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  • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Just a heads up for the suit guys out there-

    Got a catalog for dressy clothes called Charles Tyrwhitt the other day. They have shirts in 3 different cuts: Classic (fatty), Slim (medium fatty) and then if you can handle plain white or lilac gingham (in English: purple tablecloth pattern) or a few other ugly choices, you can get them in the even slimmer cut, which they call Tailored.

    Actually, the choices aren't so limited if you like to iron or get your stuff washed at a dry cleaner, but I literally think they have 6 choices in tailored cut AND wrinkle free. 5 ugly and white.

    I ordered 3 plain white ones and will let everyone know if they fit at all. I have been keeping my suit jacket on most of the time to conceal the billowing shirt material and I'm hoping I won't have to as the days get warmer.

    The sneaky bastards do charge $3 additional to put a pocket on the shirts. I will update when they come (might be 2 weeks, because getting POCKETS on a DRESS SHIRT is a customization?!) as to the fit and quality.
    Got the shirts finally. Took forever to get the pockets sewn on and have the shirts delivered from London apparently.

    They're still looser than I was hoping for. So far, I'm planning to keep an eye out for Paul Fredrick sales on their Trim Fit shirts when I need new ones. But these will work.
    The Champagne of Beards

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    • Well... damn it, it's time to go buy more (smaller) pants. The crazy thing is that I haven't lost much WEIGHT (only a couple pounds per month) but my body is losing square footage like crazy, apparently to the point where my co-workers have nicknamed me DD for Droopy Drawers.

      Also had to ditch some more blouses.

      Primal is getting expensive.

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      • Originally posted by spubba View Post
        my body is losing square footage like crazy, apparently to the point where my co-workers have nicknamed me dd for droopy drawers.
        lmao!!! :-d

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        • Originally posted by Spubba View Post
          Well... damn it, it's time to go buy more (smaller) pants. The crazy thing is that I haven't lost much WEIGHT (only a couple pounds per month) but my body is losing square footage like crazy, apparently to the point where my co-workers have nicknamed me DD for Droopy Drawers.

          Also had to ditch some more blouses.

          Primal is getting expensive.
          You could eBay anything "gently used" or in good condition to make back a bit of cash. Most articles of clothing would probably fit in a manila envelope or flat rate envelope for cheap shipping so you still make a profit.
          Depression Lies

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          • I no longer eat food that comes in boxes, so I never have any small cardboard boxes to use for craft projects. Now, when I need cardboard, I have to go digging in my neighbors recycling bin.

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            • Originally posted by MarieCalledGia View Post
              I no longer eat food that comes in boxes, so I never have any small cardboard boxes to use for craft projects. Now, when I need cardboard, I have to go digging in my neighbors recycling bin.
              Foraging!
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              • Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                Well... damn it, it's time to go buy more (smaller) pants. The crazy thing is that I haven't lost much WEIGHT (only a couple pounds per month) but my body is losing square footage like crazy, apparently to the point where my co-workers have nicknamed me DD for Droopy Drawers.

                Also had to ditch some more blouses.

                Primal is getting expensive.
                Yeah, same here. I wasn't even trying to lose weight - I am perfectly satisfied with my size, and don't even own a scale; I was going Primal for health reasons. And now all my jeans are falling off of me, and I have to go buy new jeans before I lose my pants in public. That's three pairs of jeans that I can no longer wear. Never mind all the expensive lawyer suits I now have to go get tailored so I don't lose my pants in court.

                Yup, Primal is expensive.

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                • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                  Foraging!
                  Foraging is very primal!

                  Back when I was dirt poor, I used to go to all the best neighborhoods on trash day and pick up the most awesome stuff. Furniture and whatnot.

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                  • I share a small apartment with two other students and our fridge is very small. When I ate lots of pasta, rice, and take-out I had plenty of places to store non-fridge related food. Now everything I buy is going into the fridge or freezer. I need to make trips to the store or farmer's market 3+ times a week! I am a full-time student and I work 5 days a week. Cooking usually involves a trip to the store, prep, cooking, eating, and washing dishes which can take close to two hours when all is said and done.

                    I have actually managed very well, and I do enjoy taking time out of my day to shop for different vegetables and cook different meals. But when it gets to be midterms or finals (or when I'm a little lazy) it can get challenging. I have largely cut out social life except for girlfriend related excursions, but luckily I get plenty of social interaction as a bartender.

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                    • I have a cold. I used to get them ALL the time. I haven't had one in well over a year since being primal.

                      I have NO tolerance for them anymore! I'm so annoyed with feeling crappy. It's my fault, I cut way back on my vitamin D3 and now I am paying the price.

                      Primal made me a wimp
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                      • ...Waiting for work-sponsored biometrics results.

                        We did the testing on the 2nd and still don't have the results back. I DO know that my BP was 120/78, I've lost 6" off my waist and 10" from my hips, but I'm REALLY interested in the lipid panel and A-1C results.......

                        They called me the very next day last year because my results were so horrible that I'm sure they thought I was gonna drop dead any moment -- (which I'll give 'em because my BP was 138/92, my A-1C was 7.1 and my BMI was over 45!!)
                        Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                        Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                        Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                        "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                        • Originally posted by CattyB View Post
                          ...Waiting for work-sponsored biometrics results.

                          We did the testing on the 2nd and still don't have the results back. I DO know that my BP was 120/78, I've lost 6" off my waist and 10" from my hips, but I'm REALLY interested in the lipid panel and A-1C results.......

                          They called me the very next day last year because my results were so horrible that I'm sure they thought I was gonna drop dead any moment -- (which I'll give 'em because my BP was 138/92, my A-1C was 7.1 and my BMI was over 45!!)
                          OK, I'm feeling ignorant...what's A-1C? And wow, glad your results are so much better! (I'm usually pleased when my BP is in the 130s, siiigh...)
                          Best--
                          Kate

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                          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                          • I have one! Since losing all this weight, the customer service rep at kohls thinks I'm a lunatic because I keep returning clothing! I buy clothes then 2 weeks later they are too effing small! And I didn't even get to wear them! I have been back so much she knows me now lol. I think I may have turned her on to primal though haha. That's why I shop at kohls though, they have a no questions asked insurance policy so they take anything back thank goodness.

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                            • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                              Nobody makes men's dress shirts that fit correctly proportioned men. Nobody. I'm certain of it. I've tried every brand and cut. Slim Fit. Trim Fit. City Fit. Modern Fit. Fitted. Athletic Fit.
                              I've found a great dress shirt at Zara.
                              Last edited by platyrhynchos; 05-16-2012, 06:07 AM.
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                              • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
                                OK, I'm feeling ignorant...what's A-1C? And wow, glad your results are so much better! (I'm usually pleased when my BP is in the 130s, siiigh...)
                                Hemoglobin A-1C is a measure of blood sugar that tells the "real" story of how you've been doing over the last 2-3 months...that way you can't 'cheat' for a day or so before the test! They still check regular blood sugar, though it's becoming rarer at clinics because most folks who need to check theirs on a regular basis have a home glucometer.

                                Sigh...still no results!
                                Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                                Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                                Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                                "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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