When people talk about losing clothing sizes ("I'm on Awesome WeightLoss Plan, and I lost 10 sizes!"), how do you count it? Is it just by the number, so going from a 12 to a 10 is 2 sizes? Or since clothes are pretty much all done in even numbers (in the US, at least, not sure about elsewhere), should you count it that way? Since I can't actually buy an 11 in most sizes, is going from a 12 to a 10 just one size? Just a random question that occurred to me lately.
It's easy - if you're going UP clothing sizes, count by whatever number comes out smallest. If you're going DOWN, count by whatever number is largest. So if you go from a 10 to a 14, you went "up" two sizes - but if you lose the weight again, you went down four
In related news, I now keep track of all my walks in kilometers instead of miles, because "I ran three kilometers today!" sounds a lot better than "I couldn't even make two miles before I quit."
I'm switching to SlartiMath!
I'm getting reeeeeeeeally close to my weight loss goal, and I was wanting to do a kind of "before and after" picture with "I lost X pounds and Y sizes!", then realized I didn't know how to calculate it. I guess no one will notice however it is.
I think I have a serious answer to the question. I read someone went down 10 dress sizes, and let's, for argument's sake, saay she is a size 10 now. That would be going down from size 20 to 10 or size 30 to 10. Do they even make a size 30? The largest I have ever seen is a size 22, then 2X, 3X, 4X. I shudder to think that anyone went from a 22 to a 2 - just the excess skin would take up more than a size 2.
So, I have always assumed that it was numbers. And I do wear a junior size (odd numbers) in some brands, even though I am very senior and round and the proportions should be off.
If I am wrong about 30 being a size, please let me know and throw my logic out the window and put down as "I don't know, either".
I love Slartimath, too!