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Barbara R, yes it certainly does sound like you are on the right path, especially (as you say) you are recreating your success from reading my book.

For those who have been indoctrinated in diet thinking (all of us really, whether or not we actually did it) it can be very strange to see success or progress in terms of managing desire instead of amounts of food not consumed. So one bagel every other day is tiny – BUT your desire processing skills are what matter.

If someone wants to swim across an ocean, they’d begin by doing laps, up and down, in a pool. That doesn’t move them towards their big goal as they are no further across the ocean, but clearly the laps are part of the whole process. Looks like this is what you are doing. Watch out for non-weight motivation to keep you there!