Sharon you're SO right and your post is extremely well written. I've saved a copy of it in my "tips to other members file".
When I opened that file to save it, I saw an old post from Ashley in there. She coined a lovely quote, in reference to the benfits of this type of lifestyle change, "It's life improvement not a life sentence!"
I'm really happy to see how many of you are reading this thread and benefitting from it. It really is such an important topic. And, sadly, it will take some more work from us "trailblazers" before eating healthy and taking good care is the norm and not the exception!
Take good care,