I am tempted to name names and say how valuable each of you has been on the community and how much I learned from you.
However, the list would be too long, invariably I would forget someone by name and that would be just messy.
The thing that I want to say as I head off to a new adventure--YOU are the community, the heart and soul of the community. You each lead every time you post. You welcome, you warn people against crash diets and unproven pills, you show empathy, you share views, you share your lives, and those actions make this community truly wonderful.
Be good to one another. Welcome the new members. Be gentle with the overwhelmed. Communities belong to the members--that's you. Keep this place great for each other, for the new members that come along, and for me to visit. That's your power and the power of community. Own it. Use it.
I do promise to get a regular member name and stop in from time to time. It won't be Louise--they retire mod names like beloved sports players or something.
Welcome Angie! I am glad you have joined us. Definitely find the others in the same situation. I know that you won't be the only mom of a young one and wanting to lose some weight before their boyfriends get home.View Thread
Ok, first, don't weigh more than once a week. Second, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate and geez, that is a job that creates havoc with meal plans.
My work day...I work at home. Working at home means a lot of good things. I don't have to worry about having to go "out with the girls" for lunch. I don't have coworkers lunch time or someone asking me what I want to order from the greasy Chinese place. No cake days.
On the other hand, it is far too easy to get stressed and get up and grab a nibble or a soda, while I think about a response to an email or procrastinate on a spreadsheet. (the secret life of this WebMD mod--I often ended up spending more time with the spreadsheet). It is too easy to cook a big supper or on other days work such long days that I don't have time to cook supper--so order in.View Thread
I just read a post talking about how many people say "I'm____, but______." I know I do the same thing.
For example, "I'm really sedentary, but I want to be fit" and "I'm a mom, but I would like to spend more time with my children." and "I'm on a tight budget, but I would like to have more financial security and be able to give more money to those in need" and "I'm a caregiver to my mom, but I wish I spent more time talking with her and getting her some friends in the area"
I would love to hear how you fill in these blanks: "I'm_____ , but_____."View Thread
I have been fighting the allergies lately too. The leaves are starting to turn. The ragweed insane. I took my mother to the doctor the other day and she started to talk about her eyes itching and bothering her. She hadn't mentioned this before.
I looked at her incredulously and said "Why should you be any different than anyone else in the county? The pollen and leaf mold is insane." The doctor laughed.View Thread
My tips as a former university employee and mother of three kids of college age:
1. Remember not to drink your calories as alcohol 2. It takes as long to eat as much as you want as it does to eat a reasonable portion and then go for a short walk. 3. Not overloading your body with food will make your brain function better and you will do better in classes. 4. Exercise improves focus. (so saves time)View Thread
A lot of people fasted around here on Saturday because it was Yom Kippur. Maybe you just got fasting vibes, or the change of weather turned your appetite off. Be careful to eat something on those days if they continue though.
I think for me it is all in the availability and also stress.View Thread