About

First Name
Mary

State/Province
FL

Country of Residence
US

Health Interests
Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Ear, nose and throat disorders, Eye disorders, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Women's health issues, Other

Posts (477)

21 hours ago · 14 year old daughter in Just Want to Talk

@maui6698

Hi,

I echo what @smithforreal said and trust your instincts. She may be going through a growth spurt. Lots of teens go to bed so late (and you don’t know about it) and are tired during the day. I raised 2 children and have overseen 4 grandkids with similar sleep patterns and they are all now normal sleeping young adults. However, to ease your mind, insist on a complete blood panel no matter what your doctor says. That way you can rule out any medical causes. Make sure you get a copy of the results and remember the test is only a guideline. Always watch how the kids are doing in school grade wise and be concerned if grades are going down.

It’s not easy raising teenagers. And they are notorious sleepers….they need to be as they’re still growing. I hope you have a close relationship with your daughter. Even if that is so, you know they won’t tell you everything. Always follow your heart when it comes to your children.

FL Mary

21 hours ago · Keto diet and Keto diet pills.. in Healthy Living

@carnes
It’s only been a year or so and look how much you have improved. Congratulations on taking charge of your health the right way.
Seventy percent of our medical problems start in the gut. Eating like this is a way of life and you don’t miss the old way. If only more people paid attention to the fuel that they put into their bodies, we wouldn’t have the healthcare crisis we have today in this country.

I am passionate about diet and I hope you inspire others by speaking about your journey. You may not be able to reverse some damage but you can stop it from progressing. It feels great to feel good, doesn’t it?

If we stop eating all the junk that supermarkets stock their shelves with, maybe the food industry will wake up once their revenues decrease. We don’t need an entire aisle of sugar coated cereal no matter if you call it gluten free, low cholesterol , high energy or any other tricky phrases. That’s another whole but highly related issue.

We’re proud of you.

FL Mary

1 day ago · Keto diet and Keto diet pills.. in Healthy Living

@gi17

Good for you…sounds like a good weight. Good gut equals good health.

FL Mary

1 day ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@lioness

You mean “behind my back?’ Then I get it.

Here’s another for the night

What did one snowman say to the other snowman?

It smells like carrots.

Yeah yeah I know. Got it from the old TV show Lost
FL Mary

1 day ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@lioness

Ah come on Linda, this thread isn’t How about a Groan (Hopefully). Hope it was a happy groan or at least made you smile even though you were shaking your head.

FL Mary

1 day ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@trishj46

Hi,
Starting your day with another chuckle……

What do you call a midget psychic who just escaped from prison?

A small medium at large.

Have a great day,
FL Mary

2 days ago · Keto diet and Keto diet pills.. in Healthy Living

@gi17

First, congratulations on maintaining your weight. I understand the desire to lose even more. I like that you used the term “modified”. I am not on a keto
diet but I have eliminated a lot of carbs (especially white flour) from my daily diet now for several years, not for weight loss, but for a healthier approach to eating. I know people who have lost weight on this diet but it is not always easy to sustain. I have a friend who is on the dirty vs the clean keto diet and she has lost a few pounds of water and not much else. She really needs to cut back on calories and carbs.

I have never liked or trusted any weight loss pill. They are not backed by any scientific or medical proof and are not overseen by the FDA. Also, unnecessary supplements are added. I personally think it is a waste of money and may interfere with any any other medications you may be taking and or your metabolism. I don’t always trust that the contents match the labels.

You sound like you are on the right track….it’s a long road to lose weight but once you change your eating habits and lifestyle you’ll never go back to the old ways. You’ll feel and think better. Diet pills are not going to do that for you. What happens once you’re off them?

My opinion and my approach works for me.

FL Mary

3 days ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@lioness
No to either Consumer Labs or Walmart. I am going to research the different brands if I can ever get off of online shopping. Got all but one of my ordered gifts and have to go in person for one more.

LMK if you come across a brand also.

FL Mary