Like Judy, her health problems are her own business. She has NEVER pretended to be a "healthy" cook. I find her entertaining, but I can say that I have never cooked any of her recipes in the past and certainly wouldn't now. I can see why people might think that her cooking should have reflected her health concerns in the past couple of years, but just like people in the nutrition/food industry making money off of the myriad of health fads, she's in the food entertainment business....View Thread
I'm losing weight because I want to be healthier and feel better about myself. I have been on this journey since last June and feel much better physically and mentally. Still have 40 lbs. to go to reach my goal weight, but I've come a long way. My goal after that is to keep eating nutritiously and maintain the loss for life.View Thread
Name: Debbie Location: middle Tennessee Health struggles: crunchy, salty foods; finding time to exercise; fears of falling back into long held bad eating habits Goals: continue healthy eating forever, short term goal is to lose 10 lbs. by March 1. Favorite TV show: The Good Wife Favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird and Absalom, AbsalomView Thread
I chose no because I don't believe that government should have a role in how we choose to live our lives -personal freedom as long as we don't harm others. However, having said that, certainly we need the FDA and the nutrition information that the government helps provide.View Thread
I love what you say about removing the mental weight, etc. In a graduate psychology class long ago, I remember the professor saying that being obese is a metaphor for "carrying a heavy emotional load." So true, but still, for some of us, one of the hardest parts of the weight loss journey. It's taken me a long time to get to the point that I can believe that I am not responsible for EVERYTHING, just me. I carried a heavy load for such a long time - now I immediately recognize the feeling and know how to deal with it - took me most of my 58 years.
Sk8trmom, so many of us share similar stories to yours. Please feel free to post your ups and downs here. It helps just to know that you are not alone.View Thread