(Closed) stupid question, 8 to a 6 or maybe a 4….

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Depends on the bodytype, but I would say about 20lbs. So about 10lbs per dress size.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s more about firming up, as sizes are according to inches, not weight. If you want to slim down, adding some light cardio to tone up your muscles will give you a leaner physique and get you into a size 4 better than just dieting. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

No way to know…

It also depends on height, as well as body shaped (pear, apple etc). A size 4 top or pants? etc.

Instead measure your waist and pick a number that works for you and make that your target.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think you can actually give a specific number.  It depends on body type and how much you workout and how many inches you lose.  You can lose inches w/out losing pounds.  For example I went from 141 to 128 = 13 pounds BUT went from a size 32 jeans down to a size 27/28.  13 pounds isn’t much, but I lost a lot of inches. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah, definitely varies a lot.  I actually lost a size while gaining weight.  It’s much better to measure but better still to just change the habits that are less healthy, get more active, and see where you end up.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d say losing two sizes is doable by July, I’d also say on average about 10 lbs per size.  I’m trying to do the same (well really by May as that is when I’m getting my dress fitted).  It also depends on your frame…no matter how weight I lost, my hips will never be a size four! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went from a size 8/10 to a size 4 in about 4 months. Overall, I lost somewhere between 15-20 lbs. But I’m short (5’1). Honestly, I did not own a scale (and still don’t) so I’m not sure how much I weighed when I started, or how much I weigh now. I just have a general idea.  I think its better to focus on how your clothes fit than a number on a scale. It’s definitely possible to do it by your wedding, just make sure you do it in a healthy way so the weight stays off.

But PP have the right idea, I think it depends on your frame. I started out a size 4-6 and gained weight while in school, which I then lost. If you have always been a size 8, it’s probably going to be a lot harder for you to get down to a 4. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh I can answer this one, for me personally! Last sspring I was definitely a size 8. I am 5’5, I was 143 lbs. I went from an 8 to a 4 by the end of summer. My ending weight was 133 lbs. So I lost 10 lbs, gained a ton of muscle, and shed a lot of fat. So I was looking pretty good. Unfortunately, I have to do it all over again! booo hoo, damn stress eating!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

im 5’6 and it takes 15-20 lbs for me to drop a size. i am hourglass shaped and very proportioned…. if that helps 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 5’5 also and a size 8 at 160 lbs, size 6 at 150 lbs, and a size 4 at 140 lbs.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It really depends. I’ve lost 12 lbs and haven’t dropped a size yet. I’ve also lost 1.5″ on my hips, but am still wearing the same size pants.

It takes 15-20lbs per size for me too.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m 5’10” and I lost 20 lbs and about 1.5 sizes.  The taller you are the more weight it takes!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 5”5 and weigh 130lbs. I’m a usually anywhere from a size 4-6. At my heaviest I weighed 143 and was a size 7-8. It really all depends on how much muscle you have; how toned you are.

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