 lbs, I was a 20 or 22 top (I'm top heavy) and a 20 bottom, so I guess you were lucky being a smaller size than me.  You must have a smaller frame.  

Right now I'm 165 and wearing a large/XL top (again, the boobs) and a size 10 jean. 

So for you, with your goal being 10 less than what I am now, and seemingly smaller to begin with, I would guess a size 6-8.

It totally depends on where you carry your weight, but I'm 5'6" and 138 and wear a size 4 dress, so I would say you'd be maybe an 8 -- but again, it could definitely be smaller, just depends on your shape. Congrats on doing so well so far!

I'm 5'6" 153 and I wear a size 8 or 10 pants and probably around a size 8 dress, maybe a 6 depending on the store. I tend to carry most of my weight in my thighs, hips and butt so I can usually fit into a smaller dress size than I can pants size.

Bottom line is that it's going to be really hard to guess your size because every body is different AND sizes at differnent stores can vary as well.

Congrats on losing the first 15! I'm using clothing as my motivation too, but i'm going to wait to get it once I'm at my goal size to make sure my new jeans fit perfectly! :)

this is ultimately all going to depend on your fat to muscle ratio... so the real question is, how hard are you going to work for it?

The more body fat you have, the bigger you are going to look... simple. pound for pound muscle takes up less space then fat does, so if you lose fat and keep/build more muscle you will look leaner overall

This means that you need to get moving, work those muscles!!... you'll lose weight faster, and the weight that you do lose is more likely to be fat

When you diet, sure you'll lose weight, but there is no telling what kind of weight you're losing. It's mainly going to be a mixture of water, muscle, lean tissue, and some fat... with exersize you can guarentee that a bigger portion of this weight loss will be fat

Without exersize you are only going to be a smaller version of your former flabby self. But with exercise you will tone and shape your body, making you look thinner and feel better... it's a win-win situation

so it's up to you.. you can be 155lbs and a size 10-12 OR you can be 155lbs and a size 6-8 (or smaller)... make sense?

good luck

 

carmenxox - wow that actually makes a lot of sense. Does that mean I have a lot more muscle mass to begin with?

I don't exercise much, but I have always done dancing and karate and tae kwan do - generally a lot of cardio. I suck at strength, though.

But.. great insight! I'm SO buying that cute maxi dress I saw the other day. :D

I'm almost 5'6", 145 lbs, pear shaped, athletic/medium build.

I carry all of my weight in my thighs/bum and a bit in my tummy.

I wear a Small-Medium on top and and Med-Large on the bottom (29/30 in jeans or 8/9 in dress pants)

Original Post by sense_less143:

carmenxox - wow that actually makes a lot of sense. Does that mean I have a lot more muscle mass to begin with?

I don't exercise much, but I have always done dancing and karate and tae kwan do - generally a lot of cardio. I suck at strength, though.

But.. great insight! I'm SO buying that cute maxi dress I saw the other day. :D

it may mean that you have more muscle mass to begin with.. if you want you could go get a BF% test done, that way you'll have a record of where you're at and where you want to be

an ideal BF% for females is around 20-25%

cardio is good, cardio will help to burn the fat insulating your muscles.. but weight training will help to keep your metabolism revved for hours afterwards... for best results you should do both

but of course its a personal thing, find something you like and stick with it, this will ultimately give you the most benefits, cause if you don't like it then you wont do it.

you'll be about a size 8.

Well the kinds of foods you eat and exercise you do will play in a lot, along with your natural body shape of course...

 

For me though, I am a tad over 5'7" with an "hourglass" shape. I also have D-cups that often make me choose a dress size up than what my waist and hips fit into. I eat clean and exercise at a "Moderate" level with both weights and cardio.

I was a dress size 12 at 167lbs, and am currently between a dress size 10 and 12 at 158lbs. (US sizes).

I think you  are going to be a size 8-10 , if somethig is really fitted I whould go for a 10 . I hope you get there ....Smile

I am 5'6" and when i was 166 i was a size 14; now i am 156 and 12 in jeans and 10-12 in dresses. 

It depends on your body type, i don't have a small waste (naturally) or big hips, so i have a hard time finding jeans: if they fit my waste, they hang off my butt; if i find jeans that fit my butt, they squeeze my tummy.  It totally depends on your body type.

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