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  • Damn this is frustrating....

    I went through this about 10 years ago when I lost 101.5 pounds. I gave away all of my fat clothes to Goodwill and had a blast shopping at regular places other than the expensive Big & Tall shop once again. But, over the last decade I put nearly all of that weight back on. Now, with the recent "episode" I went through, the weight is coming off once again. I'm down nearly 40 pounds since late October and starting to go through all of my stuff once again.

    The problem I'm having is two fold. First, and not really all that much of a problem.... is I can no longer wear some of the really nice stuff I've bought through the years. I'm kind of the Imelda Marcos of nice Hawaian shirts. Some of these, I paid a fortune for. I can't really take them to be altered because I plan to lose at least as much weight as I did before and there is just no way to take that much out of a shirt (or pants for that matter). So, I guess I'm giving a bunch of nice stuff away once again. Sigh.... :hissyfit:

    But the real problem I'm facing.... is while I'm finding some stuff to wear right now at my current weight.... I don't have a thing that's nice. And, since I'm feeling so much better and in need of finding a job, I'm going to have to go shopping I guess for something nice that fits now. The thing is, I don't plan on whatever I buy fitting for very much longer either. I ran across some nice things left over from my "skinny'er" days, but no way does it fit yet. So I guess, it's back to needing to buy some more new stuff to tide me over. I just hate buying/wearing cheap/crappy clothes. :dizzy:

    Sorry.... just wanted to rant a little bit. Going through all of these clothes is so damn depressing and makes me want a cigarette. :fryingpan:
    John W.
    Indy

  • #2
    Have you considered throwing your collection of Hawaiian shirts on ebay? If not, check it out. I did a quick search and I see plenty that have sold in the $100-$300 range. You may be able to recoup some of your costs rather than simply giving them away.

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    • #3
      I have pants that are 32" (my lifelong size until 5 to 10 years ago), 34, 36, and 38. I don't think I'll ever need any bigger, but, as I lose weight it's nice to know I don't have to run out to the store to buy clothes.
      Jack

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      • #4
        I am not giving up my 32"s either. :D

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        • #5
          My first thought is to go to some second hand stores. My wife and I have both lost quite a bit of weight in the past year...She lost 55#'s and I am 70#'s lighter than I was 3 years ago.

          My wife has gotten 3 or 4 $150 plus pairs of jeans for $3-$5 each....I bought a really nice sport coat...

          I would suggest using this as a stop gap measure to save money on stuff that you will be getting rid of quickly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Monkeypimp
            My first thought is to go to some second hand stores. My wife and I have both lost quite a bit of weight in the past year...She lost 55#'s and I am 70#'s lighter than I was 3 years ago.

            My wife has gotten 3 or 4 $150 plus pairs of jeans for $3-$5 each....I bought a really nice sport coat...

            I would suggest using this as a stop gap measure to save money on stuff that you will be getting rid of quickly.
            Yeah.... but when your giving away all of your 5X and 4X stuff you don't find a lot of 3X things second hand. Especially pants where the waist right now is ~50 - 52." Too big to buy at Kohls, Penney's or other discounter. And Sport coats would be one thing if I were a regular or long.... but being a short I can almost forget about finding anything other than at possibly somewhere like the Men's warehouse. And he may guarantee that I'll love the way I look, but I'll be paying through the nose for it. :hissyfit:
            John W.
            Indy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dvenardos
              I am not giving up my 32"s either. :D
              And to think when I graduated high school, I had a 40" chest and a 28" waist. :dizzy:
              John W.
              Indy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by quadman
                Yeah.... but when your giving away all of your 5X and 4X stuff you don't find a lot of 3X things second hand. Especially pants where the waist right now is ~50 - 52." Too big to buy at Kohls, Penney's or other discounter. And Sport coats would be one thing if I were a regular or long.... but being a short I can almost forget about finding anything other than at possibly somewhere like the Men's warehouse. And he may guarantee that I'll love the way I look, but I'll be paying through the nose for it. :hissyfit:
                Yeah that might make it tough....... I am pulling for you to get that down to just an "L".... Losing weight sucks and with all the temptation out there it just plain is hard to do....so best of luck and be strong!!!

                How is the non smoking going? I used to do that as well for 12 years.....6 years this last Sept nicotine free....


                Good luck with finding the right clothes!!

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                • #9
                  When you are looking in the mirror while trying on those "cheap" clothes at the store try to focus on the valiant guy underneath...

                  Get the weight off and then buy all the fancy clothes you like with the money you saved from not smoking.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by django1
                    When you are looking in the mirror while trying on those "cheap" clothes at the store try to focus on the valiant guy underneath...

                    Get the weight off and then buy all the fancy clothes you like with the money you saved from not smoking.
                    LOL.... thanks Stephen. I didn't mean for it to come across like that really. It's just that I still need to buy from the Big & Tall stores right now for most anything new that's going to fit. And buying there, is normally a lot more expensive unless I can get lucky on a close out rack. But, stuff that's normally left on a close out rack is not the sizes I need right now. 2X and 3X stuff is always the first size out the door so there is never anything in those sizes left.

                    But, in a few more weeks, hopefully I will be in a solid 2X and my waist down to around 44" for a bit. If I can get there, I can start finding some things at some of the more normal stores. Even the on line big and tall places are pretty pricey. For example, looking for some decent casual shirts that aren't going to look like garbage after a couple of washings....
                    http://www.bigtalldirect.com/index_768.htm You can begin to see that "big" men's clothes aren't innexpensive. And when they are, they are generally poorly made and look like crapola after a couple of washings. I've purchased cheaper off brand Polo type shirts that I've had to throw away after they were laundered two or three times because they lost their shape and the color was shot. And even those were in the ~ $25 range.

                    So, I've got to get muddled through this and KEEP the weight off this time. I can't afford to do this all again. I was just extremely frustrated yesterday. I didn't mean to come off as some whiney, upity, fancy-schmancy pants.

                    :shiftyeyes:

                    EDIT: Well crap.... the links only take you to the main page. Not the specific page I was on. I wonder why? Anyway, suffice it to say that the nicer branded stuff like Cutter & Buck, Nautica, Chaps and Axis were all in the ~ $50 range and went up considerably from there. And that was just for casual shirts. I don't mind paying that at all though, because I've got some of those brands in my closet that look as good today, as the day I got them several years ago. Of course, they're all way too big now. :p
                    John W.
                    Indy

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                    • #11
                      On the "damn this is frustrating" level allow me to add my otherwise unrelated mini rant. The subject: tile saws. I'm going to pick up what I hope will be my definitive tile saw Dewalt D2400 for 850$ + about 13% tax... I already have these other three but they keep coming out with bigger tiles, so I keep buying new saws:dizzy:

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                      • #12
                        I've got #2 so I feel your pain. Will the new one handle 18" to 24" tile?

                        Do you have a machinist buddy who could back up a new wider front rail and an all new rear rail for #1 so the fence could go further to the side?

                        I was actually thinking about making a longer rail and bed for #2.

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                        • #13
                          No machinist buddy. I just picked up the Dewalt. It retails around here for 1289$ with the stand so I got a good deal (for Canada). The Dewalt does 24 inch (I hear you can go to 26). Also it has great water management, does plunge cuts ( you can raise and then lower the blade into the middle of a tile) and the whole head swivels to do bevel cuts. Also it has enough power to handle porcelain tile. I don't have the exact model in # 2 , the one I have as well as #3 are good for slate and certain tiles but quite inadequate for making straight, accurate cuts in harder materials. I actually love #3 for wall tile.

                          Anybody need a used tile saw ?;)

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                          • #14
                            You know what I find frustrating? When you lose enough weight that your baggy clothes get stuck in your tile saw. That just totally ruins your day!

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                            • #15
                              P.S. Hey John, is there some sort of football game tomorrow? I heard a rumor that you wouldn't be on the forum Sunday night. :D

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