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  • You are not your uncle. Start slow - try running intervals. Fast walk for 10 minutes - jog for 5 minutes. Lather, rinse, repeat. See how it feels.
  • How totally ironic. A man complaining that the government should acknowledge that his body is solely HIS, and the government shouldn't interfere. Go ahead and preach that to women, because we surely wouldn't understand that concept.........!
  • Yeah, I was more pissed off at the packaging - as someone else stated, now there's 6 to a box instead of 8.
  • I work in Bethesda, MD. Where are you coming from? Traffic is BAAADDDDD!!
  • I used to get a LOT of leg cramps in the middle of the night. Mentioned it to a nurse/friend - she also mentioned possible dehydration and possibly an electrolyte issue. I now drink Gatorade when I workout - no more leg cramps (I swear this is NOT a paid advertisement......LOL)!
  • Rooting for Syracuse, the underdog!!!
  • I've maintained. Yes, it's work - but it's always been work - I honestly don't see that it's any harder. I'm in menopause now - been in maintenance for about 5 years - started on MFP when I was in peri-menopause. Not a fun time. Still getting some hot flashes, but they've greatly diminished. Keep up with counting calories,…
  • When a family member/loved one dies and someone tells you 'they're in a better place'. Makes me want to tell this person I wish THEY were in that same 'better place'.
  • Being called 'ma'am'. Makes me feel like I'm 110 years old.
  • I get my leggings @ T J Maxx; my running shorts from Dick's, my shoes typically from Finish Line, my workout shirts and tanks pretty much everywhere.
  • Yep - all the time. 5'2" and I get all of my sweatpants/leggings in the youth departments - love Dick's youth department - the youth pants are the perfect length, they have pockets, AND they cost less than the sweatpants/leggings in the Women's department. Win/Win!
  • We're all different shapes and sizes. Both women and men. I think society tells us that women should be smaller than our male partners. Lots of flaws with this theory. What about taller women? What about men who are of a smaller build? I think it's a pretty shallow way of judging a relationship - but yeah, it exists. I'm…
  • I'm no expert, but I'm guessing it's your shoes. How old are they? Might be time for a new pair.
  • AS others have suggested - go get a mouth guard. I've been wearing one when I sleep for the past dozen years or so. Makes a HUGE difference - you won't wake up with an aching jaw/neck pain. I was fitted for one at my Dentist's office - but I've heard from others you can use a sports mouth guard (which is a lot less…
  • Vanity sizing is nonsensical. My daughter is 19; she is very petite, she takes a size 00. How is that even a size?! My husband can take a pair of jeans off a shelf, buy them, they will fit. How many women could ever do that? Back in the 1990's I was the same weight I am now - about 115 and I'm 5'2".. Back then I wore a…
  • I have a gym in my house - which rocks. I hate it when I get interrupted (my family has been told that I'm not to be bugged, unless the house is on fire). That being said, I ignore people that ring my doorbell, I don't answer my phone (unless it's my Dad - he's elderly and lives far from me - or my daughter - she's away at…
  • Working out is definitely a way to de-stress. I have a really bad commute - an hour in and an hour home on a 'good' day (a 'bad' day can be double this). First thing when I get home is I change into my workout gear and start my workout (I rotate between strength training, running, elliptical, and bike). More productive and…
  • I'm 5'2" - and resigned to being 'petite' (nice name for SHORT). Tough in crowd-situations - forget seeing parades, concerts - depending on the seating, seeing movies can be difficult. I've honed my climbing skills - I have to hop on top of my counters to get to the top few shelves in my kitchen, and I've been known to…
  • Have you tried the Quaker Popped? They come in a variety of flavors - I like cheddar cheese. They are mini rice cakes.
  • Hell is standing in line @ WalMart - perpetually. The family in front of you all smell and have exposed butt crack. The check-out woman has one tooth.
  • I've tried the chickpea pasta - don't love the taste - but if you but sauce on it and incorporate other foods, it's okay. I'm a vegetarian, so I like that it's high in protein.
  • Sam29a - I'm thinking I'm a lot older than you - also went through menopause in the past few years, so I have to be super careful with my calorie intake. I'm not hungry - so far, it's all good.
  • I'm 5'2" and have been in maintenance for about 3 years. I also work out 6 x a week - I weigh 113 at the moment - I try to keep it under 120. I eat about 1200 - 1400 calories a day.
  • Nope. But my husband says I have a constant 'don't fu*k with me' look, so there's that.
  • Just remember the saying 'You can't out-train a poor diet'. A 1000 calorie burn is HUGE - not something your average joe or jane is going to accomplish. Sure, we will all over-indulge once in a while - but if you do so on a regular basis, you will gain weight. It's far easier to over-eat by 500 or 1000 calories; a lot…
  • I wear a flipbelt - to put my phone/keys in. Flipbelt sells special water bottles that hook onto the belt - so you don't have to hold them. Might want to check this out.
  • Yes. Was a member of several different gyms before I had my daughter. Then it got difficult to get to the gym - so I started my home gym 19 years ago. Added to it - now I have a treadmill, a recumbent seat bike, an elliptical, a Universal Weight machine and free weights. I use my home gym 6 days a week. I don't have to…
  • I buy moondrop grapes and freeze them. I eat them for a snack every night after dinner. They're really sweet, but they're healthy - and seeing as how they're frozen, it takes longer to eat them.
  • Definitely ask your doctor. I think I waited 6 weeks before I went back to the gym.
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