I must say, I also find the thoughts and insights shared on this forum to be invaluable to sticking with the OMS diet. I can be feeling quite down or disillusioned with the way things are and be tempted to eat something I shouldn't, but then come onto this forum and am truly inspired by everyone's input, personal experiences and successes, am put back on the straight and narrow and don't eat whatever it was I was about to be tempted by!
This particular thread has been great to follow as people have pointed out some facts that I needed to be reminded of. Thank you Rebecca for drumming home the point of sat fat taking at least 3 years to get out of your system, and that cheating doesn't help.
Great idea about reading George's book again, I think I shall do that as it's so easy to forget things, or as you have found Catriona, finding new things in there that you missed the first time.
I seem to be back on the booze again having managed to stop drinking for a few months earlier in the year. Not that I have a drinking problem, I just love red wine! It's the summer and I've been to several friend's parties and got home in the early hours (or not so early) the next day and have obviously then suffered from tiredness for a good week afterwards.
Does anyone know how much sat fat there is in a glass of red wine? I need to be put back on the straight and narrow as at the moment diet, exercise and meditation are going well but I seem to blow it with the booze.
I would like to just add that I've been following this diet strictly now since just before Christmas, and have known I have made some improvements but it's difficult to see sometimes. However, the 40th birthday party I was at last week was full of friends i hadn't seen since a friend's wedding in October last year. So many people commented on how much younger and fitter I looked and how much my mobility seemed to have improved. At the wedding last October, I could barely hobble around on 2 sticks and had to be pushed around on a wheelie type office chair as the day went on. At the party last week I was able to walk up and down the 15 or so stairs into the venue, and even put down my sticks and to dance later on... hooray!!