Pant size

on 9/12/17 2:20 pm
VSG on 08/21/17 with

Im three weeks out from surgery and down about 30 pounds. I feel great. I've been getting lots of compliments. My shirts drape better. My pants, however, aren't really even loose. Anyone else lose a a significant amount before their pant size went down?

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 193

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

on 9/12/17 2:24 pm
VSG on 10/25/16

It seems I lost weight in the reverse order that I gained. My thighs and butt took a long time to reduce significantly. I am down 120 pounds and my thighs are finally melting way.

on 9/12/17 3:17 pm
VSG on 06/26/17

Im pear shaped and am finding that my hips, bum and upper legs are the slower loss areas

My stomach flatted first

I have dropped 2 sizes now at 2.5 mths and a loss of around 48 lbs so you might find you will just miss a size

Gwen M.
on 9/12/17 4:58 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I didn't need new pants for 50+ pounds. I figure it's because my pants were tight when I had surgery. So I had to lose weight first for them to fit well. Then I had to lose more weight for them to be baggy enough to replace.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

on 9/13/17 7:15 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

Glad to know that you had a similar experience but hope I need them sooner rather than later. The cheap "fat pants" I bought at the end of last school don't have pockets. I'm ready to get rid of them.

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 193

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

on 9/13/17 3:33 am - Woburn, MA

They say clothes size changes with every ten pounds - this is only true if you're thin. At larger sizes it would take 30-20 lbs to change sizes - and i feel like i was in a 12 forever. However, once I got lower than that, it truly was about 10 lbs a size.

     VSG on 04/28/2014 

on 9/13/17 4:37 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

That's what has had me wondering. I had never heard that 10lb = 1 size, but a friend asked how much I lost and then said "oh, you must be down 2 or 3 sizes." Glad to known it's not just me.

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 193

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

Cecily C.
on 9/13/17 6:03 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

There's a paper towel theory I've heard to describe this. Think of a new roll of paper towels. If you pull off a few sheets, the overall size of the roll doesn't change. Now let's say that roll is nearing the end. Removing a few sheets makes a dramatic difference in the size of the roll.

So when it comes to your body and losing weight, your biggest areas are going to take the longest to show a difference. And the parts that don't have as much fat to lose are going to look smaller soonest.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 160.6

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

on 9/13/17 7:16 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

That makes sense. Good analogy.

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 193

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

White Dove
on 9/13/17 8:37 am

What a great analogy

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