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Old 09-01-06, 07:51 AM   #1
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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!!!
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Old 09-01-06, 07:52 AM   #2
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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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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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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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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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Old 09-01-06, 09:39 AM   #8
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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!

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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?
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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.
+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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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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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.
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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. :\
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...

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