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PinkTulip last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. My son just finished his freshman year in college and grew about an inch this year. He did have delayed puberty, though.
  2. I’m down 4.2 pounds since the first of the month. I need to find my willpower tonight because some chocolate chip cookies are calling my name. Instead of answering, I’m going to post about it and read some health blogs rather than giving in.
  3. My DS was late to puberty. At age 13, he was the several inches shorter than all of his friends, and had no other signs going on. We took him to a pediatric endocrinologist, who ran a bone age scan. It’s been several years, but I think it was basically like an x-ray. The test showed my son had a bone age of 11.1 years, meaning he was about 2 years behind where his peers were. And honestly, he grew like 6 inches his junior year of high school, and is still going. He just finished his freshman year of college and has grown about an inch this year. He is now close to 6’.
  4. I got the Renpho Bluetooth Body Fat scale off of Amazon. It was pretty reasonably priced and has an app you can download that gives all kinds of additional information beyond weight. And thanks, I’m pretty happy about the BMI. I started working full-time about 2 years ago and subsequently gained about 15 pounds because I sit all day at a desk. I really want to get back to where I was, and below, before the end of the year.
  5. Got my new scale this last week, and I’m loving it. I am very data driven, so it has been good for me to see specific areas for improvement, and trying to get everything into the “green” zone. I am down 4 pounds since my old scale broke, which is probably just the difference between the two scales, but the lower number gets my BMI into the normal range, so I’m sticking with that!
  6. My weight slowly crept up last week, and then suddenly miraculously, I lost 12 pounds since yesterday. My new scale should be delivered on Thursday!
  7. Either I miraculously lost 12 pounds in the last 24 hours, or I need a new scale. As much as I would hope for the lost weight, I think it’s the scale. 😂 I have changed out batteries, reset everything, etc. and it’s still wonky. Do you have a scale you love/like? Ideally, I’m looking for accuracy, digital readout, and include body fat percentage. Thanks!
  8. Beautiful! I love that they are both little fighters already, and hope they continue to do well.
  9. Thank you so much to everyone who has responded. This is a topic that has been on my mind for a while, and even more at the forefront given recent events. I have 4 teenage/young adult boys and talk to them a lot about how as a white male, they will inherently live life with different experiences and opportunities than a woman or a person of color. So I have tried to teach them they have a responsibility to stand up and speak out against things they see are wrong. You all have given me a lot to think about, and I hope I can be aware of the things going on around me, speak up and speak out when I can, and try to really make connections with people who have lived with different experiences I have. Love and peace to each of you!
  10. I’ll start with my question and then give background: What can I do as a white, middle-class suburban housewife to help prevent the racist actions that seem to be pervasive in our country right now? Background: I fully recognize my privilege that I have in life. I grew up with parents that held doctorate degrees, DH and I both hold doctorate degrees, and that has given us myriad opportunities not afforded many (most) people. I live in a city that is 93% Caucasian, 2% African-American, in a state that is close to 90% Caucasian. The overwhelming majority of the people in my neighborhood, community, schools, workplace, etc. are white. I am horrified by the racism I am seeing in our country. While I don’t condone violence, I understand why people are so angry and feel that peacefully hoping something will change has done nothing. I have posted my horror on social media, talked with my friends and neighbors about how wrong the recent racist events are, and plan to vote in November accordingly. Please be gentle with me - I truly want to do something, but don’t know what or how.
  11. My sister raves about her BlendTec.
  12. In the US, the gold standard of rowing machines is the Concept 2. The model D and the model E are identical, other than the fact that the model E is a little higher off the ground. I’ve had my rowing machine for several years now and absolutely love it. I had to stop running due to knee issues, but have never had any problems with rowing. It’s a great workout, too, I can burn about 600 calories/ hour when I’m going hard, and it works arms, legs, abs, and back. There are tons of videos on YouTube to help with proper form.
  13. If you don’t hear from your doctor soon, I would take him to urgent care. Like Arctic Mama said, a circulation issue needs to be seen quickly, like today.
  14. I’m sending my college students with 16 each.
  15. I’m so sorry you have to deal with her on top of an already stressful and difficult situation. Sending hugs and support to you and DH as you navigate through this.
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