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FOR WOMEN ONLY! -->Brazilian Wax Advice
Just want to mention something that is critical that I haven't seen mentioned: the quality of wax. Make sure you call and ask what type of wax they use. The best wax is the one that does not require strips. Some places uses the wax that requires strips for the outer areas and uses the better wax for the more sensitive areas. I suggest going to a place that ONLY uses the better wax on ALL areas. I consider it to be less painful than using the wax that requires strips.
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
"Fake" oatmeal - more ills from Micky D's
[quote=Hoser]Want convenience and oatmeal at the same time? Last night I spent sixty seconds filling a miniature crock pot with steel cut oats and water. I turned it on and went to bed. This morning I turned off the crock pot when I woke up, then went about my morning routine. After about 15 minutes, I scooped the oats out into a bowl and stirred in a bit of tart cherry preserves. Voila! Oatmeal. In fact, it's steel cut oats so it's healthier than rolled. The fruit preserves are a fairly healthy version that's made with real fruit, rather than being sugar with some fruit added. My total effort was less than five minutes. This is my daily breakfast. It's easy, tasty, and healthy. I keep different jars of preserves around so that I have a variety of flavors. (If you're looking at my diet calendar, they all go in as a teaspoon of sugar. It's close enough, and I'm lazy.)[/quote] Thanks for the tip! I need to get me a crock pot. I've been hearing too many great "walk away" recipes lately. :)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
New Vegetable to Try
Have fun with the eggplant this week! It's my absolute fave. I also love zucchini and yellow summer squash. :)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
me at 138 lost
Awesomeness!!! So inspiring! :)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
McRib's Nebulous Origins
Hungry-Girl has a nice recipe swap for the McRib: http://www.hungry-girl.com/che...
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
Insulation
I can't wait to feel what you all are experiencing! I'm always HOT! Seriously, I sweat just getting ready in the morning. :)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
ENCOURAGEMENT - Valuable Lessons for the FS Community
Thank you for sharing! This is awesome. :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
Need to VENT
There is a way. You can click on the link labeled "view complete cookbook" on your buddies page. I just did for you Kate, you've got some great recipes! :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
The Perfect Week (challenge)
I LOVE this idea! I consider my first week of actually trying (back in Mar) a perfect week....and I lost 15lbs. Not one "rogue M&M" or anything. :p If I can re-create that week, that would be awesome right about now...although I don't think I will lose 15lbs again! I'm game, let's do this. :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
Saving Favorite Foods
You can make it as a one-food only favorite meal. That way it is always there.
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
Reached My First Mini Goal.....and My Ticker Turned Orange
Congrats! :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 3 years ago)
101 pounds gone- alot more to go!
WOW, congrats! Incredible job!!! Keep it up...oops, I mean down! :d
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
Spike Days?
Great, thanks Russell!
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
Spike Days?
Russell, does it matter which day of the week you have your spike day? Wait...I'm really trying to ask: does it matter if the spike day is closer or farther away from one's "weigh-in" day?
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
Spices for cooking fish and chicken?
I agree with 42in33, Mrs. Dash is the best super easy seasoning. If you want something fresh, rosemary and chicken goes together marvelously. Same goes for sage and fish...I particularly like to make pockets out of foil and place fish sliced lemon, a sprig of sage and couple of shakes of cayenne pepper powder (me likes the heat) and bake. :)
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
Metabolism Reset - eat more (for a while)
I've kinda inadvertently placed myself in this type of "metabolism reset" experiment. I've been eating way off what I should've been for the past two months (as I said, it wasn't planned)...it's just that I wasn't focused. As a result, I gained about 24lbs (up to 313 from 289)...awful I know. But, now that I am back to being focused and making better decisions (as of Mon), I've set a goal to lose 4lbs this week and I've already achieved it through eating below 1600 and exercising. Now, I'm sure most of it is water, but I'm curious to see how this next month of weight loss will go with my "no-focus break." Will my average weight loss per month increase because according to my body, I'm "starting over?" It will be interesting to see. Either way, getting back to being focused is a good thing and I'd be happy about any loss.
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
New change on FS
I saw it too. A leaderboard and banner ad. It just has promos now, but I'm sure they didn't build it for just that. It looks like FS is gearing up to offer advertising. I just hope they take the time to consider the type of products they allow to advertise on here. Also, please, no Google line ads!
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
How to determine your daily calorie needs
Thank you sooo much for sending this! I know I've read it so many times and used calculators, but I truly never was able to wrap my head around it until seeing your blog post about it! I even made a cute little excel sheet that customizes my daily caloric needs based on the amount of weight I'd want to lose a week. So great, thanks again!!
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
What do we eat in Ramadan? Look some of its pictures
wow, everything here looks delicious! I've tried Kubba before and it was yummers. Thanks for sharing! :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
Elliptical hiit made me nauseated then i was starving later - why? Hiit how often?
That's awesome that you're doing hiit on the elliptical. I seriously only was able to do that for about 2 weeks (3x a week) and not much else. But if your body can handle more, then go for it! :-)
by melmi20 (submitted 4 years ago)
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