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    Kilted Again!

    It's been about 2 years since I last wore a kilt. I put on so much weight, I went from a 40 inch to a 52 inch waist. After getting arthritis in my knee and being told to loose weight by my doctor, I am down to 43 inches, I can now get back into a kilt and today was the first day of wearing it again. I am still dieting though and aiming for 38 or there abouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1721L View Post
    It's been about 2 years since I last wore a kilt. I put on so much weight, I went from a 40 inch to a 52 inch waist. After getting arthritis in my knee and being told to loose weight by my doctor, I am down to 43 inches, I can now get back into a kilt and today was the first day of wearing it again. I am still dieting though and aiming for 38 or there abouts.
    Guid an ye! Extra pounds are never helpful to health or kilts.
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    My waist went up to over 40” and my blood pressure went up accordingly. I dropped weight from over 15 stone to 11 and a half stone and my blood pressure went back to a normal level as a result. Now I have a 34” waist and can bend forward without feeling I have a pillow strapped to my waist. The only downside is two kilts which now fall off me. I never realised how everywhere got fat, even my feet where shoes I couldn’t wear for years now fit again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    Guid an ye! Extra pounds are never helpful to health or kilts.
    That's a fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    My waist went up to over 40” and my blood pressure went up accordingly. I dropped weight from over 15 stone to 11 and a half stone and my blood pressure went back to a normal level as a result. Now I have a 34” waist and can bend forward without feeling I have a pillow strapped to my waist. The only downside is two kilts which now fall off me. I never realised how everywhere got fat, even my feet where shoes I couldn’t wear for years now fit again.
    Yes, fingers too, I can get rings on I haven't been able to for ages. I know what you mean about bending forward, or even just sitting down. Add the embarrasement of not being able to do up the lap belt on an aircraft passenger seat and having to have an extension. Mind you, timing is bad, I should have aimed for summer.
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    Well done Mel. Lose only as much weight as needed for good health. Kilted again is nice reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Well done Mel. Lose only as much weight as needed for good health. Kilted again is nice reward.
    Thanks, I'm getting there, must be good for the blood pressure too.
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    Great! Been doing the losing thing too. Feel SO MUCH BETTER! Have a fridge magnet that says, "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels."

    Only downside is having to sell off my kilts that are too big now...hint hint hint if you're looking for a bargain on quality kilts check the For Sale forum.

    As much as not fitting into my kilts hurts the joy of feeling healthier again is still worth it. Got an interim kilt from Rocky...gonna wait to stabilize on my goal weight before ordering new kilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt View Post
    Great! Been doing the losing thing too. Feel SO MUCH BETTER! Have a fridge magnet that says, "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels."

    Only downside is having to sell off my kilts that are too big now...hint hint hint if you're looking for a bargain on quality kilts check the For Sale forum.

    As much as not fitting into my kilts hurts the joy of feeling healthier again is still worth it. Got an interim kilt from Rocky...gonna wait to stabilize on my goal weight before ordering new kilts.
    It's good to know I'm not alone in this. Is it possible to get your existing kilts altered?
    Gweld Dim Ond Y Gwir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1721L View Post
    Yes, fingers too, I can get rings on I haven't been able to for ages. I know what you mean about bending forward, or even just sitting down. Add the embarrasement of not being able to do up the lap belt on an aircraft passenger seat and having to have an extension. Mind you, timing is bad, I should have aimed for summer.
    How right about the aircraft seat belt. I was getting near the limit there too. The ultimate humiliation was my grandaughter poking me in the stomach and asking if there was a baby in there! The ultimate embarrassment!
    Last edited by EdinSteve; 23rd December 18 at 11:42 AM.

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