New Year's Reslolution: Lose weight so I can carry more

New Year's Reslolution: Lose weight so I can carry more

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    New Year's Reslolution: Lose weight so I can carry more

    I have a gut.

    As a result, when I carry on my belt the extray weight of my pistol plus my gut pushes my belt down and I am constantly "pulling my pants up."

    So I plan on getting rid of the gut so I can carry more comfortably.

    I am getting sick of it. I am constantly pulling my gunbelt up over and over again.

    Anyone else making the same resolution?


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    I don't have a gut by any means and I don't make NE resolutions, but my GOAL is to lose some weights and get in better shape. We all spend our money on good guns, good holsters, good belts and good gear and in most cases the weak link is the person carrying it all.

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    I trying to lose about 12-15lbs so my pants will fit better and make carrying a little easier. I got married 2.5yrs ago and I put on about 30lbs since!

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    Suspenders?

    Have you considered Perry suspenders? They attach to a belt and hold it up, as well as assist with your concealed handgun, holster, etc.
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    I had the same problem until I got a crossbreed supertuck holster. When I first got it I carried at 5 o'clock, and my pants still wouldn't stay up. I moved it over to 3 o'clock and they stay up a lot better even with a heavy pistol (hk usp compact). I would try that if I were you it may just work.
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    I have gained 20lbs. since getting a knee replacement.... I plan on getting back into my normal workout rountine and getting back down
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    I'm planning on losing 10-15. As a full time student I tend to eat poorly and frequently. Trying to look and feel better... Can't carry on campus anyway.

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    I lost 52 lbs from June to September '09. Through the holidays I have picked up 10. I will lose 20 more by 1MAR10 and stay there for the rest of the year. Good luck on getting fit. I makes a HUGE difference in the way you feel and the holsters ride much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdoptedTexan View Post
    Have you considered Perry suspenders? They attach to a belt and hold it up, as well as assist with your concealed handgun, holster, etc.
    This is my solution. I've had a gut all my life and the Perry's ensure that the pants stay up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdoptedTexan View Post
    Have you considered Perry suspenders? They attach to a belt and hold it up, as well as assist with your concealed handgun, holster, etc.
    That's exactly what I was going to say. Plus it helps my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
    I have a gut.

    As a result, when I carry on my belt the extray weight of my pistol plus my gut pushes my belt down and I am constantly "pulling my pants up."

    So I plan on getting rid of the gut so I can carry more comfortably.

    I am getting sick of it. I am constantly pulling my gunbelt up over and over again.

    Anyone else making the same resolution?
    I'm with ya. Although I started just a little over a month ago I've already lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks just by cutting out the Monday through Friday McDees breakfasts every morning (800 calories???)
    that I had been doing that for almost two years... and just that helped.

    I have found that wearing an undershirt tucked in (over your underwear of course) under your belt, IWB holster and outer cover helps in keeping things more level and secure.

    But I'm with ya... I will be working to be a better shooter... strengthen that weak hand and increase my agility... and loosing weight couldn't hurt.

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    I'm 6'1" and 275. I have a gut, too. I made a New Year Resolution to buy some suspenders.

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    Ridge Runner; good luck!!

    I have been working on weight since Sept; 28 pounds off (290 at start and now 261) hope to lose the other 61 pounds by Setember 2010!! Means new pants and I maybe buying the Perry's to keep from buying as many new pants!?! I am doing it by walking 2 mile (and I hope more in time) a day or new that we have cold and snow (a four letter word I wish I did not need to use) a treadmill 30-40 mintues a day as well as not eating as much junk and eating more fruits and vegies!!

    Again good luck!!

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    Hey guys, I have lost about 25 since april, I am now 6'2" 325, and only 24 years old. My dad just an additional six stents put in his heart yesterday, his cardiologist recited some scripture that really hit home about being fit and taking care of your body. There is also another thread on here about how you stay in shape. I lost my weight by being apart of a support group called TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) its a really good group. Check your local area for a group. Here's a link.

    Weight Loss Support | Weight Management Support | Low Carb Foods

    Very cool thing, very helpful.

    Good luck to all, put that "fat guy burger" money towards gear and guns!!!

    Stay healthy, stay safe.
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    I would love to hear the Scripture you are talking about...and good luck with your process of weight loss...it has been a life long battle for me as well.
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