Today is the first day that I have visited this Journal and I must admit that it was enjoyable.I will attempt to add my thoughts. First a little about me. I am 76, married to a wonderful mother and best friend for nearly 55 years (next June). We raised 5 sons and now have 11 grand kids. No great grand children (that we know of LOL).
I have been on every roller coaster diet ever devised and always had great short term success. I found SP last April and my success, thus far, goes beyond weight loss. Being a Type 2 diabetic I My A1c has dropped from 7.9 to 5.1. My Lantus has been reduced for 56 units to 12 and the quick acting insulin is no longer needed. We moved from the Seattle area to Arizona in in2008. We have one son here but we left 4 in WA and we miss them, especially during the holidays.
Our Christmas was fabulous this year as they all are. Our DIL is a wonderful person and the dinner was incredible. So, of course I ate way too much but because of my SP success, I had no guilt as I knew that I would be back on track immediately. Wilma, you mentioned the "supportive" issue. This is so important but is not something we can insist on.
When you have support as you described, it is truly a blessing.
I have rambled on way too long so thanks for listening and have a Happy New Year.
Hopefully this mail is typed correctly. Our new kitten likes to walk on the keyboard,
Edited by: FIRECOM at: 12/27/2011 (13:21)