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Old 05-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Rubber Band Waist Extender Trick

Does anyone else do this or am I just weird? Okay, don't answer that!

I loop an elastic/cloth hair band through my button hole on my jeans, feed one end through the other, then put that loop around the button to avoid muffin-top action when I have jeans which fit everywhere but the waist.

If you haven't tried it, it really does work, but ONLY if you plan on leaving your blouse untucked!

Of course I may just have a weird shape. As I'm losing, it seems my legs and hips are getting thinner, but my waist is disproportionately large.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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I totally understand! No butt, skinnier legs and hips and then there's that waist! The more I lost, the worse that got until recently, so there is hope, but my waist is still proportionally bigger that the parts below it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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Lol!!! Many times!! No shame in this if you can wear your clothes more comfortably. It's been a little while but I wear scrubs work now (elastic) so I don't have to worry about slacks being too snug anymore.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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That's genius! I am definitely going to try it!

I'm basically a block - my boobs, waist and hips are barely a couple of inches apart. My current jeans which I think are 18s are getting looser and then after that I only have 14s. Not sure what I did on my way back up the scale for jeans? But when I can get those smaller sizes up, I'm going to give this a go!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Yes, Dawn, I do this also. Seems my waist and tummy are the last places to want to disappear, so I have to do something to fit into some of my pants. Haven't tucked in a shirt in years, but hope to be able to do so sometime in the future, sans the rubber band!

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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I totally understand! No butt, skinnier legs and hips and then there's that waist! The more I lost, the worse that got until recently, so there is hope, but my waist is still proportionally bigger that the parts below it.
DITTO to all of the above!!!! No butt and skinny legs- waist oversized!
I will have to try that trick!!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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I used to do that way back when, when I was pregnant. I didnt want to go into maternity pants so I tried to keep mine as long as I could. But then I put on maternity pants and OMG they were comfy........I actually wore them a bit longer than I should of I ended up liking them so much lol!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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I totally understand! No butt, skinnier legs and hips and then there's that waist! The more I lost, the worse that got until recently, so there is hope, but my waist is still proportionally bigger that the parts below it.
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DITTO to all of the above!!!! No butt and skinny legs- waist oversized!
I will have to try that trick!!!!
This is exactly me as well! JUDDD btw is the only thing that has even begun to whittle down my belly.

Dawn, I had never even thought of doing something like this. Wow, I may be able to squeeze into some jeans that will look like they fit right for once (well, except at the waist)! Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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I used to do that way back when, when I was pregnant. I didnt want to go into maternity pants so I tried to keep mine as long as I could. But then I put on maternity pants and OMG they were comfy........I actually wore them a bit longer than I should of I ended up liking them so much lol!!!
me too!
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #10
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #11
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Haha. Not me. Opposite problem. Gaping waistband if I can get them over the thunder thighs.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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I do this with elastic hair ties

And I have the same issue with not losing in my belly & waist, unfortunately...
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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Even when I was chubby, I always had a nice waist before I had my daughter. Good thing I love that kid!
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #14
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I usually have a gapping waistband too, even before I lost my weight. But I did the rubberband/hair tie trick when pg too.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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Does anyone else do this or am I just weird? Okay, don't answer that!

I loop an elastic/cloth hair band through my button hole on my jeans, feed one end through the other, then put that loop around the button to avoid muffin-top action when I have jeans which fit everywhere but the waist.

If you haven't tried it, it really does work, but ONLY if you plan on leaving your blouse untucked!

Of course I may just have a weird shape. As I'm losing, it seems my legs and hips are getting thinner, but my waist is disproportionately large.
That's awesome! I never heard of that, but what a great idea. I'm going to keep that in mind for when I need to do it!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #16
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Or take a key-chain hoop and hook it to your zipper and then put it around your button. That way your zipper doesn't fall down!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #17
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Women are getting thicker in the waist anyway, regardless of body weight - clothes manufacturers need to catch up. I have this problem even when I am thin.

Thanks for the trick. I tend to go for low rise jeans to avoid the waist pinch but then they fall down!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #18
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Or take a key-chain hoop and hook it to your zipper and then put it around your button. That way your zipper doesn't fall down!
That's a good one. I've used a paper clip for the same purpose.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #19
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I think it funny how many of us have already done this~ I thought i was the only one .. I no longer need to because i fell in love with my yoga pants~ I hate feeling packed in.. i plan to buy a pair of jeans when im thin But for last 10 year i have not owend a single pair
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #20
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Brilliant!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #21
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I remember doing that in early pregnancy months.
Seems like when I got heavy I just switched to stretchy pants, couldn't stand anything digging in to my waist.
Now I am cinching a belt on to keep my pants up. I broke one yesterday. Stupid cheap fake pleather belt. That was not a win!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #22
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I did this when pregnant with my first, with the second and third I gave up and moved into sweatpants and maternity pants at 2 months pregnant!
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I did this while pregnant, doesn't work for me now though, since by the time my thighs and butt fit into new pants the waist is loose!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #24
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This is brilliant - for an apple shape like me, my butt and thighs will be nonexistent but my belly will still be as big as ever. This will enable me to wear a lot things I might not normally be able to!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #25
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...I loop an elastic/cloth hair band through my button hole on my jeans, feed one end through the other, then put that loop around the button...
The real trick for me would be pants that even HAD a button!
Someday!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #26
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Yep. An apple shape here, too! Even as a 120 pounder that was a real problem for me. For the pants to fit my non-butt, they would be too tight around waist. Wish I had known about the rubberband trick when I was younger!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #27
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Yep, the rubber band around the button was a PG solution for me, as well. Before I found JUDDD and while still gathering the pounds, I'd started wearing maternity pants -- not the one with the big square panel but the ones with the stretchy band -- wearing those to avoid buying bigger jeans. They, too, were quite comfey! They are now in the garage sale pile!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #28
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You know, I have considered buying maternity pants. Part of the incentive to lose, tho, is the fact that my clothes are uncomfortable. Maybe just one pair to get me through the next few months. It sure would be nice to have pants that fit, tho.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #29
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Dawn, I almost did the rubberband trick this morning. I normally wear scrubs to work but today we were to wear our commemorate polos (I work for Baptist Hosp and were celebrating 100 yrs). I didn't have any khakis that really fit me well. They were still a little snug for my liking so I opted for a pair of brown scrub pants with my polo.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #30
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totally opposite problem here, small waist, big butt and thighs! but i did use that when i first outgrew my pants while pregnant...it works, why not?
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