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Or would manage to do, that I've done since the start of 2007.<br><br>
1. (This is *NOT* a crunchier than thou post, if you want to share all about how you could never ever, go find the other thread.) Went without menstral protection for all but the heaviest day of my period.<br>
2. Sewed a dress in a night that I wasn't ashamed to wear and only used the seam ripper on about 4 inches.<br>
3. Ended up topless at a party.<br><br>
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-started taking $50 a month out of the budget for just ME. Not for kids clothes, house stuff, etc... just ME.<br><br>
-lost enough weight just by breastfeeding that I fit into a size 6. I've never been smaller than a 10/12 even in high school.<br><br>
-got cable tv installed again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">-started taking $50 a month out of the budget for just ME. Not for kids clothes, house stuff, etc... just ME.<br><br>
-lost enough weight just by breastfeeding that I fit into a size 6. I've never been smaller than a 10/12 even in high school.<br><br>
-got cable tv installed again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Cool!<br><br>
Can I recommend finding a way to pay for some sort of DVR type device so that cable doesn't suck your life away? Or maybe it's just me who isn't safe around cable?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1.Went without menstral protection for all but the heaviest day of my period.</div>
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OT- but how did you manage this? Didn't you bleed all over everything? I am genuinely curious.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">~gotten DH to eat sushi and like it.<br>
~eaten fish eggs *barf*<br>
~become a senior member here.</div>
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I helped a bit with that last one.<br><br>
Are fish eggs too salty or did you not like the texture? I've never had them and probably never will, but I'm curious.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OT- but how did you manage this? Didn't you bleed all over everything? I am genuinely curious.</div>
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Other than the heaviest day, I had a really light period and I go to the bathroom regularly to pee. Blood actually takes awhile to flow *out*. I will say I was prepared at all times to start using stuff again if I ever saw a hint of a spot, but there wasn't. It was less of a matter of deciding to try it out <a href="http://www.myvag.net/blood/free/" target="_blank">what I'd read about on this site</a> as forgetting to put anything in and then realizing several hours later than it was fine and deciding to just continue on.<br><br>
I did notice less cramping than on other days with similar flow, but I normally use internal protection and mama cloth users probably wouldn't notice a difference.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Cool!<br><br>
Can I recommend finding a way to pay for some sort of DVR type device so that cable doesn't suck your life away? Or maybe it's just me who isn't safe around cable?</div>
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Its included in the package! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I love being able to find Discovery channel shows for the kids to watch and DVR them for later. The only downfall? I keep maxing out my DVR space and it keeps telling me to delete things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Its included in the package! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I love being able to find Discovery channel shows for the kids to watch and DVR them for later. The only downfall? I keep maxing out my DVR space and it keeps telling me to delete things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> So basically the problem is your kids don't watch enough television? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
High-five over included DVR!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I helped a bit with that last one.<br><br>
Are fish eggs too salty or did you not like the texture? I've never had them and probably never will, but I'm curious.</div>
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i know! thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
ummm, fish eggs were too just not right. well, i dont know, it could have been the softshell crab that was with it too. i was eating sushi with my dad and he ordered a roll with softshell crab, and the outside was covered in the eggs. so something was nasty in that mix! thank you hefe for being the beer of choice that night and washing it all down. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Other than the heaviest day, I had a really light period and I go to the bathroom regularly to pee. Blood actually takes awhile to flow *out*. I will say I was prepared at all times to start using stuff again if I ever saw a hint of a spot, but there wasn't. It was less of a matter of deciding to try it out <a href="http://www.myvag.net/blood/free/" target="_blank">what I'd read about on this site</a> as forgetting to put anything in and then realizing several hours later than it was fine and deciding to just continue on.<br><br>
I did notice less cramping than on other days with similar flow, but I normally use internal protection and mama cloth users probably wouldn't notice a difference.</div>
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i love that site.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OT- but how did you manage this? Didn't you bleed all over everything? I am genuinely curious.</div>
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I also think it's funny that you asked about the easiest one of the three. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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1) FINISHED more than one crochet project - I'm bad about starting stuff and not finishing it<br>
2) got offically engaged after 5 years<br>
3) applied to nursing school, following my dream!<br><br>
oh and 4) made it a quarter of a century (in one month). for a long time I didn't think I'd make it this far.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1) FINISHED more than one crochet project - I'm bad about starting stuff and not finishing it<br>
2) got offically engaged after 5 years<br>
3) applied to nursing school, following my dream!<br><br>
oh and 4) made it a quarter of a century (in one month). for a long time I didn't think I'd make it this far.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> Congratulations!!
 

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so how'd you end up topless at a party?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Well, alcohol was not involved. There's a thread in Lactivism. It was a true and just reward for those who were pure of heart.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
ETA: the comment right before everyone joined me was "wow, that's the last person I expected to start this." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i got to start swapping on MDC<br>
I have become the mother of a teenager since April 7<br>
I broke my leg and had a cast. My first ever
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i got to start swapping on MDC<br>
I have become the mother of a teenager since April 7<br>
I broke my leg and had a cast. My first ever</div>
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Yay!<br>
I'm sure that one has had mixed moments, but I hope it's been a good experience overall. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Were you at least having fun beforehand?
 

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1. got married! (well i knew eventually...but we planned it pretty quickly so i'm counting it)<br><br>
2. started looking at houses that are for sale not for rent<br><br>
3. am still not really comfortable dealing with my dad and his wife (not an action i know but still something i never thought would happen)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1. got married! (well i knew eventually...but we planned it pretty quickly so i'm counting it)<br><br>
2. started looking at houses that are for sale not for rent<br><br>
3. am still not really comfortable dealing with my dad and his wife (not an action i know but still something i never thought would happen)</div>
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1. Woo hoo!!!!<br>
2. Yay!!!<br>
3. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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