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  • Lanette, I follow (well, am supposed to be a following) a metabolic reboot eating plan developed by a nutritionist who focuses on women’s hormonal health. I wonder how it compares to your pre-diabetic diet, since we talk a lot about insulin resistance in addition to metabolic disease. It isn’t considered low carb per se,…
  • For a second there I thought I was actually going to be the first to reply to Barbie, but Debbie beat me to it. I usually forget it’s a new month and am surprised at the small number of posts in the old thread when I log on.
  • Beth, some seasons of life just meed to be maintenance mode as far as weight loss goes. With all you have going on at the moment, I think this season qualifies. Give yourself grace. Heather, thinking of you and sending good wishes for a successful surgery.
  • Yeah, Flea! I’ll take constipation over cancer any day of the week. Beth, I haven’t been saying a lot, but I have been thinking of you and praying for your situation with your mother and for your cochlear implant. Welcome to all the newbies. I’ve been around for a while, but post sporadically at times. Yesterday was…
  • Evelyn, condolences on all your losses. That is a lot to handle at one time. Beth, praying your side effects are settling down and you can start to enjoy your implant. Lisa, your poor visitors. I would be stressed in their situation for all the drama they have caused. You are a great hostess for handling it all in stride.
  • I am only 20 minutes north of Athens. If you are ever in town and want to meet up for lunch or coffee, let me know!
  • Rebecca, your new haircut reminds me of Tyne Daly.
  • Rebecca I can see that second hairstyle on you. It is perfect. Beth, hugs and prayers. No wonder you are overwhelmed. I have been reading but not commenting. Going through a bit of overwhelm myself. Nothing compared to what some of you are dealing with. I’ve missed some condolences - Pip, Carol, maybe more. Also lots of…
  • Carol, condolences on the loss of your BIL. Re Genie bras - no way could I wear them. I need underwire and sizing by band and cup size. My current favorite is the Soma vanishing back bra. When I broke my wrist and Dave, bless his heart, could not get my bra on me to save his life, I sent him to CVS to get me an Ah-bra. I…
  • Oh, Rita, I’m so sorry. I have no idea how I would deal with that in your shoes. Annie, your tales of your father’s escapades without his pants (pun kind of intended) remind me of a kindergarten student my daughter had in her class. The little girl’s clothes would make her itchy; she would just start to shed them when that…
  • To answer Annie’s question about helpful and unhelpful comments, I agree with everything Lisa put in her spoiler. I could say more, but time is short. The main thing that annoys me is a food police type person commenting on what I’m eating. I hate that! Regarding Lisa’s comment about the only thing making chicken good is…
  • April, congrats on the smaller size shirts. Tracey, cute hair cut. That’s pretty close to the style I’m trying out right now with my newly curly hair. I will say I am loving letting it dry naturally. Also congrats on the presentation. I love spring weather. I got over 13,000 steps today walking outside.
  • Based purely on the anecdotal evidence of this message board, I have diagnosed myself - not with Covid perm, but with old lady, hormonal perm. Either way, I am embracing my body as good, hair and all! Happy Sunday, y’all!
  • Thanks, Barbie, Lisa and Heather for your remarks about my spiritual journey. What I love best about this group is our diversity, yet ability to respect each other’s choices and paths. Totally random: I have heard of the so-called chemo perm where women who previously had straight hair, lost it during chemo, then had it…
  • I just sent you an invitation to see if I could do it. From my ipad, it was just a picture of a head with a little plus sign right below your picture. I had to hunt for it. I didn’t find it intuitive at all, but it didn’t take long. I’m not very good at interacting with friends outside of commenting on this thread, but I…
  • Barbara, I live in Northeast Georgia. Reflections on spiritual matters in spoiler. Scroll on by if not your thing. This is what I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks.
  • Barbara, please include me any way you like in the message to Katla.
  • Rita, congratulations on finding your watch! April, I’m glad your son is making progress and can be moved closer to you. I’ve been reading but haven’t had much time to post. I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection for Lent and it has been leading me down a different path. I have a mindset Zoom in 20 minutes, but I will…
  • I have left the math world behind and don’t even know how they do it now, whether they integrate the geometry into the algebra or separate it out. The main reason the teachers I surveyed in my dissertation freaked out about the Georgia curriculum was that they were used to having a textbook that aligned with the standards…
  • Machka, my dissertation was about mathematics curriculum reform in Georgia. I used a Stages of Concern questionnaire to survey high school mathematics teachers at various stages throughout a year of implementation of a major reform initiative. The theory proposed by this model was that people follow a predictable model as…
  • Machka and Rita, I was 54 when I finished my doctorate, 50 when I got a wild notion to get one. Just sayin’. I did it for two reasons. The major reason was to pad my retirement, but the other was just to say I could do it. It was a good time. Kids were grown and out on their own. No grandkids yet. My health was still good…
  • new update on the unannounced visit to Arkansas to see my aging great-aunt. It is now technically an announced visit. The aunt called Mama yesterday. When she said to mama, "I would love to see you. You should come visit." Mama said, "I am coming. I'm coming in early April to visit." Should it matter that the daughter will…
  • Lisa, I have absolutely zero interest in seeing the eclipse. The date was !00% totally my sister’s idea. My mother has been wanting to go to Arkansas to see her aunt for a while. Mama is 91, the aunt is 95 or 96 and has some memory issues. The daughter of the aunt has told mama twice that “it’s not a good time to visit”…
  • Just checking in. Not a lot to say, but Lisa’s mention of the eclipse reminded me. My sister, mom, cousin and I are coming to Blytheville (not sure about spelling of that), supposedly for the eclipse, but also to visit my mother’s aunt. Is that town close to you? We will be there Saturday through Tuesday that first weekend…
  • Lanette, I’m reading the Cormoran Strike series, too. The second one is the book I could not put down; it kept me in my pajamas all day. The 3rd one is slower. I’ve been listening to the audio while driving and walking and reading Lessons in Chemistry while in the house. They are getting darker, for sure, and I know what…
  • Tracey, I love audio books for the car and ebooks for reading fiction for pleasure at home. If I am reading a book for learning purposes, whether fiction or non-fiction, I need the physical book. In the reading program for my church conference-wide women’s group. i need a physical book that I can leaf through for our Zoom…
  • Barbara, exactly on the layers of a clean house. Dana K White tells the story of her realizing this when they were staying at a vacation rental and saw how easy it was to clean it before they left, because they didn’t have to start with dishes and laundry, and there was no clutter. I have never been a fan of pickles on my…
  • Margaret, condolences on the passing of your husband. Rosemarie, I like the suggestion to consider knitting as part of your decluttering. You are doing what Dana K White calls “decluttering by using it up.” She considers taking care of unfinished projects as part of the decluttering process, even things like hanging a…
  • We thought so, too, but the repairman said it is very common. I guess he’s seen everything.
  • I also meant to send hugs to Margaret and Annie and anybody else that I might have missed - Barbie for the new development with the dog and Kirby and many more. I wanted to comment to Kylia about Clemson and about protein. Your sister is lovely. I don't live that far from Clemson, maybe an hour straight down interstate 85.…
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