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  1. This happens to kids with other viruses too though. I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen more often with covid (I haven’t looked in to it so I don’t know what the incidence rate is), but it’s also not unique to covid. The daughter of a friend of mine experienced this after getting a common cold several years ago. She was treated and eventually regained her ability to walk but will regress sometimes when she catches other minor childhood illnesses.
  2. I completely agree. Wealthy nations like ours hoarding vaccine to vaccinate low risk populations while impoverished nations have people dying in the streets due to lack of vaccine is immoral and unethical. I’m all for vaccinating high risk people of all ages in wealthier nations. I also support continuing our research on lower age groups so that the at risk in those groups can receive a vaccine as soon as it’s proven safe. But I don’t agree with vaccinating younger people with no risk factors while poor countries have nothing. 97% of deaths in this country are in ages 45+ (according to our gov
  3. There are a lot of free foods on purple. All fruit and vegetables (including potatoes), eggs, chicken, fish, non fat dairy, beans, brown rice, oatmeal...It’s definitely possible to eat well with the free foods but it’s not always easy. I think the green plan only has fruit and vegetables (not including potatoes) free. You get more points, but not enough in my opinion. I think I would be hungry all the time if I was doing green. Blue is somewhere in the middle. I tried it for a while but it just wasn’t a good combination of free foods/points for me.
  4. I only get 16 points a day, and 28 weekly, on Purple. There’s enough free foods that it’s doable without leaving me hungry. It takes a lot of work though to put together meals that are low in points but also fill me up.
  5. I have tried to think this way too. I don’t want to destroy my metabolism or mess up my hormones in an attempt to lose weight, so slow is probably better. Losing a little, then maintaining that, then losing a little more will hopefully give my body time to adjust to a new, lower weight and keep my metabolism running. I’m not willing to severely cut calories to lose weight. I don’t think it’s healthy and it certainly doesn’t fit my lifestyle. So I’m trying to be content and happy with a slow loss and gradually changing over my lifestyle to be healthier.
  6. I’m forever “up and down”. I’ll have a good week where I stay on track, cook all the healthy, filling, low point foods, walk every day, and lose a pound or two, then I’ll have an off week where I gain a pound back. Ugh. Usually it’s just because it takes so much thought and effort to really do it right. Right now, at the end of the school year, I’m running short on the energy to put that kind of thought and effort in. I keep reminding myself though that I AM down a consistent 15 pounds from when I started 9 months ago. It’s not huge progress but it IS progress. Last week was a “down”
  7. What plan are you on? Are eggs free? Non-fat Greek yogurt? We have our main meal at lunch because my DH works second shift so a common dinner for me is something like 3 “fried” eggs over sautéed vegetables with fruit mixed into plain Greek yogurt makes a filling zero point meal. Or 2 points if I cook the eggs in butter. I also don’t have a problem using my weekly points to make my meals work for me. I’m going for a lifestyle change and that doesn’t include being hungry all the time. So I’m fine using weekly or fit points for a meal with a friend, a small piece of a treat one of my kids made, o
  8. After two weeks of not tracking anything and eating dessert almost every day, I’m up a pound and a half. Not as bad is it could be I guess. Back at it this morning with a healthy breakfast. I need to stay focused on actually nourishing my body rather than just eating foods with low points. It’s easy to slip into just eating low points foods and not thinking through what I’m eating to make sure it’s balanced. I think that might have contributed to some major cravings and feeling very hungry a couple of weeks ago. So this morning’s breakfast is eggs and zucchini sautéed in some butter with fruit
  9. I have 4, ages 17(in a few weeks), 15, 13, and 11. But I’ve been in the homeschooling world basically forever. I was homeschooled myself from 2nd grade through high school and DH was homeschooled from 5th through high school. As far as being “in the thick of it”, I consider the upcoming year to be my “thickest” of all. My three oldest will all be in high school and my youngest will be in 7th. I still feel like I have a long way to go but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am very much ready to be DONE and have the time to pursue my own things. I’m hoping that after my oldest graduate
  10. I haven’t tracked my points at all this week. I basically have wanted to just eat what I wanted, when I wanted it, without having to look at what those numbers are. Ugh. I haven’t done well with exercise either. I need to get back on track. I was only a pound and a half from my next mini-goal last week and now I’ve probably set myself back a week. :(
  11. Of all the possible replacements that I’ve seen proposed, LeVar Burton is the best pick IMHO. Actually, I wasn’t sure there ever could be a good replacement for Alex Trabec - until I saw Burton mentioned. I love the idea of him as host.
  12. What is free on the green plan? Sounds like building meals around free or low point foods would help fill you up and get in more nutrients. I would be hungry too on what you ate yesterday! On purple things like all fruits and vegetables (even starchy ones like potatoes), beans, non fat dairy, chicken breast, fish, eggs, brown rice, oatmeal, and whole wheat pasta are all free. I can easily build filling, nutritious meals around those foods and have plenty of fiber, carbs, and protein. And all foods that it’s hard to overeat on. I don’t see myself overeating brown rice or potatoes. Actually,
  13. I do the same. I did the blue plan for a while but there weren’t enough free foods. All the free options keep me from getting too hungry. There’s always something to eat.
  14. I’m doing WW and using the purple plan. Fewer points but more 0 point foods. I like that healthier foods are fewer or no points to encourage healthy eating. I’ve lost about 15 pounds since last summer. Slow progress it seems but more up and down really. I lost most of that during the summer but then gained a lot of it back during the early fall when I was away from home for a few months and had little control over my diet. I didn’t bother trying to get back on track til after the holidays. I started up again in the middle of January and just last week made it back to where I was at the end of
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