I'm a newbie too, and I've read a lot of posts by almeeker, and they give really good common sense advice. Like today's. There are a million do's and don'ts I've heard too. Like one of the the banner on this site, never eat bananas? That sounds just stupid. Bananas are an excellent source of nutrients and low cal too! almeeker's advice rings true for me also, a thoughtful response.
I wanted to say that I really love your comment
"I'm not dieting but making better choices."
That's what I am telling myself, this is a choice to be fit for life. We can do it!