When first reading everyone's wonderful blogs and reading all the boards out there - one of the things I really wanted to know and understand through everyone else's experiences was - as they went through the weight loss process, how much and what types of food were they eating (I still appreciate it when everyone details this from time to time to guage my eating) and what 'size' pants they were at certain weights. I know we're all shaped differently and are different heights which makes all the difference in the world. That's why I always tried to find someone at a similar height, age and build to sort of guage myself against. So for anyone who is in search of the same info - I wanted to share my stats in this area:
Age: 40 (so weird to type that b/c I don't 'feel' 40)
At my highest weight, 236 = size 18W were snug - I was pushing it, size XL top, 40DD bra. No hope fitting into a regular 18 (non-"W" Women's). Felt a lot of my weight in my butt/hips and my waist.
At 220= size 18W were big/loose, size XL top, 40DD bra. Regular 18 fit ok, size 16 - no way b/c too tight in the waist. Felt the loss in my waist only. Size 16 jeans - could button but muffin top made it unwearable in public. Size 14 jean - couldn't even zip.
At 206= size 18W are to big to wear, size XL top, 40DD bra. Regular 18 are almost too big, size 16 fits perfectly. Felt loss in my waist mostly but also now my hips b/c the regular size 18 dress pants fall a little low and I have to keep pulling them up. Size 16 Levi/Gap jeans - fit well in the waist, loose in the legs and hips - I prefer them a little tighter. Size 14 - I can zip & button - but they are a little too tight in the stomach to wear in public. I even notice a difference in my work out clothes - the pants are much looser in the butt and waist and the tops are more comfortable b/c they are more loose. LOVE IT! I still wear an XL, mainly b/c of my boobs which are still filling the 40DD cup. I actually would really like my boobs to get smaller b/c I think I'd look thinner with smaller boobs.
So what will 195 bring? That's 10 lbs from here. A size 14 maybe??