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[ - ] 5 month old baby is not sleeping through the night. Night even close. Wakes herself up every two hours grunting like she's gassy but it's probably more like she's trying to learn how to relieve a small amount of gas and hasn't mastered it yet. Anyone experience this? How did you get your baby to sleep through the night? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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you can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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How much does she weigh? Nanny told me the magic weight is 11 pounds before they'll sleep through the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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15 pounds! I guess I just have to let her scream? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone read any good mystery/thrillers lately? Looking for something new to read. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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I always like Harlan Coben. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me if I'm off the mark here. We had a reunion of sorts for a few hours earlier today at another person's home. She's a single mom with a teen son age 15 and he had two friends over. We brought our daughter, 14. For lack of a better way to say it, our daughter is very pretty, and it was obvious that she made an impression on the boys, who were mostly hanging out in the basement of the home. At one point the mom came to me and said, would you be okay if your daughter goes to hang out with my son and his friends? Apparently they asked. Now, there are a dozen adults there, but I'm thinking, did she just ask me to send my daughter down into a basement with three strange boys? I asked her if she thought it would really be okay, and she gave me the oddest look, like why wouldn't it be okay? In the end she went to hang out with them for like a half hour, but I could tell she was offended by my constantly making excuses to look in on them for that half hour. Am I paranoid, or what would you all have done? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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Land. The. Chopper. Weirdo. Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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No, it's weird. It is normal to tell daughter that there are kids downstairs and she's welcome to go hang out but to actually ask her to go down there is weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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Reading comp problem. It wasn't a summons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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The other mom asked that the daughter go downstairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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EQ problems too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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You were so offensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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Uh, huh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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What was your daughter supposed to do while you were chatting with the other adults? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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this. maybe she din't suggest it because your DD is pretty, but because your friend is trying to be a good host and find something social for your DD to do. A 14 yo is bored hanging with adults having a reunion. It's natural at a party for the teens to hang out together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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You are paranoid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Of course she was offended. You were acting as if her child were a rapist. Do you do this every time your child hangs out with male friends or only when they have single moms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Damn, our medical insurance costs are going up by $140 a month in 2019. This is for a family of 4, through my employer. My DH's company's offerings aren't much better. I realize I'm fortunate as are many of you, but who do we have to thank for rising healthcare costs? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:06 PM Flag
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It's going to get worse now that the mandate is gone. Healthy people won't buy, and premiums will skyrocket to cover costs of sick but insured people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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Who do you think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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Yeah, rhetorical question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Trump! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Ours are going up $400 through ACA for a family of 4. You are lucky.I would look at big pharma and PBMs as a big factor in the rise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Can only post this anonymously, but my brother is getting engaged and just bought a GORGEOUS 4+ carat ring for his fiancée, and I am extremely jealous. My DH didn't even want to buy me a ring, but did bc it was important to me, and its fine but nothing you'd stop and stare at (and I live in a world of stop and stare rings). and I know it is so petty but I can't help it (probably doesn't help that I am headed for divorce so I won't be wearing any ring soon, small or otherwise...). 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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OP - and to save everyone the trouble of posting: "you are probably getting divorced because you are a gold digger" or some version of that, I earn more $ and always have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:06 PM Flag
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It's not about the ring. Buy your own fabulous ring and wear it in your middle finger like a boss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:06 PM Flag
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Well, who's a bigger gem - your DH or your brother? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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This. My friend got the gorgeous radiant cut ring and her mom even paid for part of it. I think the ring was the only redeeming quality of her relationship - her DH was a lazy, entitled dud and the marriage lasted for less than 2 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] When did you start to feel like you were tipping toward the downslope of life, as in "over the hill". I recently started feeling this way...I feel like I'm probably closer to death than early adulthood. I'm 47. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:00 PM Flag
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I'm 40, it's occurred to me that I'm likely almost halfway to death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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Still not admitting it at 55. To much to do, too many things left undone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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Too, not to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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When my kids went to college and started to go for weeks without being in touch, it hit home that their lives are beginning, and I'm at the same age when I thought my parents were embarrassingly over the hill and out of touch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:10 PM Flag
[ - ] TT Girls Schools: Should Chapin no longer be considered a TT or should Nightingale-Bamford now be considered a TT? Current Ivy matriculation stats per the respective school's websites are Brearley 40%, Spence 32%, Chapin and Nightingale-Bamford 26%. Chapin's Ivy stats have been under 30% for the past few years and Nightingale's have been climbing. Should over 30% be the benchmark for TT status? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.12.18, 08:57 PM Flag
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Only if you think Ivies are the only TT universities. They are falling behind in a lot of ways and I would rather see my kids at Stanford or Caltech or a good state university with a strong research network. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:59 PM Flag
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A better measure would be who gets TT husbands. I'm sure Brearley is last in that regard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:02 PM Flag
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Chapin folks can stop acting all highly highly and saying they are "better" than the other girls schools. The top universities don't agree. #YouNeedMorePeople [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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All TT in my opinion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:05 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a carb-lover (Pasta! Pizza!) and have recently indulged in too much Halloween candy (chocolate only, I'm not into gummies or other candy) and wine. Have had a few yeast infections this past year and finally need to get my act together diet-wise. I realize all the sugar and yeast is what keeps me hungry all the time and know that when I ate more protein, I always ended up losing weight. How do I get my act together, especially when planning my lunch that I bring to the office? Can't keep eating cheese/PB&J sandwiches, or leftover mac and cheese. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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Salad. Greens, hard boiled eggs or chicken, oil and vinegar. Tuna salad wrapped in lettuce with baby carrots. Bone broth whenever hungry in between. Stop sugar cold turkey. Drink lots of water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:54 PM Flag
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Pita sandwiches stuffed with protein and colorful veggies. Spinach, chicken, and asiago. Bell pepper chopped up small with roast beef and mustard or dressing. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:56 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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I get bagel slims from Trader Joe’s. The everything kind. I toast with half an avocado on top and then a hard boiled egg on top of that. Sometimes a dash of hot sauce. If I am home I’ll make a hot egg, cut in half and throw it over. Hummus is great too. Also I roast chic peas and kidney beans together, with olive oil, sea salt and apple cider vinegar. The beans are great to eat plain and sooo filling or you can throw on top of a salad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:59 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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Learn to love either zucchini noodles (zoodles) or cauliflower rice. I have gotten to like both. Zoodles can be used in place of pasta in almost anything (go easy on the cheese though) and the caulirice is surprisingly good when flavored (google fried caulirice). Poached eggs are good and almost zero calories, eat tons of salads, roast vegetables and keep on hand. I was doing well with all this but have also stumbled over Halloween candy lately :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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OP I do like zoodles. Tried cauliflower rice and gagged :( but DH makes an awesome garlicky mashed cauliflower dish. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Wondering if anyone has seen "King Kong" on Bway yet...? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:46 PM Flag
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Going on Wednesday. Supposed to be not very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:47 PM Flag
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Oh no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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I passed in front of it on Saturday night. It looked very dead. Also very touristy . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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King Kong Is the Mess that Roared - NYTimes headline [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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Apparently so bad it's incredible. I can't wait! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a 45 yo friend who was just diagnosed with Bells Palsy. Anyone have this? Any info much appreciated . She went to ER because she had numbness on one side of face. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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I've known someone with it. It leaves you looking like you might have had a stroke. Numbness. It gradually disappears on its own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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I've had/still have it. yes, it's nerve problems on one side of face. Hopefully hers will go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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Did she just get a flu shot??? I keep hearing this can be a side effect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:02 PM Flag
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Oh, my god, what a dumb and reckless comment. The flu shot does NOT cause bells palsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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Are you a doctor or a scientist? How do you know it can’t be a side effect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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Natural infections with varicella, tetanus and diphtheria have each been associated with Bell’s Palsy. Thus, varicella, tetanus and diphtheria vaccines PREVENT Bell’s Palsy by protecting against these natural infections. Vaccines currently routinely recommended to the general population in the U.S. have NOT been shown to cause Bell’s Palsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Haha I just looked at the CDCs website and yes it can be a side effect. Look it up yourself on the vaccine INSERT. And yes I get the flu shot but am not naive enough to think there is a chance it may have negative side effects on some ppl verses others. Just like some people can’t eat apples or Tylenol. Not everything is a one stop shop for all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I had a friend in college who persistently pursued a guy when she found out how wealthy his family is. They eventually married and although his family is loaded (members of an elite club in NYC, own multiple homes, multigenerational wealth), certain things about him are totally clueless and he's not a snob at all. When her DB was a baby, my old friend got a library card and when she told her DH, he asked "how much does THAT cost?" 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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Lorenzo von Matterhorn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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I want you to post more often. Urban Baby needs to understand that the girl who pursues the super wealthy yet nerdy nice guy often gets to lock him down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Yes that girl who locked down Bill Gates for example. He is a TT DH. Sometimes pursuing rich guys works, if they are nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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OP it's not me and I don't speak to her anymore (just drifted apart). She started pursuing him in college and even when he'd blow her off to be with his friends, she waited for him for years. They got married about 5 or 6 years after college. I don't think he had been with anyone except for her. I guess the lesson is to hitch your wagon to a nerdy rich guy who's not messing around with other girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Uh no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:02 PM Flag
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yes yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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He sounds a bit dim, dear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Easier to lock down a dim rich guy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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The best kind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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That just makes him sound like a snob who couldn't imagine the concept of borrowing used books to read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:57 PM Flag
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No, he just assumed she was spending money frivolously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] TT Girls Schools: Should Chapin no longer be considered a TT or should Nightingale-Bamford now be considered a TT? Current Ivy matriculation stats per the respective school's websites are Brearley 40%, Spence 32%, Chapin and Nightingale-Bamford 26%. Chapin's Ivy stats have been under 30% for the past few years and Nightingale's have been climbing. Should over 30% be the benchmark for TT status? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:42 PM Flag
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If you are in the top of the class of any of the mentioned schools, you can go Ivy League. NBS is our first choice for h.s.but think they are all great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:54 PM Flag
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Chapin folks can stop acting all highly highly and saying they are "better" than the other girls schools. The top universities don't agree. #YouNeedMorePeople [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:04 PM Flag
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If you are asking in connection with your DD, then I suggest, and I say this with all respect, that you forget about the "TT" business, which exists nowhere but UB. A better use of your time would be finding the school, SS or co-ed, public or private, where your DC would be happiest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone please fill me in about Bard high school? Are the kids always stressed with the level of work or is it manageable? I know everyone is different but just wondering(ds is not!) if its a little too fast paced. TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:40 PM Flag
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All HS kids have a ton of hw. I think Bard's hw may be more writing based that other high schools so make sure ds is comfortable with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:43 PM Flag
[ - ] There is a boy at our playground, looks about 3-4, who has some issues, one of which is that he hits himself. My DC, 3, asked me about it today. Any advice on what to say? (Also will likely be repeated to others since that's DC's MO these days). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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Ask her what she thinks. You can also say "I don't know". Kids often have their own answers. It's also OK to say we don't know everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:22 PM Flag
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Yes, he hits himself, honey. He has a disability, he can't control it. Some kids are different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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Say "he's nuts, hon." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Boring vent. I really need to lose weight and am trying to eat well. After a salad for lunch, still starving. A colleague just brought leftover pizza into my office and I couldn't say no. I inhaled it and feel guilty now. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:18 PM Flag
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losing weight involved being hungry at times. I just always think I can ave the pizza another day. it's hard though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:19 PM Flag
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Do you have healthy snacks at work? Might sound counter productive but harder to resist when you're starving. I used to bring a tiny bag of almonds, cheese cubes. Portion control but variety so you can wait til dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:21 PM Flag
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Are you drinking water? Sometimes I feel hungry but my body really wants water. Also salad isn't helpful b/c as you said, a couple of hours later you're hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:23 PM Flag
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OP: I do have healthy snacks. Clementines and almonds. I am just used to eating a lot and trying to eat smaller portions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:29 PM Flag
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Was there protein in your salad? Without any protein or good fats you will be hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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+1. Add some beans, chicken or shrimp to the salad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:44 PM Flag
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A slice of pizza is fine (especially if it's a good slice!) - you need more protein in your day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:31 PM Flag
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Agree. Even on WW, a slice of pizza is about 7 points. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:40 PM Flag
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not a NYC slice. That's about 14 points [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:44 PM Flag
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Start with your language. You were not starving. You were, at most, still a little hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:35 PM Flag
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Try intermittent fasting. My friend did it and lost 30 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Texting with a guy and he always seem happy to text me when I text first but rarely texts me first. I am too old to play games and like lots of attention, every time I wait for him to text it I feel insecure and end up texting him anyway. Have been waiting all day to hear from him .- do I text. Please refrain from telling me I am am acting like a teenager, I already know that. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:12 PM Flag
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Break the pattern. He doesn't text because he knows you will. Make him wonder. If he still doesn't text you after a couple of days you can assume he is not into you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:13 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:46 PM Flag
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What happens if you just ask him? By the time I was 30 (so: almost 20 years ago) I decided that BS games are for kids. I'd write: I love chatting with you but notice you never reach out to me. Why is that? Riddle solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:15 PM Flag
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A version of this. Recently divorced, and I've little energy for games. Flirting, yes. I'd ask, too. Don't worry about appearing something. You manage your feelings and if you don't ask then you'll continue to feel this way. You have the power. And if his answer isn't satisfactory consider what you'll do next. You can be missing a better match. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:18 PM Flag
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I think he likes the attention but maybe not that close to you. Find someone that deserves to be with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:24 PM Flag
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It won't matter if you guys are actually compatible. If it's not going to work out, the games will just prolong the inevitable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:55 PM Flag
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Overall does he initiate other things? If not then I would say move on to someone who is more compatible with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Baby shark do do do do... 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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I was gonna post this the other day. Catchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you bought products off of Groupon? If so what and do you like the quality? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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I bought a pack of iPhone charging cables once. Was fine. I want to say I bought some pillows from there once also. They were also decent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:20 PM Flag
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Groupon is just a sale coupon so they run the gamut. I've gotten Starbucks cards so it's the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:24 PM Flag
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I got a pair of Beats ear buds and they were definitely fakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 08:30 PM Flag
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I got a set of stainless steel prep bowls with plastic lids. They are so thin I can dent them with one finger. They work though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.12.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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