Weight to Measurement relations?????

I'm just very curious.  Weight and size and measurements are so incredibly relative and so different for everyone.  I have a friend who looks about my body size but a little shorter but she wears size 2 and I wear at least an 8 or 9, and up from there.  I can't even squeeze into size 2.  Now we probably weigh close to the same and I'm a bit taller.  So I'm wondering what everyone else has noticed about it.  I'm wanting to lose the size and not necessarily weight. If you're comfortable and know your measurements list as many as you know or want to.  I just want to see if anyone has relation with sizes and weight and height.  I'm soo confused.  I can definitely see now that it is not just a little equation (lose 10 pounds=lose -- inches), but I wish it were.  Then maybe clothes wouldn't be so freakin complicated to buy.


for me:


height:  5'6"


weight:  147-148 (with some water weight because I weighed just now)


hips (around the butt): 39


belly where I wear my pants: 33


waist: 28


bust:  36


arms: 11


thighs: 22


 


so instead of wanting to lose so and so pounds I just want to fit into certain clothes. grr..

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 11:18 am
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

(12) Comments

theprincessbride
5
07/04/2009
theprincessbride

theprincessbride

  • 5
  • 13
  • 5.47k
192
Followers
194
Following

theprincessbride

There are a lot of girls who are what is known as "skinny fat": yes they have a small jeans size but they have next to no muscle tone and most of their body weight is fat.It will be much harder for these women to lose weight because, as they exercise, their muscles replace their body fat and they stay the same size and maybe even gain some weight even though they definitely look better in their clothes. If you are one of these women, you will have to work twice as hard to first get into shape before you start losing weight.


Some of it is how your body distributes your weight. Me for example: I have a GHETTO booty. I carry all of my weight in my hips and thighs, but have a relatively flat stomach. My waist measurement is a size 14 and my hips measurement is a size 18. This makes it VERY difficult to find jeans that fit! It also means that people guess that I weigh less and wear a much smaller size than what I do. I always have to lose 20 lbs before I drop a size.


A lot of it has to do with height. The taller you get, the skinnier you look even if you wear the same size as someone who is shorter than you.


5'1" 215 lbs:


There are a lot photo 845789-1There are a lot photo 845789-2


Me: 5'10" 215 lbs


  There are a lot photo 845789-3There are a lot photo 845789-4


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


By the way, there's no such thing as a "butt" measurement, the widest measurement around your butt and hips is your actual hip measurement. lol ;) Your measurements are almost a perfect size 8. (28" waist, 40" hips) If you want to be a size 2, you'll have to lose 3 inches in your waist and 3 inches in your hips, but you might have already known that.

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Lorienne
4
05/04/2016
Lorienne

Lorienne

  • 4
  • 13
  • 4.85k
120
Followers
122
Following

Lorienne

Great question Ladyhannah, and thanks PB for the informative response!  You are right in that height is key.  I outweigh a couple of my friends but look thinner because I am MUCH taller than them.   It's also about how your body weight is distributed....I am lucky in that it's relatively evenly spread over my body (hourglass shaped) though I definitely carry weight on my mid-back (ewwwww, back flab!!!  lol), stomach, butt, and thighs. 

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 8:35 am
emeraldlover
3
09/19/2009
emeraldlover

emeraldlover

  • 3
  • 12
  • 1.8k
191
Followers
195
Following

emeraldlover

I'm not sure if this will help of not but I'll post mine since I just had them taken today.  I will say that I am a 0/2 in dresses but pants I wear a 4 or sometimes a 6 because I have very muscular thighs.


Arms: 9"


Bust: 30" (sad)


Waist: 25.5"


abdomen: 30"


Hip: 36"


Hope that helps. 


My weight is at 125. 

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 10:43 am
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

ladyhannah

theprincess bride I know that I didn't use technical terms for the measurement, but I wanted to make it clear where I was measuring.. what I called hips is just the place most people wear pants even though the hip measurement is around your butt.  so I included both.


and where did you get those pictures?  was it a website?

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 4:54 pm
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

ladyhannah

thanks everyone for the information. 


Lorienne... lucky us.. that's part of why I guess people assume I weigh less because my body is pretty evenly proportioned.  the only problem spots I have are a few areas with extra fat and skin, but are not bigger than any area. 


and yes I appreciate the extremely informative answer from theprincessbride.. thank you. and I actually did not know about the 3 in thing.. that has inspired me to get on it and work those inches off.

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 4:59 pm
MountainBride
20
07/12/2009
MountainBride

MountainBride

  • 20
  • 20
  • 22.7k
232
Followers
232
Following

MountainBride

I'm 5'5" 132.  Everything I've read puts that height/weight in a size 6. . .well, in pants I'm an 8-10 and in dresses I have to get 4-6.  My shoulders/bust are small for my waist/hip measurement. 


Just goes to show everybody is different :)


Bust 35


Waist 27-28, depending on the day/bloating


Hips 40


 

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 4:40 am
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

ladyhannah

see that's so weird.. Mountain Bride.. that's what I was talking about .. we have about the same measurements,  but you are a size smaller than me in clothes and I weigh like 12 pounds more than you...I wish sizing for pants were more consistent.. I really want to wear size 6 and eventually maybe 4, but I feel like my build is too big.

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 10:32 am
MountainBride
20
07/12/2009
MountainBride

MountainBride

  • 20
  • 20
  • 22.7k
232
Followers
232
Following

MountainBride

Yeah I noticed that too ladyhannah - we have almost the exact same measurements.


I *think* that it also depends on how you like your clothes to fit - I can wear size 10 pants but by 10am they are baggy butt pants (you know how they shrink in the dryer!).  If I go for 8's, they are a perfect fit all day, maybe a little snug when I first put them on but that lasts all of 5 minutes.


It also depends on the designer!  I went shorts shopping and had to decide between one pair that was a 6 and one that was a 10 - they both fit.  Wierd.  


Your 12 pounds on me could come from several things: I have really tiny bones and features (my ring size is a 4.5-5.0) . . . so maybe they just weigh less?  You might have more muscle tone than I do as well, yes . . . a pound of muscle is a same as a pound of fat, but the muscle takes up less space and weighs more mass-wise.


It could be anything.  So wierd!


 


 

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 5:22 am
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

ladyhannah

probably muscle. and bone size.. my bones are not so tiny.. I'd say I have a medium frame. 

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:39 am
theprincessbride
5
07/04/2009
theprincessbride

theprincessbride

  • 5
  • 13
  • 5.47k
192
Followers
194
Following

theprincessbride

I have big bones too hannah! I always thought that was bs about the whole "I'm not fat I have big bones" thing and assumed that everyone's bones are the same size but it's so not true.


http://www.am-i-fat.com/body_frame_size.html


I have a large frame. I've never really been able to wear bracelets or necklaces or tailored clothes because my neck, wrists, arms, you name it just don't fit the typical mold, even when I was thin.


Hannah, if you really do have a larger frame, don't make it so much about the size on your jeans as the way you feel when you look in the mirror. If you lose weight and become a size 6 and look in the mirror and feel like "DAMN I look good" you don't have to kill yourself to be a size 4 just to have the number. No one knows what size your jeans are unless you tell them, I personally get a thrill every time someone thinks I'm two sizes smaller than I am or 40 lbs lighter than what I weigh. They think I look better than what my jeans size and scale are telling me, so if you're getting the same responses embrace that!


 


Another example: My friend  is 5'11" 145lbs and wears a size 8 and looks KILLER. She would look emaciated at a size 4 or 120 lbs:


I have big bones photo 871184-1


 

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:13 pm
ladyhannah
4
05/23/2009
ladyhannah

ladyhannah

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.48k
150
Followers
154
Following

ladyhannah

Thanks for that.  That's my new goal.. haha.. for my stomach to look like that.

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 7:38 pm
theprincessbride
5
07/04/2009
theprincessbride

theprincessbride

  • 5
  • 13
  • 5.47k
192
Followers
194
Following

theprincessbride

She's my goal too! hahaha My goal is 145 lbs and, even though it was given to me by my dr., I hope that I'd look half as good as her. She's always at the gym though....I admire her discipline!

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Melo819
23 posts
Canooknic
19 posts
Kuppy13
19 posts
NicholeB
18 posts
jasmin77
16 posts
LauraSweet
16 posts