Hi Maggie Thank you for your wise words on my "Book" blog:) I most definitely consider books friends. I am a firm believer that fiction is the most compelling vehicle to explain deep truth.
How are you doing? I saw on your site that you recently got health care coverage -- thank heavens for that! I hope you're feeling better. I've been on this site for a year and a half. Lost 25 lb in 6 months, kept it off for another 6 months, and then gained 18 back between Christmas and April (my classic winter overeating pattern). I'm just finally getting close to relosing that irritating 18 lb. All this to say that the only lesson I can share with you is that we cannot give up. The quality of our lives lies in the balance. So, every day that we make more good choices than bad is a GOOD day. As long as we aim for improvement rather than the impossible (perfection:)) we can do this. And the good days do build on themselves. It is always motivating to get on a roll ... a streak. Spark People have the right idea there:) Just keep going.