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I love the book and learned so much from Dr. Gould. I know several people who took his twelve week course and said it really helped them. I have never been an emotional eater, but I did have a very controlling mother, so HARRIET is still in my head and I have to tell her to SHUT UP.

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4/1/13 12:53 P

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Hi...
Would love to see some activity in this group. I have been doing the Shrink Yourself Online program and am finding it very helpful in FINALLY understanding myself. I would really like to discuss with others.

Thanks!
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Daily checkin, is anyone around?



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HI AAAACK

HOW IS DR GOULD WORKING FOR YOU

HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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So, Jibbie, are you the only one actively posting on this board? Every once in a while I wander over, and wonder where everyone is...are you currently reading Shrink Yourself? Re-reading? I read it, re-read the first half again, but can't seem to re-grasp the thing that made it work magic for me the first time.

What am I willing to do today to make myself healthy?


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emoticon Happy 2012 New Year emoticon

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emoticon Merry Christmas. emoticon

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emoticon Merry Christmas to all.

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emoticon Don't over eat now and make this a bad month!!! Stay in control even though there is a lot of stress.

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Make NOVEMBER your best month ever. emoticon

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Doing better, but HAPPY HALLOWEEN. emoticon

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Saturn is in Libra, so I'm having LOTS of stress to deal with. Dr. Gould says STRESS is our biggest problem.

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emoticon Had a great 4th Sparkversary.

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Send me a Spark Mail when you get the urge to binge and I'll answer you back as soon as I can, as I am usually on=line in the evenings. Glad u have made through 9 days. Roger Gould, M.D. has a LOT of help, with serious advice.

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Day 9 binge free...HOWEVER!! I am wanting to badly. It's PMS - I know it, recognize it and have been dealing with it for over 20 years now. I've been pausing and examining big time the past two days. I think I may be logging on to my Hunger Coach on SY sometime today just to reinforce things.

I have to say I feel so much better - pretty much a no brainier I guess - not binge eating. Last night I ran 2.5 miles at the track and tonight I'm headed out for a 2 miler.

I'm retaining some water and the scale is reading 160 vs. 158 and that simple 2 pound 'gain' makes me want to stuff my face into oblivion. What a vicious web we can weave for ourselves, no?

I'll keep talking to myself - telling that binge eater inside of me that it's PMS and water weight and next week at this time I will feel fine. This is all I can do to keep the binge at bay.

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This site is running SO slow tonight.

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Keep going

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Glad u joined the Team. I really love Roger Gould, M.D. because he talks to all of us on the level where we deal with stress. I was never an emotional eater, but I have had issues with regaining weight and I know from what he says we have to learn to control stress or the weight will come back on. He is such an intelligent man and he's worked with obese people for over 20 years.
I know a number of people who took the 12 week course and they thought it helped SO much. Glad u got it at 1/2 price. What a deal.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDABIwR99qg Try EFT Tapping.

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Today is day 6 binge free. Over the weekend I finished reading the first chapter of SY and also the first 'exercise' chapter in the second half of the book. Today I will go to SY online and set up my hunger coach.

I am so thankful to have found this tool and amazed at how much sense it makes to me. I almost feel reborn - sorry if that sounds a bit cheesy emoticon

Here's to a good week for all of us.

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Day 3 binge free. Granted its early, but I feel so good. Please let this continue! I did the intro and 1st session of the SY online program last night and it was eye opening to say the least. I think this may be the missing link as Dr. Gould refers to it.

Have a good weekend! emoticon

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Day 2 without a binge. I just joined the SY online program. They are having a 50% off special, so I was able to get the 12 weeks for $59.90!

I'm new to the SY forum here on SP. Just found it today - so hello to all and I hope you are all having successful days.

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I know that studying astrology helps me, since I've studied it since I was about 10 yrs old. My mother was so against it as she thought it was evil, but I'd read the magazines up at the Drug Store Magazine rack when my Dad was doing business at the bank on Saturday morning or talking with some of the men on the street since it was a small town. I found it SO very interesting to learn I was a LIBRA and why I always wanted to make peace and not argue, etc. So, over the years I've been able to understand myself more. I have Taurus Rising which makes me very able to gain weight since I love the easy life. emoticon So, it is one area that makes me feel "safe" being able to understand myself better. It is why I read "Shrink Yourself" so I could learn more. Now I'm reading Gary Taubes' "WHY WE GET FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT." Reading more does help.

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What makes you feel safe? I have been reading and meditating on this thought from the "Shrink Yourself" program. Besides food, what makes you feel safe? These are the things to cling to and to seek out when all you want to do is eat.

For me, it is my family, my pets, certain friends and reading!

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We found the guy "Guilty" since he'd gone against the restraining order and went down the road where this woman lived. He got in an argument with her boyfriend, but HIS two witnesses said "Yes, he was down that road because we saw him." emoticon They should have said "No, he was with us at the bar having a beer and playing pool." Soooo, we had no choice but to find him guilty of violating the order.

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Had Jury Duty yesterday. emoticon

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We can do it.

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emoticon Staying away from sugar/starches as they spike my INSULIN and store everything as fat. Then my stomach pumps out GHERLIN the "Hunger" hormone and it is no wonder I have night cravings. NO, No, NO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LuLu you are SO right about that.

I wish everyone who dealt with STRESS would read Roger Gould, M.D.'s advice. The man has such wisdom.

Louise Hay says in "YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE" that the key to weight loss is we must believe that we DESERVE IT.

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Just stopping by to say Hi! I"m working this week on self acceptance. I'm surprised at how often my self talk is negative and how hard it is to turn some of those statements into positives.

For instance, do you know how hard it is to turn the phrase "I lack commitment skills" into a positive statement.

The closest I've gotten so far is "I crave and enjoy change".
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emoticon Don't quit. We can do this. emoticon

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Bear, I like to go to a Chinese Buffet, where I can make my own choices. I get Salmon there and a large salad. I first have a bowl of Egg Drop Soup and I add some "greens". Then I have some melon for dessert. My adult children like the other things, which is fine with me.

One thing you can do is look up the menu on-line before you get to most places and have your order already decided. Taking 1/2 home is a good idea.

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I'm not at the point where I cope perfectly with dining out.

But I'm doing pretty well with eating half of the items I'm served and asking for a carryout.

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How does everyone cope with dining out? Do you find yourself easily giving in and eating "junk" that other people order or are you able to reason yourself out of it? What are some coping mechanisms?

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New week, so let's make it a good one.

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emoticon Got some new shoes today. emoticon

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Give yourself credit for the things you do right. This is about the LONG TERM so we have to keep going. IN October I've been at this for 4 years and I'm still working on it.

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I've taken the suggestions and am only about 20 pages into my book...but I underline all the phrases that strike a chord with me.

And I'm writing things in the margins....like questions I hope to find answers to. And applications to my own life from what I'm reading.

I must admit it's interesting work so far. And it made me feel SO NORMAL when he says everyone equates food with mom at first.

But of course, I want perfection now and I disappoint myself when I eat more than I've planned for the day...however....onward and downward!

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So glad you got the book. Dr. Gould is a really a smart man in understanding emotions and WHY we stress like we do. My book is marked with a yellow marker and looks like a textbook I've studied. emoticon

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My book came Thursday. Yay! So I've started reading VERY SLOWLY and I'm taking back my power. Thanks to all of you for being here.
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emoticon Staying away from junk food, high sugar/starches so my Insulin stays low. Avoiding cravings!!!

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emoticon Dancing is always fun!!! I wish I'd have had brains enough to have married a man who loved to dance. emoticon

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Had my three meals and thoroughly enjoyed them. Went to an outdoor concert and had a little fun dancing, too. emoticon

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*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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I love summer time.

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Glad ur working, since so many people don't have jobs. emoticon

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I'm at work now and seeing this thread reminds me I should not be on Sparkpeople right now. So, I'm just writing this and going back to work! emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I am having a tough time because I am judging myself a lot for not getting going and getting more prep done before I go back to work and get involved in the whirlwind. It's hard not to berate myself for not doing more to alleviate the workload later. I can't believe in a way how similar it is to the way I would not eat well and berate myself for not making my life smarter and easier with food. I feel too pressed for time to try to figure it out now, but I think I will be able to make some headway with my struggles with work. emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Oh, that sounds like SO much fun!!!!



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I just came back last night from a 4-day trip that included 3 days of a dance camp with about 200 other people. I have been through the gamut of emotions. I have a hard time dealing with being part of large groups but I find such joy in the dancing. I stuck to my eating plan and of course exercised like crazy! I've got to work more movement into my life consistently, though 3 90-minute classes a day might be a lot! emoticon

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*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Doing great to day.

emoticon Don't quit. That is all that matters. Keep at it. emoticon

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I'm having a great day.

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I went to a Chinese buffet for lunch with my husband and I stayed GOOD with salmon and fresh fruit and salad.

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My school district is in Chula Vista which is a community about ten miles south of San Diego.

I have a friend who tried homeschooling for a year while her family lived in a very small community. She didn't like it, either. She said she used to go out on the back porch and cry sometimes! I don't adore kids myself, and it complicates things that we have to try to teach such serious topics and skills. I'd probably have a lot more fun if I wasn't always trying to get kids to take topics seriously that they don't much care about.

I had a successful day sticking to my plan. emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Where do u teach school?

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I find that what I drink has little to do with what I eat, and what I eat has the biggest effect on how I feel and whether I actually lose any weight. I am back on track and feeling good. Only about two hours until dinner and I have lots to keep me busy until then. I've got great food at home. got to start getting ready for two small trips coming up, and keep working on lesson plans for the new school year starting two weeks from today! emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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emoticon i have a 1/2 grapefruit daily & I use the juice to make a quart of water since I hate plain water. The bitter taste helps cut down my cravings for sweets. I make green tea and drink 2 quarts of it a day as it is decaf tea. Any decaf no-calorie beverage is the same as regular water. emoticon

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You, too! I'm ready for less celebratory food. emoticon

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*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Hope u had a great 4th of July. emoticon

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I'd be surprised if part of the solution is not to eat a diet high in fiber foods, unprocessed foods and probably protein to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need. If you are getting what you need, it means you can feel safe in saying no to the urges to eat at night. In that case, it would be good to use some of the diversionary tactics recommended by Gould, Beck, and others.
Jibbie, you do not need to be the victim of this syndrome. I want to encourage you that you have the strength to fight this. If you had the strength to go through the protocol with HCG, you can eat a moderate diet of high quality foods to support your health. You might not get skinnym but you would definitely loose weight and improve you numbers. emoticon

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Yes, I certainly try to work with it. That is why I'm reading so much about Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome so I can learn about how Insulin plays such a role in making me have night cravings with my blood sugar dropping. It isn't just about emotional needs now at my age.
It is good to have Dr. Gould to deal with the emotional issues.

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But do you have to eat at night because of the cravings? Do you try to use some of the distractions Gould instructs people to come up with? It really does feel better not to give in, though it is very hard at first. After all, the cravings don't represent real needs. emoticon

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I have cravings about 9 P.M. at night. So, yes, the Metabolic Syndrome is a real issue for me, since I'm 61. When I had a total hysterectomy at 48, I gained 40# that winter, as I had it in October. I was SO cold & I wanted to eat soup, etc. so I packed on the pounds then. I stayed about 210-214# until 4 years ago when I started Sparks.



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I don't feel like I'm on a diet. I don't long to eat any food items more often than I do. Once in awhile I wish ice cream was not so dense in calories, but most of the time, it's not an issue. Sometimes I overeat a bit on the weekends, but I am very happy with my food choices and amounts during the week.

Choosing mostly diet foods when they are not what you prefer is an obstacle to getting over the compulsion to overeat. Including foods you love often in small or moderate portions and sticking to those portions are both key in getting over their pull. It does take a year or more, but it is well worth the effort.

Jibbie, you've said you are not a binge eater. When do you feel you overeat and what foods do you eat then? ARe you trying to follow Gould's rules of healthy eating? Do you savor your meals as Mckenna and BEck recommend? I'm curious what you think is still in the way for you? Is it just the metabolic syndrome? emoticon

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I'm doing the CD from Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" and he says that we don't think about food when we eat but all the other times of the day. He says one rule is to EAT WHAT YOU WANT. I guess that is a real issue since most of us are on a "diet" and eat something other than what we want.

Paul McKenna is a interesting guy.

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A guy I've been dating told me he lost 60 lbs. over the course of two years about twenty years ago by taking away absolutely any guilt about what he ate. Because he accepted his body and it didn't matter, time was not an issue. After a few months, he began to notice that he didn't like feeling really full. Eventually it reached the point where he liked getting hungry, too. Now he is one of those people who can forget to eat. I have to say it was likely he was also working on his negative emotions in many situations, so he may have also inadvertently helped himself to decrease his stress and that kind of impetus to eat, but he didn't mention it.

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I love that Dr. Gould says that we all can lose weight, but the problem is dealing with stress and we regain. I read today that 66% of people who lose weight this year will regain all of it this year and that 95% of people will regain it all within five years. Well, I don't want to be in that 95% anymore. I want to lose it and KEEP it off, so I know that that is a daily issue of working at a healthy lifestyle.


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But are you avoiding eating when you're not hungry? And keeping to not getting too full at your meals? You don't have to be a binge eater to be an emotional eater. Even if it ends up that you don't lose too much weight, you'll feel more vibrant physically if you're sticking to a plan of moderate amounts of mostly good food.

Sorry things are tough in your marriage, but stress can't make us actually pick up the food and eat it. It sure would be great if your husband would approve of you and treat you well, but in the end, it doesn't really have anything to do with your eating, unless you let it. Maybe you're good at separating the two already. I wish you some peace, my friend! emoticon

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My problem now is I'm 61 and in menopause so I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance. I really have to deal with this since it is SO easy for me to regain weight now. I love Dr. Gould because he has so much about self-worth and being able to accept yourself.

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As Judith Beck says she does, I planned to allow myself more food than usual when I went to a potluck last night. Had a nice plate of delicious meat, salad and starch, plus a few appetizers popped in, and then a smaller plate of samples of several scrumptious desserts. I felt pretty full but also fine, as I expected that. And I know in the past, it would have taken a lot more food to get that feeling. Today, my pants fit looser than they have in a long time!

I had a pretty laid back day today, and ended up eating only two meals because that was all I was hungry for. I did start the day with a latte while I went on my weekly walk with a friend. I feel very good.

Gould does recommend having meals of nutritious foods and avoiding spontaneous, random eating because it is usually in response to emotional cues. Jibbie, are you actually using the ideas in these books to plan your meals? Do you find that just abstaining from eating when you are not hungry, as I interpret Gould to recommend, and eating moderate, nutritious meals just to satisfaction without overeating doesn't allow you to lose weight? Do you feel you have to find a diet in addition to Shrink Yourself to lose weight? I'm just curious because you seem to love Gould's ideas so much but he says we have to give up the idea that some diet is going to solve our overeating problems. May I ask how are you doing with abstaining from emotional eating, i.e., eating when you're not hungry of overeating at meals? emoticon

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Been reading "CLEAN" by A. Junger, M.D. Very good book on how to detox.

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Yes, I'm doing great. I've never been a Binge eater and I'm reading several books now on LEPTIN and GHERLIN which are hormones that regulate our hunger. The Rosedale Diet is one of them. There is a lot of information about them. In one of the books the doctor says that binge eaters are never hungry in the mornings but the binges are always at night. They were trying to figure out why. I always thought it was because of the loneliness that is around the binge.
Dr. Mercola was saying in his newsletter today that not having the right bacteria in the gut was a real issue in weight gain. He said we should eat fermented foods like pickles, Kefir, sauerkraut, etc. I need to read more. I don't want to regain ANY of the weight again as I am losing the rest of what I have left to go to get down to where I'm slim again. I want to stay there.

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Jibbie, I hope that means you had a wonderful day!

Day 16 binge free. Three moderate meals. Full and content. emoticon

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WONDERFUL.

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Another successful day. emoticon

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WOW, it is sure HOT today. emoticon

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It's great that you're willing to go to school. I have a friend whose mother was always talking about how interesting she thought her daughter's career in counseling was. My friend said, "Mom, you've been talking about this for years. You could have gotten your degree several times over." Her mother went to school in her 60's and became a child therapist. She loved her work!

You can do it, Jibbie, and you can eat reasonable meals and abstain from emotional eating in between.

Made it through my trip on plan. Getting ready to have lunch now. emoticon

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