Transitioning Back to Eat to Live
I am keeping this blog to chronical my transition back to Eat to Live. My goal is to eat 90 percent plant based every week. Why only 90 percent? I struggle with what to eat when eating at other people's houses and at restaurants. 90 percent ... Read more
500 calories and I'm stuffed!
I decided to track my food for a few days to see how many calories I was getting, just out of curiosity. I ate 500 calories today and I feel stuffed! Seriously, I am so full. Here is my menu. Keep in mind, I only ate lunch and dinner today b... Read more
During the last week, I have had friends and co-workers comment on how much weight I have lost. I must say it feels great, especially since I have been on a plataeu for a few weeks. Everyone also asks me what I am doing and I explain to them w... Read more
ETL Friendly Salsa
My husband and I have been on a Mexican food kick. A good friend gave me this recipe for salsa and it is AMAZING. We ate almost a whole jar in one day. I mixed it into my refried beans and used it as salad dressing.
Ingredien... Read more
Refried Beans without the Refry
I found this recipe while googling "refried beans." I made it ETL friendly and it is my husband's and my new favorite way to eat beans. I made this with pinto beans and my husband has already requested a second batch made with black beans. I a... Read more
ETL for 6 Weeks
Since January, I have lost 18 pounds which is amazing. I have not been 100 percent ETL either but on the whole way more healthy.
I would like to lose 10 more pounds by the end of June. I noticed I lose weight the fastest when I stick to... Read more
I Can Cook with ETL.
Today I was going to make mushroom soup but found my mushrooms were bad, so I made broccoli soup. The fun part was, I made it up! It is my first recipe that I have made up. It was delicous. In fact, I am going to make it again.
I have... Read more
A Neat Bean Trick
On Saturday, my husband and I spent the afternoon visiting different farmer's markets and came home with some delicious spring food such as zucchini, jicama, strawberries, blueberries, and cilantro. We live in central Florida so these things ar... Read more
Off ETL This week
This last couple of days, my husband and I traveled to the north east to check out his job offer. I did not eat ETL. I ate clam chowder, calamari, a hamburger, bacon...you name it. I was definetly up on the scale this morning. I immediatly w... Read more
I just bought Dr. Fuhrman's new book Super Immunity on my Kindle. I am only on chapter two but so far it is really good. There are a ton of new recipes at the end of the book and I am excited about trying them.
I haven't lost any weight... Read more
Today is week 2 of the ETL 6 weeks. Of course, it's my second six weeks. I am down another couple of pounds and am fitting into my old size 8 shorts!!!! I can't believe it. I have by no means been perfect. I ate pizza last night..alot of pi... Read more
Spring is Here!
Spring is finally here where I live in Florida. This is one of the reasons I love Florida...short winters and long summers. This winter lasted longer than the last few years so I am excited about warm weather.
Of course, spring weather ... Read more
After a few days of eating horrible, I ate very well today. I had cabbage rolls, grapefruit and strawberries. I only ate one meal but I woke up at 3 pm after working the night shift and went back to work at 7. That is one of the side effects ... Read more
Old Habits are Hard to Give Up
For the last two nights, I have returned to old habits and binged. Last night I ate half of a pepperoni pizza with half of a cheesy bread appetizer. Tonight I ate a salad, beans, some fettuchini alfredo and potato chips. Blah! My feet are al... Read more
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It's strawberry season here in Tampa, FL. I live just down the road from several strawberry farms which means I have access to a lot of ripe, delicious strawberries for cheap. I eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner. My husband requested so... Read more