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I have been at goal for 43 years!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I actually don't remember the exact day, but it was December of 1970. I just picked Christmas Day because it's a joyous day for so many other reasons.

My life has changed in a million ways since 1970. I'm older, of course. I had two more kids, divorced and re-married (for 32 years now), acquired a wonderful step-son. Three of those sons are now married with children of their own. I have moved 7 times; I live in a different state than where I lost my weight.

Time goes by and stuff keeps happening, yet I stay on top of my food plan just as I did when I was losing. I have had to say No to food countless times over the years, yet it has all been worth it. I got up this morning about 10 pounds less than that original 1970 goal.

I never feel deprived, I always have something wonderful to eat. I learned to cook on WW, and am grateful every day that I learned to love cooking. Actually, as Emeril Lagasse said, I love to eat, therefore I love to cook. I eat differently now than I did in 1970. Who knew that a whole world of international (who ever hear of jicima or tomatillos or lemon grass?) and non-seasonal foods (strawberries in winter?) would be available for me to enjoy? We always hear about how ubiquitous industrial food has become, yet so are all the other wonderful foods no one ever heard of in 1970.

So a Merry Christmas to us all!!! 2014 will be another year in which to succeed!!
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