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Re: Rings are too big
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Reply to: #914784 by photopam
Nov 24, 2015 2:43pm
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Cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. Oh, and lots of dark chocolate.

But I just LOST about 30 pounds. I really don't want to gain it back and have to buy bigger pants again. :)

TG
Re: Rings are too big
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Reply to: #914775 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 24, 2015 3:24pm
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nail acrylic.
Re: Rings are too big
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Reply to: #914775 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 25, 2015 9:05am
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My Mom wore Dad's school ring when they were dating. She wrapped yarn around the back of it. Apparently, that's what all the girls did back then. Probably not the look you were going for, though?
Re: Rings are too big
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Reply to: #914879 by Geedyup
Nov 25, 2015 10:38am
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Yeah, I did the yarn thing in high school too. But no, not really what I'm going for now. :)

TG
Menopause
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May 12, 2016 8:19am
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I'm 51, and menopause is kicking my butt.
If it was just hot flashes, I'd be fine. But I also get headaches, nausea and light headed with it sometimes.
I've been given some advice. Primrose oil, lavender tea and a product called Hot Flash are some. But I haven't tried them yet.
What would be good for the headache? I've been told it could be migraine. It sometimes settles around my left eye. But it's not debilitating. Is there such a thing as a mild migraine?
I do get ocular migraine, but this is different.

SitsNKnitsNDrips
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 12, 2016 8:47am
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Hot flashes = microwave popcorn under your arms!
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926215 by Miss Creant
May 12, 2016 8:52am
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<Snort>
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 12, 2016 8:53am
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Black cohosh is rumored to help with menopause symptoms. I personally think nothing compares to plain old aspirin for most headaches (and after cranial surgery, I had some doozies). Ice or heat to the forehead can help. I have also heard that soy products help with all menopause symptoms because soy beans contain an estrogen-like compound.

My biggest problem after menopause was sleeplessness. I found it hard to go to sleep sometimes. Melatonin has been a lifesaver for me. There's one kind that works to help you go to sleep, and a timed-release version to helps if you're prone to waking up in the middle of the night and not going back to sleep. And it's not narcotic, so there's no sleeping pill hangover.

Good luck finding what works for you!
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 12, 2016 11:18am
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That was the one blessing I had--no more headaches. I used to have migraines & gun-blast headaches that would stop me in my tracks, and I realized one day that I don't get headaches anymore.
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 12, 2016 1:04pm
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Yes, there is such a thing as a mild migraine. I had migraines that were connected to hormonal changes. The headaches and nausea will probably disappear when you are post menopause. In the meantime, if it IS migraine, Immatrix is the best thing out there (It won't do a thing if it's not a migraine)
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926218 by TrailTroll
May 12, 2016 2:29pm
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personally think nothing compares to plain old aspirin for most headaches

Personal experience for me, aspirin doesn't touch my migraines. I have had them for over 50 years now and the only thing that ever helped mine is prescription sumatriptan. However, if you don't want to go that far, sometimes a little extra caffiene helps.

The headaches and nausea will probably disappear when you are post menopause.

Unfortunately, not always true. I have been post menopausal for about 13 years and continue to get them regularly. My mother's migraines stopped when she became post menopausal so it looks like you have a 50-50 chance based on my official study of 2 people. Since you didn't get migraines previously, you could be in the good 50% group.
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 13, 2016 12:00pm
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My mother-in-law swears by evening primrose. But I don't know if she had headaches too.
Good luck!
sun7flour
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 13, 2016 1:48pm
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It sucks, I was pre menopausal when I got breast cancer and went on the drug Tamoxifen which put me into complete non estrogen receiving. ..no hormone,,,not decreased...none. So after lumping around for awhile, I did things to increase my seratonin levels. Google that and see if anything sounds right to you. I think the hormone stuff will level out as your body adjusts, think pregnancy and morning sickness...of course even in the worst cases 9 months cures that ;-) Read a lot of stuff and try out a few things. Fatigue, hot flashes and mind numbing muscle spasms were my thing...everything is more tolerable now and I still have 2 and half years left on this drug. Good luck
Re: Menopause
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Reply to: #926213 by Sits N Knits
May 17, 2016 5:26pm
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i moved to Alaska that helped with the Hot Flashes lol

deniserows
in Alaska
Re: Girl Power?
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Reply to: #5085 by MoWizLiz
May 18, 2016 9:39pm
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Your adventures sound fun. But yes, those are things to worry about.
Definitely agree with being aware of surroundings, always have a plan to get out of there, be within reach of help, and follow your instincts and use common sense.
Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Jun 26, 2016 4:35pm
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My sports bras are all falling apart. The ones that are falling apart are cheap ones that I got at a department store, but I'd like to spend a bit more this time around and invest in some better quality ones (maybe even with wick-away material chest bands, if the hiking gods are smiling down upon me?) The catch? I'm busty/plus-sized and everything I'm finding through EMS, REI, etc. seems to be geared towards ladies with a B cup or smaller. Anyone know of anything that might fit my needs? Thanks in advanced!
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 26, 2016 4:45pm
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Lane bryant sells sports bras in extended sizes. I dont know about wicking, but they are quite supportive.
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 26, 2016 4:50pm
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Torrid may have some as well. They are a bit pricey but they're good quality. They usually have coupons online as well.
Forever 21 has some too but they are much cheaper. They also only go up to a 3x or size 20 so they're not too extended with their sizes but they are pretty cheap.
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 26, 2016 5:13pm
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See if you can find a running specialty store that sells the Shock Aborber. These are tricky to fit, but are THE BEST! I went down one band size and up one cup size.

I found a store in suburban Minneapolis that caters to female athletes (of all sizes) and spent over an hour trying on bras and then jogging in the fitting room.

If you are hiking (not running and therefore do not need to concern yourself with the associated issues of airborn anatomy), then look for the most stable bra possible with little to no elastic in the straps and very firm elastic in the band. I have had relatively good luck at Nordstrom Rack; I purchased a beautiful royal blue Wacoal underwire sports bra for cheap-cheap.
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 26, 2016 9:13pm
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Look for one that has a zipper or some kind of hooks, etc vs over the head. Dang sports bras are so hard to get in and out of, I almost prefer a regular bra for running.
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 27, 2016 8:17am
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As someone in your same shoes so to speak, I like the Glamorise sports bras. I think they are not as expensive as the Lane Bryant ones and do a better job in my opinion. I am also a girl who tends to sweat a bit when hiking and--while I'm not sure they officially wick away--I have not found them too bad on dealing with that. My fave is the "No Bounce Full Support" although the double-layer custom and general full figure ones aren't bad. You should be able to order one to try pretty cheaply through amazon. Here's to the bra gods rather than the hiking gods smiling on you!
Re: Hiking/sports undergarment recs for curvy ladies?
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Reply to: #929449 by MamaShark
Jun 27, 2016 8:44am
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One brand: Moving Comfort. They go all the way from Flat chestedl sizes to HUUUUGE tracks of land sizes. I should know, I'm on the latter of that. I paid around $70ish for mine a few years ago at a running shoe store and it's pretty much the only bra that can handle a half marathon for me. VS used to have a good sports bra that went up to my size, but it's been discontinued for less high impact/smaller sized styles.

You want hooks, if you can pull it over your head, it's not going to do its job. As much as j love REI, the bigger sizes go fast if they even carry them. Your best bet is probably online, or a local running store, since us chesty runners would prefer not to have a pair of black eyes by the end of the race.
Girl Scout Cookies!
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Jan 19, 2018 1:36pm
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Hi Friends,
Cutie Cat is selling Girl Scout Cookies again. She wants to sell 1,200 to go to high adventure camp this summer. So this mamma is trying to help her out (and keep me sane!)

Our council is paying 1/2 the shipping charges again. Yea! And you can order any amount of any flavor you want this year!

Or, you can choose Cookie Share and the cookies will be sent to our service men and women all over the globe! (You don't have to eat them!)

And I *might* make an LTC as a thank you gift. If there's enough interest in it ;)

Thank you so much!

https://www.abcsmartcookies.com/#/shopify-landing/f5c665c6-6882-41f4-8975-3ccacfc38925
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955688 by photopam
Jan 20, 2018 6:36am
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Your troop has a different baker than ours. I may order just to try the lemonades and s'mores because ours are very different.
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955709 by LROSEM
Jan 20, 2018 10:35am
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I have ordered cookies from 3 different girl scouts in 3 different parts of the country and the cookies have been different. Sometimes just different offerings and sometimes the look of the cookies is different. The lemon ones have been different every time!! And some folks did not have the peanut butter ones that are sandwich cookies, only the chocolate covered ones. I have found the differences interesting.

-amanda from seattle
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955688 by photopam
Jan 20, 2018 12:51pm
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The option to donate to the troops is great. Especially since my lifestyle change doesn’t allow me to binge on boxes of cookies. :-).

Amanda from Seattle
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955720 by Amanda from Seattle
Jan 20, 2018 3:57pm
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We bought some so our girl scout troops can compare the cookies to ours. That way I can have some lemonades without binging.
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955730 by LROSEM
Jan 20, 2018 6:00pm
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Thank you. Let us know what they decide. It would be interesting to know. ;)
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955720 by Amanda from Seattle
Jan 20, 2018 6:01pm
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It is! Last year they got to deliver 300+ boxes to the joint reserve base. It was a neat experience.
Re: Girl Scout Cookies!
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Reply to: #955735 by photopam
Jan 20, 2018 7:01pm
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That sounds cool. Our troop doesn't do a ton of donations, but we have a girl that writes letters to local businesses asking for donations. Last year, we had about 150 for local food pantries because of her. This year, we are doing military families through the council and our troop is donating to the YWCA.

I love that your council is subsidizing shipping online. Ours doesn't and I can't ever manage to get any online sales in our troop.