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by Eurobabe2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Haven't checked in for awhile, and I saw the update about your father. My condolences. It's always a blow to lose a parent, no matter their age or health.
by Eurobabe2
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Yes, you can feast when you calorie count. You just have to account for the calories. On special feast days, like Christmas, I cut my calories for a few days before and a few days after, and I end up at my normal weight. But I've noticed that even on my feast days, I'm quite selective about what I e...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen. Merry Christmas. You wrote: “Anne is going to fail at counting calories to lose weight in the long run, as Dr. Fung and many others have said. Obesity is a hormonal problem. It's not a matter of too many calories. “ Well, there are many others besides Dr. Fung who say that calorie count...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Getting on the scales is what I needed to keep me motivated, and I've maintained my 35 pound loss for about a year (excluding what I lost on NoS). I'm 5'6" and 135 pounds, and I was sort of stuck at 170 for a loooooong time. Yes, it's true that slim societies don't use a scale much, but we aren't on...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Happy to see you back! Yeah, we can only change things when we acknowledge our present, no matter how far it is from our goal or desire. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but people on the National Weight Control Registry (have to have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Yeah, I can relate to that. I watched The Game of Thrones to avoid eating. Also the Easter candy is gone there's no chocolate in the house. (Chocolate and I go way back)
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by Eurobabe2
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, Major holidays are always a challenge, but don't let that discourage you. If I may make one personal observation: if I plan my meals ahead and have as much prepared in advance as possible, dinner goes much better. By that, I mean that our meal is healthy and quickly prepared, so that I ...
by Eurobabe2
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Kathleen.
Update when you have a chance.
by Eurobabe2
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen,
The month is up! Hope it's been good for you. I'm looking forward to/dreading Thanksgiving because of all the food! My goal is to eat a delicious meal without eating so much on Thanksgiving Day that I feel sick.
How are things going for you?
by Eurobabe2
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:36 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

Okay. See you (figuratively) in a month. :)
by Eurobabe2
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

How's it going, Kathleen? Your longtime readers want to know....
by Eurobabe2
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Correction-I have HYPOTHYROIDISM. If I had hyperthyroidism, I'd be thin (but with lots of other health problems.) :(
by Eurobabe2
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Sorry for my ignorance, but what is the SET diet?

I'm happy you're still posting. Perserverance is a rare trait these days. I know that weight control gets harder every year (I'm now 56) and especially with hyperthyrodism (need daily meds.)
by Eurobabe2
Sun May 04, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen,

So good to see you're still posting. How about an update? :)
by Eurobabe2
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Well, what about the update? Hmmmmmmm??
:)
by Eurobabe2
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Merry Christmas Kathleen! How about an update? You still have long-term friends who check up on you every now and then. :)
by Eurobabe2
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen. How are you? How is the personal training going? :)
by Eurobabe2
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Happy for the update. When I think of perseverance, I think of you. :) I do think that losing weight, for all but professional athletes, is mostly food choices. That said, I also think that exercising changes the body's shape and also the body's chemistry, eventually. When I started exercising 2 yea...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Kathleen, how about an update?! It's been about 2 months, and who knows WHAT could have happened to you in the wilds of Minnesota? :D
by Eurobabe2
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Well, glad to hear from you no matter what system you are following. Post more often, okay? Because of you, I'm now conscious of how fast I'm eating (it was WAY too fast) and I've modified it. So thanks.

What are you doing for exercise these days?
by Eurobabe2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Happy to see you back with us. Check in often, and we'll give you all the support you need to stay on track. One suggestion to help with cravings: I started drinking tea, all kinds of teas (black, white, Roobios, green etc) because Prevention magazine always talks about the benefits of tea. There al...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
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NO NO NO NO NO!!!! No new tactics. :( No new ideas. No new tweaks. You've had many successful days and a few days of failure. That's it, that's all. Back on that horse, and try again. You've tried many times not to weigh yourself, and every time you came to the conclusion that it was a way to fool y...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, Haven’t been around much lately as I also have a new job, but I wanted to say a few things. First, good for you-things really seem to be moving in the right direction. I still find your posts inspiring. Second, about your son: my husband and I have/are struggling with a similarly very...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Keep going, Cyberfriend! You WILL get there, with patience and persistance. I know the going-off-to-college thing is hard, but take heart: ours are 23 & 26, and I wonder if they'll EVER move out. Ever. The older son was living in California for awhile, and now has moved back home because he cannot f...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

NO TWEAKING!! You've tried this particular tweak before, and it resulted in some mega-binges. You said just a few days ago that you needed the S days to relieve the pressure of N days. The only way to learn moderation is to PRACTICE moderation. Binging or completely abstaining will not work. For S d...
by Eurobabe2
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Ummm, I think it's SATURDAY, not Sunday. :) Welcome back, Prodigal Lamb (am I mixing spiritual metaphors)?. And at the risk of being annoying (I'm used to it, after all) may I ask once again, WHY do you have ice cream in the house? You wrote that your husband and 3 of your 4 kids battle their weight...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

For the rest of the week, my goal is to eat small meals and try to reach a level of hunger such that I reach a 5 when eating at least once per day. As a result, this morning, I had a plum and Cheerios with craisins. This is somewhat back to No S with the emphasis on meals.[/quote] Yes, THIS is how y...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Yeah, I understand. Although I don't have any brothers, I understand from others that their sisters are very protective/possesive of them, and often give their wives a hard time-moreso that the men's mothers. I haven't been to the place you describe, but will put it on my list for next summer, when ...
by Eurobabe2
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

Kathleen, why do you need to go to the sister-in-law's house when she's nasty to you? Your husband must see the way she treats you. Is it possible to just stay home or go somewhere else when your husband wants to see her? Life is too short to go somewhere we don't want to go, to see someone we don't...
by Eurobabe2
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Kathleen, why do you need to go to the sister-in-law's house when she's nasty to you? Your husband must see the way she treats you. Is it possible to just stay home or go somewhere else when your husband wants to see her? Life is too short to go somewhere we don't want to go, to see someone we don't...
by Eurobabe2
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

I absolutely agree with being choosy (and active.) There are so many delicous (and healthy) foods out there, and if we only eat the ones we love, we are far more likely to eat less. It's kind of NO-s Plus-three meals a day but only foods we really like at those meals. Your weight's coming down nicel...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

[b][i]The key to successful weight loss may be that you follow a program in which you think of yourself as waiting to eat instead of denying yourself.[/i][/b] I completely agree with this. Because I have so few desserts/snacks, they are the ones I love. I always have something to look forward to. St...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Kathleen, I read self-help books too. Some of them are even useful. One of the most useful comments that i read recently was,"Make peace with what is, and look to where you want to be." We have a chronic family problem, and I just about drove myself insane with asking why, looking back on what I cou...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

I knew you'd be back, Kathleen! :D How do I know? No-s is the only diet you were able to stick with for a considerable period of time and lose weight with. It's clear you have a considerable problem with binge eating, so your S-events seem like a good idea. Actually, I think most of us here who have...
by Eurobabe2
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation. It's a special time for a family. I'm a bit confused about your diet. In one place you write that the only restriction is that you eat 21 meals per week. In other places you talk about exception days, fasting etc. Could it be that you are focused on rit...
by Eurobabe2
Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
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[quote="Kathleen"]Eurobabe2,
I bought a pair of pants today.
Kathleen

Very good start.
Now go get a good haircut. :)
You'll feel better.
by Eurobabe2
Sun May 20, 2012 2:52 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

[quote="Kathleen"]Eurobabe2, I'm hiding. I have one pair of jeans, one pair of capris, one pair of black pants, one work pair of blue pants, several polos all the same style in different colors, and one white shirt that can be worn with the blue pants for interviews. My hair is tied back. I am makin...
by Eurobabe2
Sat May 19, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

My parents are in town. They are at a family reunion to celebrate my aunt's 90th birthday, and I'm so ashamed of how I look that I let my brother take them and I stayed home with the excuse that I'm needed at home. How pathetic. Kathleen, you are way too hard on yourself. THis is what I suggest: rig...
by Eurobabe2
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:19 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen,

If you're searchng for another place to post, try "Sparkspeople." They have a weight tracker/calorie tracker, and a place to blog. Let us know. :(
by Eurobabe2
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

[quote]Day 3 – Wednesday, April 11, 2012: 216.0 I realized what must be obvious to everyone else. I don't just have a weight problem. I have a problem with binge eating. My goal is not necessarily to be thin. It is sanity. Is this how alcoholics live? Are they always on the edge of a binge? No S i...
by Eurobabe2
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Kathleen,
Don't concern yourself with a .4 lb gain-that little bit could well be fluid etc. Just stick to NoS and know that your first priority has to be a normal relationship with food. All the rest will flow from that.

Keep going. We're all in your corner. :)
by Eurobabe2
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, When you wrote "I think I'm going to address the binge behavior only by following rules for how I eat", did you mean you're now going to follow No-S? Because I think your only chance is to follow rules. Waiting for your body to make itself naturally thin isn't working, and you've tried ...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Your imput is "irrelevant"??? How is that? Is there a certain age at which one's opinions are worthless? I think I'd smack my son upside the head if he told me that! As far as getting old goes, heck no! You're my age, and I'm not old, so YOU can't be old! :D I have to say, though, that an overweight...
by Eurobabe2
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:43 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

No, no, don't sign off. Your fans will miss you. Keep coming here and maybe we can help. Don't know how your new diet will work, but certainly the increased exercise will help. I know I'm seriously considering a treadmill desk :). Also, maybe smack your husband upside the head for 1. making comments...
by Eurobabe2
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:47 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Yesterday, failure came a little earlier, about 3:30 PM, when I ate 1/2 peanut butter sandwich and then whatever I could lay my hands on. I don't like chips. Why did I eat them? Kathleen, a better question would be, why were chips in the house? If they hadn't been there, you wouldn't have eaten them...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:53 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Hi Kathleen, No, I didn't mean you should dramatically increase the amount of exercise you do-I worked up to the amount I do over a period of at least 6 months. My point is timing-if you exercise AFTER dinner, for at least 10 minutes-maybe a before-bed walk for your dog (since you plan to walk anywa...
by Eurobabe2
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Well, "tweaking" for exercise is good; the only place where we'll all yell "NO! NO TWEAKING! DON"T TOUCH" is NoS. :lol: It was tweaking that got me over my plateau. The heart-rate monitor is a good idea, so you can see if your effort is paying off. But you can incorporate my idea into yours if you w...
by Eurobabe2
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Keep going, Kathleen. I have an idea which might make things work a bit faster, and it has NOTHING to do with food-that's all been covered in No-S. I started water-running around September, which consists of running laps in about 4 feet of water. I used a local college pool (memberships open to the ...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

YAY!!!! Vanilla No-S rules!! Now give yourself a fighting chance, cyber-girlfriend, and STAY WITH IT! No more ordering random diet books from Amazon or recycling diets that have not worked. No more fasting, intuitive eating, or any weird combinations of these things. Caloric liquids between meals is...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, Lent is a good time to build habits and self-discipline. Still, to be sustainable, there has to be some pleasure as well. Do you like walking? If you don't particularly, is there another exercise you would like better? Same for the strengthening exercises. If you don't really like them,...
by Eurobabe2
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

I also admire your tenacity. Keep going!! What is the 90-day journal? And would you put it here or does it have to be kept private? Your many fans want to cheer you on, you know. :) If you concentrate on health as you say you will do for some time, I would suggest you also think about beauty. What y...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hey, Cyber-friend, Well, I can see that you definitely need a break from dieting. However, "forever" is a very long time. Why don't you just decide not to decide anything right now. No dieting for now. You may feel differently at some point. Meantime, what about just thinking about health, and not w...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Well, I think hypnosis is very powerful and could do a lot of good. Keep posting, though. Having to weigh every day and post it will help keep things in check, I think.
Besides, your cyber-friends would miss you if you left! :)
by Eurobabe2
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, Let me know what you decide on for your exercise program. We could do it together, virtually speaking. :) Requiring that we be treated respectfully is in my opinion crucial. We need to expect others to treat us as well as we treat them, and it doesn't always happen unless we demand it. ...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:32 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, [i]4:19 PM: I am done dieting. No matter what I do, there is a backlash. [/i] What you call backlash is what everyone else calls real life. You have to be more patient with yourself, and realize that there will be times you fall off the wagon. Let's say, in one year's time, you had 36 f...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

I've been meaning to post for about a week, and finally got to it. Please take my post as the well-meaning advice of a long-time reader. Only you will know if it's something you're interested in or not. I think there are several reasons you didn't keep losing on No-s. First, you didn't follow the on...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Discouraging, I know, but your perseverence is admirable. I would encourage you not to stop weighing yourself daily, or at least several times per week The study that I read about dieters who lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least 5 years showed that they all had one thing in common-th...
by Eurobabe2
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:13 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

Hi Kathleen, As far as the precalculus goes, Brigham Young University offers a lot of online high school and college classes at a very reasonable cost. It might be worth checking out. Hope the latest diet plan works. My suggestion would be that if you have a friend who would agree to exercise with y...
by Eurobabe2
Tue May 17, 2011 3:27 am
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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alternate day diet

Hi Kathleen. Hope you're feeling better. I was curious about the Alternate Day Diet, and I checked it out online. It's intriguing, so I've been doing it the last few days. I have hit a plateau, with only about 5-10 pounds left to lose, but I haven't lost anything in the last month. Are you thinking ...
by Eurobabe2
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

Vanilla No-S etc

Kathleen, congratulations for the courage you have shown here, admitting that your cherished belief (in the fasting cure-all) was mistaken. Many people would not. When you said no fasting, no pedometer, no strenthening exercises, I agree with the first one, but disagree with the others. I think that...
by Eurobabe2
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:12 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1147535

Kathleen, I have been thinking about your dilemma, and I have a few points to make. Embrace or ignore, as you choose :) . I believe you might be mistaken by thinking that you simply lack discipline towards fasting. I think it's fasting that is the problem. Yes, there are SOME admirable people (Brigh...
by Eurobabe2
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:05 am
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1795
Views: 1147535

No, don't give up this site for Lent!!

There are all sorts of other things you can give up first for Lent-chocolate, Exception days, s*xl, etc etc. :D Don't give up the website. I read it every day, and think about what you write and if it applies to me, and if so, why. Speaking from personal experience, I can't go for a month and not we...
by Eurobabe2
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:36 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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No, don't go!

Kathleen, I've been following your posts since September. I'm currently living overseas due to my husband's job, and the only diet support I have is this site. We have a number of things in common. I'm 52, have 2 kids older than yours (25 & 22), am Catholic, and am looking for the answer to weight l...