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Let's Do Lunch Community

See your doctor for approval before starting any new eating program.
The Key to Let's Do Lunch is to "Add a Little Something Fattening" to something nonfattening, to make it Taste Great! Read the New Red Book to find out how this is done!

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HI Everyone,

Every once in a while I send out a call to see if I can catch some people who may be lurking in the background and on the fence about LDL.  In the past we could usually catch about a dozen or so newbies that we could all welcome into the fold. This time something unexpected happened. After a while there was one response - only one --- after another while ---- there was one more---- that was it. It would have been strange on it's own to only get 2 responses but there were 2 other oddities; First, both of the responders had already reached goal weight  :thumbsup: and did so without even having posted; Second, both of them had some opinions about the way we are treating each other when we post and so had not joined in.  :wrong:

I am bringing this to everyone's attention to make us all aware of how we look and sound to others. I firmly believe "When we know better, we do better!".  There is no more need for regrets or apologies or finger pointing. We just need to all link arms and move forward with LDL joining us together. We all share a common goal and may have tons of opinions on how best to get there. Our opinions are as varied as we are.

We also share our thankfulness to Roger for not only creating a great and healthy plan that is changing our lives, but also for providing us with this incredible forum where we can share ideas about LDL, wonderful recipes, and our hopes and dreams for a brighter future. I for one intend to show my gratitude to Roger by helping to make this site as welcoming and supportive as possible.  I would be horrified to learn that someone may have made the decision NOT to participate in LDL because of something I said or some confusion I have caused. The results of this could not only impact them but could also impact their families and friends as well. 

So I found some info on the web and am posting it in the hopes of helping us all do a better job representing LDL. I hope you will all read this with the knowledge that I admire each and every one of you for the individual qualities you all bring to this site and to my life. Thank you for all the support and friendship you have given to me. :angel:

I did not edit the list - it remains as I found it - suggestions for a potentially better way!  With much affection - Julie :rose:

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Wow Julie, that's a lot to digest.........I really don't know how I will remember all of that..........For me I am going to make it simple. I intend to make these boards better....I will read every post I make then ask myself would this hurt anybody.....If I think so then I WON'T POST IT...........I AM GOING TO BE VERY CAREFUL BEFORE I press that post button...Thank you so much for all the thought  you put into trying to help us be better...............Much  Love Wither


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Thanks Wither - who could ask for anything more?  *hug*

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Julie, great post, thankyou, I read it twice, and will make sure I do my part.   thanks again!


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I am a newbie. I have only been here since Sunday and let me tell everyone that this is the finest group of people I had had the privilege to spend time with.  Everyone I have encountered has been kind and helpful, I am glad your all here, and I am thankful you made me feel so welcome. :)

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We all have a committment to see this succeed, so we are really excited about each newby who joins in. This is so needed to become a household WOE if we are ever going to see the obesity and chronic diseases we are plagued with reversed. Together we can do this!

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So right Linda...........Wither


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Julie- Thank you so much for your thoughtful and thought-provoking post.  If I had come upon LDL when all the snarky comments were being made, I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable joining and posting.  Had I not become a member of the LDL community, I have no doubt that I would still be morbidly obese.  These boards have been my lifeline over the past 14 months.  I have made lifetime friends and lifetime changes.  My hope is that any newcomers will find this group as helpful, welcoming, accepting, genuine, and supportive as I did.  Pam


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Pam, You wrote my thoughts so well.  Thanks.  I have enjoyed the posts so much this past year. I've gotten valuable information to help me on my journey.  I am so happy to have found LDL and to have been successful on it that sometimes I think I go overboard in bragging about how great a WOE it is and how well I have done.  Losing my cravings for sweets and for pizza have meant so much to me.  I still have to pinch myself to know it's real.  I'm sorry if I have ever been offensive to anyone.  I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, my Lord, and He is my First Priority, and I want to be pleasing to Him in all I do---eating, dressing, and speaking(writing posts).  However, even in having the desire to please Him, I still mess up, so I claim Jude 21.  God is merciful  and faithful and He always reminds me to depend on Him.  *love**hug* *hug*, and a dozen  :rose: :rose: to all.  :D Joyful Friend


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Joyful Friend, Thanks for the roses........They will go nicely by my computer........Wither


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My very heartfelt thanks to all of you who posted. I didn't agree with all the guidelines but they are just that - guidelines for a new way of communicating that didn't exist a few years ago. So we are all trying to find our way and do our best.  :thumbsup:

I read a lot of success stories in the past couple of days and there are far more people out there that believe the wonderful supportive posts far outweigh the other kind - me included.

I don't know what I would have done without all of you, especially when I first began. I don't think I would have done as well or have stuck with it without your guidance.  *hug*

*love*  :kissed:  :inlove:
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