Glad you had such a good time!!
Thanks, Jeff! 💚 Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! ❤️
Sounds wonderful 😊
Happy to hear you had a great day
Thanks, Alicia & nixi! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! ❤️
Happy to see the green going. And where are you guys travelling to?
We're headed to my parents' house in South Carolina. Beach time! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Swim for me, Manda Panda! I'm land-bound this summer :( I want to swim so bad.
I miss the beach so much! Haven't been to the ocean in years...:( Have fun, Manda!
Aw, I wish I could bring you guys! I'll try to ocean-it up enough for all of us
Jealous. Enjoy the beach
Thanks, nixi! 💙
Oh no. Sorry to hear you are feeling low. Is there anything you could do that you enjoy? Or even something that you find soothing? 🙂 I love music and find it very therapeutic.
I'm watching daughter & BF play the new Mario Maker game & am going to try some reading. Halfway through the 2nd Harry Potter book. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening, KT! 💖
Or, there's always comedy clips or cute cat or puppy videos. https://youtu.be/3QDYbQIS8cQ
That sounds nice MP, enjoy your reading! Alas, I am in Irl. so it is 00:57 here. I will go to sleep very soon!!
Good night's sleep is so incredibly important to health!! I'm always so happy to see you post in the green! :)
Happy to know you're sleeping well, too. It's the most important thing for me, feels like. Well done on the AC! There are almost no AC's in private houses in Germany, it's too expensive I suppose. That makes shopping in summer really pleasant :)
Good news on sleep. You could send the treats to me ( I should be losing weight but right now happily eating with illness as excuse!)
Thanks so much, my lovely Panda friends! Sleeping through the night does make life better. Going to bake some brownies for daughter's half-bday party tomorrow. THEN, I'll be done with treats. 😂
If it matters any, you look great in your pictures on insta!
Thanks, Alicia. You're sweet. I guess it's not as bad as I think. I'll probably not post bathing suit pics like last time though. I was a lot happier with my body then. Honestly, I know it's better for me to weigh 150lbs than 95lbs.
Where are you going on your trip, Manda? 😁
South Carolina to visit my parents who live at the beach. So excited!
ooh nice!! :D
I guess you must be leaving today then? Enjoy!! :D
We got here yesterday, KT. We're having a great time!
Looking good all 'round! I'm glad! *hugs hugs hugs*
Thank you, my lovely Alicia! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💖
Sounds great! Family sports time is something I've never had, but I've always thought it was a great thing.
Hugged myself! 🤗
Thanks, Alicia. It is fun. We'll probably order pizza for dinner which makes it even better! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Pizza is my favourite
Mine too, nixi! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Hi, Anon! Nice to see you back! ❤️
I'm so happy you've found things that work for you, mandabear!
This is amazing! I'm so happy for the three of you :) You guys deserve it.
Thanks Manda <3
Thank you, Jeff & Alicia. This is new territory so I'm trying to be careful which often means keeping my mouth shut. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
That's exciting! Are you going to do a... what's it called… like a slightly asymmetrical cut, longer in front than at the back? I love those, pity that length looks terrible on me.
Must look good on you!
Alicia, I wore my hair like that for years & got sooo many compliments on it. I'm not ready to go as far as that (shorter in back). Maybe I'll change my mind & get a third haircut within a short period of time. 😂
Thanks, Esther. My Mom says so, too, so it must be true! 🙃
Reading is so good for the soul x
It definitely is, Jos! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
It's good for her to be busy and help out since she's around all the time now. Too young to get a job, after all. :) Hope you guys are having fun together too!
Don't be guilty. You can do it together :) I thought it was fun when I was young to help my mum
I get feeling guilty big time. But it can be a good (useful) experience for your daughter. So many young people don't know how to do anything and are not used to it, it makes their relationships even more complicated. There's definitely an upside!
Thanks, Pandas! We all three did a lot of housework today. So much so that my back injury from years ago is acting up. Pulled out the heating pad. Will hopefully go to bed early tonight. I'm pooped! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas. 💚
What did you order? Happy to see you proud of how well you did! You're awesome, manda!
Thanks, Jeff! I got the board game LIFE, Yahtzee, & Uno. Ready to have some family game nights. Mom even wants me to bring Yahtzee & Uno down there next month. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Those games are sooo much fun! Wish I could join :)
Happy to see all the green. Yay!
I also want to join the panda game night!
Aw! Panda game night would be awesome! They arrived today so daughter & I are in the middle of LIFE. Lunch break. Feeling irritable though.
Mom guilt tripped me saying that i need to get everyone together. She is starting to worry about getting old. Little brother spent last Friday with us. We have decided we are going to play Classic World of Warcraft. That makes me happy & gives me...
...something to look forward to other than the vacation.
Happy to see you're doing well, Mandabear! Moms are all masters of the guilt trip, I guess...
Wow I hope you have a good time. I need a holiday too.
A lot of good stuff there, Manda - happy for you!! xx
Yay! That's wonderful you're feeling good, I'm so happy :)
Good news. Manda. :) Your doing great
Aw! Thank you so much, my Panda friends. You guys are the best! 💖
Congrats to your daughter on moving up to middle school! Glad you were able to go, even if it was hard. Also, I hope you remember it's not how much you eat, it's what you eat. Quality is more important than quantity!
I don't want you to take this in a bad way but I feel some empathy because somedays I feel fat more now I'm skinny than I did when I was fat. I laugh and joke a lot but this is true. Perception: A distorted window on reality from within our skull.
Work out where you want your mind to go and make plans to get there. Recovery from whatever is unique to us all but we share the need for support, friendship, and compassion.
Sorry for getting 'wordy' I get torn between loving and hating the things I say! Haha. I don't know. Just, I hope you feel better about yourself soon as I do myself!
I feel the same way, John. Sometimes I feel like things were better when I was bigger...easier, maybe. Built-in excuse? I don't know. I notice the extra weight far more now that I'm in shape than I ever used to...it is very frustrating.
Same here, I was much less aware of my body shape before I started with all the dieting and stuff. Those were innocent times. :D Being big also makes one feel stronger, more protected. I think.
Thanks, Pandas. These are really great messages. I'm glad I'm not alone. 💖💖💖
Hope it is going well and you have fun, lovely Manda Panda.
Thank you, Alicia. It ended up being a really good time. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Hope you're having fun.xx
Hope you're having a great weekend, Manda!
Thank you, Pandas! I ended up mowing the yard & weed eated along the road & driveway. Got nice & sweaty & then took a cold shower & washed my hair in the shower which I never do so the color in my hair lasts longer. It felt great!