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    Thanks Alison for stopping by for a visit to see my Mom's flowers.I am going to show her the comments everyone wrote that will warm her heart. It is 17 degrees here.
    6 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    I enjoyed reading your blog and like your attitude. I am adding u as a pal. Please feel free to add me back if u wish.
    7 days ago
    Thank you Alison for stopping by for a visit on my blog.yes I know what you mean about having health issues & not being able to exercise. Tonight our temp. is going to drop down by 60 points & an approaching ice storm tonight & in the morning snow on top of that.So no going out I have a fear of falling like I did in 2015 . Take care
    8 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Happy New Year! I read you've had some challenges. I hope you can keep your health goals front and center when you're choosing what and how much to eat, and that you really really believe you can become happy with eating less. There is no loss and maintenance without learning to prefer eating less. Your situation requires more than just sticking to three plates of anything. The good news is there's still a lot of delicious food in reasonable amounts that will make for joyful eating. I'm on your side! emoticon

    I'm still tweaking. It's certainly not torture, but I'd like THIS year to be the one where I get to the point that I'm not looking to change anything, and that I'm always perfectly happy with what I ate, where I hardly even think about it. No S is still the backbone. I don't know how the rest of it is going to happen in this culture. Might I have to give up Spark, too, because it keeps me focused on it? I don't want to think so.

    I can tell there's more random eating on S days than I'm comfortable with because I suspect so much of it is driven by that human bias to eat more than is needed in the moment. It saved our ancestors, or we wouldn't be here! But it's such a lousy mismatch with the environment. I don't like it being in charge. Yet I don't want to live with "I can't eat that." With what I've been learning about set point, I'm even more convinced that trying to manipulate the body fat too much is risky, and it's never been my main motivation anyway. But I do know that more consistent exercise and fewer "industrial" foods are good ideas. If that makes changes, so be it. It's convenient to get agreement from strangers, but that's all it is.

    My goodness, I'm hijacking!

    Warmest wishes.

    15 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2018 11:21:17 AM
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    15 days ago
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