Sunday, April 06, 2008

Memory Belt

I have been hanging on to this old belt of mine for a while now because I wanted to have in laying around unless I got fat again. Over the years I have gotten into the habit of hanging on to big clothes because I have spent so much money purchasing and re-purchasing clothes of varying sizes. While this particular belt isn’t the largest belt I ever wore it is the largest belt I wore that I still have and that goes with my new buckle.

After earning my Grasslands buckle I pulled this old belt out and took it to a boot and shoe repair shop to have it altered to fit. The guy behind the counter said I should just try and punch some extra holes in it rather than cut the end and try and rework the belt. I went ahead and gave it a try. He added 4 holes and I threw the buckle on, put it around my waist and discovered I needed a 5th hole added.

After a day or so I decided to look and see how far it would stick out of I had the buckle hooked into the well worn hole where I used to wear it. I was amazed and glad that I did not have the belt cut up and resized because it was quite a shock. I have decided that I am not going to have the belt remade but am going to keep the length as a reminder of a person I never want to be again.










As you can see there was a time when I could stand up straight, look down and was unable to see my feet but not any more. One of these days, hopefully by the end of the day on August 24th this year I’m going to hang a 100 mile buckle from the end of that big old belt.

21 comments:

  1. The interesting thing about that picture of your feet is that your stomach was actually bigger than that; I remember that you used to wear your belt and pants hitched under your stomach.

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  2. Hey, no fair, Misty! He's remembering things the way he remembers them, and you're all like, "No, you were WAY FATTER than that!" :-)

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  3. So when you count your blessings, now you can count seeing all your toes again on the list.
    great visual. (and Mikey used to tuck his belt under is belly too..... shh don't tell him I'm telling is secrets again.... ;-)

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  4. Wow Brian that really puts it into perspective how "Flacko" you really have become!

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  5. That is awesome!

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  6. maybe the best post I have read all month.

    PS I have a belt like that. I put dates on the belt and my weight.

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  7. Good for you Man, that really is impressive.

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  8. Great post!

    Great memories, for the things it means and for the things it doesn't mean.

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  9. That is something to be proud about! Inspirational to boot!

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  10. Suhweet Brian! Pretty darned amazing actually!! :-) You rock dude!
    If you ever have doubts in the future just pull out the belt and that belt is super motivation to not go back "there" (as if you would anyway but........)

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  11. That's such a good memento - looking forward to the photo of the 100 mile buckle

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  12. WOW!! Hang on to that belt for the reminder!!

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  13. Wow. What an awesome celebration and keepsake all in one scarybigbelt.

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  14. It's always good to see your feet.. Congrats of putting another notch in it..

    Cool belt, that 100 mile buckle will look even sweeter on it as well.

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  15. still an awesome buckle - I've got a closet full of "fat pants". Lets hope neither of us go there again!

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  16. Nice reminder of days gone by...

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  17. GREAT momento.
    That 100 mile buckle will only make it better.

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  18. The way that I stopped from buying big clothes then small clothes is. . .


    I just wear lycra anywhere and everywhere, all the time.

    Don't you wish we were neighbors?

    ;)

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  19. Now that is cool! Looking foreward to hearing about your 100 miler.

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