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Forum: General chatter 08-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hyacinth
JohnP, you chased Pat out of this thread? A...

JohnP, you chased Pat out of this thread?

A few times in this thread, you've said "I'm not trying to be a jerk" or something of that nature. Usually what happens, at least in my mind, is as soon...
Forum: General chatter 08-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hyacinth
Wow, thank you all for your stories and comments....

Wow, thank you all for your stories and comments. Janelle, I love the joke!

To those who are concerned about a lie: If you re-read, I said I do not like to lie, not I LIED. What I specifically...
Forum: General chatter 08-26-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hyacinth
Thanks for your responses. It's actually kind of...

Thanks for your responses. It's actually kind of hard to talk about, because I don't want pity and it feels somewhat shameful.

Vex, I am in my early 40s too, which is why I was surprised to have...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 08-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By Hyacinth
I have much more appreciation and enjoyment for...

I have much more appreciation and enjoyment for hot weather!
Forum: General chatter 08-26-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hyacinth
Question What would you do?

I am close friends with a girl named Jennifer that I have known since kindergarten. We attended a private Catholic school in a small town. Most of the students in the school were from upper middle...
Forum: Whole Foods Lifestyle 08-20-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,520
Posted By Hyacinth
I currently just have olive oil, canola oil,...

I currently just have olive oil, canola oil, toasted sesame oil. Once in a while, I get peanut oil, walnut oil, or almond oil. I usually mix part butter (grass-fed organic) and part oil whenever I...
Forum: Whole Foods Lifestyle 08-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,204
Posted By Hyacinth
Last night: veggie stir fry over soba noodles: ...

Last night: veggie stir fry over soba noodles: green beans, swiss chard, carrots, bell peppers, walnuts, zucchini

Ian, what kind of beer?
Forum: 300+ Club 08-11-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By Hyacinth
Great NSV, Pix! I joined an informal zumba...

Great NSV, Pix!

I joined an informal zumba class for the first time in my life ... they were doing it in a park and anyone could join, so I stepped in to do a song or two. I was able to...
Forum: 40-Somethings 08-08-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,349
Posted By Hyacinth
Lass, I go through phases like this too. I find...

Lass, I go through phases like this too. I find if I can make my obsessive thoughts about a different project, I can get through the day without making food my "project." Filling my day with the...
Forum: Cooking Tips and Questions 08-03-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,166
Posted By Hyacinth
Speaking of iced coffee, look at this: ...

Speaking of iced coffee, look at this:

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Forum: Weight Loss Support 08-02-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Hyacinth
Mine is based on a weight my doctor and I...

Mine is based on a weight my doctor and I discussed.
Forum: 40-Somethings 08-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,349
Posted By Hyacinth
Guacamole, good news! Hope the BP remains in...

Guacamole, good news! Hope the BP remains in control, and getting more sunshine doesn't sound like a horrible doctor's order. :)

Zumbachica, I have similar thoughts about eating habits. I am...
Forum: 300+ Club 08-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By Hyacinth
Thumbs up Wow, I would love to go down a shoe size. ...

Wow, I would love to go down a shoe size.

No victories here to talk about as of late ... I've been plateauing for a year. So I guess my victory is going to be that I have been more consistent...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 08-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Hyacinth
I remember the transition into the 40-hour...

I remember the transition into the 40-hour workweek. Holy crud, that was an eye opener.

What happened to your social life? Do you have friends (or a few trusted coworkers) who you can do social...
Forum: 20-Somethings 07-30-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By Hyacinth
I kept some boxes of clothing after I'd gained...

I kept some boxes of clothing after I'd gained weight. All of those clothes either fit right now or are too big. Saved me hundreds of dollars in clothing.
Forum: General chatter 07-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Hyacinth
I was in a long-distance relationship for 3 years...

I was in a long-distance relationship for 3 years with a guy who I met on stumbleupon. We agreed early on that he would get a job and move to my city (about 8 hours away), because he rented and I...
Forum: General chatter 07-30-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By Hyacinth
Sad! I'm sorry this happened. A lot of people...

Sad! I'm sorry this happened. A lot of people have fat bias (sometimes fat hatred), and it doesn't come out right away. I would say good riddance to that miserable girl. She needs to grow up and...
Forum: Support Groups 07-29-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By Hyacinth
Yay for the biking! It's fun thinking of...

Yay for the biking! It's fun thinking of yourself as a graceful cyclist, after not having been one in the past.

I noticed my hands no longer fall asleep when I lie on my arm too long. It used to...
Forum: Whole Foods Lifestyle 07-29-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,204
Posted By Hyacinth
Breakfast for dinner tonight: scrambled egg with...

Breakfast for dinner tonight: scrambled egg with veggies and turkey sausage and cheese, served on 1/3 loaf of Jimmy John's day-old bread.

Nelie, that palak tofu sounds fantastic! I might try...
Forum: 40-Somethings 07-29-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,349
Posted By Hyacinth
Thumbs up Guacamole, I have a friend who has similar...

Guacamole, I have a friend who has similar hormonal swings, her weight doesn't fluctuate but she also is on thyroid meds. I hope you hear some answers soon! Not knowing is the worst part.

I've...
Forum: General Diet Plans and Questions 07-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By Hyacinth
I go for a two-mile or longer walk every day...

I go for a two-mile or longer walk every day (this is up from zero miles per day), and I only eat two meals a day, a small breakfast and a bigger dinner usually, with healthy snacks in between.

It...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 07-27-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Hyacinth
Thanks for the words of encouragement! It...

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

It is a new thing for me to think of myself as non-sedentary, high-energy person capable of long walks, quick sprints, and physical things I was not...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 07-25-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Hyacinth
I used to answer "retail therapy" but I now am...

I used to answer "retail therapy" but I now am following a different budget. I do recommend buying second-hand clothing while losing weight. Being in a size for only a month can be expensive if you...
Forum: General chatter 07-25-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Hyacinth
My sister and her husband met speed-dating, and...

My sister and her husband met speed-dating, and the sparks developed after the first few dates. They've been married for about five years and have two kids together. :)

I had a very rewarding...
Forum: Whole Foods Lifestyle 07-24-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,204
Posted By Hyacinth
Tilapia cooked in a red sauce made of tomato and...

Tilapia cooked in a red sauce made of tomato and roasted peppers, served over brown rice.
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