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How long does it take to notice?

Postby ProudMumOf1 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:07 pm

I've lost 4.5kg so far but I started at 93kg so what do you all think it will be really noticeable to me. I think personally that the bigger you start out the longer it takes to notice. Simply because at a lighter weight you have less to lose so if someone that was in the 50's-60's lost 5kg it would be really noticeable whereas with me it's not really hmm except maybe a bit in my face.

LOL Sorry for the ramble what do you think?
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby shelbel » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:51 pm

Hi Jennifer,
Of course this thing varies from person to person and depends on body shape, height, so many factors, but i had the same starting weight as you, i have a hourglass figure and am 160cm. It took about 10-12kgs before people started commenting. And when it did happen it seemed to be overnight! One day EVRYONE commenting!

Your going really well and in no time the compliments will be rolling in :D
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:14 pm

I think you're right that it depends on percentage of weight lost rather than just kilos when it comes to noticing a visual difference. I also think it depends on how long it's taking you to lose the weight too. I've been losing very, very slowly so the only people who have made comments are people who haven't seen me for months at a time!
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby GoddessInside » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:22 pm

I agree at times that it can take longer for a bigger person to show, however for me it started showing at the 5kg mark, especially around my face and my belly wasnt as "out there" as it has been !
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby ProudMumOf1 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:42 pm

Thanks for everyones replies.

GoddessInside - Your doing really well I've seen your before and during pics and your right I can notice the loss in your photo's......WELL DONE :)

ShelBel - I am about the same height as you as well. 163cm so Hopefully by 80kg I will notice the difference. :)
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby Jodie91 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:24 pm

By 80kg you will definately be noticing the difference. I started at 95 and got down to 84 and people started to comment. Then I gain 5 kg back again:( oh well onward and upward or should that be downward.

Just keep going and the comments will be rolling in before you know it.

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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby milkyway » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:38 pm

You might start to notice other changes first - like clearer skin, brighter eyes, stronger nails etc. These are just some of the other perks of weightloss besides the actual weightloss :D
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby ProudMumOf1 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:04 pm

Jodie - I'm confident that you will suceed in getting the gained weight back on. First you need to set your mind. I think weight loss is more of a mind game then anything!

Milkyway - Wow I never thought of it like that before, I can notice clearer skin maybe even looks a tad more tanned.
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby Kimmie » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:12 pm

I definitely agree about the improvement in skin! The other thing I really like about regular exercise is just feeling stronger -- it's really empowering. :)
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby Moomoo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:12 pm

I'm 175cm and am 100.8kg I've lost 4.7 kgs and although I can't see the difference on myself, I can feel it.
For one I can do my pants up without having to breathe in! and my FAT pants are now getting a bit big.
This morning I asked my fiance to take some pictures of me in undies so that I can compare them to the pictures I got him to take in December. I'm hoping to see a difference! Fingers crossed.
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby deej » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:14 pm

Yeah, I started at about 160kgs and have lost about 13kgs but hardly anyone has noticed. I'm 6'3 and carry my weight all over, so it may be a while yet before I get a few comments about my progress.

Main thing is that I know!!! Even after a couple of days of exercise I felt MUCH better, next thing I noticed after about 4 days was how much clearer and fresher my skin was. I also noticed early on that the exercise put me in better spirits and less depressed/down. Now after a month of exercise I can definitely notice more muscle tone, looser clothes etc. And I've noticed my face is much thinner...for some reason that's where I lose fat first lol.

Just keep at it, notice the changes yourself and stay positive ..... others will eventually catch on.
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby senoritanita » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:44 pm

for me its about 10 or 12 kilos, for me to notice or anyone else. But after that point you start noticing more and more changes as the weeks go on. It's just sticking with it to lose that first 10 or 12 that's the challenge!
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby ProudMumOf1 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:53 am

UPDATE: I can now notice in my tum tum abit as well as my face. I got my 1st during photo developed and can see the difference will have to wait to post them though as my dig cam is away getting repaired.
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby loveat116 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:06 pm

Yeah it really depends.

I don't really notice my weight loss when I look at myself, but i'll try on old clothes and find that they are too big, and find that I fit into a 6-8 even though I still think im a large 10!

It also depends what your body image is like as well.
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Re: How long does it take to notice?

Postby Fiona25 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:14 pm

Yep, I hear ya ^!

2 months ago I went to target and tried on a size 10 pair of 3/4 jeans and I had serious muffin top going on. I went in 2 days ago and tried the exact same ones on (25% off too :wink: ) and they were swimming on me! I ended up getting the 8's which fit like a glove!

So while i've only lost 5kgs or so since then and can't notice a massive difference in the mirror, the clothes don't lie!

And yep, other changes such as fitness, clearer skin, brighter eyes, shinier hair etc.
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