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Six Weeks of Eat to Live are done

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I finished the first six weeks of the Eat to Live plan -- greens, beans, fruits, vegs, nuts, seeds -- 14 pounds down. Naturally, with the stories featured in the book, I was hoping for more, but I should have been realistic to begin with.

I travel a lot, so I had to figure out how to do this while away. I was probably out of town as many days as I was in town. For the most part, I did just fine, ordering the best I could and living with the rest.

DH started a few weeks in, and his pants are all falling off him now. (I have a couple of pairs that require a belt).

Mostly I just felt so good, eating healthy foods. I wondered repeatedly why it took me so long to try this. I often eat raw all day, which I never thought I would like! As for the specifics, the hardest thing is having the right salad ingredients on hand at home. Home is harder than away. Cheese wasn't as hard to give up as I thought it would be, though I still wish I had blue cheese on my salads some times!

So I've detoured just a tad the past couple of days -- nothing too off-tracking -- and now I've read about the Life Plan. Eat the greens, beans, fruits, vegs, nuts, and seeds 90 percent of the time, with only occasional deviations. 90 percent translates into 150 calories a day or 1000ish calories per week. I am going for it. Here's to fruits and vegetables!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1_AMAZING_WOMAN 9/27/2011 1:01AM

    Yeah, I'm off cheese too, but for me it was hard to give up in the beginning. Now I don't miss it.


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WATERDIAMONDS 9/25/2011 9:22AM

    Well, of course you know I am THRILLED!!!!

You are a great inspiration re: how to maintain a balanced attitude when life isn't balanced. Eating away from home and traveling can be tough situations, but you've handled them both so well.

Congratulations on the weight loss. Congratulations for having completed the six weeks.

And congratulations for deciding to continue the ETL journey.

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SALEE100 9/24/2011 7:50PM

    Wow, what a great program and wonderful that it's working for you!

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WILD4STARS 9/24/2011 7:37PM

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14 pounds in six weeks is awesome.

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    FANTASTIC!!! 14 pounds in 6 weeks is so awesome! Enjoy the transition to the life'll do great!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/24/2011 12:18PM

    Good for you! How fabulous! I'm trying to get on a similar bandwagon. I am a total cheese junkie, and that's gotta stop.

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