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Posts by amethystgirl


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Fitness Calf Cramps Aug 05 2015
15:46 (UTC)
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For me, it's a lack of magnesium, so I take magnesium supplements daily.

Health & Support Am I Weight Restored Yet? Aug 04 2015
20:02 (UTC)
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Could be that you need to give it more time, but it's also possible that a BMI for 20.5 isn't high enough for you.  Perhaps it would be worth gaining up to 110-115, which is still within that range your treatment team gave you.

The Lounge Once upon a midnight dreary I woke with something in my Chat Aug 03 2015
13:35 (UTC)
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She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 03 2015
13:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

I still can't suss out how Trump is leading the GOP field by such a significant margin, while simultaneously sporting the biggest deficit against Clinton. I keep wanting to laugh and say 'because: stupid', but the people who run the party are not stupid.

People who run the party aren't answering polls. And people who answer polls don't necessarily stick with those answers when they enter the voting booth.

Not equating the two, but I think there are a lot of people who will support Bernie Sanders, and would happily tell a pollster that he gets their vote, but when it comes down to the actual primary, depending on what state they live in, they'll vote for Clinton.

Weight Loss Calorie Hoarding Aug 03 2015
12:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by jas07100:

1200 calories is what CC told me to eat. 1300 is what I aim for.  I set the burn meter to "sedentary."  However, my job is very active.

You can't put in incorrect information (that you are sedentary, when you aren't) and expect to get an accurate output.

That would be like me putting into the calorie target tool that I'm a 300 lb, 20 year old man, and then saying "See, it tells me I can eat 2500 calories and lose weight!"

You say that you "aim for more calories" on your active days but your OP says that you are not even reaching your too-low goal of 1200-1300.  So clearly, "aiming" for more calories isn't working.  Undereating can depress your appetite, and that can be exaggerated even more if you view undereating as a success (because eating less = weight loss, right? Except you are finding that the scale isn't moving, despite eating too little).

Start by picking an appropriate activity level to figure out how many calories you are actually burning, and figure out the right number of calories you need for healthy sustainable weight loss.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 31 2015
19:07 (UTC)
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An adviser for Kasich tweeted, regarding going into a debate with Trump:

Imagine a NASCAR driver mentally preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk. That's what prepping for this debate is like.

 

I'm surprised (having paid little to no attention) that Pataki is doing so poorly - surely someone cares about him running. I mean, not even Jindal's kids care that he's running - how is Jindal beating Pataki?

The Lounge the bartender and the thief are lovers Chat what they need like sisters and brothers Jul 31 2015
17:55 (UTC)
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Stories like this baffle me.

Health & Support this has nothing to do with eds Jul 31 2015
15:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by mollyfishstick:

Do you have reason to be afraid? Is it at a gas station? Did they train you on what to do in case of emergency? You can also keep pepper spray on you just in case. When I was trained as a cashier the policy was if someone tries to rob the store, let them, do whatever they want to keep yourself safe.

What molly asked - are you working at a place that would have a high likelihood of being robbed, or is this something that you are worried about just by virtue of you working with a cash register?

If the former, maybe it's not a good/safe job for you?

If the latter, I think talking to your therapist about your anxiety would be a good first step.

Motivation What should you do if your skinny boyfriend is always making snide remarks about your weight and tells you every day that you ar Jul 30 2015
15:41 (UTC)
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Dump the jerk

The Lounge I can't feel my face when I'm with CHAT Jul 29 2015
19:52 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

I've got my eye on retirement.

You can retire in 6.8 years?

... unless you are only counting working minutes. Then it's like... 30 years.

So probably the latter.

Weight Loss very active, eat well, but can't lose weight Jul 29 2015
12:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by kcue821758476:

I have been trying to lose weight for two months now going on three, I have lost only 20 pounds I'm trying to lose 20 more.

20 lbs in 2-3 months is a lot of weight. I think you need to readjust your expectations.

Calorie Count Can't access website Jul 29 2015
12:25 (UTC)
6

I am posting this from Chrome (on a PC, not a mobile device)...

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 28 2015
19:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

What result do you think giving attitude to cops/guards/mp is going to get you?

Death?

Is that the right answer?

Seriously?  that is so sad.

What is the right answer?

Thrown in jail?

Beaten?

Tazed?

What?

We need to know!

I always assume giving attitude to cops is going to lead to them seeing my point, realizing they were wrong, apologizing, and maybe doing a little soul-searching.

Yes, but those are Boston Cops, Salt of the Earth......

Salt of the Earth?

Fitness best work outs Jul 28 2015
12:10 (UTC)
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Pick up heavy things.

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
15:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by barbarjinx:

Oh my...Prell.  Grandma's favorite shampoo! And it had to be Dove soap.

We didn't use Dove at home.  Too pricey.  But many a bath was taken on weekends at my grandparent's house.  To this day, the smell of Dove soap makes me feel 5 again and I am reminded to "scrub behind my ears".

Soap?

That's what the rich folk had when I was growing up.

All my family ever had was family.

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
14:56 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I was trying to remember the shampoo I used as a kid. I remembered that it was green, and had a picture of a mermaid (at least, in my head she was a mermaid) on the label.  I'm sure the mermaid was the only reason I liked it or even noticed what shampoo I used.

Anyway, I found it. And apparently, for the low low price of $100, I could have a bottle of it.

There are probably drug stores here in the Midwest that still have bottles on their shelves.

When I was a kid the two big shampoos were Breck's and Prell .

You should go find them and put them up on ebay. Make a killing.

Maintaining Sudden weight gain? Jul 27 2015
14:48 (UTC)
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Yes, absolutely weight can fluctuate that much without eating that day. What you ate/drank/peed/pooped/sweat yesterday and overnight will affect it.

I think you need to find a doctor with experience in eating disorders.  What you've said about her worries me very much. Doctors are not immune from having their own issues with weight/eating disorders. Plus, a doctor who is used to treating people who are overweight might not be as aware of the physical and mental risks of staying underweight or near to that.

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
14:38 (UTC)
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I was trying to remember the shampoo I used as a kid. I remembered that it was green, and had a picture of a mermaid (at least, in my head she was a mermaid) on the label.  I'm sure the mermaid was the only reason I liked it or even noticed what shampoo I used.

Anyway, I found it. And apparently, for the low low price of $100, I could have a bottle of it.

Maintaining Sudden weight gain? Jul 27 2015
13:49 (UTC)
5

It's possible for you to gain 4 pounds in an hour - water weight can fluctuate easily by that much.

I feel confident that when your doctor said you were at the "best" weight, he did not mean that you couldn't weigh more and still be at a perfect weight.

Assuming you are 5'1", at 96, your BMI is 18.1, which is still underweight.  At 5'0", it's 18.7, which is just barely above the line for underweight. It shouldn't be your goal to remain as close to underweight as possible, without dipping below the line. (at 100lbs, your BMI is 18.9 or 19.5, depending on your actual height).

I don't if your doctor had experience with eating disorders, but I wonder if s/he was taking that into consideration. For many, it takes more than just weight gain to actually recover.

Health & Support Why the weird change? Jul 27 2015
13:13 (UTC)
3

I can weigh myself 5 times in a row, and get a different answer each time. Because most scales aren't that accurate.

Stop weighing yourself so many times, clothed and unclothed.

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