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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Do you tend to get along better with male coworkers?

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 5:30 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 725


The last time I had a part-time job, it was mostly with female coworkers. I could get along with males just fine, but there happened to be more females. Also, I got along with the ladies because a couple of them (one in particular) took me under their wing and helped me to be more social and engage ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: what do you look your best at?

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 5:25 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 512


I'm 5' 7", and am trying to lose weight to 120 pounds, because I like the way I look and feel at that weight. Although maybe 125 pounds would be more realistic, because I have a naturally thick-set, muscular build.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Trying to lose weight healthily

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 8:50 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 561


I'm 5' 7", 155 pounds, and am trying to lose weight in a healthy manner. Ideally, I'd like to reach 120 pounds, because that's the weight I used to be and felt good at. I'm trying to eat just three meals a day, and exercise daily. I need to be patient with my weight loss, because otherwise I'll...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Optimum weight for heart health?

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 8:40 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 242


If you're already at a healthy weight/BMI, you might not need to lose weight. Your health depends on many things, not just your weight. Also, you can be overweight but healthy if your weight is mostly muscle mass. So unless you really need to lose weight, you could just focus on eating healthy meals...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What are you eating?/Last thing you ate?

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 8:36 pm 

Replies: 14,711
Views: 611,271


Blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes with real maple syrup.

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Do people think you're immature?

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 11,602


Oh my goodness! You have almost the same situation as me. I'm 19 as well, but it was unanimously agreed by my friends and family that I behave like an 11 year old.

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Any night owls in here?/Bed times

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,537


When I was younger (maybe 10 or 11) I would stay up till 10 reading books. Then I developed a regular sleeping schedule as a young teen (bed at 9, wake up at 6). And now my sleep schedule is wacky. I usually go to bed some time around 1 o'clock, but I've stayed up as late as 3. I've tried re-establi...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Can you get mistaken for an NT because of your shape?

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 8:20 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 341


Not that I know of. I used to be underweight, and now I'm chubby, so maybe there's some truth to the stereotype, but autistic people come in all shapes and sizes. I doubt that you would be mistaken for an NT purely on your body type.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: One Meal A Day

 Post subject: Re: One Meal A Day
Posted: 07 Aug 2019, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 922


I am thinking about eating one meal a day as well, mostly because I get annoyed having to eat so often when I do Intuitive Eating. I seem to have a fairly fast metabolism, though, and can lose weight quickly if I don't eat enough, so I'll have to be careful to get enough calories. But it seems like ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Anyone else with an ED?

 Post subject: Re: Anyone else with an ED?
Posted: 06 Aug 2019, 6:21 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,121


I used to have anorexia (although I think it was more related to autism routines and rituals than trying to be thin). Then I went through a period where I was at a healthy weight, and then I developed binge eating disorder (not professionally diagnosed, but describes my disordered eating pretty well...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Do you find "person first" language to be stupid?

Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,180


I don't care if its person-first or identity-first language. In the big picture, does it really matter?

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Asperger Syndrome and honesty.

Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:33 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 669


For me, the stereotype is true. I almost never lie. If there's something I don't want to say, I may omit some parts of the story, but I try to always remain truthful and not lie or deceive. I don't like omitting the truth. I'm terrible at lying, because I always tell people I lied after the fact. Wh...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autism Family Vloggers

 Post subject: Re: Autism Family Vloggers
Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 297


I'm subscribed to Fathering Autism, and I find them to be informational, while still respecting their autistic daughter (she has "low-functioning" non-verbal autism). One thing they said that really earned my respect was that they don't do stim-suppression. They do ABA therapy to teach the...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: My Mom Thinks that Three Mile Island Accident Causes Autism

Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 637


But wasn't Autism around even before nuclear reactors?

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Successful HFA friendships with understanding NTs??

Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 974


I have an awesome friendship with an NT. She is actually 5 years younger than me (I'm 19) but we're on a similar emotional/mental level so it works out. I find that younger NTs are easier to befriend and relate to, since my emotional development is behind my peers. Anyways, she has been around me en...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hearing problems?

 Post subject: Hearing problems?
Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 8:02 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 175


I think my hearing is fine. I can hear soft sounds, and sounds at different frequencies. But I often misunderstand what others are saying, or have trouble understanding what they are saying, especially when there is background noise. It has become something of a joke in my family, because I always m...
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