So, today is day 1 of my 10 weeks of lean for life. I've decided to do it as a countdown, so this is actually day 70 for me. When I find myself gazing longingly at Ella's half-eaten plate of pancakes, I tell myself,"70 days." And tomorrow at work when I am confronted with a too-smushed-to-sell- but-perfectly-good-to-eat blueberry muffin, I can say, "69 days" and give myself the impression that it is getting easier. Hopefully that will eventually be the case without my little counting shenanigans. Peace be with us.