Three years ago my wife told me that I needed a hobby. I think that was code for "you are getting kinda fat". When I bought my first bike a little over two years ago from Walmart, she about flipped over the 129.00 that I spent.
She was sure that I wouldn't use it, I was determined to show her. In the process I have lost fifty pounds and still counting. She doesn't complain much about the all of the money I have spent now.
Talking about what else keeps you busy, When I am not biking or on this forum, or working I spend quality time with my wife and kids. The more satisfied they are that I am paying attention to them, the more I can ride. The more I ride, the more energy I have to spend with them. It is a circle. Pretty cool really.