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    And today I tried on a size 12 pair of jeans and...

    And today I tried on a size 12 pair of jeans and they felt so much more comfortable than a 10. My weight gain has followed the same trajectory as my mother's although I eat better and exercise more...
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    I've driven through Kansas in winter, and even...

    I've driven through Kansas in winter, and even then the prairie had an open, rolling beauty. Welcome back!
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    My ankle joints have been bothering me after I...

    My ankle joints have been bothering me after I sit for an hour or so, or when I get up in the morning. So I can somewhat dress to disguise the weight but I can't counteract the health effects. I am...
  4. My brother and I aroused suspicion returning from...

    My brother and I aroused suspicion returning from a college trip to Europe because we packed light and did not buy a bunch of souvenirs. But our simple selves made it in.
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    I'll have a glass of wine here on your behalf IL!

    I'll have a glass of wine here on your behalf IL!
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    The news the other day said you should not gain...

    The news the other day said you should not gain more than 5 lbs between ages 20 and 55 for health reasons. That did not strike me as realistic, but as something that will discourage people.

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  7. I heard recently the phrase, "Everyone needs to...

    I heard recently the phrase, "Everyone needs to put on their big kid garments." Any way it's phrased the meaning is clear.
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    Acceptance or Change?

    To what extent do you accept yourself as is (e.g., with extra weight) which is mentally healthy and to what extent do you try to change yourself, which is physically healthy?
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    Can you get a roommate?

    Can you get a roommate?
  10. Hair can convey things. To try to express...

    Hair can convey things. To try to express individuality with the stifling dress code at work one of the IT guys has put bright blue streaks in his hair.
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    Where I am now it has ranged from 45 minutes to 1...

    Where I am now it has ranged from 45 minutes to 1 1/4 hours. Summer is better because there are no school buses, people are on vacation and not driving during morning rush hour, and there is no snow...
  12. I went to to Paradise Island for my honeymoon and...

    I went to to Paradise Island for my honeymoon and they tried to slap all sorts of fees on my hotel bill when I went to check out. I argued and argued and finally they removed them.
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    "At the end of the day." I hear at least once an...

    "At the end of the day." I hear at least once an hour when watching news.
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    When I was first married we lived in a guest...

    When I was first married we lived in a guest house, like Kato Kaelin. The "kitchen" was a minifridge and microwave and we washed dishes in the bathroom sink. We only moved because we relocated out of...
  15. Thread: July Purge

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    I got to work early and organized the glove...

    I got to work early and organized the glove compartment. Pre-tidying I thought I would need to buy pens soon but I found 10 in the car today and another 10 or so in a drawer earlier in the week.
  16. I've started tackling the kitchen cupboards one...

    I've started tackling the kitchen cupboards one at a time.
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    I would also need a lawn mower, and a new shed to...

    I would also need a lawn mower, and a new shed to store it in due to building codes.
  18. Thread: July Frugals

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    I am minimizing A/C use as much as possible in...

    I am minimizing A/C use as much as possible in the 90+ degree heat. It helps that I am in the office all day where my employer pays for it.
  19. Why not take all the money wasted on the war on...

    Why not take all the money wasted on the war on drugs and use it for training? Drugs can be treated as a medical issue. The Senate realized it should be, adding money for treatment of opioids to its...
  20. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Manishewitz wine, which confers the health...

    Manishewitz wine, which confers the health benefits of Concord grapes.
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    My mother dropped huge hints in favor of two of...

    My mother dropped huge hints in favor of two of my college classmates. The first married a woman, then decided he was gay and divorced her. The second married a woman and, knowing he had a fatal...
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    Rabbitproof fence in a different shape Catherine?...

    Rabbitproof fence in a different shape Catherine? And I love gazebos RR!
  23. My local police when I have lived in towns and...

    My local police when I have lived in towns and small cities have helped me on several occasions. A lot, though not all, of the policing problems I see on the news are in big cities. Where do you live...
  24. Thread: July Frugals

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    I love it when stains come out. Bought a...

    I love it when stains come out.

    Bought a winter coat at pre-season sale price. I have not had one for years, only casual jackets, and would go to interviews and holiday parties shivering because I...
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    My raised beds have deteriorated over the years...

    My raised beds have deteriorated over the years although I used pressure treated lumber. Every 3 years I fallow any given section, but I got lazy and stopped making compost. At one point I was even...
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