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MamaDo

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Hi all. It is so lovely to hear your gold star moments. We are early in the process, with some small successes in highly supervised eating.

After 6 days of consistent, no purge eating and constant supervision, she was out on the front porch, laughing with her little sister.

I didn’t realize how long it had been since they had had fun together.
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Mamado, 
What a lovely moment between sisters! BIG GOLD STAR!!

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I had to post this one. My daughter this week told her sister that the cinnamon danish looked tempting but it was too big for her. I went to the store and found the perfect size one for her. It was really the same size but just was thicker and appeared shorter. She gobbled it up today and licked the cinnamon off her fingers.😀
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Great one Debra! I'm so happy your d could enjoy the cinnamon bun, must have been a treat to see her eat it!
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Time for a new gold star moment to give you some smiles in your faces:

My d bought me a postcard today.
It says:
"I changed my diet. The cookies are now (put) on the right side of the couch."

It is so great that we both can laugh about that today.

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tina72,
I am not sure I understand that properly. I think it means She moved the cookies to the right instead of the left, so that is how she "changed her diet"? I hope I am reading that correctly and that is very funny!!

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That is exactly what it means, in German it is clear but we do have two words for "right" that means o.k., good and "right" that means on the right side.
Maybe it is easier to understand that way: "the cookies are now put on the right side of the couch"?
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Gold star moment: My 20 year old d. gained 4.5 lbs ON HER OWN.

Maybe 5 gold stars?

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Kali,
Maybe 10 GOLD STARS!!!!!
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tina72 
thanks for clarifying, It is very funny! That is the best!
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Kali, that is not countable in gold stars! I am so happy for you!
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Tina 72 and Kali, I am so happy for you both. We had a gold star moment this weekend. First outing to cinema since my 9 year old started to get better. Not only did he manage to sit through a two hour film he was more than happy to go out for dinner afterwards. On the way Home he said he would rate his meal an eight out of ten. When asked why he said the portion was too small!
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That most definitely will work!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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All so wonderful - thank you for sharing!!
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Might be premature as a Gold Star Moment, but even though we are not quite to 5% BMI we are the closest we have ever been.  Just hoping we can maintain/continue now that school has started.   fullsizeoutput_1aba.jpeg 

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Well done ATDT31. That is a an amazing turn around over a short period of time. Yes hopefully it can be maintained. 
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Tonight my d(11) RAN who is still fairly rigid about when she eats (3 hours apart, not a minute sooner) said, " Mom, can I eat supper a bit early? I'm hungry!"
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This is kind of a different type of Gold Star Moment -- last night while my daughter was out, I was going through her stuff that was still boxed from when she had to leave school last semester - as we are leaving today to go back to school!!  I felt my eyes water (as they are now) as I came across the different "symbols" that showed me how far she has come --- there were the few foods she would eat, the green tea to fill herself up, and some very large clothes.  I remembered those many nightmare filled, frightening days - and am just so thankful that those are all part of her past (I removed them - they've been boxed for 6 months- no need for her to come across them). I can't stop hugging her and marveling, and praying for continuity.  She shared that she was a little concerned about going back and having her own bedroom (she has three other roommates/friends who all know her situation). Yesterday she then super shocked me, when we met for lunch and told me that morning she sky dived!  She said she felt that since she was able to jump out of a plane - she felt she could do anything. Honestly, I almost passed out! But I knew what she was saying when she said she "could do anything," and I couldn't help but hug her tightly . . . and beg her never to do that again!

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ATDT31, that is definitivly a gold star, you have done a great job!

Mimi321, mark that in your calender if you seem to be stuck sometimes in the next weeks so you can look back and see that great day! It is so important when the hunger clues come back!

And needhelp, it is great that she can go back to school! I feel with you about the sky dive, I would have fainted, I am sure!

So many gold stars within 1 day!
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D ate tea and pudding under 45 mins tonight - no complaining, larger mouthfuls. Def a gold star moment for us. After last nights meltdown over me hurrying her on this is progress x

But I am scared to jinx it !!
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D ate tea and pudding under 45 mins tonight - no complaining, larger mouthfuls. Def a gold star moment for us. After last nights meltdown over me hurrying her on this is progress x

But I am scared to jinx it !!


This is amazing! I’ve besn waiting for you to have a gold star moment and here it is already! Top job. Well done xxx
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Thanks - I am now sitting nervous that there is something I’m missing - but hopefully was just a good meal x
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Ronson,

ENJOY THIS MOMENT!!!
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Great moment. Enjoy each gold star moment as they come and hopefully they will become more and more frequent. X
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Ronson,

So glad to hear! You absolutely deserve this gold star moment!!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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