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Friday, August 07, 2015

Yesterday I blogged about a friend who is recovering from some health issues, and has more to deal with, and wondered about whether or not to bring up (gently) weight loss. And today I got some very good advice from kind Spark friends, that I should wait until my friend brings it up herself.

Which I think I already knew, since before my doctors put me on this weight loss adventure, I was very sensitive about any comments on my expanding girth, and practically insulted by any suggestion that I should do something about it. For example, even though I *knew* my Mom meant well, every time she made a comment about my weight I had to take some deep internal breaths to calm myself down so I wouldn't say anything I'd regret.

But I guess I was tempted to nearly make a mistake because my friend had made the comments about my weight, and had then told me how hard it was for her to prepare the two weeks before her surgery by altering her diet and adding exercise. Still, it is wiser and kinder to wait until/if she brings the topic up herself again before I share more. Thank you so much, Carolyn, Pam, and Evie, for helping clarify my thinking!

Today was a good day. The kid made the varsity soccer team again this year, and we watched their first preseason scrimmage. The son even brought a friend to watch, and then all of us went for frozen yogurt afterward. I didn't have any, but it was fun to sit and chat while everyone else tried to avoid brain freeze. I had some fruit when we got home. I was about to measure out a serving of Cheezits, with box in hand, and then told myself: if my kid can run around in the sun for 2 hours, I can find the discipline to put these crackers away tonight.

So now I'm going to chug the rest of my water bottle and get myself upstairs to bed soon while my resolve holds!
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  • PJDANIELS
    You're welcome :). I don't eat Cheezits but I do have to stay away from goldfish crackers when I buy them for the grands. One fish leads to a BOX of fish. Good for you.
    2082 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Okay, your awesomeness is now beyond anything I can ever hope to achieve! CHEEZITS?! One of the most powerful words in the English language, if you ask me. I've probably written you this before, but I would have a whole bunch more weight to lose if CHEEZITS were available in Japan! So really--you are AWESOME for being able to resist those!

    Congratulations on your daughter's making the soccer team again. That's wonderful news, though I have a feeling it might mean there are more long drives, hotels, motels, and breakfast buffets in your future, maybe with baggies full of...what was the name of that pellet-shaped cereal? Fiber One? Or maybe you won't need those any more, as you're officially past the losing weight phase and can eat people food again!
    2083 days ago
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