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Weight Loss I'm so tired of being frustrated Jul 23 2015
11:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by rabbitlvr_:

I've given up with exercise because of my husband. All he did was complain and I got tired of listening to his complaining. I decided to just eat less in order to continue losing weight. 

I think you need to reconsider this. It sounds like your husband is going to complain about everything you do to try to lose weight, so why let him "win" on this? He doesn't have to exercise with you. 

I truly believe that exercise is key to manageable and sustainable weight loss. He shouldn't be able to prevent you from doing what you need to do to get healthy.

Weight Loss Type 2 Diabetics..any sugar free meal suggestions? Jul 22 2015
12:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by chrlnry:

Im trying to stay below 1200 calories a day.

1200 is the bare minimum for a small sedentary elderly lady. I would not recommend you ever eat less than that.

The Lounge Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could CHAT a name on you? Jul 21 2015
20:24 (UTC)
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Oh, I just remembered another example (not quite the same, but still annoying)...

We had to go on a work trip together, a few months before my wedding. It happened that we were going to SF, where my engagement ring was made, and I needed to give my ring to them to have the wedding band made to fit it perfectly.  I would have sent it, but figured, if I was going to be there anyway, and we had time, might as well drop it off in person.

Coworker dropped me off and circled the block while I went and did my thing. When I got back in the car, he asked if Sully had given me a twist tie to wear around my finger in the meantime, so that it would be clear that I was "taken".

Because as we all know, the only thing that keeps a girl from cheating on her man (or another man from taking his property) is something wrapped around her finger. Otherwise we just get so confused!

The Lounge Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could CHAT a name on you? Jul 21 2015
19:51 (UTC)
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Ick, indeed. Good luck.

The Lounge Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could CHAT a name on you? Jul 21 2015
19:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by chu:

It started out with just off comments about how I was dressed, but this AM I ended up in the elevator with him when he stared at my chest and said I looked nice today, why was i all dressed up and did I have a hot date? It's just off color stuff but it's starting to escalate and is unnerving.

Yuck.

I had a coworker who would act like I was being inappropriate with him. The only example I remember is that, if he and I had a meeting with the boss, he had a tendency to get there early and start the meeting without me (you can guess why). So upcoming meeting, I sent an email saying "hey, pick me up on your way over to boss's office".  He responded "I make it a point not to pick up anyone but my wife."

So I was left in a weird position of knowing that I didn't say anything wrong, but his response made it seem like I had. I decided to not do anything, and it never really escalated, but I was never comfortable with him (more because of the ways he tried to take over my work projects and minimize my input and all that).

 

Back to you, chu - I wouldn't be surprised if, when you do get a chance to say "Stop" that he responds with some bs "What, you thought I was hitting on you? As if" (or whatever the non-Clueless version of that is).  Maybe double check if there is a way to start documenting now, because I know for feds there's a time frame for this type of thing. If you don't run into him for another 6 months, will the previous events "count" if you didn't document them?

Fitness Do you burn more calories when you sweat? Jul 21 2015
15:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by Jaywa78:

The rea question ou should be asking is how MANY calories are being used by the sweating process...?

Yes, that is the real question. Do you have an answer (with appropriate citations)?

Weight Loss Can't lose weight no matter what?? Jul 20 2015
15:20 (UTC)
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I think you need to stick to the lower end of that range, and if possible, increase your exercise time up from half-an-hour.  If you are moderately active, you are burning just under 2000 calories, and I'm not sure that you are moderately active - maybe light, maybe a little above.  And expect to lose slowly - 1lb/week at best, but likely less than that.

That said, if you have a history that makes you feel that your metabolism is damaged (such as chronic undereating) perhaps it would be more beneficial to focus on maintaining and restoring your metabolism before trying to lose weight. Trying to do both at the same time can result in neither goal being met.

I'm taller and heavier than you, but I have to eat around 1500-1600 calories to lose weight. Part of that is my age (I'm 34), but I also have a desk job, and not as much time to workout as I did pre-kid.

Weight Loss Can't lose weight no matter what?? Jul 20 2015
12:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by ginger535:

Eating less doesn't necessarily cause permanent weight loss. It can put your body in starvation mode. Also, my metabolism is very messed up so I am trying to get it back on track (lots of weight fluctuations). I exercise about 5 days a week for a half an hour, swimming, and barre classes. 

That might be true, but you still need to provide useful stats (age, weight, height, gender, calorie intake) if you want people to try to offer useful suggestions.

Weight Loss Eating less at higher weight, eating more at lower weight? Jul 17 2015
20:07 (UTC)
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The reason that you could maintain a higher level of calories before was because you hadn't starved yourself. When you started starving yourself, you changed your metabolism, which makes it harder to maintain. It isn't permanent, and it can be corrected, but only be eating more, not less.

You may *want* to lose weight, but that isn't in your best interest right now. Fix your metabolism first (which, incidentally, can help fix the way you see yourself - you might realize that you don't mind the weight you are at now), then worry about whether it's a good idea to lose weight.

The Lounge Children. Jul 17 2015
18:39 (UTC)
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Nope, Santa Barbara:)

Go Banana Slugs

Nope, that's Santa Cruz.

Serious?

Yes.

I think it tops my list, but I also like the U of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

And the Salem (MA) High School Witches, but their girls teams are the Lady Witches. (At least they used to be, not sure if that's true now).

U of H had the Rainbow thing going on way before it became fashionable. I remember them from the 70's.

I was curious about the Woburn Tanners and up popped this old story from the Globe.

There's a bar in Woburn called Tanners Tavern. It was there that I learned about the slutty pumpkin - pumpkin beer and vanilla vodka, with cinnamon sugar on the rim. So yummy.

I'm familiar with that particular establishment......

You didn't, by any chance, once see an older man at this establishment, there with his family, and approach him to say that he looked like your father, and then ask the bartender to bring him a jolly rancher martini.  Did you?

Oh, how I wish I could answer this yes:(

Darn, wish we could have solved that mystery here and now.

The Lounge Children. Jul 17 2015
15:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by purespark:

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Nope, Santa Barbara:)

Go Banana Slugs

Nope, that's Santa Cruz.

Serious?

Yes.

I think it tops my list, but I also like the U of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

And the Salem (MA) High School Witches, but their girls teams are the Lady Witches. (At least they used to be, not sure if that's true now).

U of H had the Rainbow thing going on way before it became fashionable. I remember them from the 70's.

I was curious about the Woburn Tanners and up popped this old story from the Globe.

There's a bar in Woburn called Tanners Tavern. It was there that I learned about the slutty pumpkin - pumpkin beer and vanilla vodka, with cinnamon sugar on the rim. So yummy.

I'm familiar with that particular establishment......

You didn't, by any chance, once see an older man at this establishment, there with his family, and approach him to say that he looked like your father, and then ask the bartender to bring him a jolly rancher martini.  Did you?

The Lounge Children. Jul 17 2015
15:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by purespark:

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Nope, Santa Barbara:)

Go Banana Slugs

Nope, that's Santa Cruz.

Serious?

Yes.

I think it tops my list, but I also like the U of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

And the Salem (MA) High School Witches, but their girls teams are the Lady Witches. (At least they used to be, not sure if that's true now).

U of H had the Rainbow thing going on way before it became fashionable. I remember them from the 70's.

I was curious about the Woburn Tanners and up popped this old story from the Globe.

There's a bar in Woburn called Tanners Tavern. It was there that I learned about the slutty pumpkin - pumpkin beer and vanilla vodka, with cinnamon sugar on the rim. So yummy.

The Lounge Chat along, Chat along, like I know you do Jul 17 2015
15:07 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

If I understood right, he'd pretty much told the people "Hey, we can all hang at my friend's house Friday and catch up."  D knows the people, so the guy figured D would be up for it.  

Let me guess - he doesn't have kids.

The Lounge Children. Jul 17 2015
14:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by purespark:

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Nope, Santa Barbara:)

Go Banana Slugs

Nope, that's Santa Cruz.

Serious?

Yes.

I think it tops my list, but I also like the U of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

And the Salem (MA) High School Witches, but their girls teams are the Lady Witches. (At least they used to be, not sure if that's true now).

Weight Loss Eating less at higher weight, eating more at lower weight? Jul 17 2015
13:08 (UTC)
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Stop trying to lose weight. You really don't need to, you are at a perfectly healthy weight, and for someone with a history of eating disorders, weight loss should only be undertaken very carefully, and in situations where your health would be improved by weight loss. Yours wouldn't be.

Don't eat less that 1800.

The Lounge Talk amongst yourselves Jul 16 2015
19:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by barbarjinx:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

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Original Post by catwalker:

Have you ever seen a butter fly?

I have always called them flutter bys.  Makes more sense, does it not?

I never thought so until just now! Yes, yes it does.

Honestly, how does butterfly make sense?

I think someone initially called them flutterbys and another someone got it bassackwards and said "butterfly". The rest is history.

"Fall head over heels in love" doesn't make much sense, either. I don't know about you, but my head is normally over my heals.

And I think the history of that is that it did used to be "heels over head" and someone switched it. Kinda the way people mistakenly say "I could care less" which actually means they do care.

The Lounge Talk amongst yourselves Jul 15 2015
19:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

*shakes head*

We were having a discussion at work about the Mexican drug Lord escaping through a mile long tunnel. There was much discussion about the technical challenges of such a huge undertaking when a fellow worker pipes and and says "What about that slave thing?".

I failed to contain my self and just kind of blurted out "it was neither underground nor a railroad B"

Poor guy, was reading his American history text books, picturing this. And probably wondering why he never got to go on a field trip to see one.

Weight Loss Weight loss after eating disorder recovery Jul 14 2015
19:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by a_anne_m:

Hi supergirl77,

My dieticians theory is that carbohydrates will only make you fat if you have them in excess of 4400 calories. And that they set you up for storing the fats that you do eat. So essentially according to her, the only eating make you fat is if you fats or carbs+fats simultaneously. I was also really concerned about it. But I trusted her cos she also had an eating disorder, and now specialises in people with eating disorders.

I would seriously look for a new dietician. It sounds like she still has some issues (I'm sorry, "theories") about food, and is trying to pass them on to her patients.

Stop eating a no-fat diet. It's not healthy.

Foods healthy sides to make with egg whites Jul 13 2015
15:38 (UTC)
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Egg yolks.

The Lounge Talk amongst yourselves Jul 13 2015
14:44 (UTC)
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I can understand if you tried an egg cream, thinking it would be like a milkshake, being disappointed. That's because it isn't a milkshake.

Kinda like drinking root beer, when you are expecting coke, can be disgusting too. But root beer is delicious.

So are egg creams. Bubbly chocolate milk.

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