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When did people notice?

LietchiLietchi Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
Out of curiosity, at what point did people start noticing you lost weight?

Do people tend to notice when you're wearing new (smaller) clothes, or when wearing older clothes that have become too big?


  • epangiliepangili Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
    People who I saw every day and monthly noticed when I lost 10 pounds but it's only because my height is only 4'11" so makes a big difference on a petite frame. People I saw weekly not so observant.
  • LP4lifeLP4life Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    My family and my co-workers noticed at 12lbs of weight loss and now they really notice because my clothes are falling off.
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 986Member Member Posts: 986Member Member
    After about a year when I had lost 35 kg or so.
  • kgonsman1kgonsman1 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Down 17 pounds (I am petite to begin with!) People I see everyday have not noticed and/or have not commented. On the other hand, people I haven't seen in a long while think I have lost a tremendous amount (again, 17 pounds is a lot from my small frame).
  • greenolivetreegreenolivetree Posts: 1,193Member Member Posts: 1,193Member Member
    I lost probably 70 pounds in 2011-2012 and the comments were nonstop after I lost the first 30ish lbs. I gained pretty much all of it back in 2016 and now in the past few months I've lost probably almost 40 (I don't like to weigh myself when I'm heavy. LOL) and I only a couple days ago got my first 2 comments. Kinda surprising because I've gone from an XL to a M and I'm only 5'1 so that should be extremely noticeable.

    I'm kinda glad I haven't gotten the comments because I really wasn't interesting in drawing attention the second time around. Even my inlaws who hadn't seen me at all through this round of weight loss didn't comment that I had dropped from XL to M/40lbs since they last saw me. Part of me wonders if people feel as awkward mentioning it the second time around as I feel about receiving the comments the second time around. Also I wonder if because I was obese for less time (previously I had been XL for 7 years so everyone was quite used to me being obese before the drastic change) maybe it's not so shocking for them to see me size M. Plus I spent several years being size XS so maybe size M is still looking super fat to everyone else. LOL! I'm still currently 11 pounds overweight and wanting to lose probably 20-25 pounds more.

    The 2 comments I received a couple days ago were:

    "Maybe it's just me not paying attention, but it sure seems like you lost half of yourself in like the past week." (My reply was "Well, it wasn't a week but it's been pretty fast."


    "Have you lost weight? I found it." LOL
  • bobsburgersfanbobsburgersfan Posts: 2,024Member Member Posts: 2,024Member Member
    For me it was 40-50 pounds before people noticed or said much. And I get more comments when I get new clothes that fit properly.
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,381Member Member Posts: 1,381Member Member
    When I hit my heaviest (~163ish - not sure) and started getting my eating under control, and got down into the 145ish range, I started to get a few comments. After a bad leg break, I put about 2/3 of that back on, and now I'm back to the 143ish range (and losing) and have put on a fair bit of muscle, but I only rarely get a comment. I think mostly because I was always very careful how I dressed, and tend to prefer looser fitting clothes, so it's not as easy to see. My progress photos show it though, especially this last 10 pounds!
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Posts: 1,519Member Member Posts: 1,519Member Member
    Me : 4 weeks I really noticed the difference with clothes
    Random people that I see occasionally: 4-8 weeks
    Family, people I see often : 12 weeks
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