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  1. Toddler If you knew a 14yo who was smoking pot, would you feel obligated to tell parents? 37 min ago (69 replies)
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    • is it having a negative impact on his/her life? 36 min ago
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      • I don't know. And I wouldn't judge if I did - whose to say what thing is reposnsible for what problem. I wish I didn't know 35 min ago
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        • pot in and of itself isn't a problem, in my book 35 min ago
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          • np it's a very different result on a developing brain vs a fully grown adult if smoked in enough quantity 34 min ago
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          • ITDA, and so do medical authorities. 33 min ago
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          • It is. Especially at 14. 20 I don't care. 30 min ago
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    • no. you myob 36 min ago
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      • The kid is 14! Of course you tell parents. 34 min ago
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    • How do you know? 36 min ago
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    • what is my relationship to this child? am I obligated to tell ? 36 min ago
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      • dc's camp friend, coming to my home for a week 35 min ago
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        • lol, no 35 min ago
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          • well, I'm going to make it clear there are no drugs in our home, and tell the child I will tell her parents if caught. Which made me think I wish I didn't know 34 min ago
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            • yes talk to kid first 32 min ago
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              • read above. I will talk to child. it's when (in my mind) I say "Jane, if I find you with pot I will call your parents, tell them and have them come get you" I realize I wish I...(more) 31 min ago
                didn't have this info. I'd very much want to know if it were my dc
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        • so your dc told you? what is your proof? 35 min ago
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          • dc showed me texts 34 min ago
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            • kids BRAG 33 min ago
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            • is this your only proof? and if dc is tattling on this kid--how are they friends? 33 min ago
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              • are you fucking crazy? 32 min ago
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                • did he show the texts so that the mom would not have the kid over to the house? 31 min ago
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                  • wtf s wrong with you? READ 30 min ago
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                    • I am wondering if the ds just doesn't want pot smoking friend to visit so is finding a legit way out of it by telling his mom? 28 min ago
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                      • dc is conflicted. is worried, but still close to friend. uncomfortable. 25 min ago
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                    • calm down--this or is correct 26 min ago
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    • fist I'd ask for a dime bag. My dcs never share their pot 36 min ago
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    • Need more information. 36 min ago
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    • i'd want some blow 35 min ago
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    • it's not in isolation, are you going to rat out a group of kids for smoking pot? are you prepared for that? 35 min ago
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      • ffs. it's a friend on dc's coming to my home 34 min ago
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        • talk to your own child about drugs. 33 min ago
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          • I have talked to my children about drugs. This is eldest's first exposure to a friend who does 33 min ago
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            • how are they still friends? if he is telling you about this 32 min ago
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              • why wouldn't they be friends? I am grateful dc tells me (shows me) this stuff 31 min ago
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                • so am I--I was just wondering if he is trying to prevent the kid from staying over--maybe he wants to distance himself? 29 min ago
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                  • dc did express concern over this AND a parent's anger issues. My dc confessed she did not want to go to that child's home due to concerns about anger, and expressed some concern...(more) 28 min ago
                    about the friend coming here when we discussed the pot issue. This was not her initial reaction, it came later.
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                    • I thnk she is trying to distance herself and is asking for you help 27 min ago
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                      • yeah - I'm fine with the my dc stuff. If the kid winds up coming, my issue is having the "knowledge" and feeling awkward/uncomfortable that I have info parents do not have. 26 min ago
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                    • Cancel having the friend over, better for all in the long run. 27 min ago
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                • If you call out the friend to the kids parents, the social fall out is big. Your doc may be socially ostracized. I'm all for telling parents, but you have to see it, not have your...(more) 28 min ago
                  Kid tell you.
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            • well that's where the rubber hits the road, so to speak. how they handle this. bc they are going to come into contact wiht this repeatedly 32 min ago
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              • ITA. Hence my thinking out loud on handing... 30 min ago
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                • his own reaction to this is more important than you ratting out any particular kid. of course if your kid is hanging with people who rely on drugs a lot for their free time then...(more) 29 min ago
                  something needs to be done about who he's hanging out with
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                  • dc's reaction was to be protective of friend, but later admit discomfort and maybe child should not visit at home. conflicted. 27 min ago
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                    • right, lots of kids are unsupervised for long periods by that age, lots of trouble to be had there 26 min ago
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                      • I live in city, so if the child were to visit, they would be out and about together. I remember telling my dc "I feel like i need to be supervising" (normally dc/friends are...(more) 25 min ago
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                        • very hard. if your child has the tools to reject this activity, then he will do ok. at somepoint i am sure most kids do try it, it's the threat that they will get very involved...(more) 23 min ago
                          iwht it at a young age that is so scary
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                          • that's it exactly! If this girl were 16-18, it would not register as alarming. She's just 14. I feel pretty confident my dc does have the tools. It's just my feeling truly wrong...(more) 21 min ago
                            to tell the girl "no drugs" when her parents don't know. I feel I'm complicit
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                            • ^and there are problems in home (anger/anger management, fights my dc witnesses when they visited) 20 min ago
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                              • maybe they can hang at your house more? so you can see what's up and supervise a bit. serve dinner, let the kids get movies etc 18 min ago
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                                • we live in separate states. this would be a one off visit. 16 min ago
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    • Yes of course. 34 min ago
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    • Depends but I would definitely want to know if I were the parent! 34 min ago
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    • is the kid otherwise happy and functioning? then no. If it was a close family friend and the kid seemed depressed or lost or about to get in over his head, maybe. 34 min ago
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      • Omg. This is insane. Of course you tell parents, the kid is 14! 33 min ago
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        • IK, R? She's still a kid. 8th grade 32 min ago
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      • No idea. This child lives in a different state, dc know each other through camp, text during school year 29 min ago
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    • how do I 100% know? did I actually see this child smoke pot? or am I going on speculation and 2nd hand info? this could get tricky 34 min ago
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      • Its not triky. You tell parents. Easy. 32 min ago
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        • what if it is not true? WHOOPS don't mind me... 32 min ago
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    • yes 33 min ago
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    • I would the only negative thing that could happen would be that the parents would be rude and I would be embarrassed. Worth it. Parents deserve to be told if their 14yo is doing...(more) 29 min ago
      drugs. I would present it in a non-judgmental way: "You son has been bragging about doing drugs. I checked my son's texts (don't throw son under bus) and saw the texts. I'll leave it to you to determine whether or not this is true or a problem--I promise he won't do them at my house! Good luck..." And leave it there. No need to discuss, just inform.
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      • np--I like this except for part about lying about the texts 28 min ago
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      • No question (OP). I would not accuse their child - would simply relay what was said in texts. She indicate where she buys it 24 min ago
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        • ^from an adult, btw 23 min ago
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    • omg. I definitley tried pot when I was 14. so not a big deal. I would never bring it to a friends house and I wasnt alone. tons of kids tried it. and we were "good" kids. get a...(more) 3 min ago
      grip. you can say something to the group like there will be no drinking or pot smoking when you are here.
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  2. Toddler Dh won't talk about money issues, ignores problems and isnt a talker. After 12 yrs of this, i have become resentful and short with him and i feel like a bad person. Therapy,...(more) 41 min ago (20 replies)
    whoch we have talked about, exhausts me just to contemplate. I love my dh, but everything he does pisses me off lately and then i feel like a witch. Plus, none of this is good for dd who i can see picks up on it. Anyone btdt??
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    • Are the issues real or fabricated by you? 40 min ago
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      • Real. He took a job in another state after i said no, so i had to quit my job in nyc and move with him to a place where i can't really work in same field, and then he lost that...(more) 37 min ago
        kob, went thru another awful job, lost that one snd now has a new one but he has always made a lot less than i used to and we're strapped. He pretends we arent, i have to use savings to pay bills, he sirt of ignores it all.
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        • Was he like this about money and work before you married? 35 min ago
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          • that's a moot point at this juncture. your statement only shows your ability to be judgmental and absent of helpfulness. 32 min ago
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          • No bc we each had our own money and i made a lot and he wS in grad school 32 min ago
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            • Sounds like you can just dip in to savings 31 min ago
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              • Well, it's our IRA money and it 's nit tgat much , so.. 30 min ago
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        • Oof. it sounds like he fucked up and can't admit it. 23 min ago
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          • Op: yes, he did and it sucks. I thought we could move on, but hos career has been spiralling downward for several yrs and we're always behind the eight ball 20 min ago
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    • therapy for you 38 min ago
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    • you need to get into counseling, both of you, to work on this. yes your dd is picking it up. so is your dh. the shorter and nastier you are the more he shuts down etc. if you...(more) 38 min ago
      don't address this you'll be a venomous bitch and he'll be completely silent and filled with hatred.
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      • I feel like we are fast approaching tbis. Have you btdt? I hate being the bitch, this sucks 36 min ago
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        • no, my wife is you and i'm your dh. we have been in counseling for this as well as other things. you both need empathy, you both need to be heard, you both need patience, you both...(more) 34 min ago
          need to try to do this better, you both are modeling horrible behavior for your dd. this is what being in a relationship looks like to her.
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          • Did you get better? We don't fight that much and dd doesnt see that much but still 33 min ago
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            • she sees you lose patience with him, she sees him shut down. it doesn't have to be "what's love got to do with it" pulling you down the hallway by the hair. are you in the kind of...(more) 31 min ago
              relationship you want her to be in? yes we got better and we found ways to get better when it gets bad. and it does. we didn't get fixed, we just found ways to make it better when it gets bad.
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              • ^gotta take the kids to camp but i'll leave this stickied 31 min ago
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              • If you did not fix it, you should divorce, honestly. Why bother 29 min ago
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              • Op: your situation sounds dismal. If that's what therapy did for you, i think it's not worth going through quite honestly. I don't want to limp thru the rest of life like that. 26 min ago
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    • Therapy is exhausting but it sounds necessary if you want this situation to change. 26 min ago
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      • Btdt? Did things change? 24 min ago
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  3. Toddler My dd wants a hamper hoops for her birthday. turning 5. so easy 47 min ago (6 replies)
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    • They are at that age! 47 min ago
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    • A what now 40 min ago
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    • lame 38 min ago
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    • looks like a total pita. why not just have one hamper in hall closet for everyone and teach her to use that? 36 min ago
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      • My closet is not big enough for that 25 min ago
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  4. Toddler Does anyone take magnesium citrate vitamins everyday ?.my sis started with 250 mg because of constipation issues ,but i told her to ask doctor if she could take daily. the bottle...(more) 49 min ago (12 replies)
    is from Costco ,Kirkland brand
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    • it helps constipation or causes it? 47 min ago
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    • I take magnesium every night before I go to sleep 47 min ago
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      • do you take citrate or oxide ?. 46 min ago
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        • she does not take any other vitamins exept this . but she does take synthroid in morning 45 min ago
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    • My doc recommends senna s 42 min ago
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      • Regular use of this will kill your colon 40 min ago
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        • really ? how does it kill your colon ? 39 min ago
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          • My gastro tokd me it desesitizes the muscles invilved so they won't respond to your body's own messages that result in a bm. Colon bevomes unresponsive 34 min ago
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        • How? 38 min ago
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      • As a daily supplement?! That's powerful stuff. 27 min ago
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  5. Toddler Psychic or Tarot Mom? 49 min ago (0 replies)
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  6. Toddler True Detective...(more) 51 min ago (4 replies)
    I am pissed if Colin Farrell is dead already. I think he is though
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    • OH THNAKS 48 min ago
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      • there is a reason I posted inside you know 42 min ago
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    • he's not...(more) 37 min ago
      he's credited for all 8 episodes on IMDB and taylor kitsch said in an interview they have a big moment in episode 4
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    • I can't get into this season at all 36 min ago
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  7. Toddler Having an affair is like taking a pottery class. Which is what I learned after watching Unfaithful. MEANING: it can be just like a fun hobby to expand your horizons if...(more) 53 min ago (12 replies)
    nobody finds out. Victimless, if nobody finds out.
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    • That is a huge IF 52 min ago
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    • lol yeah right 51 min ago
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    • So you have to take pottery classes under the cover of darkness?? You sound like a real winner n 51 min ago
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    • it sucks when they do find out, then you've shattered someone's heart. 51 min ago
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      • yes the risk is often in the adrenaline rush of risking getting caught. Some cheaters would stop cheating if their spouse offered an open marriage, and they'd take up skydiving or...(more) 47 min ago
        something
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    • same when you find out your spouse is also has a FUN HOBBY --- hopefully you never find out 50 min ago
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      • some people are married 50 years and die in old age blissfully ignorant 48 min ago
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    • that was the talk in the coffee shop. You just know her 2 friends, 1 has cheated and the other has been cheated on. The former is the one who makes it seem like just some fun, and...(more) 50 min ago
      the latter is the one who says it is a big deal.
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      • That was a weird scene. There's no way a woman as smokin' hot as Diane Lane has frumpy friends like that 47 min ago
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        • ha, one of them played the Vice President in Scandal 45 min ago
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    • but you know. that is inescapable 40 min ago
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  8. Toddler I went shopping yesterday after a long while and was shocked by the large racks of fancy workout apparel, including sports bras in the little girls section of every store. Is...(more) 55 min ago (23 replies)
    there really suchg a hug demand for workout gear for ele!emtaary school girls? My DD has never asked. This stuff reminded me of the luluilemon type stuff iu see women wearing at the gym.
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    • I was at a boutique at the beach and saw lulu knockoffs in size 5. It was hysterical. My 4 yr old would never wear that. 54 min ago
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      • Lulu does have a kids line 53 min ago
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    • Those are the new training bras. Yes 54 min ago
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      • It wasn't just the sports bras. There were those patterned Capri spandex pants, tanks, nylon shorts, special socks and sweatbands. 52 min ago
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        • I know, that is what my 12 yo wears. Thankfully she has auniform for school 49 min ago
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          • Op: I can see a 12 yo wanting this stuff. But these were really small sizes. 5, ,6,7 etc 48 min ago
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    • my niece wears lulu all the time. 10yo 53 min ago
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      • how tall? 53 min ago
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        • no idea but lulu makes kid's clothing now 52 min ago
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          • Iviva and my dds love it. So pricey though! 14 min ago
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    • my dd's first training bras were sports-bra type 52 min ago
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      • Did you buy them from the athletic wear section? 50 min ago
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      • Was she 5 yos? 50 min ago
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        • no but she was elementary like OP asked about 49 min ago
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    • define "fancy" 52 min ago
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      • np I don't consider lulu to be fancy. 50 min ago
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        • np what brand is "fancy"? pricepoint higher than lulu? 49 min ago
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          • Nothing for workout wear that I know, but I just don't find it expensive 48 min ago
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            • oh depends on your perspective. I find it too $$ 47 min ago
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      • I guess by fancy I !eaaan everything was matched with special patterns and it was expensive. 49 min ago
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  9. Toddler Why would Chris Christie waste anyone's $$$ by getting into the race? I don't get that 57 min ago (20 replies)
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    • burgers for everyone 57 min ago
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    • Most of them are delusional. He can't win because he can't keep his big mouth shut 57 min ago
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    • Look at the field. It's a group of Shriners in a clown car. He figures he has as much of a shot as any of them. 56 min ago
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      • lol. It is true and I can see the NYT having a cartoon like this btw 56 min ago
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      • This. It's almost comical how many candidates there are now. And it's terrifying that trump holds a top spot 55 min ago
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        • and then Condi appears and it's a no brainer for everyone 55 min ago
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          • Is she running? 54 min ago
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            • no but I mean if she came in later on 53 min ago
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              • She could have a shot. Smart as a whip. 39 min ago
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      • that could be their strategy you know 53 min ago
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        • you could be right 52 min ago
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      • You're insulting Shriners. 40 min ago
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    • It doesn't him anything personally. He gets paid flights and hotels just to go around talking to people. These politicians are narcissists and attention seekers. He'll get a few...(more) 55 min ago
      months of attention at no cost to himself. Why not.
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      • right but someone is paying for that. Why waste your bucks 54 min ago
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        • a few people would owe favors, a few would want favors from him in the future. 51 min ago
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          • favors how? As Gov? He will be out of there and out of politics soon all together 50 min ago
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            • but still there's contracts and things they can get out of it. And a lot of the time it's not even their personal money, they can donate company money, so it's no real cost to...(more) 46 min ago
              themselves.
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        • he isn't concerned about other people, as long as his own greedy needs are met 50 min ago
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    • for the free food 52 min ago
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    • how many moderates are there. he's moderate right? 48 min ago
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  10. Toddler The Christian right wins the straw man award for the manufactured issue of churches having to marry gay couples 59 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Settle down. The law is new. It's going to take some time for all the ramifications to get sorted out 55 min ago
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      • Yet it's quite clear that religious institutions will not be forced to marry people 53 min ago
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        • np-but I can see how they would panic and have to calm down their congregants. They'll figure it all out eventually 53 min ago
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          • lol panic and calm down the congregants. good grief 45 min ago
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        • But it's not quite clear that out of all the millions of gay couples in America, one couple might decide to make an issue of it. If they do so, the law will be on the church's...(more) 50 min ago
          side, but you need to set precedents and have custom -- for lack of a better term -- take hold.
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        • But they are forced to provide them birth cobtrol. You never know where it will end. 37 min ago
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    • The Supreme Court Ratifies a New Civic Religion That Is Incompatible with Christianity Read more at:...(more) 42 min ago
  11. Toddler My kids are on a plane with DH right now. I will miss them this week, but I am SO EXCITED not to have to cook/shop/schlep/clean up after them for the next few days! Sweet freedom! 59 min ago (5 replies)
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    • So nice! Enjoy! 59 min ago
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    • Nny big kids are heard out for a whole month. Teenagers eat too much 58 min ago
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      • ^^my big kids are headed 58 min ago
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    • Heaven 51 min ago
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    • I am in the middle of two weeks with out children right now. Feels like a real vacation! 21 min ago
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  12. Toddler Pat Robertson: ""You're gonna say that you like anal sex, you like oral sex, you like bestiality," he added. "Sooner or later, you're going to have to conform your religi...(more) 1 hr 1 min ago (7 replies)
    beliefs to the group of some abhorrent thing. It won't stop at homosexuality."
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    • Who is he? 57 min ago
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      • Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertso 57 min ago
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        • Or, I was being facetious. He's irrelevant 56 min ago
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    • What's wrong with liking anal sex, or oral sex? Pat Robertson has never had a blowjob? 57 min ago
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      • op right? as if ONLY homosexuals like that STUFF 56 min ago
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        • It's like Charlie Chaplin's divorce trial, where the fact that he enjoyed cunnilingus was supposed to be evidence of perversion, and he said, "But all married couples do that." 55 min ago
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  13. Toddler I don't have any milk or 1/2&1/2 bc we came home late from being out of town and I didn't get to the store. I just used coffeemate and it wasn't that bad, surprisingly. 1 hr 1 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Try sweetened condensed milk 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • That is yummy, but I don't have any. I've had it and it is good! 1 hr ago
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  14. Toddler OMG my 4 yo is so cranky today! It's not even 8am! So many meltdowns. 1 hr 2 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Back to bed for that one 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • Back to bed. Start the day new. I've done it with my kids, doesn't always work- but sometimes it does. I say "back to bed, you can get up when you are ready to start the day in a...(more) 53 min ago
      happy mood"
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  15. Toddler I saw a day lugging a huge tote bag at the beach last weekend. It must have been 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Anyone know where this is from? It looked like a pottery barn bag but...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago (13 replies)
    I do not see anything that large on there.
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    • geezus christ was she smuggling in illegals? 1 hr ago
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      • beach toys and crap, three small kids. 58 min ago
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        • I used to use one of those whellie things when my 4 dcs were little 58 min ago
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    • that sounds nuts 1 hr ago
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    • Look up 31 bags 59 min ago
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    • Look up the Scout 4 boys bag, I bet that's it 58 min ago
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      • ok, I can't find anything like this on the internet. It was HUGE, I have never seen anything like this. 56 min ago
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      • no, that is not it. It was tall, think regular llbean tote but up to your waist. 55 min ago
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        • seems ungainly. get a wagon 52 min ago
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        • I had one of those. Got it for $6 at ocean state job lot. Lasted me 7 years :) 47 min ago
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    • I have a couple enormous LLBean bags from many years ago 50 min ago
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    • bring less stuff 44 min ago
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  16. Toddler Nicest mountains that are not too far from NYC? I love Stratton. Windham is OK. Never been to Hunter or anywhere in the Berkshires. Looking for place to rent this winter. 1 hr 7 min ago (6 replies)
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    • My vote is for Berkshires. 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • Where exactly? How is Jiminy Peak? Butternut? 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • Sorry, don't know specifics. Passed through multiple times and love it 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • where was your greatest skiing? 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • I would rent near Wyndham 1 hr 1 min ago
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  17. Toddler Through the drachma, darkly 1 hr 8 min ago (3 replies)
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    • another huge day of stock market losses 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • What happened now? 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • Greece has to get the hell out of the Eurozone 55 min ago
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  18. Toddler Just got a linked in invite from a person, "consultant, pinterest blogger and influencer". Wtf 1 hr 8 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Oh Lord. Tell them no. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • that sounds like Hillary 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • Is she your stylist? 1 hr 3 min ago
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  19. Toddler I just don't like the beach. Too much sun, too much sand. Clearly not the vacation for me. 1 hr 8 min ago (4 replies)
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    • ITA. Give me the mountains 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • I disike amusement parks, no one believes me 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • i hate them. hate riding the rides. can't wait til the kids are tall enough to go on without me or dh. 36 min ago
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    • i prefer the pool at the beach. don't like sand, but love the visual and the breeze and the way it sounds etc. 33 min ago
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  20. Toddler White Americans who go around whining that there's no such thing as racism any more invariably sound like the most ignorant assholes. I'm saying this here so that I don't start a...(more) 1 hr 9 min ago (15 replies)
    fight on my friend's FB. Have you tried being black in this country lately? No? Then SHUT UP because you have no clue what you're talking about.
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    • STFU 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • I find those type of people are so far gone - meaning so indoctrinated into their way of thinking - that they cannot listen at all 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Go away. 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • I find Black Americans a massive PITA 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • get back under your fake bridge, faker 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • You are just a fighting type. 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • If I were a fighting type I would have sailed into it on FB. I wish I were, because people really ought to be called out on this kind of bullshit. But I have no energy for it. I'm...(more) 1 hr 3 min ago
        just disgusted.
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        • This post has been disliked 3 times. showSo you come a spew here? Ugh, you make my skin crawl 1 hr 3 min ago
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          • now who is the fighting type here? 1 hr 2 min ago
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          • The feeling is mutual, then. Have a nice day! 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • Are you black? 56 min ago
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      • Nope 55 min ago
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        • So what the hell are you talking about?? What do you know about it? 52 min ago
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          • I don't know about it, which is why I would never try to argue that there's no such thing as racism when how could I possibly know? The whiners sound like someone is taking...(more) 42 min ago
            something away from them by pointing out that people make many, many unfair assumptions about folks with black skin in this country. I guess they think black people are lying about this? I live and work among many black people. I listen to them, I read books and articles by them, I see it happen. It's not just a fucking media conspiracy. Do you have black friends or coworkers? What do they say about it?
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    • I'm white, married to a black guy with black bi racial teens . I've seen it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. 54 min ago
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  21. Toddler Oof I was all excited that events had conspired and that I could have lunch with my boss, but he didn't even realize I was here and left without me! 1 hr 10 min ago (1 reply)
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    • I like my boss but wouldn't be excited to go to lunch. Sorry that happened. 1 hr 9 min ago
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  22. Toddler Have you been to universal w/ dc? More than once or plan on going sgain? 1 hr 13 min ago (6 replies)
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    • I haven't been because we are waiting till they are both tall enough. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • We haven't gone yet because dc are still too young for most of the rides but we live in FL and people here go back several times 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • don't you or DH want to go on the rides though? 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • I do! Dh not so much 1 hr 6 min ago
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          • why not? 1 hr 4 min ago
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            • He's not really into roller coasters and amusement parks 1 hr 3 min ago
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  23. Toddler Speaking of weight loss I have been walking for 30 min. every day (briskly) and haven't lost an lb. This has been a mon. now 1 hr 16 min ago (66 replies)
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    • Weight loss is about diet 1 hr 15 min ago
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      • been eating healthy but always have 1 hr 15 min ago
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        • ^^and stopped any kind of booze 2 mon ago too 1 hr 14 min ago
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          • ^not my thyroid either 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • Healthy has very little to do with it, you need to eat less 1 hr 14 min ago
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          • yes well I think you could be right about that 1 hr 14 min ago
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            • I am but I wish I weren't - it's so hard to do! I have had success with my fitness pal but I often lack the willpower to stick with it 1 hr 11 min ago
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              • 1200 a day then? 1 hr 6 min ago
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                • i am starving on that 1 hr 5 min ago
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                  • so then how much? 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Have you changed your diet? In the end, it's all about what you eat 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • Is walking for a half hour a big workout for you? For me that's just...going somewhere quickly. 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • it is. I have arthritis in back and some developing in hip 1 hr 13 min ago
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        • ^^but I am always up doing something too. 1 hr 13 min ago
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        • Then it's all about diet for you. 1 hr 12 min ago
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        • i would cut calories and swim if i were in your shoes 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • swimming is awful for the skin 1 hr 7 min ago
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            • ^^if done in pool 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • lol omg ok then do what you want. don't be shocked when you don't lose weight 1 hr 3 min ago
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                • well it does. The amount of chlorine the gyms put in the water now is astounding 1 hr 2 min ago
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                  • ^prob. worse for you than doing nothing 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • but it's how NYers stay so slim! They walk everywhere! 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • bummer but thats not likely enough to do much 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • I keep my weight down by exercising, but that is a very modest amount that you're doing. I'm sure it's good for you, but it's burning very few calories. 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • has always worked for me in the past. 1 hr 12 min ago
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        • Next time run. 1 hr 12 min ago
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          • I can't 1 hr 11 min ago
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            • ^^funny that you presume everyone can though 1 hr 11 min ago
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              • My presumption is that a more vigorous workout will address your issue. It doesn't have to be running per se, and I assumed if you had issues you'd have mentioned them in the OP. 1 hr 5 min ago
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                • ^^how does biking feel? 1 hr 4 min ago
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                  • I def. have to be on a bike trail. I could not do a lot of hills and bumpy surfaces. Not a lot of options for that near me either. Maybe I should just do yoga and call it a day 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • You need to work out for a lot longer and far more intensely if you aren't going to cut calories or carbs 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • don't eat carbs 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • you can't outexercise a bad diet 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • you are maybe burning 150 calories at most. Doesn't really help 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • well I am more tone. My legs look good and I pull in my abs when I walk which helps too 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • np you posted about weight loss 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • yes I know. I am just saying the walking isn't completely useless 1 hr 9 min ago
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            • of course it isn't completely useless. but it isn't going to help you lose any weight 1 hr 8 min ago
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          • AND SHE'S NOT ALLOWED TO SAY ANYTHING EXCEPT THAT 1 hr 8 min ago
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            • yikes. maybe too much coffee? 1 hr 7 min ago
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        • Toned. Not " tone." 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • yeah, yeah. 1 hr 8 min ago
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          • probably a typo. you people are annoying! 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • well that is good then. And muscle definitely weighs more than fat. I can't exercise right now (and I was in really good shape). I lost five pounds in two weeks (that is really...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago
          fast for me) of just good old muscle. My leg is all atrophied and half the width of the other one now
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          • yes! I had back surgery a couple of yrs ago and just looked down and my legs and it was weird. It happens so fast 1 hr 7 min ago
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            • yeah, I always feel when I finish my last exercise class before a trip and I am heading to the shower, a voice in my head says, "let the atrophying begin!" 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • ugh. age? 1 hr 5 min ago
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                • 58 1 hr 5 min ago
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                  • 51. It all changed at age 50 for me. I was 120 5'7" and now up almost 20 lbs 1 hr 4 min ago
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                    • yes for me too--50 was definitely the top of the slide 1 hr 1 min ago
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                      • I was shocked and had that mentality "no, that won't happen to me" like I was 16 yrs old again 1 hr ago
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              • my son's OT said once that muscle loss begins within hours -- ack! 1 hr 2 min ago
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                • I have been on crutches for the last three weeks or so and I can't believe how fast they went, after having been in shape for years and years. My ass is hanging, my arms are...(more) 59 min ago
                  sagging, my calf on the bad leg looks like an old man's ball--I kid you not
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                  • yup. your age? 58 min ago
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                    • i'm the 58 yo--still 58 until MOnday 58 min ago
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                      • so what do you do for workouts now and what are your stats? 57 min ago
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                        • workouts? My big hope is that some day I will be able to walk! 5'5" 147 lbs, have to exercise a huge amount and eat very little just to maintain that. I have been in so much...(more) 54 min ago
                          pain I can't conceive of doing any exercise. My knee has some degenerative problem that suddenly showed its face when I tried to get in really good shape for a trip. I'm alone, in Europe, trying to have a good time, and really just in existentialist crisis to tell the truth. And yes, feeling fat and ugly too.
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                          • ughhh. So what is the prognosis? do you have pt set up already? 52 min ago
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                            • I think I will probably need surgery to clean up the burrs that are scraping up the meniscus, I guess. I am a lot better than I was though. They syringed off the liquid, gave me...(more) 50 min ago
                              a shot of cortisone (huge help!). Then yesterday I had a "neuro-postural adjustment"--just the weirdest thing but it seemed to have helped me learn to walk a little better. It was so weird--he had me walk with my fingers pointing outwards and it hurt. Do the same thing with fingers pointing inwards and I walked completely differently and better.
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                              • interesting. I think I might look this up on youtube 49 min ago
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                                • he said that the practice doesn't exist in the US. He doesn't approve of chiropractors because they work with torsion and he works with lengthening. So he says. He also gave me...(more) 46 min ago
                                  little shocks in my ear and stuck one acupuncture needle in my neck. It was quite the experience.
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                              • other exercises included walking with my hand behind me and not resting against my butt but held out, about six inches away from my butt. Then put my tongue in my cheek...(more) 48 min ago
                                (righthand side helped but lefthand side didn't) and walk that way. It completely changed the way my foot made contact with the ground. Total weird voodoo that helps
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      • Not to mention it is probably making you extra hungry so you are possibly not getting any weight loss benefits at all - it is healthy to walk but you need to track calories or do...(more) 1 hr 9 min ago
        a strict diet like low carb/paleo
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        • what is a strict diet to you? 1200 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • You will lose weight when you are ready to lose. Simple as that. 51 min ago
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  24. Toddler My dh has a tendency to be patronizing and even a little mean. Despite all my attempts to curb it, it still happens at times. I don't know what else I can do but accept it....(more) 1 hr 26 min ago (20 replies)
    Marriage is fine otherwise and it seems too small to destroy a marriage and family over but when he's mean, even if he apologizes, I wonder why I still put up with it
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    • b/c it is easier than divorce. same boat here 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • Can you give an examp 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • It's more snarky, snide remarks that's more about delivery than the actual remark 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • do you stop and address it right then? how do you talk to him? (not blaming you, just thinking about how to break a pattern like that) 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • I don't confront him right away. In the past it's led to bigger fights and meaner words. So I ignore him, wait some time and confront him later. It's probably too passive and Wh...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago
            it doesn't stop but he has a sharper tongue and is quicker thinker than I am. If it turns into a blow up, he will win
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            • honestly i would stop him when it happens. a quiet "that is what I have been talking about." and a refusal to escalate it might be helpful. turning and walking out of the room,...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago
              etc. and be sure that you are (really) free of tone or condescension or snark when you talk to him. harder to snark on someone who is kind & respectful. otherwise why would you ever want to be with someone who is like that?
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    • It is basically impossible to break out of these patterns. He'll probably die before you, at least. 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • Why??? 1 hr 15 min ago
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        • Because men typically have shorter lifespans than women. 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • No, why impossible to stop? 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Is he a high powered banker by any chance? 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • No but he's a doctor in a high stress field 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • Does it happen every week? Every day? Is he selfish? 1 hr 10 min ago
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          • I'd say maybe twice a month. He can be selfish but I don't think unusually so. We often have to put his work first but for good reason. He genuinely saves lives, in all...(more) 1 hr 7 min ago
            seriousness
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            • well, a lot of people save lives in different ways- therapists, fire fighters, police, nurses, lifeguars. Work has to come first in a lot of famlies becuse families need to pay...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago
              bills, put food on the table. I am sorry he's snarky and mean. That is tough.
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    • oh ditto. :( 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • aspergers? 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • Sorry. One day you will snap on him though 58 min ago
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    • This is my dh. It never use to bother me, but now I feel worn down from it. We had a fight over it before he left for the week. I can barely talk to him on the phone 50 min ago
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  25. Toddler Haven't had a drink in 4 days. Thats' 500 calories less a day. Nice 1 hr 29 min ago (13 replies)
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    • that's 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • how much were you drinking?? 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • 500 calories? that's close to a bottle of wine 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • What were you drinking? Cream? 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • a beer is 150 or so (not light) so yeah it adds up 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • 200 for a sierra nevada 1 hr 19 min ago
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        • yikes. makes you want to be sober 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • geez how many beers a day do you have?? 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • i'm on vacation, two beers, ipas, have almost 500 calories 37 min ago
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    • I think you should cont to look at it like this 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • So that's a lb a week 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • unless she is eating more 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • excellent! good for you. 1 hr 5 min ago
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