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Love Bytes for January: New Diet*Dear Stella*Make time for love
January 01, 2011

Love Bytes, Issue #032 -- How bout a new diet? * She needs a little space? * Make time for love…

January 01, 2011
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"Your heart is my pinata."
Chuck Palahniuk

New years resolution? How 'bout the best diet weight control?

      diet cartoon for diet weight control

Do you do this every year? Start the latest fad diet or buy the newest "fat burner" pill or potion? Well, stop doing that! Get off the dieting seesaw forever by joining the most common-sense, time and research-tested diet weight control method out there…. Weight Watchers®

What makes WW so special? Well, for one thing, we have tried them all, the low-carb, the cabbage soup, the grapefruits, SlimFast, and Jenny Craig…. and WW has proven to be the most successful (and long-lasting) weight control diet for us.

And, it's not just us. A recent Consumer Reports survey found Weight Watchers to be consistently the most popular due to these important factors: flexibility, guidance and support, and reasonable pricing.

Weight Watchers is often recommended by physicians, who like the balanced diet and healthy lifestyle changes, including exercise and behavior modification, which it teaches. What does that mean to you? It doesn't just help you lose weight; it teaches you how to live a slimmer lifestyle forever.

If you insist on proof that it works, well, Weight Watchers has been subjected to the most clinical studies of all the plans, and just "keeps on ticking". A New England Journal of Medicine study from 2003 found WW participants had the biggest weight reduction. In 2002, the Wall Street Journal reported that a WW study impressed obesity experts by proving that Weight Watchers dieters had the longest sustained weight loss after 5 years. The list goes on and on…

Studies did show that local WW group meetings with "weigh-ins" boasted the best success rates, but the online version of Weight Watchers is highly rated, as well.

Well, what're you waiting for? Get going… pick the Weight Watchers program that seems best for you, and this time…. with the proper tools…. you can do it!

Explore the®
website for a variety of weight control diet options. One of them will be perfect for you… and Happy New Year!


Dear Stella: "She needs a little space?"


I have been dating this girl for 4 months. We have so much in common. If I was to make a list of wants for a partner, she has everything. For the first three and a half months we called each other every day and were together almost every day. Our children (we each have 4) are all the same ages and get along great.They even joke about who gets what room when we move in. My problem is the last couple of weeks she seems different. She got mad and didn't want me to visit or call every day.She still says not to worry, that her feelings for me haven't changed. She said she needs a little space. I believe her but I am afraid I am chasing her away. How do I talk to her about it or am I stressed for nothing?

Dear Danny,
Woah, partner! Slow down with this one. You've only been dating 4 months and I think down inside, you secretly already have you two moving in together! How long have you personally been "newly single"? Because it appears from here that you are falling for that old "rebound' trap... scared to be alone with 4 kids to raise, lonesome and looking for love (and help). But, you will be making a big mistake if you don't give this relationship plenty of time to mature before making serious decisions about the future. Especially when you're talking about blending together a huge family. It is going to take a very mature, committed and caring relationship to make this union work, and only plenty of time will tell if this is the one or not.

It sounds like she has "cooled off" a little bit, and that really is natural, once the red-hot magic of fresh love has died down. Back way off, give her that space she is asking for. You may be pressing too hard, and backing off would likely help things right now, not spoil them. If she breaks it off, well, I know how hurtful that would be, but imagine how much more hurtful it would be for 10 people if you push her into things and it doesn't work out?

Give it time, lots of time, and give her some space. If it was meant to be, things will gel in their own sweet time... Good luck!


*Romance Tip: Make time for love!

Are you in a serious relationship?

Do you truly want to make it a happy long-term relationship? One of the best ways you can strengthen the bond you  have with your mate is to make time for love and play (read: sex). There is hands down nothing more important or reinforcing to a  relationship than an active and inspired sex life. So...


We hope you have enjoyed this issue of Love Bytes Ezine. Each month, we will bring you another inspiring photo, quote or poem, plus fresh new articles on love, intimacy, dating and relationships.


Cause if you don't have love, nothing else matters...


~Stella and the girls from

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