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  • OH GEEZ I had no idea that was a thing, pardon me while I tidy up the mental vomit :s A new acquaintance keeps flashing hers and boasting about how she picks up guys at the bar with it. My issue with it is -- besides her being generally just annoying about it -- what if you pull up your trousers too quickly and tear the…
  • Hmm... interesting take on the flirting/dating side of things, had never considered that before.
  • Nope and nope. Just no need for it, really. His mind can go where it wants, and if he physically cheats, then she can keep him, because why would I still want such a creep? And jealousy is based out of weakness, IMHO - why would I like weakness in him? Jealousy is simply not attractive to me.
  • And another because I'm feeling greedy today ;) Belly button piercings on pudgy tummies (stretch marks optional): men still find them attractive, or not so much?
  • WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! Oh you scamp you :wink:
  • Ok, fellas, here's another one for you: What do you think of a woman being forward or assertive? This could be in terms of flirtation and dating, asking for a raise/promotion, or whatever you think fits the question. And, do your original thoughts/feelings ever change over time as she continues to exhibit this trait? To…
  • To circle back to the latter part of the question posed by @nooshi713 , are you really ok with doing 50% of the housework or just hope your woman will end up doing most of it......: I.e., after the kids have left the nest and Mrs. Healthy is now happily busy doing something she loves - do you envision that you would be…
  • There are multiple kinds of intelligence, and as long as he exhibits at least one form, I've found I'm able to be attracted to a guy who is barely average in terms of old-fashioned gray matter. As with many things in life, what tends to matter most is how he uses what he's got.
  • Obviously I can't speak for the majority of ♀️, only myself - but I don't dig a-holes at all. Currently I'm a fat slug, but I've been attractive enough in the recent past to have been hit on by a lot of guys, with a wide assortment of personality types. The a-holes have always just been a-holes, period. For me, no amount…
  • If forced to choose between only these two options, then a doormat. I have more than enough confidence of my own (in most things), that I can wear the proverbial pants in the relationship quite comfortably. Also, I'm just so freaking done dealing with toxic masculinity, narcissists & ego-maniacs. It's a huge turn off for…
  • I track using Cronometer. I'm 5'8" and ~242 lbs, low activity, and it prompts me to eat around 130 g of protein per day. I am a vegetarian, yet actually I don't find it hard to hit this goal anymore. The trick for me was to identify several calorie-efficient protein sources that I find yummy, and which I now rotate through…
  • Today I felt a burst of exercise-induced exhilaration & energy. It's been years since I last felt that, forgot how darn good it is!
  • #1: At last weigh-in, I was 3.3 lbs from halfway point of my total loss goal. Really looking forward to that, but first... #2: Want to get the medical ok to switch back from maintenance to deficit calorie intake. Technically, I have still been losing a tiny bit (system doesn't reflect 'calories burned due to healing' very…
  • I use Soylent, original flavor powder form. You can drink it as a complete meal replacement, or use it to augment other foods (I put some in oatmeal to boost the nutrients). READ INFO THOROUGHLY about it before buying, so you understand what it is/what it is not, and whether it's a suitable choice for you. For example -…
  • That makes sense. I was a bit surprised the nurses didn't explain more as to why the change (I was given little time for questions so didn't pursue). Not sure if standard of care everywhere, but incoming patients there are tested for MRSA & given a prescription soap - I tested negative so not sure what name of it was.
  • I had hip/leg surgery last month, and during a pre-op information session, the nurses told me to get Dial Gold, an antibacterial bar soap, rather than Hibiclens (which was what was listed in the hospital's pamphlet). They didn't give much of an answer as to why beyond 'it is easier to buy', and I don't know if it's useful…
  • Your words very much resonate with me. That feeling of normalcy. Being able to do small, everyday, mundane things that most people never once think about - without them being challenging or embarrassing - they are sweet indeed. Well done on your victory, Nighthawk! For me, today's somewhat similarly themed NSV is that I…
  • @epangili I'm same generation as you but had a grandmother who loved those sorts of tchotchkes :) I myself still miss the slightly plastic fruit scent of Strawberry Shortcake & friends dolls 😁 My best guess is that people are now so out of practice with face to face social interaction, that they let things pop out of their…
  • I'm surprised to discover today marks my 200 day logging streak. I can distinctly remember posting here when I reached day #30, and feeling astounded and relieved that I'd stuck with it :)
  • Kewpie doll. They are wide-eyed & sort of cherubic looking :)
  • I should mention, my PE teacher for grades 9-11 was built like a bowling ball on legs & chain-smoked behind the gym between classes, so I may have been misinformed! 😂
  • I think I know the answer to this one, and look forward to Hawk's answer :) I believe the difference is your hand position as it holds onto the bar - are palms facing towards you, or facing away. My PE teachers back in the day would call palms facing away a chin-up, and palms facing towards you a pull-up. Each version…
  • Hello again to all of you great folks! Recovery is slow but steady, and my physical therapy exercises are advanced enough to feel like proper exercise :) (Soon, the gym and I will become reacquainted...soooooon....) Two NSV's: I'm approved to use crutches instead of a walker! I'm practically flying down the hallways now B)…
  • So pleased for you and excited for the new shoe opportunities you'll have! This is one of my big challenges/goals I'm looking forward to achieving, too.
  • My brain used to insist, "I can only be stressed out about so many things at once, I just can't deal with this today!". I got to the point where I finally felt the reality of, things were never going to improve until I made them improve. Honestly, for me, the anxiety of thinking about dieting took more time & coping energy…
  • I have a similar toxic individual (mother in my case) - I'm sending you so many hugs & positive energy while you grapple with this. After years of so many onlookers chastising me about a situation they DO NOT understand -- yet insist 'but it's family, you can't do that!' -- I've come to realize a few things. First, simply…
  • Finally had surgery! Due to extent of injury damage, it ended up being more challenging/more aggressive than doc had anticipated. Thus, recovery is a bit difficult. But, I'm doing my Physical Therapy exactly as instructed, so here's hoping for good progress & healing soon! My NSV is that despite realizing I won't be able…
  • Woooo hoooo, excellent job! 🌟 So happy for you!
  • Was moping a bit earlier - English side of family coming for visit, and I told them no Twiglets or other nibbles for me this time (can't trust myself). But just now, the picky eater of the group asked if I'd be willing to teach him some of my 'delicious, healthy recipes', and that made my day :) My low-fat Scotch eggs are…
  • Recently spent entire day at medical center getting remaining pre-op work done. A few times, med staff looked me up & down, then launched into lecturing me about what to eat for random micronutrients, because "you probably are not getting enough of it". O rly? Each time I very politely lectured back - pulled out my phone,…
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