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  1. FAinPA

    What is your weight right now?

    I'm 306#s. First time above 290 which was like 15yrs ago. Then was 265-285 until 2020 happened. The weight gain is the silver lining in the year :)
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    The Thread For Long-Time Members To Check In...

    It's been forever. Like I've had a lifetime of events since I was last active. Would be crazy if anyone remembers me, I wasn't even that active when I lurked like daily 10-15, 20? yrs ago.
  3. FAinPA

    Borderline Personality Disorder?

    This is like a four year bump, but I was searching for an old post of mine on manic depression (bipolar) I made five years ago and just can't find it even searching just my posts. Oh well. When I was starting to get a full psych eval and even brain scans and all in 2009, Borderline and a lot of...
  4. FAinPA

    Post Your Hot or Cute Real Life Fatty Stories of Fatness

    ...and I didn't make it past the couch. I had gotten home after a long holiday journey. I was given a box of peppermint bark and just wanted to kick back on the couch, do some sweet snacking and catch the end of a ball game. I had put the hunk of p'mint bark I broke off onto a plate. I woke...
  5. FAinPA

    I remember when...........

    I remember when I worked in the field in which I earned my college degree; when people got a Christmas Bonus; when salary raises not only happened, but they were equal to or greater than the rise in cost-of-living; and lastly, the Pirates winning the World Series.
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    What is Your Favorite Song Referencing the End of the World?

    California Earthquake (lyrics by Rodney Crowell; as performed by The Grateful Dead) There was a California earthquake, in the year of '83 It shook the living daylights out of the Owens County Seat Not a building still left standing when the dust had cleared away Just a rumble in the distance...
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    Single and/or childless in your 30s

    My wife and I split up two years ago this month, due in large part to opposing stances regarding reproduction. There were other issues of course, but that was the biggie. Anyway, when the divorce issue naturally comes up in conversation, the reflex response of the person you are talking to is...
  8. FAinPA

    Goals Before We Hit 40....

    I'll be 39 in two weeks. I have a ton of external goals, high on the list is the Pirates maintaining their place in the NL standings for seven more weeks and getting into the playoffs for the first time since I was a college sophomore. But my internal goals, wow. My personal life the last two...
  9. FAinPA

    What Are You Happy About Today? Part 2

    ..ittsburgh? On March 19? Yes, Virginia -It's 70+ degrees -Cherry blossoms are in full bloom (I did say March, right? b/c it's not May 19) -All windows in the apartment are open -A gate to the most beautiful park in the city is mere yards away -The forecast isn't expected to change all...
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    What did you buy today?

    Needed some wardrobe updates (shirts in particular) for daylight savings; after a mild Pittsburgh winter it already seems like spring, and more to the point, I'm going on a date Sunday night, which is the first one I've had in, well, let's just call it a while. Took me a while to narrow down...
  11. FAinPA

    Your First Internet BBW

    Apologies for digging up an older thread, I just stumbled upon it. Before I even knew what the Internet was, I remember seeing AnnMarie (and AJ) on a talk show hosted by Gordon Elliott. I wanna say around 1994? It's literally the day I became comfortable with my preference. I was going to...
  12. FAinPA

    Sharpening your knives.

    great thread! Can't agree more that Dull = dangerous & Sharp = safe I have a chef's choice diamond hone electric sharpener. Does the trick. I have a traditional stone, too, but it is hard to keep the angle consistent. My knives are old but I like 'em.
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    I was at a restaurant recently and had grit cakes with chorizo/cilantro gravy. I know that like 10% of the population lacks an enzyme and they taste cilantro as if it were metal. Anyway, the dish looked very easy to recreate at home. I'm guessing you cook grits with a little less water so...
  14. FAinPA

    2009-2010 NHL Thread. Any Hockey fans??

    Amazing how my birthplace team (Pittsburgh) loses to the team I grew up rooting for (Montreal) who now faces the team in the city where I've settled (Philadelphia) who just completed one of the most amazing comebacks in both series and game seven itself on the road ever. Apologies to B's fans...
  15. FAinPA

    What is your favorite Movie Villain?

    It ain't cool bein' a jive turkey so close to Thanksgivin'
  16. FAinPA

    What is your favorite Movie Villain?

    Daniel Plainview played by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. The look in his eyes when he realizes his brother is an impostor; and then towards then end when he repeats "bastard in a basket" to his deaf, "adopted" son. Sadly, I have a hunch that people running oil companies to this...
  17. FAinPA

    Any face lotion suggestions????

    Not sure if women have the same experience there as I have, but for well over 10 years, Kiehl's products have done wonders for my entire skin-care, shaving and hair care regimen. It's pricey indeed, but one thing I don't mind splurging on is skin care (Brooks Bros. boxer shorts are my other...
  18. FAinPA

    The i am too fat for..............Thread

    I bungee jumped off a bridge near Queenstown, NZ about 21 years ago. I was 15 and it was exhilarating. They weighed anyone who decided to make the leap (in stone, of course) and then adjusted the cords appropriately based on your size. I felt totally safe and obviously lived to tell. :) But I...
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    Randi, (and some others on this thead) I know we live in PA/NJ/NY area where good fresh pizza is NOT hard to find close-by, and I love making it myself at home as well. But when I lived in other parts of the country and frozen pizza was sadly the best option, Red Baron was superior in my...
  20. FAinPA

    What did you buy today?

    Here is my late-season, deep-discount haul from the NBA Store! Clippers shorts Old School SF Warriors "The City" hat, before they moved to Oakland Allen Iverson shirt from the brief time he spent as a Memphis Grizzly Towel from 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas And two Adidas shooting shirts...