one of the things I have been thinking of, as I have been reading posts on different parts of this site for a couple of years now, is that the weekly points and using them gives us a good flexibility. We can lose slowly and keep it off, but if we stall, its reasonable to give some up to break a stall. If you are losing faster not using the weekly points, fine, but nothing to drop if you hit a stall.
I like the weeklies because they give me the flexibility to keep on doing this for a long time. As a new member I am still at the beginning stages of this plan, so don't have the experience that others have with these issues.
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