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    Hidden Cost of cycling

    New Clothing! Yes all of my pants and genes are falling off now even with the belt! I need to go get a whole new set of pants and genes. All the belts I found so far are too big for me! The horror!!!
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    I know the feeling bro, I just crank my belts down a lot to hold up the pants. Most of my pants/shorts are at least 4" too big in the waist.
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    I lost 34 pounds from fall-spring, not necessarily due to cyling, and my pants size dropped from a 34 to a 30. Finding size 30-waist pants is rather hard; I actually paid retail for one pair in a desparate measure to get something that fit.

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    I am still in the process of replacing my normal wardrobe. Lost 45 lbs since may 05.
    Now even some of my replacements need replacing.
    That and I need new belts. Why are they so darn expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    That and I need new belts. Why are they so darn expensive?
    Just poke holes farther along on the old ones and cinch 'em up tight!

    What a dillema, huh? Way to go everyone!


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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    New Clothing! Yes all of my pants and genes are falling off now even with the belt! I need to go get a whole new set of pants and genes. All the belts I found so far are too big for me! The horror!!!

    Where exactly does one buy new 'genes'? Congrats, feels good when clothes are too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    New Clothing! Yes all of my pants and genes are falling off now even with the belt! I need to go get a whole new set of pants and genes. All the belts I found so far are too big for me! The horror!!!
    Take the Cure! More Pizza! More Beer!

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    Genes? Jeans?

    I went from 31 to 30 and 29, it sucks as well.. 31 was much easier to fin in stores. :\

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    It's a great feeling isn't it? Since the summer of '04 I've gone down from 244 to 182-190.

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    oh ya... the horror! lol! way to go! go buy some new clothes! you've earned them!
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    outstanding for the weight loss, way to go!!!!!!!!
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    I think my genes are at least partially to blame for my extra pounds in the first place!

    :0
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    i wish i could by new genes. as far as jeans go, i am down 50 pounds and on to round two of jeans buying. later.

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    no cost at all, I just moved all the clothes that I hadn't worn in 8 years from the back of the closet to the front (I never gave up hope, or maybe I'm just a packrat). this included old belts that I had outgrown.

    actually there was a cost: taking some of those clothes to the cleaners.

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    *gasp* you can't wear clothes that are 8 years old! they are all out of style!!!!! (now 20 years old.... 80's styles... ya... those you can wear )

    fashionista distress happening here!
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    Send the old pants and belts to me. My job has kept me off the bike for a few weeks, and it shows, and I feel like poop, too.

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    Caligurl, keep in mind you are sometimes addressing men. Now, what's that word, again? Style?
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle
    no cost at all, I just moved all the clothes that I hadn't worn in 8 years from the back of the closet to the front (I never gave up hope, or maybe I'm just a packrat). this included old belts that I had outgrown.

    actually there was a cost: taking some of those clothes to the cleaners.
    +1

    I have my "reserve" area of the closet. Right now I am moving out of the larger sizes into the middle sizes, and hope soon to be back in my smaller size area.

    However, psychologically, I think it would be best to get rid of all of thse big size clothes, making the mental statement, "I will never use them again."

    But, then again . . .

    Congrats all on the weight loss.

    "Style?" If it has a top part and two holes for legs or arms and one for either my waist or my head, it is in my style.
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    As far as I'm concerned, style means nothing hangs out that I could get arrested for.
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    It might be cheaper just to eat more.
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    I had the same problem too, though my intent was not to loose weight. ~3 months of cycling; 30"->28" waist and 10 lbs lighter. I have to admit I did initially change diet for health, but now I need a steady dose of In-n-Out burgers to avoid turning into a pole.

    If you want to get new belts or poke more holes in them, do it quick. I've already lost a few pants where the leg opening are all frayed. Too bad they're khakis and not jeans, so the fraying isn't in style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle
    no cost at all, I just moved all the clothes that I hadn't worn in 8 years from the back of the closet to the front (I never gave up hope, or maybe I'm just a packrat). this included old belts that I had outgrown.

    I had my mom alter a lot of my old clothes so it would fit comfortably. I've continued to lose weight so a lot of the clothes that was altered fits be big again. I don't mind though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson249
    Where exactly does one buy new 'genes'? Congrats, feels good when clothes are too big.
    If you have to ask.... HA HA.
    Caligurl: Style? What is that thing you are talking about? Must be one of those fancy shmancy cheeses.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    Genes? Jeans?

    I went from 31 to 30 and 29, it sucks as well.. 31 was much easier to fin in stores. :\
    Come to Asia! I went to buy a pair of pants in Hong Kong once, 29 waist. The guy in the store said, without any trace of irony, "sorry, we don't have any that big anymore"

    When I was recently in Canada, I had a hell of a time trying to find pants that fit. Stupid cagers and their large waist sizes!

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    I bought a bike 3 weeks ago, and during week 2 I rode 4 times and lost 1.5 pounds. This past week the baby was sick, and I didn't get to ride. Plus our goal is to have our old house totally remodelled by 9-9, and it seems every spare second I have is spent painting.

    So...I gained back the weight I lost. My problem is the opposite. I need to fit back into my other clothes, so that I don't have to buy new ones. So, I hope in this way biking actually saves me money.

    But I haven't bought any cycling clothes yet, hmmm...

    Good luck!

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