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Trying to figure out what my waist size will be for the winter. I've gone from a jeans 56 slowing to a 42 (Duluth Trading). 6'1, 265. Lost 130lb so far. I fit a Duluth Trading 42, but use Large sized underwear from Duluth, and K-Mart dept store brands. I can get a 40 to be about an inch from forcing it to close, just can't fit into a 40 yet. But, something that might come about in a couple months? I am still averaging 3+ lbs a week loosing, but stalls are more pronounced.

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What size is a piece of string?

No one can predict this because everyone is different. Also whatever shape you are now you will be the same type of shape but smaller . I'm an apple - when I lost weight I was a smaller apple but still an apple. So it all depends where you retain your weight

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I would guess one inch loss in your waist is attainable in two months to three months though.

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Sounds like you should just wear a belt and when the timing seems right, drop a couple sizes.

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Check out venturibelt.com Kickstarted them a while ago, honestly one of the best belts I've ever owned.

Edited by Matt Z

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To amswer your question, I think this is a bit different for everyone, but somewhere around 25 to 30 BMI your waist size should stabilize. I'm at 27 now, and my waist settled at a 34W around 30 or 31 BMI.

Edited by BlueCrush

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I am a 34 right now but my jeans and pants are getting big on me. I might have to try 32's. One thing I noticed is that jeans, khakis, dress pants all fit differently. I am a 34 with one, and some a 36 and vice versa. The madness of constantly having to buy new clothes is crazy.

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I haven't lost any weight since July, but I'm still losing inches off my waist, so I wouldn't go by BMI.

I've also noticed that I'm a size 38 in Lucky jeans, a size 40 in Wrangler cargo pants, a size 42 in Old Navy cargo short, etc., etc. I don't know if this was the case prior to surgery, or if I just didn't care.

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