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  • My daughter's always eaten different meals to me quite frequently. This is because I ensure that her diet is nutritionally balanced and very healthy, but don't actually like many nutritionally balanced and healthy 'quick to prepare' meals myself. My own diet is limited and quite processed. Not something that I'm proud of,…
  • Not a clue. I can only just work out 'arvo'.
  • Carry on as normal. Cutting calories will just make the next day harder, and one day over calories really isn't the end of the world.
  • Isn't it ridiculous how hard it is to find a pool that's actually open properly? I struggled a lot. Most 'public pools' only seem to actually have an hour of public swimming time a day, between lessons and classes.
  • If it helps, my thinking is always "Once I'm in the pool, I'm barely visible". I have psoriasis on my foot and I'm 50lbs heavier than I should be. When I walk towards the pool, there is always that sense of "if someone sees my foot they'll worry that I've got an infectious disease!", but the fact is that once you're in the…
  • I'd say two 'eating out'/fast food experiences per month, on average. Maybe one, but more likely two. But I do have ready meals three times a week, nowadays, so those might count as 'fast food'. This is because my toddler's very recently become a fussy eater and they do sell healthy toddler-friendly ready meals that have…
  • I don't. If a day has been indulgent because we've been to a party, had a multiple course restaurant meal or been somewhere where snacks have been constantly on offer, I don't log. The big blank space in my diary shows that the day has been excessive. I don't bother with totals, I just use the blank space to know that…
  • Mum of a 2 year old. She's been with me constantly since she was born, and I've always worked after she goes to bed, so I've had no time to focus on myself, really. I now take her swimming three times a week, which is helping, and from September she'll be at nursery three mornings a week so I'm deciding how best to use…
  • Over in the UK it might be different, but my key things were maternity pads and breast pads as a top priority. Then you need all of the baby's stuff over here - starter packs of formula (whether you're bottle feeding or 'just in case'), nappies, nappy bags, wipes. More clothes than you think you'll need. And, for me,…
  • This is my favourite meal. Absolutely delicious and very quick - it takes a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare. I'm all about convenience and speed! The adult portion comes in at just under 300 calories.
  • Mum to a 2 year old. Have had a couple of years of poor fitness due to her being too young to be independent enough to let me do anything active, but she now swims on her own so I'm working my way back to fitness by swimming with her regularly.
  • I've used a cup for the past decade and think they're one of the best inventions ever! Used disposable pads before that and absolutely hated them. Bought some reusable pads relatively recently to try out, as well. I wouldn't say they're good for exercise, based on my experience. I found them extremely warm and…
  • Filo pastry parcels with a variety of vegetables (I aim for 4) in a tomato-based sauce. My daughter will eat the vegetables whole, but much prefers when I blend everything down to a puree and add it to the parcel like that. Easier to eat, I think. I use frozen veg as it's cheaper and lasts longer - it can be anything. This…
  • Teenage boy spends his free time with a much older man, as they drive a modified vehicle around in a desperate attempt to make his parents have sex. :/ Sounds a lot stranger like that...
  • I find that cauliflower rice makes a very easy pizza base. Mix it with two eggs, until it forms a dough of sorts. Flatten into a pizza base shape. Part bake. Remove. Add toppings. Return to oven. It can be a bit soggy, but with the right selection of toppings you can mask the cauliflower flavour quite a bit.
  • Let your child's health motivate yours. :) My daughter eats a very healthy and nutritious diet. We don't have junk food in the house. As such, it's never there to tempt either of us. I don't completely ban chocolate, as it's important to me that all foods are enjoyed in moderation. I never want her to feel like chocolate…
  • I always struggled with vegetables. As others have said, it was mainly a case of learning how to prepare them to my liking. I discovered that I like them to still have their crunch, unless I'm cooking them into something where it doesn't matter so much. So, if I'm eating them as individual vegetables, I buy fresh and cook…
  • Just joined today. Hoping to lose 55lbs in total.
  • I have a two year old. I look after her all day and work all evening. For the first two years of her life, exercise hasn't been an option (never mind a priority). She is now able to swim around on her own, and as such I've been able to do some actual swimming when we go to the pool, so that's now our thing. We have a…
  • I believe in the genetic element. How much is triggered by anything else, I don't know. I'm inclined to have some belief that stresses on the body or mind can set it off and so I'm not completely against the suggestion that vaccinations can trigger autism to develop in some individuals, but I don't believe that autism is…
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