I was just thinking today about how influenced we are by the people around us. My father-in-law, for example, has put on a lot of weight since he got together with his current partner, who is very obese. I don't usually notice or care about other people's eating habits, but I couldn't help noticing that she seemed to eat twice as much as I would consider average, pretty much constantly or whenever food was available. I guess my father-in-law has started to take on her habits, because he has certainly gained a dangerous amount of weight. What we see around us every day seems to us to be normal.
I either eat alone - so I guess I make my own "normal" - or else try to keep up with my husband who exercises vigorously every day and is a man and therefore needs a lot more calories than I do.
I need to surround myself with people who eat small amounts, mindfully! I guess that's why I spend time in the dieting blogosphere.
Exercise: Ok, I moved around a lot more than the past few days. Still some lingering abdominal pain so took it easy, but not "sitting watching TV all day" easy.
Mental health: Good, enjoying not feeling sick.
PS Brandon if you read this I'm worried you haven't posted for a couple of weeks. Check in so we know you're ok!