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I started my ‘last diet’ on May 15, 1993. It is the day that the light bulbs came on for me, an awareness that I was using excess food to ignore the problems in my life. Food gave me a false sense of being okay. Whenever I would start to feel overwhelmed by my life …

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It may have taken only a little more than a year to lose over 100 lbs, but ridding myself of the excess baggage between my ears is an ongoing process. My self-talk used to go something like this; “you stupid, fat, effing slob”, followed by all kind of self-depreciating lines: You’ll always be an effing, …

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I usually start each day with prayer and meditation, but yesterday I had a fasting blood test at 8, and I brought my breakfast so I could eat it right afterwards, God forbid that this girl misses a meal!     Then we headed for Astoria, Oregon Main Street with its colorful shops and eateries. …

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It was an exciting day – we were finally going to Oregon after nearly a year in California.  After an early start at 7 in the morning, things going well with hooking up and hitting the road, we drove until just after 1 in the afternoon. I don’t like having to travel that long, but …

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