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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravyboat View Post
    I just hate how when all my good groceries run out now (meat and cream and vegs) I can't slack for a few days eating noodles and dry cereal and whatever else is in the pantry before going shopping again, because now all that's in my pantry is tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spubba View Post
    Speaking of underwear, DO they make boxer shorts for women?

    I'm probably not the right size yet to find any that would fit me properly, but I'll be in the market for some next year. Surely they make such objects. Also, sock garters. Please?
    Boxers for women are called Tap pants and Peti Pants. They are made of slinkier material then men's boxers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieCalledGia View Post
    Boxers for women are called Tap pants and Peti Pants. They are made of slinkier material then men's boxers.
    or boy-shorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieCalledGia View Post
    How is that working out when you cook watery things, like stew? I'm totally into cast iron, but still use steel or enamel pots for my stews . . .
    That's where the seasoning comes in... if the pot is well seasoned, then cleaned immediately and seasoned again, I've never had a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kate Ruckman
    Just a thought--past a certain age, women shouldn't be getting extra iron, since our need for it drops dramatically after menopause. Acidic foods like tomatoes really free that iron up into your food.

    Lodge seems to have forgotten how to make a smooth-bottomed pan any more, any way--we have vintage cast iron we use when we fry or saute.
    We just bought a nicely smooth-bottomed 10" skillet a couple of months ago. Adding to the collection... like we need any more! The main frustration is that we've run out of room in the oven to store them, don't have room in the cupboards, and we rent our place -- so we can't hang up a substantial enough pot rack to hang them on. Every time we actually want to use the oven, it looks like a foundry exploded all over the kitchen counters!

    Got rid of all our other "non-stick" frying pans and soup pots... have a couple of RevereWare sauce pans that I've only used for boiling of eggs for the last 10 months. Everything else is done in the ol' Lodge cast iron!

    As far as 'mature' women needing less iron...until I know for sure that it's causing any problems, I'll stick (or not -- lol) with my heavy metal.
    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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    real frustration: in the mix since 3/20. it's not working.
    high fat, lower fat, higher carb, lower carb, track every morsel, track nothing,
    12-1400 cal, 18-2000...movement almost every day, heavy things, bodyweight,
    moderate cardio, HIIT...wtf?

    guess i'll try the no dairy route. it's only 7 oz of 2% plain greek yogurt or 4% cottage cheese
    a few times a week.

    i've not got much to lose. maybe, what i perceive to be 10 lbs and the fat% that goes along with.
    i'm two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. i wanted a magnificent body present to wake up to.

    this is me venting. frustrated and momentarily saddened. guess i'll go motorcycle riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil milo View Post
    real frustration: in the mix since 3/20. it's not working.
    high fat, lower fat, higher carb, lower carb, track every morsel, track nothing,
    12-1400 cal, 18-2000...movement almost every day, heavy things, bodyweight,
    moderate cardio, HIIT...wtf?

    guess i'll try the no dairy route. it's only 7 oz of 2% plain greek yogurt or 4% cottage cheese
    a few times a week.

    i've not got much to lose. maybe, what i perceive to be 10 lbs and the fat% that goes along with.
    i'm two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. i wanted a magnificent body present to wake up to.

    this is me venting. frustrated and momentarily saddened. guess i'll go motorcycle riding.
    Mixing it up constantly for only a month hasn't given your body any chance to adjust! Stick with the basics, chill out, and enjoy the lifestyle. If you only have 10 to lose, it's going to take longer. I had to ditch my weight goals- not because PB stopped working, but because weight is a terrible way to measure health. In the past month I haven't lost a pound, but I've lost over 5% body fat. The body changes are coming from the inside out. You've had 50 years to make it what it is. Give it more than a month to be marvelous!
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    I agree with Kakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobjiale205 View Post
    There should be a clothing swap section here. Your 8s would fit someone who just came down from 12s. Me, I'm finally starting to leave the 8s behind for my 6s again. The ones at the bottom of the geological nightmare that is my closet.

    sounds like a good idea.
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    Give it more than a month to be marvelous!
    dear Kakes and Rich,

    thank you for reading my post and for the gentle nudge.

    milo

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    I'm afraid today's "frustration" is one that you have all read before countless times... I bought new shorts a few weeks ago, and they were a little tight. I put them on today, and now they're loose.

    And I've had to finally retire my favorite jeans. I have new ones, but they're new. You know, they're not all soft and comfortable yet.

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