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Morning all.

I am 16 weeks post gastric sleeve surgery. I have lost 62 lbs yet I have not dropped a dress size. Has anyone else had this problem?

Beth

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It’s pretty common. There’s a huge gap between larger sizes. I had to lose about 50 pounds to drop a size when I started and now only about 10 pounds.

Also, a lot of us are wearing clothes that are stretchy, or maybe even a little tight at the beginning of our journeys. So we have to drop huge amounts to get to the next size.

Dont worry, it will happen!

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Got to remind myself this is the real world, you have to work for your miracles.

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Oh I am working hard enough thank you. Don’t post on here if you do not have kind or supportive advice.

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Dee is right, the higher your starting size the more weight you will need to drop to drop an actual size. You will notice once you get down to the lower end of plus sizes, or higher end of misses, say 16-18, you do not have to drop as much. Ten or fifteen pounds makes a much larger difference in size than it does above say a size 22.

To me, this is similar in the way that the more weight one has to lose, the longer it takes for people to notice and comment.

I am on my second closet clean out now at over 130 pounds down so it does get pricey, although it is fun to buy new things. Get as much use out of things you can and only buy things that are deeply discounted as you lose!

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Yes plus sizes are deceiving and mostly knit fabrics. It also depends on your shape and where you predominately hold your fat. I carry it mainly in my stomach and forever it wasn't budging. So I have skinny legs, no bum. Sometimes it takes awhile for all the fat, Fluid to shift around, the body needs time to adjust. I find during a long stall I will just melt inches. Just this past week my boobs are just f****** flat azz pancakes 😭 and now my abdomen is now a wrinkly sharpei puppy, finally! My niece on the other hand has a small waist, huge hips, slim face, and a big bum, so she would shrink differently than me.

I shop at Goodwill and St Vincent de Paul and LOVE filling my closet with those thrifty items as I drop sizes. So much fun!

You will get there. Congrats on your journey so far!

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Yeah I can understand what you're saying. I have big bum, slight pot-belly. and bigger calves, so where pants taper in I don't, and the pretty dress slacks are always pegged. Guess I'm stuck,in Boxer waist straight leg pants until the "reno " kicks into High Gear.

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When I started my preop diet on 4/18 I could hardly wear anything in my closet. I never bought anything above a 20W and just got by with super stretchy leggings and jeggings, loose tunic tops and open cardigans. I now can wear many things I could never get into and have actually sold brand new with tags clothes on eBay that are too big. Clothing sizes are so variable that it helps me to try a bunch of stuff on that now fit that lets my brain know I am getting smaller.

I still get frustrated when I am out shopping and some things are too tight even though I have other things in my closet the same size that fit.

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Do you have a before picture in any of those dresses? Because I bet, while they still fit, they fit differently now, at least.

(Also, I don't know about the rest of you, but some of my clothes that "fit," pre-op, are ... probably smaller than my, uh, actual size.)

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I agree with that! I probably fit better in my clothes but I am going away next week and have been having to buy summery clothes in the same size and it’s been disheartening really!

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Yeah, I feel that. It'd frustrate me, too.

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