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day 5- my bff since we are 12 :)

No junk food- check!.....however there are fastnachts in the office and I am debating having a few bites of one. I know it won't help me to my goal though so I probably will skip it. Stay strong (talking to myself)!

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Day 5. My bff Steph. She has been with me through alot. 20 years. She is one of my many support groups. She tells me like it is.

Starting the no junk food today. That stuff just sneaks right in. Mindless snacking. Augh!!!! But at least I see it.

I am loving the posts. I saw someone the other day say something about snack check. It got me thinking. Last night I did not do yoga but I did do the treadmill last night. Incline 5% and 4mph for 5minutes. The rest at 3% 3 mph for 20 minutes. Get back on track. Have a blessed day.

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Good Morning!

Best childhood memories - wandering and playing on our family ranch. When we got hungry we had our choice of plums, peaches, nectarines, apples.....and the best ORANGES ever!

I'm super thankful for having my BFF in town visiting (we live on opposite coasts)!

@GreenTealael my favorite perfumes are Issa Miaki and Michael Kors. They both remind me of my sister who I lost to breast cancer in 2016.

Included several yoga stretches in my workouts every day so far! Loving the extra time I'm spending stretching out!

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My best g/f and in all honesty my husband too.
Junk food
Snacking in general? Good but yesterday wasn’t necessarily out of control but I was legit hungry every couple of hours. Was on track with my Water and had eaten dense Protein at every meal. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The only people in my life who see the real me are my husband and my mom. I don't have any close friends-had a recent friend breakup which was good for me. I hadn't realized how time consuming and isolating that relationship was.

But now I find myself a bit untethered and I don't think I know how to make friends? I'm thinking about taking a class I'm interested in or maybe approaching other parents at my kids' school. Some combo of body insecurity and resting B-face is holding me back. I know I'm always smiling in photos I post but this is my regular face:

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The only people in my life who see the real me are my husband and my mom. I don't have any close friends-had a recent friend breakup which was good for me. I hadn't realized how time consuming and isolating that relationship was.
But now I find myself a bit untethered and I don't think I know how to make friends? I'm thinking about taking a class I'm interested in or maybe approaching other parents at my kids' school. Some combo of body insecurity and resting B-face is holding me back. I know I'm always smiling in photos I post but this is my regular face:
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I think you have a very lovely face with lots of friend potential!

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2 hours ago, Naughty Glitter Goddess said:

The only people in my life who see the real me are my husband and my mom. I don't have any close friends-had a recent friend breakup which was good for me. I hadn't realized how time consuming and isolating that relationship was.

But now I find myself a bit untethered and I don't think I know how to make friends? I'm thinking about taking a class I'm interested in or maybe approaching other parents at my kids' school. Some combo of body insecurity and resting B-face is holding me back. I know I'm always smiling in photos I post but this is my regular face:

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I like your resting bihhh face ... It matches mine 😂

#BfaceBesties

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#5 - I guess that would also be my husband and mum.

I used to have some really great friends before I came to America, but since being here I haven't really made one good close friend. Now, I don't know if I even want them because whoever it is needs to know that I have to drop everything for my child as she has autism. It's probably not easy being my friend. I don't have a lot to give and I can't live up to expectations. I talk to my mum several times a week - she's back in England. She knows me warts and all. I'd say my husband does too, mostly haha.

As my daughter is growing up, the therapy we have done since she was 3 years old is paying off. She is now verbal and able to have a fairly good back and forth chat now and then. I have dreams of her being my pal as she gets older. Obviously, I want her to have her own friends, which is going to be hard as she is really resistant to being around other kids... so if she doesn't have any, then we'll jet around town together. I love her SO much.

Sorry for the bio! haha

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Froufrou , give my love to your little one from a Spectrum aunt, even though I am on the high- end of things I still rejoice with you in each milestone, a Neurotypical world is not always kind to us. Love her for the unique being she is , she has not one of my battles, you know he4 diagnosis, I spent years being,told I was weird, flawed, even had cousins who told me to commit suicide because I would be of no use to anyone now or in the future. And in the 40s and 50s and even into the 60s it was denied Autistics could be female. Help her to reach all her potentials, our motherboard is wired a little differently but we are rich wonderful beings to know. When I got my official diagnosis it actually was freeing, but I was well into late adulthood before it happened. Something odd, when I got my " official" I reached out to my friend Robin, an RN, imagine my surprise when she told me " I've known for a long time, I just thought you didn't want to talk of it!"
I'm very happy you do love and accept her, many times my Neurotypical mum could not. One observation I heard her make " its like a hen raising a clutch of duck eggs, your baby starts to swim and all you can do is run up and down the riverbank squawking" that at least had some humour to it. The one that cut me to the quick and still does even these years later " Millions of babies in this world and God had to give me YOU?" When the base person in your life doesn't lovingly accept you it leaves a scar that never heals right. But I am strong, as brave as possible and still believe in ME no matter what others may say. And as she grows up, I pray the same for her, that she finds a place that fits her perfect in life. Much Love❤Frustr8

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@Frustr8 - that must have been SO hard for you! I have been my daughter's advocate for many many years now... deciphering what her wants and needs are and making sure they are met. Now I am teaching her to advocate for herself, which she is doing so well.

When she was first diagnosed, I was plunged into a pit of darkness. I am away from family... it was so hard to do by myself and I would regularly break down in private, get up and dust myself off ready for the next challenge. There were times I would go for a late night drive, after my little one was in bed, just so that I could scream at the top of my lungs, to get some of the anguish out. Not anguish for me... for her. For the unknown and her future. Back then we didn't know if she'd only ever be echolalic.

She is the most wonderful human being. My hopes for her are happiness and to be able to be free from her anxiety. That's my goal right now - we'll see what happens beyond that.

Thank you for reaching out and your lovely words - I so appreciate that.

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My good friend Violet has Jacob , she has worked with him to the point he may be mainstreamed soon. Went to visit one day, Jacob and I discussed one of his specials interests, we tend to have ones that fascinate us, one of mine is Medicine to the,point some might call me a "geek". At any rate, after I left , Jacob asked if I could come visit again. Violet said that was rather unusual , he seldom asked that, he paid me what I consider a great compliment he said " She likes ME for ME" he could sense my acceptance innately. Well why not, we were in a way -cousins after all.

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6 hours ago, ummyasmin said:

I think you have a very lovely face with lots of friend potential!

Sent from my SM-G930F using BariatricPal mobile app

Thank you! You are always such a bright light here - I enjoy reading your contributions.:)

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4 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I like your resting bihhh face ... It matches mine 😂

#BfaceBesties

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Hahaha, I like yours too

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And I like them both, mine still looks like " What happened Man?" but maybe my appearance will settle down soon. If not I have a lot of odd- looking relatives to resemble. Thanks Aunts and Uncles for all those cousins, surely there is at least 1 or 2 I look like. Just hope it's not the polecats, gamblers or felons on the family tree. Almost prefer on of the moonshiners, they were at,least small business- men. 🎐🍺🍙

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