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The Lounge Million Dollar Baby Nov 18 2014
18:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

KG, can you fix that link please?

http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/the-loun ge/medical-bills-high

Foods Breakfast controversy Nov 18 2014
15:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by talibantrucker:

However, I've also heard that eating too much so soon after waking up can put a bit of pressure on the body/digestion which makes sense, i mean, you just woke up.

Your opinion?

This doesn't make any sense to me. I see no connection between just waking up and "pressure on the body/digestion".

I think that there are many good reasons to eat breakfast. One would be that if you struggle to eat enough calories, putting off eating means you have less time to reach your target.

But whether you eat as soon as you awake, an hour later, or several hours later, all of those are "breaking the fast" and therefore, breakfast.

Health & Support Anorexia recovery help Nov 17 2014
23:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by fidget84:

there's something a little b.s-ey about this. if you were put on a mealplan, then the food should be outlined in the mealplan. no dietitian or healthcare professional is just going to say 'eat 900 cals to start with'... 

so care to tell us whats really going on?

My thoughts exactly.

Weight Loss 15 lbs. to lose fast! Nov 17 2014
20:10 (UTC)
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If you are relapsing into your eating disorder, you need to seek help from your treatment team immediately.

Health & Support enemas Nov 13 2014
13:09 (UTC)
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First of all, why are you taking an enema?

Second, if the weight gain came from an enema, clearly it isn't fat, so what exactly as you freaking out about?

The Lounge Gift Idea for booklovers Nov 12 2014
20:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by alaskanme:

Holy cow! Those are amazing!!! *must have*

Must see if they have "To Kill a Mockingbird"!!!

ETA: Sadly, not to be had!!! :(

You can vote for it.

The Lounge Gift Idea for booklovers Nov 12 2014
20:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I thought I'd report that I got a tote bag and it's awesome too.

I'm so glad you bumped this. I missed it the first time.

I'm still looking through, but I'm loving the Persuasion tote.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 10 2014
20:51 (UTC)
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We've been doing a 5-second countdown for the end of bathtime, and it helps.

I tried doing a 5 minute countdown when leaving the park once, but I don't think he understood "minute" well enough. I was just randomly talking about numbers, as far as he could tell.

But with the 5-second countdown, the numbers come quickly enough that he gets what is happening. As he gets older, I can definitely see doing multi-minute countdowns for other things.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 10 2014
20:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by februarystars:

The Rack near me is HUGE...

I'm not sure your coworker would appreciate you talking about her this way.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 10 2014
18:49 (UTC)
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It was at check out in a department store, at least according to the transcript that Feb wrote up.

Department stores aren't on the list of places that I'd consider "not appropriate for children"

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 10 2014
18:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by runesplendor:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:
I have a lot more sympathy for the parents of a special needs child than I do for a parent of a healthy child who simply isn't being adequately parented. (And of course, parents of special needs children don't usually bring their kids to questionable settings because they're all too self-conscious about their child's behavior. Maybe more than they even need to be.)

The problem I have is with people making this judgement after 30 seconds in public, without knowing anything at all about the family in question, the day leading up to that moment, or the child itself.

How can you (generic you) tell that a kid is special needs? If a kid has ADD or is just amped up on sugar? If a kid has autism or just won't listen? If the parents are following a method of parenting that doesn't match what you are familiar with, but it's working for them in the longer term, albeit not as quickly as they and you might like in this situation?

None of this is in defense of the woman who assaulted someone. That's just not ok, no matter what words were said.

You can't, that was my point.  Or at least, I can't.  That's why I was saying, no one should assume anything about how a parent is handling the situation (even when it appears they're ignoring the child) because we simply don't have enough information.

When Youngest was small, it was recommended ignoring his tantrums completely, even to the point of turning our backs.  I didn't have a phone then, but if I had, I would've definitely been on it to help with the "ignoring".  But imagine how that would've looked to everyone else.

I was not touching on the assaulting mom, because she's ridiculous and should be charged with ALL the things.  I was talking more about regular people making regular observations and assumptions.

The ignoring tantrums was exactly what I was thinking of when I said "different method of parenting". And I wasn't meaning to seem like I was contradicting you, more that I was giving examples for your post. I should have been clearer.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 10 2014
18:14 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:
I have a lot more sympathy for the parents of a special needs child than I do for a parent of a healthy child who simply isn't being adequately parented. (And of course, parents of special needs children don't usually bring their kids to questionable settings because they're all too self-conscious about their child's behavior. Maybe more than they even need to be.)

The problem I have is with people making this judgement after 30 seconds in public, without knowing anything at all about the family in question, the day leading up to that moment, or the child itself.

How can you (generic you) tell that a kid is special needs? If a kid has ADD or is just amped up on sugar? If a kid has autism or just won't listen? If the parents are following a method of parenting that doesn't match what you are familiar with, but it's working for them in the longer term, albeit not as quickly as they and you might like in this situation?

None of this is in defense of the woman who assaulted someone. That's just not ok, no matter what words were said.

The Lounge I need to justify why I need my husband to help me get kids to school Nov 08 2014
14:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

With us, there's a divide and conquer - he's walking the dog and the boy while I shower. I'm feeding the boy while he makes lunches. Etc. So for us, the request for help is when we need something outside of normal routine - "Help - he just threw up, bring paper towels!" or "Crap, I forgot my watch, can you get his shoes on?" stuff.

It isn't that one of us is "in charge" and the other is not responsible, it's that we are letting each other know where we left off, so the other can pick it up and keep getting us out the door.

That's not the situation that OP described at all. She's been doing it all and hubby had to be asked to assist with HIS kids in the morning. That demonstrates a lack of child rearing on hubby's part. Then he says he doesn't understand why she needs help in the morning. That's why I think Pumpkin's post is spot on.

I was responding to pumpkins' post about Being baffled that parents ask for help. For us, we ask for help, but not in the sense that it sounded like the OP was.

Maintaining Maintaning weight Nov 08 2014
01:29 (UTC)
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Seek professional help for anorexia.

Fitness Muscle mass Nov 08 2014
01:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by dance4life22:

I am anorexic so how can I do that without gaining any weight?

The only advice you'll get here is to seek professional help for anorexia. It isn't a lifestyle choice, it's an illness, and for some, a death sentence.

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The Lounge I need to justify why I need my husband to help me get kids to school Nov 07 2014
22:11 (UTC)
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With us, there's a divide and conquer - he's walking the dog and the boy while I shower. I'm feeding the boy while he makes lunches. Etc. So for us, the request for help is when we need something outside of normal routine - "Help - he just threw up, bring paper towels!" or "Crap, I forgot my watch, can you get his shoes on?" stuff.

It isn't that one of us is "in charge" and the other is not responsible, it's that we are letting each other know where we left off, so the other can pick it up and keep getting us out the door.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 07 2014
21:55 (UTC)
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I can't imagine waiting for a person outside a store to attack them.

But I also can't imagine someone telling me to have my tantruming child "lower his voice" and then tell me to go to hell because I wasn't appreciative of their suggestion.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 07 2014
21:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by februarystars:
I had a friend whose view was "just don't take the kid shopping with you" which I think is super shortsighted and not always possible. 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The Lounge when social media gets it right Nov 07 2014
21:06 (UTC)
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Were any of them making this face?

Even then, still not assault until he goes Scottish-Medieval on your hiney.

 

... yep, I just crossed Mel Gibson with Weird Al. It's just one of those days.

The Lounge I really need to get this off my chest Nov 07 2014
20:48 (UTC)
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See, not making it up.

So nomo just needs to send us a smell-o-gram of her perfume, and we can answer her.

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