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  • Turns out the reason all my clothes fit tight is bc hubby sweetly did my laundry for me... only everything shrunk. Thanks for the input and the laughs. Reading back over the thread, yeah I needed more sleep.
  • Yeah, but my question wasn't just about me- which is why I didn't originally write it about my case. I am genuinely curious what are all the reasons someone could lose weight and get bigger. Why? because over the years I've heard lots of "I lost 10-20-fill-in-the-blank pounds but am getting bigger" and I NEVER believed…
  • Am I missing something here or are you all just jerks? I've lost over 20 pounds in the 6 weeks since I had my baby. I would have expected the clothes I was wearing at 9 months pregnant to be looser, not tighter. Scale doesn't lie, but clothes don't lie either. Thanks for your "help"
  • Just another shout out to those who came back to offer ideas. I get it, we don't *NEED* to cover up. Sometimes you just *WANT* to: When you live with facial scarring, it matters to you. When people treat you nicer with makeup on than they do when you don't have it on, it begins to matter. It's not just scarring but people…
  • Wow, so cool to see that this post is catching on again! I had lots of fun meeting up with folks from the Ark-La-Tex when I lived there. Hope to be back soon! JJ Conway Empowering people to dump debt and build wealth Hand-Ups, Not Hand-Outs
  • hahaha yeah that's the problem - I had a baby 6 weeks ago. With my first, I didn't lose any weight until after weaning him, and with this one I've already lost 23 pounds without doing anything (diet or exercise) so I was just SURE I would have dropped in size. However, I was shocked to put on some of my maternity pants and…
  • hm, not seeing it - could be that my work computer isn't loading the page fully. will try when i get home, thanks.
  • Do you like men? I'm not trying to be flippant or anti-lgbt or anything. Most men I know are very easy: be cute and/or be confident, and they will be attracted. They may not get past a first date, but they'll at least ask your number or hit you up on the dating sites. Whether you're petite or fluffy, confidence and self…
  • I would believe these people before I believe those close to you. For one, those close to you don't want to hurt your feelings. They love you. For two, they are happy with you having low self esteem and no confidence. NOT saying they are trying to hold you down, just saying that the people who love you in your low self…
  • This. IDK about the "had easily" part but I do know that being happy with myself and confident in myself made the difference. When we are not happy with ourselves, even if we are nice funny people, there's always something "off" under the surface that subconsciously pushes away healthy partners.
  • I met my hubby through online dating. Of course, I met a few jerks along the way too! I tried online dating twice: The first time was an abysmal failure because I wasn't happy with myself and I only attracted other people who weren't truly happy with themselves either. You know the saying "hurt people hurt people." Plus I…
  • Just wanna throw something out to the "I'm single because I'm fat" folks. I know how you feel. I've been on both sides of it - size 20/22 after out of control pregnancy (and didn't lose the baby weight) and starved myself to get down to a 8 (not natural for someone of my build). I will say I attracted plenty more men when…
  • No worries about the venting- that's what we're here for... though I will say I didn't start attracting healthy partners until I got myself together and was happy being single. Yes, I wanted to have a man in my life, but unhealthy and unhappy attracts unhealthy and unhappy. And you know the saying "hurt people hurt…
  • Yay Kim! Congrats both on the wedding AND the great success profile pic
  • Thanks MM. BTW, I love your profile pic,that smile is ah-maaaa-zing
  • Come here occasionally. Am engaged to be married next weekend to someone I've been dating for 2.5 years. I learned a lot when I first came to Single Peeps, which is why I still pop in from time to time, but I no longer see a lot of the lively discussion and honesty that taught me better ways to date online (met my match on…
  • For anyone else who stumbles upon this post, PPs had it right: muscle issue needed more attention to stretching. The pain went away with more stretching after working out - using arm circles and elbows out-and-in stretches from P90X3 as well as a great stretch tape by CathE called "StretchMax." Even just the first half of…
  • Lol, definitely NOT a man! But I do take not-so-secret pleasure in out gunning the young bucks during a fit test. I'm like if this heavy old lady can do it, you have no excuse! I can't yet do 45 in one shot - I'm in sets of 30-20-10 (about a minute rest in between). I usually work up to 46 (max points for AF women) for the…
  • yeah, I do them arms out. fit test requires 90 degrees and it's easier for me to do that emphasizing chest vs traps. I'll try the traps version, but I know I won't have the strength to do my usual 60.
  • I wasn't really wanting to get married again, but I also was fairly clear once I got into a relationship that we wouldn't be dating for years and no marriage (mainly b/c of my view on reserving sex for marriage) so anyone I dated long term needed to be someone I could see changing my mind about marriage. Most guys I dated…
  • Sometimes it's actually easier to be a full-time single parent! I say that because after 5 years of 24/7 care, I now live about an hour away from my ex so my son sees him every other weekend. It generally takes me the following week to get him "back to normal" after a "no-rules" weekend at Dad's. I remember being so…
  • Congrats Brittany! Even signing up for your first 5K is a huge step! What to wear? Do you have chafing issues? Have you walked that far before? For most folks a 5K will be just fine with a standard tshirt and workout shorts. I, myself, prefer technical fabrics once I get past about 5-6 miles because standard cotton chafes.…
  • Hey y'all, I haven't done Piyo, but since everyone's comparing it to yoga, I'd like to share my experience with another low impact thing I did years ago: My friend bought Windsor Pilates when it first came out (yeah, I'm dating myself here) and I laughed at it. No way that could work. I was doing things like "The Firm" and…
  • Adding in more calories isn't always bad... it's not always a straight numbers game. I say that because I do very well with a 1400 calorie per day balance where I work out about an hour a day. So, really, I'm eating about 1600-1800 and burning the rest off. Trying to break a plateau, I dropped my calories down to 1200/day…
  • After a series of surgeries that caused me to put on weight, I lost about 20 lbs by walking ~3 miles a day. The cool thing was this is about how long it took me to watch one of my shows, so I would put on my headsets and walk each night to a show. After awhile, I needed to increase the incline and speed and so it ended up…
  • IDK about 3500 cal (like a pp said, if I burned that much in one day, you'd probably way MORE the next day from SWELLING, lol)... But I *do* remember one day where I burned 2000+ calories snowboarding. I was stoked, until I realized that I'd eaten 1800 calories of trail mix alone that day!!
  • Oh, and I spent most of my life in a relationship where I was told how heavy and unattractive I was. NOW I am in a relationship where my man thinks I'm so gorgeous that it took me over a year to really believe him!! And I'm HEAVIER now than I've EVER been in my life (except pregnancy). It's worth waiting for the one who…
  • Ladies, I know this is an old post but I want to reassure you that fluffiness does NOT mean you'll never find love. In fact, it just may help you weed out the wrong guys. Does it make a difference in the quantity of guys you attract, sure yes!! But does it make a difference in *quality*?? well, that depends on the kind of…
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