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    My Dd had a small, fluid filled cyst on her foot...

    My Dd had a small, fluid filled cyst on her foot that was a problem because she is a runner and it became irritated and painful.

    1st doctor said “it’s benign, live with it.”

    2nd doctor said...
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    Catherine, your approach sounds more like what I...

    Catherine, your approach sounds more like what I am trying to do.
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    We do yoga at home together with a tape. (Ok,...

    We do yoga at home together with a tape. (Ok, it’s not actually a “tape” but I am old and do not know what to call it when it comes out if a computer. Yesterday I said “going steady” and my kids all...
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    Today I started with yoga, had healthy cereal and...

    Today I started with yoga, had healthy cereal and a grapefruit for breakfast, nuts, a banana and three small cookies (a gift from the cooking class) during the day, swam, beans and rice for dinner,...
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    Gsrdnr, it sounds like you are making really...

    Gsrdnr,

    it sounds like you are making really good progress. That is a great plan about trying on the pants.

    yesterday I did yoga with dh, made good food choices (except for a donut shared with...
  6. This weekend : 1- Dh and I reduced the visual...

    This weekend :

    1- Dh and I reduced the visual clutter in the kitchen including removing one item permanently from our lives.
    2- dh helped me cut scrap wood from the barn into boards for a school...
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    Tybee, do you have any thoughts on what to do...

    Tybee, do you have any thoughts on what to do next?

    danna, that sounds like a great plan.

    i “fell off the wagon” this weekend. Enjoyed the restaurant meal and the wine, but then had trouble...
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    The relationships with my students. Many of my...

    The relationships with my students. Many of my favorite people are in my classes.
  9. I am not good at letting go of crafts I enjoyed...

    I am not good at letting go of crafts I enjoyed but haven’t done for a while, but I did recently accept that I would not be attempting two new ones - carving and crochet. (Ok, I am still open to the...
  10. ejchase, you made a good start! Gardnr, this...

    ejchase, you made a good start!

    Gardnr, this thread seems pretty flexible.

    this morning I put the last nine bars of goat milk soap that I had in a box in the basement on a pretty pottery tray I...
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    Gardner, that was kind of what I had in mind for...

    Gardner, that was kind of what I had in mind for this thread.

    51lbs in 5 months seems like an awful lot. Especially at the end - the percentage loss to body mass gets higher with each pound.
    ...
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    Tybee, it’s good to know when something is not...

    Tybee, it’s good to know when something is not working.

    a thought on weighing - my weight tends to fluctuate a couple of pounds from day to day. I do weigh myself daily, but more to keep an eye...
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    I had a snow day yesterday. I didn’t keep track...

    I had a snow day yesterday. I didn’t keep track of my eating, but I mostly grazed all day. Small amounts of lots of things, good and bad. Dh made dinner with veggies and black bean/sesame pasta...
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    Jane, I’m never going to tell you what you should...

    Jane, I’m never going to tell you what you should eat.

    I’m fine with fat, I’m fine with carbs, I’m just not a fan of highly processed and refined anything.

    and I do think fat and sugar make me...
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    I’ve been working with dh to try to have things...

    I’ve been working with dh to try to have things like quinoa and barley instead of rice or pasta. (He has taken over all the cooking)

    i am just not going to make that omelet. It is too much work. ...
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    The “ideal weight” for my height and gender is...

    The “ideal weight” for my height and gender is five pounds more than the weight I “achieved” after a severe illness when I looked gaunt and was too weak to boost myself onto a waist high wall using...
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    If I felt good, I wouldn’t care about my weight. ...

    If I felt good, I wouldn’t care about my weight. I’d care a little, but, for example, I do not have good hair. It is scraggly - different amounts of curl in the grey and brown and it won’t stay...
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    Tybee, I have never lost weight without being...

    Tybee, I have never lost weight without being hungry. I’m pretty sure that your body sends you hunger signals as soon as it starts burning fat. I’m guessing the ability to tolerate hunger is the...
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    Yay danna! Half a pound a week is 26lbs in a...

    Yay danna! Half a pound a week is 26lbs in a year!

    Tradd, good for you for exercising!

    I did not exercise again yesterday. I am seasonal, and there is no sunlight - days in a row of heavy...
  20. Ejchase, that makes perfect sense about the...

    Ejchase, that makes perfect sense about the office. Good start!

    thanks all for the support.

    i have a rat problem in my barn. Today on the way home from work I bought two metal trash cans to...
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    I used to skip breakfast a lot. Now I have to...

    I used to skip breakfast a lot. Now I have to take meds on a full stomach twice a day. Which is probably part of my weight problem. I need to figure out how little food counts as a “full stomach”...
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    I ate the leftover veggie dish for dinner last...

    I ate the leftover veggie dish for dinner last night. No dessert, no evening snacks. Still waking up with my coffee this morning.
  23. I put the neutered boy goats out with the herd...

    I put the neutered boy goats out with the herd and the bucks in together because breeding season is over. Thus gives me one less stall to clean and delays having to go buy hay. It’s the kind of...
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    I don’t know what anti-inflammatory foods are. ...

    I don’t know what anti-inflammatory foods are.

    I am a vegetarian with infrequent pescatarian lapses of the Michael Pollan philosophy (eat real food, not too much, mostly plants)

    my doctor...
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    So Tybee, I’m confused - the bike hurts you but...

    So Tybee, I’m confused - the bike hurts you but you’re going to ride it?

    that is a tight calorie restriction, so I hope you will watch your nutrition!

    danna, how was today?

    i did yoga with...
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