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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert la_corsetiere's Avatar
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    Congratulations, Blaire - you look fabulous! But you have always been beautiful. So looking forward to seeing you at the ruckus - just make sure there is something left to hug!!!

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    I'm sure you feel fabulous !! You look gorgeous in both photos but I know that you must be finding you have more energy !! Well done !! It's a long difficult road.

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    You go, girl!

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    Thanks again for the positive feedback.

    I went on a medically supervised fast through Kaiser Permanente. You don't have to be a member to do their Positive Choice programs. I was especially motivated to stick with it, but not everyone can give up eating regular food. I went back to eating in Tucson the first week of February so I could enjoy the social eating opportunities.

    Stopping smoking is easier, because you can do it once and for all. This is as close to stopping eating as you can get. The advantage is that you don't have to make any decisions about food. During this period, all the triggers and emotions that caused me to over-eat came to the fore, and through weekly meetings, I was able to explore alternatives and learn from the other people in my group. I still want to gobble food, but I am mindful of what drives the desire. It helped that Mom did the program at the same time.

    Now I am on a low carb diet, along with intermittent fasting, daily walking and strength training. I have completely given up sugar and white carbs and I'm pretty much grain free, but I will allow myself a taste of a treat on a special occasion. If I want to over-eat on good food, I up the fasting to compensate.

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    It sounds like a program that offers a lot of support. Fantastic!

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    I am SO impressed! Congratulations. Your determination and strength are inspiring. If you want to share, I'll be delighted to hear details when we next meet. Sending you a hug and kisses.

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    Congratulations Blaire! You Look Incredible. Always Beautiful! So proud of you and your achievements!
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    Always happy to hear success stories - weight loss for the very overweight ( I'm one) is a very tricky issue. You found something that works and that's all that matters. Whatever works and is healthy... so very proud of you. It's a real battle !

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    Blaire you look wonderful.

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    Way to go, Blaire!
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    Such hard work but well worth it and an inspiration to us all.
    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations Blaire, you look absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you and your achievements! Your dedication to health and wellness is truly inspiring!

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    You look fantastic Blaire! I was really Happy to see you this Shiny & Happy last February...so, just keep it up!
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    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW~!!!!! You look AMAZING Blaire!!! You have always been beautiful but now you're glowing!!! I'm really impressed you did it on your own!

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