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  • My current mini-goal is to get through my next health challenges. My weight loss is going well, but I've had some disturbing health problems lately, have to get my heart checked out, get a toe biopsied, and figure out what is causing funky lab results, my loss of stamina and lingering fatigue. Always something, but as my…
  • I'm in the elderly category at 67. Losing considerable weight means that my wrinkles become more pronounced and that there are more of them. In the sunlight today I saw the lovely pattern of geometric crinkles up and down my arms. I see my face losing its wrinkle-defying plumpness, in the morning my eyes are double-lidded.…
  • Frozen Grapes! They seem to taste sweeter when they are frozen, take longer to eat, and are their consistency is so sorbet-like. When my sweet tooth speaks up I get @ 4 ounces of them, and snack away, without the guilt of too many calories. Wash, take grapes off the stem, make sure they are dried well, put in a container…
  • My current mini-goal is to get into the lovely Gloria Vanderbilt size 14 floral print pants I scored on Ebay! They arrive tomorrow, and my size 16's only stay on with a cinched up belt now.
  • I am happy for you! I'm in my later 60's and have so much less collagen in my skin, and as I take the weight off my skin is getting those old-lady-fine-line-wrinkles everywhere, and my skin is getting baggy, no snapping back this time around, thighs and arms are always going to wiggle like jello even though they shrink in…
  • I am having some health issues due to having had half of my thyroid removed in September. I'm tired all the time, I sleep 14 hours a day, my blood pressure has dropped precipitously, and my blood glucose is through the roof. Before now, when I had health scares, I'd react by overeating... But this time around I have…
  • I have conquered my mayonnaise addiction! I made tuna salad today with nonfat Greek yogurt instead and it was even better than with mayo! The yogurt is only 50 calories, much of it protein and no fat, versus 300 calories, mostly fat.
  • Epiphany: I am no longer letting my face ( especially the senses of sight,smell and taste) decide the nutrition that my body needs, that's my brains job. Why should I let a few thousand sense receptors decide the fate of the other billions of my bodies cells? Better to let my trillions of brain's neuron interconnections…
  • Down to only 2 double chins :)
  • Disconnected from a toxic "friend" who was nice as long as I completely agreed with everything he said, but the minute I questioned his point of view or even dared to bring forth my own thoughts he called me uncultured and unsympathetic. I'd been in awe of his intellect, but smarts don't excuse dominating others and…
  • Looking over my grocery-delivery order and realizing that other than cheese, I do not have a single highly-processed and full of unpronounceable additive names item on the entire list, unless you count toilet paper as a highly processed item. Also, finding that Walmart carries 1 pound bags of frozen "root" veggies! Love…
  • I made tofu stir fry last night and I was amazed by how good it tasted. I looked in the freezer and it's all frozen fruit and veggies. My scale rewarded me this morning! I have taken off all the weight I put on since Covid19 retired me from the workforce, probably permanently, I'm a senior citizen. Only 34 more pounds to…
  • I make a really healthy "ice cream" I can use as a meal. I mix up a cup of diabetic Slimfast shake powder with nonfat milk as usual. Either chocolate or vanilla flavor is good. Cool it down in fridge, this allows liquid to thicken. When cold, pour it into a bowl and add a cup of cut up strawberries, and put in the freezer…
  • My secret to late-night snacking? I have to record it in the next morning's food diary as a snack or breakfast. Being accountable to myself is the key.
  • I'm 67 and still mildly hopeful. Southern California
  • I know what you mean! Sucralose leaves a sort of a stinging sensation on my tongue afterwards. But the best thing about not eating processed food is that the diverse and lovely flavors of veggies really pop for me now, and even tofu (plain) is palatable!
  • I've been able to pull my jeans down over my hips without unbuttoning them this week!
  • I read the signals my body was sending-I don't crave salt, but tonight I could FEEL the need for salt. (I tend to avoid salty foods due to hypertension.) I made a steaming cup of bouillon. Delicious, and I can now feel the subtle change, happy cells. Am learning to hear my body, not just my taste buds!
  • So true! I'm down 17 pounds, still in the same size jeans, but they are getting baggier, and my knees don't hurt when I take long walks now!!!
  • I got out for another walk this evening, not easy for me, I had a rather nasty case of covid19 in February, I'm a senior, and I am beyond terrified of catching it again! But I put my mask on snugly and out the door I went, for 1.5 hours, and really enjoyed all the Halloween yard decorations. That's two long walks this…
  • My problem with artificial sweeteners is that ever since I had a frightful case of Covid-19 (back in February! ) artificial sweeteners taste metallic, they leave me with a burning sensation in my mouth, and they leave a funky feeling on my tongue, like the gritty "fuzz" on figs or peaches, but stronger.
  • I did it! I walked around the neighborhood for 2 1/2 hours! 8000 steps! My knees are going to really really ache tomorrow,
  • Today I set THE appointment with my physician to discuss my chronic IBS which has bothered me since I had chemotherapy for ovarian cancer 5 years ago. Been putting it off due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. I caught the virus in February, which it made me frightfully ill and exacerbated the intestinal symptoms greatly, and has…
  • Yesterday, for the first time in 8 months, I walked around the neighborhood. Was dismayed and disappointed by the number of younger adults still not wearing masks in public, but whenever they appeared, I just walked into the street, stood on the drivers side of a parked vehicle and waited for them to pass me 12 feet away.…
  • Walmart for everything! Am on their monthly delivery plan, it costs equal out to the gas I'd burn shopping, and it's easier to avoid junk food. My sis is disabled, I'm a senior, covid19 is lurking.... with Walmart on-line groceries, if you don't do a search for candy/cookies/chips you never see them. Food purchases have…
  • I've yo-yo'd the last 2 years, heaviest scale reading was 220 in fall of 2019. I lost 20 pounds earlier this year, but that was because I caught Covid19 in February at work, and my gastrointestinal system couldn't keep anything in. Follow all safety protocols folks! I nearly died. Not the right way to lose weight! I have…
  • I'm drinking a lot more water than I used to, and I gravitate more to water than to snacking :)
  • Finally deciding that I don't really want to eat mammals, birds or fish anymore. Tallying up everything I eat and knowing more about nutrients has helped me to be able to find healthy substitutes. But now I have to deal with a critical family who feel that my attitude spoils it for them, even though I don't proselytize.…
  • and purchasing a food weighing scale in my Walmart delivery order for the morning :smile:
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