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Went to Ross on my lunch break! Bought 4 cut dresses for work...SCORE!!!! :D

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Donated 3 large bags of clothing to a woman's shelter this weekend. It was hard to part with them but totally necessary!!!

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Feeling really cute today! :D

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Does anyone else dislike being called skinny or thin? I just just just got my BMI down to 29, from obese to the very highest "overweight". I accept the compliments, and I'm grateful since people mean well. But skinny? I'm not. I don't know why it gets under my skin so much.

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Does anyone else dislike being called skinny or thin? I just just just got my BMI down to 29, from obese to the very highest "overweight". I accept the compliments, and I'm grateful since people mean well. But skinny? I'm not. I don't know why it gets under my skin so much.

I know what you mean. I appreciate compliments BUT I know I still have a long way to go so it feels patronizing when people say 'skinny Minnie'. I'm far from 'skinny'.

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I know what you mean. I appreciate compliments BUT I know I still have a long way to go so it feels patronizing when people say 'skinny Minnie'. I'm far from 'skinny'.

That's it! It feels patronizing. I know that's not the intention. Also, if this is so "skinny" to them, how freaking huge did they see me before?

I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd sympathize with skinny girls who found the term offensive. I'm sure I'll hear it a lot more when I've reached my goal (140ish and I'm 5'6.5"). My BMI will be smack in the middle of normal..

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Well as my ex so clumsily pointed out when I got down to about 28 or 29 BMI that I was relatively small cuz everyone else has gotten so fat in the meantime. Some truth there.

I weigh in the low 140s now and I definitely get the "too skinny" thing but I am not. I think i am just right .

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Claw foot tub full of bubbles and a body that fits in it! What a country!!!

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I just want to dance hip hop.

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

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Why do we drive on parkway's and park on driveway's?

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

You're doing a great job Ava324!!!

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I'm so worried about my friend. :( I hope she can lose the weight and become more mobile.

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I'm an avid thrift store shopper, especially since I've been going through sizes so quickly. My local Goodwill has a Plus Size rack, which made shopping so convenient before. That's the only place I looked. Now that I can shop in the "regular" sections, I see that there are tons of plus size items wrongly mixed in. Ugh! Can't believe I was missing out on so much.

When I come across these items, I pull them and re-hang them in the plus size section. Gotta look out for each other.

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

You're doing a great job Ava324!!!

Oops, sorry I missed this. Thanks! I officially hit the 100 mark yesterday, and I'm freaking thrilled. So what if it was at 6.5 months, not 6 months exactly. :)

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