Thanks for the pep talk, Tammy! Yes, I also have many many pounds of weight I want/need to lose, and gaining yarn is always awesome! I'm ready to get the ball (of yarn) rolling on this - I like all of your ideas, and have one of my own to share. I recently read this online - and it makes sense... DO NOT EAT WHILE STANDING UP. I never really thought about it before, but I do eat while standing up often. It is much better, if you are going to take the time and energy to eat something, to go sit down at the table and really savor each bite. No more rushing through meals - that's the reason I go back for more... I've eaten too fast and don't realize I'm full! My step-dad used to tell me it takes your stomach 20 minutes to tell your brain it's full... so for an entire 20 minutes you can keep eating, but your stomach is really full... I'm certain that's why I come away from meals feeling STUFFED! So that's my 2 cents worth today... sit down and savor your food, wait a few minutes before getting seconds... oh - and drink 8 ounces of water before each meal! :)
Happy weight loss, everybody!!