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7 seconds on 7 weeks

Saturday, October 01, 2011      6 comments

A quickie entry -- 7 weeks in on on the Eat to Live plan, and I keep thinking how much EASIER this is than any other diet I've done. I've not ever done a restricted foods plan before, always preaching moderation et al. But the results of that is... Read more

Six Weeks of Eat to Live are done

Saturday, September 24, 2011      6 comments

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. ... Read more

My diet soda experience

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      9 comments

First off, don't go sayin' nuttin' bad 'bout my drink. emoticon I was in 10th grade when the drink that star... Read more

I like my shopping cart, and this week

Saturday, September 10, 2011      5 comments

It is so much fun to be in the grocery store loading up with green, orange, red, yellow, and blue nature-created foods. Sometimes they come in packages -- I'm a splurger for convenience -- but it is delightful to cultivate that feeling that I'm ... Read more

Second Half of the First Six Weeks

Saturday, September 03, 2011      5 comments

I was just thinking about how I'm starting my fourth week of the first six on Eat to Live. What will be the differences for the second three weeks? I'm anticipating some barriers and some "facilitators." 1. The temptations may get more diff... Read more

Still Eating to Live

Thursday, September 01, 2011      6 comments

I'm doing great and enjoying the Eat to Live six-week plan. Tomorrow I'll be halfway through my six-week experiment! I'm down about 12 pounds. DH has joined me in eating this way, and by the second day he already felt like he had more ener... Read more

Two weeks down

Friday, August 26, 2011      2 comments

I'm well into the Eat to Live plan. Last night I spent $75 at the grocery store, and the most processed thing in my buggy was the bagged salad. Cherries, radicchio, figs, carrots, cauliflower, blueberries. I felt like a walking advertisement fo... Read more

10th day, and this is seeming easy

Sunday, August 21, 2011      2 comments

Day 10 of the 6-week plan of high nutrient density (Eat to Live is the book). It has gotten considerably easier! Amazing how unhungry I am. Since I travel for work, I actually thought travel might be the hardest part of it, but I'm discove... Read more

I keep forgetting my cold

Friday, August 19, 2011      0 comments

Went vegan, high-nutrient 7 days ago. Stayed home with sick 3-year-old 4 days ago. Realized I was getting sick 2 days ago. Continued eating tons of fruit and salad. And there's a distinct tickle on my palate, an occasional sneeze, an... Read more

Week 1 of the 6 Week Plan: Done.

Thursday, August 18, 2011      3 comments

Days 6 and 7, I've been in meetings the whole work day. I've also got a bit of a tickle in my throat and some sneezes, which is quite irritating considering all the nutrients I'm downing! (I did have a sick kid at home on Monday.) Yesterday... Read more

Day 5 finished

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      1 comments

I went for a different kind of salad tonight, since I'm traveling. Stopped by the local vegan place for a kale and mango salad. I've been there before and had it, so I knew I was in for something good. Wasn't so crazy about the big bowl of soup ... Read more

Day 4 and I'm Eat(ing) to Live

Monday, August 15, 2011      7 comments

Starting the 4th day of the Eat to Live plan, Dr. Joel Fuhrman's recommendations for optimal health. Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and a tad of whole grains or starchy veg. It's been easier in some ways and harder in others. I've long pref... Read more

Greens, fruits, beans, vegs, nuts, seeds

Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

Nutrient dense: Six weeks of greens, other vegs, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds. emoticon I'm preparing for a start ... Read more

Weight loss efforts with no time

Sunday, October 03, 2010      11 comments

Last year when I was so successful at losing 30 pounds (which is still off), two of my primary tactics were immersing myself in weight loss and getting at least 40 SparkPoints per day. Those two things are not a possibility this fall. I st... Read more

Progress over the past year

Thursday, September 09, 2010      8 comments

Today is the one-year anniversary of my SparkPeople re-birth. I've been off SP the past couple of weeks, recovering from a medical procedure, but I'm back for some reflections today, 9/9/10. I weighed in this morning 32.4 pounds lower than ... Read more


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