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    Senior Member TinyBear's Avatar
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    This is getting Expensive ;-)

    Man riding is a addictive hobbie BUT by god is it expensive.

    First was the bike $500
    Then came all the goodies for the bike $200


    And now all my belts are too big and my pants keep falling down LOL. So now i need to buy a new belt and pants soon.

    I cant beleive the difference this is making. I have cut down huge on what im eating and for snacks i eating fresh fruits and such rather than chocolates and candies and chips (i actually enjoying the fruit much more too boot). Other bg think i did was give up energy drinks cold turky drinking more iced green tea instead.

    I am also feeling less tired but am working harder at work (truck mechanic). I am getting more work done and getting it done faster (boss is considering me now for a promotion).

    And really i dont feel like i doing all that much. I ride maybe 10kms every day, I eat MUCH better, and i do work the old school way (more heavy lifting/physical labour).

    I dont know if i have lost any weight or hwo much cause i still dont own a scale LOL (see more $$$ LOL) but i feeling so much better that i really dont care i happy to continue along.


    For meals.

    Brekfast:
    4 slices of toasted whole weat bread with penut butter and a large glass of 1% milk

    Morning Snack (break time):
    1 cup of coffee, a small carton of 2% milk (all the coffee truck has) , and a apple with a slice of cheese.

    Lunch:
    1 bottle of G2 Gatorade Or natural iced tea/green tea, a sandwich or bowl of chunky soup, an apple with a slice of cheese, a orange, and a banana.

    Dinner:
    Tons of water, and smaller protions of what i have always eaten (mostly a meat and potatos guy). And maybe a hand full of grapes or strawberries for desert.

    I still eating what i consider quite a bit and i not feeling all that hungery. I know i should count callories and such but in all honsty i have no clue HOW lol and i honestly dont know what i am burning at work (always different). But if i keep feeling like this i a happy man.

    Only problems i have run into is it costs more to buy food now, It takes more time to pack lunch and prep meals, And i have less free time to mess about on the motorcycle LOL
    Last edited by TinyBear; 05-15-10 at 06:50 PM.
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    Hah! Same here! I save money on my commute, but I spend more on breakfast and lunch. I figure it's money well spent because I feel better and actually enjoy my commute. My wife doesn't seem to mind. She actually told me to keep one of my bikes that I was going to strip and sell to off-set the cost of building up a commuter bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBear View Post
    Man riding is a addictive hobbie BUT by god is it expensive.

    First was the bike $500
    Then came all the goodies for the bike $200


    And now all my belts are too big and my pants keep falling down LOL. So now i need to buy a new belt and pants soon.

    I cant beleive the difference this is making. I have cut down huge on what im eating and for snacks i eating fresh fruits and such rather than chocolates and candies and chips (i actually enjoying the fruit much more too boot). Other bg think i did was give up energy drinks cold turky drinking more iced green tea instead.

    I am also feeling less tired but am working harder at work (truck mechanic). I am getting more work done and getting it done faster (boss is considering me now for a promotion).

    And really i dont feel like i doing all that much. I ride maybe 10kms every day, I eat MUCH better, and i do work the old school way (more heavy lifting/physical labour).

    I dont know if i have lost any weight or hwo much cause i still dont own a scale LOL (see more $$$ LOL) but i feeling so much better that i really dont care i happy to continue along.


    For meals.

    Brekfast:
    4 slices of toasted whole weat bread with penut butter and a large glass of 1% milk

    Morning Snack (break time):
    1 cup of coffee, a small carton of 2% milk (all the coffee truck has) , and a apple with a slice of cheese.

    Lunch:
    1 bottle of G2 Gatorade Or natural iced tea/green tea, a sandwich or bowl of chunky soup, an apple with a slice of cheese, a orange, and a banana.

    Dinner:
    Tons of water, and smaller protions of what i have always eaten (mostly a meat and potatos guy). And maybe a hand full of grapes or strawberries for desert.

    I still eating what i consider quite a bit and i not feeling all that hungery. I know i should count callories and such but in all honsty i have no clue HOW lol and i honestly dont know what i am burning at work (always different). But if i keep feeling like this i a happy man.

    Only problems i have run into is it costs more to buy food now, It takes more time to pack lunch and prep meals, And i have less free time to mess about on the motorcycle LOL
    Whats the problem? Oh right, your getting smaller, healthier, feeling better and work performance has improved. I think thats worth the expense of new clothes. Carry on with your plan. Dont give up.

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    I fully understand and relate, I have 20+ suits, 15 pair of pants and probably 30 shirts that no longer fit me. The option is to replace slowly as you lose more weight or, stop working out, eat like crap again so your old clothes fit.

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    It was kinda supposed to be a joke im not really complaining LOL.

    Thankfully i work as a mechanic so what i dress like dont matter much as i always in coveralls (witch by the way are also getting loose a bit have not ripped a pair in a few weeks used to be at least a few a week).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBear View Post
    Man riding is a addictive hobbie BUT by god is it expensive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiwan kenobi View Post
    I fully understand and relate, I have 20+ suits, 15 pair of pants and probably 30 shirts that no longer fit me.
    Sounds like time for either a trip to the tailor or a dropoff at Goodwill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBear View Post
    It was kinda supposed to be a joke im not really complaining LOL.

    Thankfully i work as a mechanic so what i dress like dont matter much as i always in coveralls (witch by the way are also getting loose a bit have not ripped a pair in a few weeks used to be at least a few a week).
    You were ripping seams apart a few times a week?!? Why am I reminded of Chris Farley's 'fat guy in a little jacket' routine?

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    your nutrition looks pretty good, A quick suggestion for you. Try to cut those 4 slices of bread in the morning in half to 2 and then add in some sort of snack in the afternoon between your lunch and dinner. It would roughly equate to the same calories but would do a better job of keeping blood sugar levels balanced and energy levels consistent. Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Sounds like time for either a trip to the tailor or a dropoff at Goodwill.
    I'm down to a 42L from a 48L, the tailor says he can't drop that far and, the old trousers were 40/42 and I now wear 34, if they take the waist in the rear pockets would touch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBear View Post
    It was kinda supposed to be a joke im not really complaining LOL.
    I know, and I wasn't suggesting that you return to your old ways, that is something my wife says when I complain I have no clothes to wear.

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    Yeah not so much from bending (sometimes) but my fat gut was always catching on sharp objects under the trucks lol. Still a long way to go but i noticed the other day i ran outa belt wholes lol and was kinda surprised and happy. And then i got to thinking that even my pants tha were kinda tight were getting looser and that it had been a while since i ripped any coveralls.



    on a side note
    Did about 20kms today and feel great was a blast took it easy and took a couple breaks even though i felt fine i figured i dont want to hurt my knee again so a few brakes would not hurt.

    Kinda had a big laugh though. Did the whole trail ride and then all the way back and then managed to dump it in the parking lot LOL right near my truck LOL when i decided to try hopping a curb and failed misserebly LOL.
    Last edited by TinyBear; 05-16-10 at 03:03 PM.
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