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only had one person notice, but my clothes are loose

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I do not care about anyone knowing except me!

Learning to let go is hard, but it gets easier. I am not getting older just better!
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You never know who and when they will notice weight loss!



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People will recognize your loss but don't say anything sometimes because you are doing something about it and they are not

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I do not worry about other people. It is me that needs to be satisfied.

Learning to let go is hard, but it gets easier. I am not getting older just better!
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People recognize your weight loss when you least expect it!





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I am the last to notice

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The "notice" will be different for everyone. I have to lose a lot and then have my body redistribute the weight before anyone "ever" notices. Notice the word "ever," it tells the whole story :/

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It is a boost when others notice that you've lost a bit of weight. I've lost close to 40 pounds, but I have about 70 pounds to go. Very few folks notice that I've lost any weight at all (except on SparkPeople!). I've not yet invested in smaller clothes, so maybe my baggy attire conceals my secret. It's OK. I know how much weight I've lost and how much better I feel. That's motivation enough to keep on keeping on!

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My children noticed almost right away.

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I just asked our wellness coach and see said probably 30 - 40 pounds. She also said if you continue to wear loose fitting clothes it will be awhile as well.

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Funny just today someone asked me, "are you losing weight?"

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People who don't see you often will notice right away. Those around you every day will take more time to notice, but they will. The most important person to take notice should be yourself and how much better you'll be feeling when you do. Don't put too much into other people's praise. Do it for you! emoticon



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I think it depends on how much you have to lose. On a very thin person 5lbs is noticeable (although sometimes people can't tell what they are noticing - new haircut??). I found in the past it is 15 lbs before people are confident enough to comment.

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My sister-in-law commented after I was down one size & my husband comments often. I think, more importantly, is the fact the I was able to notice the difference after just a few pounds. Do this for yourself; the rest is a bonus.



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I sometimes think maybe people notice but don't want to say anything. Like they feel it's almost rude for them to point out you used to be overweight. But I guess when you've dropped a couple clothing sizes you could assume it's definitely noticeable.



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You can never tell!



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I would be happy if I was able to notice loss. But, I am just on day 3. So it may take a few weeks.

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it takes time but I have had several people notice that I am losing weight

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I lost 100 pounds before anyone commented.

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Between 30 & 50 lbs. Depends on how the person carries the weight.

I've lost almost 20 lbs and you can barely tell.

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I usually have to lose 30 lbs.

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You wouldn't comment when you notice that somebody gains weight. It is not polite to comment on a person's weight at all.



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Soon

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I think when we show more self confidence! Then they notice something’s different

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6/22/18 1:15 A

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I think people notice sooner than we think they do but often won't say anything until it's super obvious. For me it wasn't until I was down to 260 from 332 that people really started commenting on my appearance. It's funny because people sometimes seem to line up to tell your gaining weight but,when you lose it not so much. Just keep losing and moving forward for you because, ultimately it's you that has to live in your body so the most important judge of change is you.



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when the clothes start getting loose. We do an awesome job of hiding it well so we have to loose the "sneaky hidden" weight before its noticed.



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Usually around the 10 pound mark but it depends on how tall you are because 10 pounds on a short person looks different than 10 pounds on a tall person.





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It takes time!

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When they haven't seen you in a long time...

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Who care - if you see and feel the difference in your heart and in your clothes then celebrate - other people may or may not say they notice but don't worry they will!

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I think it depends on how big a person is. Larger people can carry more weight. I don't like when people ask if I've lost weight and I haven't. They even insist they see it on my face. Ugg!

I have friends that lost 30 pounds before it really showed. I think I'll have to lose 30 before it really shows. It's funny I feel thin just losing 5, lol :)

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Before you know it yourself.

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Many notice and say nothing - but you are the one who knows the changes you have made!

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looser clothes will help



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They are noticing it now. emoticon



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If you're working out on top of losing weight, it may happen sooner.

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People usually notice the loss sooner than they say something (unfortunately). What matters most is when YOU notice. When you feel lighter, clothes fit better, and lose that full feeling, that's it! The scale is not always the answer. :)

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Probably come spring when fewer layers of clothes are needed.



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People noticed me when my clothes started being too big on me

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I think 10-15 pounds is when people start noticing.



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I prefer for people to never notice. Then you don’t get all the questions that come when they do.



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I think it is harder for people who see you all the time to notice. Hang in there though because the time will tell. When you buy clothes that fit people will notice as well.



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For me it was 25 lbs. I had learned to dress around my weight really well. It takes a while to get to where you are showing where you really are. Others are not used to having to notice the change due to our hiding our weight



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I agree when you least expect it.



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They notice when you least expect it!



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20 lbs



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It depends on your friends. Maybe 20lbs.



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It depends how much you have to lose.

I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day.
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it does not matter when people will notice it because you will be seeing it everyday. it is more important how you see yourself than other people around you. what you are doing each day should make you feel better about yourself.

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The people you see everyday take longer to notice, but the occasional friend will say something like, "you look a little different. Did you change your hair or something?" emoticon

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After a 30 pound loss went totally unnoticed by hubby, I thought perhaps he was too self-absorbed for marriage. I began to take his 'accidentally' locking me out as hints that he wanted me to leave.

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If consistent should be after 8-12 weeks. Or 20 lbs.



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I believe they say 8 weeks but i'm not sure...



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When you have lost about 20 pounds



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after you have dropped several clothes sizes



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I think a lot of people are self focused and the last thing they are thinking about is how much I weigh. If we are losing weight for the affirmation of others it would be a waste and big mistake. Our motivation should be about our health and being fit enough to enjoy our lives and not always sitting things out because we don't feel up to it. I like to look nice in my clothes but most people just don't really care what I look like. Only close friends or family really care. That said I care about the extra weight that my loved ones carry because I don't want to see them with poor health now or in the future.

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A few weeks at least



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I would never personally comment on someone's weight loss unless I knew they were trying to lose weight, so it might be that they notice it but are just keeping quiet. As others have mentioned, sometimes people lose weight for not so happy reasons and it's not always appropriate to comment on. When I lost about 45 pounds a while back, I actually started to really resent all the comments about my weight loss, particularly the ones that were really effusive about how great I looked "now." That being said, those comments started coming regularly after about 25 pounds (which took me from being overweight, to just above the top of the recommended range for my height) and were more frequent when I wore something new and tighter fitting. They were also more common from people who hadn't seen me in a while - it's tougher to see a gradual weight loss I think, which may be why people you see regularly don't comment on it.



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I think after a 20 lb weight loss.

Deep down you know exactly what you’re capable of. There’s even moments where you get a glimpse of all the potential you have. You can get there. You must be willing to sacrifice the habits, the things, the situations that are standing in the way of your success. Never Stop!


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Never, I hope I hate any extra attention. Let's pretend I am not nor ever was fat.

On my way to my new normal.


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Sometimes people notice and don't know what to say. If they say, "hey you look great!" that implies you didn't look great before.

I don't like to comment on people's weight unless I know they've been trying to lose weight. So, if I were a co-worker and you hadn't told me you were trying to lose, I don't know that I'd say anything.



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People sometimes notice long before they mention it. I tend to avoid discussing anyone's weight loss unless they bring it up. Congratulations on your weight loss.

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when we wear clothes that fit.



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When we quit wearing the baggy clothes we have used for years to hide it well



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From past experience, it is usually after about 20 pounds



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Sometimes when you least expect it.



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After 50 lbs.

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Funny that just last night someone said something after I passed on some chips that were being passed around. Someone asked why was I letting the chips go by, knowing I love them, & I figured it was a good time to brag a little about my 28 lb loss.
When I said that, the spouse said she had noticed but since we are not exactly spring chickens, she didn't want to say anything since she has said something to people in the past only to find they are sick & the loss is not intentional.

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I lost 20 pounds a couple of years ago, and then maintained for about six months. No joke, that's when people at work started noticing! After six months of maintenance!

Funny story, I had a friend who just constantly insisted I had lost weight when I hadn't. It was just so weird to me. I hadn't changed anything. I didn't see her for a while while I was losing weight, so when I saw her next, I thought for SURE she'd comment on my actual weight loss. Nope!

Aside from all this, I once saw a speaker in college who talked about her bulimia, and said that what kept her going with it was people telling her how thin she looked. I also heard of someone get complimented on losing a lot of weight.. because of cancer. After that, I rarely comment on people's weight loss, even when I notice (and I'm the type of person who doesn't really notice to start), UNLESS I know that they are losing weight in a healthy way, for healthy reasons. If you want people to say something, maybe bait them, just a little, with something about going to the gym or eating vegetables or whatever. Then maybe you'll get, "You know, I DID think you looked thinner!" But people are weird, and you never know!

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I found we had done such a great job at hiding it with our different clothes that when it started coming off a lot more then thought had to to lost. My guess for me was about 30 lbs as I hid 20 lbs really good with baggy clothes.



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Congrats to you and your wife, Jef19541! Perhaps the people who aren't noticing your weight loss are the ones who never noticed you were overweight in the first place!



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Have lost 26lbs the past couple of months and can really feel the difference in more ways than one. I think it's strange that nobody seems to notice except for a very few.
You would think when you lose 10% of your body weight more people would notice.
It's a team effort at our house with my wife losing 16lbs in the same amount of time and she says absolutely no one at work has commented on it.

We are trying a permanent change in our diet & eating habits for ourselves, but it would still be a boost if others took note sometimes.

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