Serenissima87's Journal, 18 November 2020

Dear Journal and dear Fat Secret Community,

well... this was totally unexpected.
When I first found this website yesterday I thought it suited my needs just fine and even if nobody would have noticed my entries, it would have been fun to write an online journal and keep track of my new life-style (you see, I followed your advice you guys, let's get rid of the word DIET!).

Little did I know that so many wonderful people would have stopped by to give me their encouragement and their suggestions. It was awesome. THANK YOU!

Like for real: T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U!

Your words have been so meaningful and powerful that yesterday evening I already felt empowered to make separate dinners for me and for my husband and daughter.

Mixed salad and roasted zucchini for me, thank you very much.

And yes, you got it right. PORTIONS are also a huge problem, it's so hard to limit the amount of food on your plate.

Even if you do than you'd hear voices from your fridge after ten minutes saying:

"Hey, are you 100% sure you are full? I mean, like 1000% sure? I think there's
still some space for this little, lonely leftover... why wait until tomorrow? Eat it now, then you can clean the dish and make more space in the fridge, that's a woooonderful idea! We (voices) are just being pragmatic, this has nothing to do with food, you see, you want that dish to be clean, we know you want it"

Now that I read this... man, it's totally psycho (freaking crazy emoji right here, please)

Family/partner, yes, also big issue. But seeing that so many of you got it under control, gives me confidence.

So, my first day went by. It was easy. And I expect the following days to be easy as well. Today I woke up with 0,5 kg less, that's normal, I know, been there done that so many time :(
The REAL challenge will start in a few weeks.

As for being Diet Buddy, I've just realized that this is the US Fat Secret community.
I didn't know there was also an Italian one (I am from Venice).
So I took a look at the Italian forum posts and... I don't know.. I didn't feel the same wonderful vibes I have found here with you.
So, if you don't mind and I know my English is not perfect, but I'd like to stay here if you are ok with it :)

Back to be Diet/New-Life-Style Buddies: time zones can be a problem, like if you need an immediate support, I might be sleeping soundly and be able to write you back after 7 hours or so...

So, let me know :)

I just want to thank you all sending you a picture from here.
I took it yesterday during my walk (there is not much to do now where I work with no tourists in sight and we are not yet in complete lock down).


164.2 lb Lost so far: 1.1 lb.    Still to go: 32.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
losing 7.7 lb a week

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magnificent sight! come stay and enjoy!  
18 Nov 20 by member: Little Red Fox
Welcome to the site and I wish you all the best on your new adventure. Thank you for the beautiful picture to start the day with. On your comment of portion control - I have a scale and measuring cups/spoons that are on the counter and I measure and weigh has been an eye opening education for me. And the community here has been an amazing support group for me to learn and incorporate a Way of Eating that serves me and my family well.  
18 Nov 20 by member: tahoebrun
Wow! What beautiful pic! Wish I was there! Welcome to FS. You are doing very well with your English. I am impressed. Glad you joined us and good luck on your journey. 🤗 
18 Nov 20 by member: Roxy Marie
The restoration of the Basilica San Marco is amazing. Thanks for sharing. 
18 Nov 20 by member: Erq1
Welcome!! San Marco looks amazing. It was covered in scaffolding when I was there. Would love to visit again when travel opens back up. Happy to have you with us. 
18 Nov 20 by member: crboyer2
Love the Architecture. Welcome to fs. You said it yourself. This is a fantastic place to be and tons of info no matter which direction you are going. 
18 Nov 20 by member: insidious one
Welcome Sereni, and thank for the beautiful picture of San Marco. It's been a long time since I've been to Venice, but I have lovely memories of your wonderful city. You are most welcome, we have a community that includes people from many different parts of the world. Good luck on your journey. 💛 
18 Nov 20 by member: shirfleur 1
I have visited your lovely city before during Martedi Grasso years ago... it was divine. In 2004... welcome! 
18 Nov 20 by member: kawiener
Hi! I loved your post and thanks for sharing photos. I've never been to Italy but worked with quit a few & all we're wonderful & kind. I've loved all things Italian; food, jewelry, clothes and of course the men!😍 
18 Nov 20 by member: aintgotaname
Welcome! FatSecret has been essential to my weight loss journey. The support and friendships are priceless.  
18 Nov 20 by member: lettygaylor
👋Ciao, Bella...aloha🤙 
18 Nov 20 by member: acomandr
Bravo and welcome. Accountability is the key. Yes we can be our own master. 
19 Nov 20 by member: fidelisec


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