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Would people notice if you lost 5lbs in weight?
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dirtyrottenscoundrel · 02/10/2019 07:31

It seems quite a lot to me & I’m very proud I’ve lost this much. But no one has said anything Sad
I was 10.11 and now 10.6.

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OohMrDarcy · 02/10/2019 07:35

Probably not, it is a lot but spread across your whole body it won't be particularly visible to others.

I don't think people noticed I was losing weight until well over the stone mark (apart from people I had mentioned it to).

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EL2019 · 02/10/2019 07:36

My husband might notice 5lb loss but I wouldn’t expect other people to.

I wouldn’t notice it on someone unless it was a very large drop. I don’t really pay attention to people’s bodies that much.

It took about 25lbs loss before people commented for me! 12st 6 down to 10something!

I think people want to be sure before they say something.

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dementedpixie · 02/10/2019 07:36

5lbs isn't a lot at all, not even half a stone. You may notice but I wouldn't expect others

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Inforthelonghaul · 02/10/2019 07:36

I don’t think so sadly but then I’ve gained a stone and still fit into my clothes so am hoping no ones noticed that either Blush

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Bucatini · 02/10/2019 07:36

I think about half a stone is when people start noticing. I've lost 11lb recently and no one has mentioned it! I'm heavier than you though.

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TheBitchOfTheVicar · 02/10/2019 07:36

They say, half a stone you notice; a stone other notice. And even then they may think it rude to mention at all

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Backtoschooool · 02/10/2019 07:37

Probably not. I know someone who lost a lot of weight and no one noticed till she lost four stone.

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Groovee · 02/10/2019 07:38

I've lost 5 and a half stone and it took me 1.5st to notice a difference.

I gained 5lb over the summer and I've lost 3lb but don't notice a difference in my body or my clothes, so I wouldn't expect others to notice.

Well done on your loss x

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NightsOfCabiria · 02/10/2019 07:38

No, it tends to be noticeable at around the 1st mark, unless youre really short.

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Jumblebee · 02/10/2019 07:39

I don't think people would notice a 5lb loss. It took me losing 2 stone before people started to notice, now I've lost quite a lot more it's all people ever seem to talk to me about Hmm

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Swearwolf · 02/10/2019 07:39

It's a great achievement, but yes, probably not really noticeable yet. I'm pretty short and have lost 11lb this year, gone from the cusp of a 12/14 to the cusp of a 10/12, and I don't think it's really noticeable to anyone. Perhaps in side by side photos, but in real life I just don't think it's a big enough change.

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Leiasbuns · 02/10/2019 07:40

Unfortunately not usually but then hopefully you notice it by feeling better in clothes and generally healthier(?) so that’s the main thing... I find it’s more like 10lbs that people start to notice... more often than not, at least a stone has to go first ime

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IncrediblySadToo · 02/10/2019 07:42

Of course not unless someone is painfully thin! 5 lbs you can ‘gain’ /‘lose’ depending on what you’ve eaten or pooped.

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Neolara · 02/10/2019 07:43

No. They don't.

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Karwomannghia · 02/10/2019 07:45

Not really- someone might think something but would not want to draw attention to your weight. but keep going. You’ll get it after a stone! Also depends what you’re wearing. Tighter clothes- people always say it more.

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WhoKnewBeefStew · 02/10/2019 07:46

I can lose 5lb the week before my period but no one ever notices. Although it's prob just water

I think people notice around the 1st mark
And/or if you have to buy new clothes to fit. I lost 2 stone and no one commented until I stopped wearing my old (too big for me) clothes and bought some the right size

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Rachelover60 · 02/10/2019 07:49

I think you have to wait until you've lost a bit more before anyone notices. A 5lb loss would be noticeable on someone who is fairly lean (they might even look skinny).

However, well done for losing 5lb, it's a good start!

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ScreamingValenta · 02/10/2019 07:50

I agree with pps, a stone is usually when your weight loss becomes apparent to others - although at 5lb they are probably thinking you look vaguely healthier, without having yet made the weight loss connection in their heads.

Well done - I agree 5lb is a lot to have lost when you are in the 10 stone bracket - it comes off so slowly when you are not huge to begin with.

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HeronLanyon · 02/10/2019 07:51

Well done op ! 5 lbs would not be noticed by my friends.
Over the years I’ve discovered I have a weight where friends notice (around 7 lbs less than my standard normal heaviest) and then another weight where acquaintances/colleagues etc notice (another 4 pounds).

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sofato5miles · 02/10/2019 07:51

I read somewhere that people only notice at 4kg to 5kg ( 9-11 lbs roughly)

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Baguetteaboutit · 02/10/2019 07:52

No. I'd feel a bit weirded out if my friends were so aware of my weight they noticed a 5lb loss.

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user1493494961 · 02/10/2019 07:57

I don't think it will be noticeable, but good for you.

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dirtyrottenscoundrel · 02/10/2019 08:00

Thanks all.
And yes, I agree, it probably has to be around the 1 stone mark before anyone notices.
I’ve noticed, so I guess that’s the most important thing. Grin

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Iamblossom · 02/10/2019 08:00

No I would not expect others to notice but I would be able to feel it in clothes.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 02/10/2019 08:02

I find that I notice 7lbs myself but it takes a stone for other people to notice

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