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Weight Loss 3.3 lb weight gain over night??? Nov 20 2014
19:36 (UTC)
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Yes, alcohol can make you gain water weight.

Unless you drank 11,550 calories above your maintenance level, in which case you probably wouldn't be writing on the internet, you'd be dead of alcohol poisoning.

Fitness have I ruined my progress Nov 20 2014
18:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by Aimee_kj:
my belly looks about 10 months pregnant :(

No it doesn't.

I don't have to see a picture of you to know that it doesn't. I just know. Because I've actually been pregnant, and nobody looks that way after one day of eating cookies. You look that way when there's a 7lb baby with a few pounds of placenta and a LOT of fluids in your uterus.

You need to get out of this black and white mindset. It's not healthy.

The Lounge I am now certified as not a meth addict Nov 19 2014
20:29 (UTC)
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I can't remember where, but I know I used to be carded to buy sudafed. Maryland, perhaps?

But it was unclear what the act of carding did. I wasn't added to a database, and surely even if I were limited to one store, I could take advantage of the always changing staff.

Weight Loss Breast feeding mamas! Nov 19 2014
16:07 (UTC)
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You might have lost more water than you should have, and now your body is finding its equilibrium. Give it some more time.

The Lounge early winter in canada Nov 19 2014
16:05 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:
 she gave me a dirty look like it was my fault it was so cold.

My son doesn't want to put on his coat. When we tell him that he has to, because it's cold out, he tells us "cold go aWAY! warm outside"

It's nice that he believes we have so much power over the weather. We'll be shattering that soon enough.

Weight Loss Breast feeding mamas! Nov 19 2014
14:44 (UTC)
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I breastfed my son, and lost all of the baby weight in 9 months. I obviously lost a bunch immediately after giving birth. But after I dropped the baby/water weight in the first week, my weight held steady for 3 months.

Then, without changing anything, I started losing weight. I didn't diet or restrict. I didn't exercise until I was ~7 mo postpartum, because I didn't have time or energy to do so before then.  At 9mo pp, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

I know some people don't lose weight from breastfeeding. But I think it would be a mistake this early to believe that you aren't going to.

The Lounge early winter in canada Nov 19 2014
14:03 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by kathygator:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Move to Buffalo.

Jesus. No s***. It's pretty bad when the mayor tells you that you will be getting an entire year of snowfall in three days.

6 feet in 4 days. For our neighbors to the North that nearly 2 meters.

Ok, but how do you convert 4 days to metric?

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.

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