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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I am losing weight, but damn.... spending money on shopping. I've said this a million times, but I spent 38 years being too fat to wear stylish clothes. And I am a god damn fashion junkie. Just dropped another $100 at Anthropologie on a gorgeous purple silk dress.

    It's like- I want it all. New jeans. New dresses. New skirts. God only knows what is going to happen to my credit card when I reach my weight goal.

    Oh- my other obsession. Cowboy boots. Always wanted some. Calves too fat. Now they fit with that nice gap between the upper and my leg. So it's not even like the shoe want is getting a rest.

    Grok. Must be more grok like in shopping habits. But then I see a cute fur vest. And I don't look a yeti in it.
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    I run a blog called Cheapass Chick, all about how to find and style clothes as inexpensively as possible while maintaining as high a quality as you want.
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    I mostly hit thrift stores and eBay, personally. It really helps keep my spending down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravyboat View Post
    Aw man, you just reminded me of how much I've always wanted those too, but couldn't wear them for the same reason. Well, with any luck, my calves will STAY too fat and I won't ever have to budget for them.
    Heh, welcome to my world, except it's muscle, not fat. A plus-size shop here has in some cute boots with wider tops so they will fit fatter legs, and I am considering going to try them on even though they will think I am crazy.
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    By "they" I meant the staff in the shop. I doubt the boots would have much opinion on my sanity either way.
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    I've given up on most cowboy boots. I have muscular calves and bordering on narrow feet. Anything without a gusset or the rainboot gap (that gap most rainboots have in the calf) or that doesn't lace up just isn't gonna fit. I have ONE pair of boots that don't meet those specs and it's 10 minutes of tugging and swearing to get them up to my knees.
    I have a pair of lace up granny boots I bought as cowboy boots several years ago. They practically gave them to me, as they were made for an older lady with a narrow foot that croaked before she could pick them up.
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    Ugh, I hadn't considered the narrow foot part of it. Wide boots would also likely have a wide foot bit.

    Goddamnit, I want cute boots!
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    I have to buy more shorts, casual trousers and work trousers. I guess that's a good problem to have, but my question is, how long will these clothes last me before I have to get more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    Ugh, I hadn't considered the narrow foot part of it. Wide boots would also likely have a wide foot bit.

    Goddamnit, I want cute boots!
    I hear ya. I've started using eBay for my boots. Once you know your calf circumference and what you want, it makes weeding out the trash so much easier. Scroll down, meet spec? Nope, trash, repeat.
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    I have a pair of rain boots that always were bunched due to fat calfs. Now the left one fits nicely, but the right one is still tight. I know I'm right leg dominant and that damn calf muscle ruins my look.

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    I wear a uniform for a living, a one piece jump suit. Now my uniforms are getting that "bunched up" look at the belt line when I tighten my belt. Looks bad. The problem is these jumpsuits are custom made and are like $350-400 each! I'm gonna have to break down and replace them but I don't think I have bottomed out the weight loss yet. Dang you Primal Living.
    All time high weight 262 lbs
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    All on a 6ft. 1/2 inch frame.

    I can't wait to meet my abs for the first time in my life. We gotta lot of catching up to do.

    I love this way of eating and hope to be able to help others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokdaddy View Post
    I wear a uniform for a living, a one piece jump suit. Now my uniforms are getting that "bunched up" look at the belt line when I tighten my belt. Looks bad. The problem is these jumpsuits are custom made and are like $350-400 each! I'm gonna have to break down and replace them but I don't think I have bottomed out the weight loss yet. Dang you Primal Living.
    Take them to a good alterations place... they can get you through!
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