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I've gained back 4 pounds in 10 days...wow : (

Monday, March 19, 2012      10 comments

I'm ashamed to admit that I have been binge eating sweets almost nonstop every night since I started work. In 10 days, I've gained back 4 pounds (and I was surprised that it was only 4 pounds with the way I've been eating). I'm having a re... Read more

New job jitters

Friday, March 09, 2012      8 comments

Okay y'all, it's hitting me now...on Monday I will be starting a new full-time job after not working for THREE YEARS! Tony and I were going over my benefits information and talking about how electing to put 6% into my 401k plan to get the full ... Read more

Why eating always feels like cheating : (

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      9 comments

I have been on a diet my whole adult life. Seriously, for as long as I can remember, I've been watching everything I eat - counting "net" carbs, counting calories, not eating anything white, eating only soup, eating only fruit, eating twice a d... Read more

I'm down another 4 pounds? WOW! What a pleasant surprise!

Sunday, February 26, 2012      13 comments

I have been avoiding getting on the scale since last week's BIG binge and the "recovery" mini-binges I've had every day until yesterday. I just KNEW I would be back up to where I started before embarking on the plant-based plan. When I saw the... Read more

Gratitude, Relief, Joy, Excitement..all good emotions, right? Then why do I still feel like eating?

Thursday, February 23, 2012      7 comments

I got the job. I GOT THE JOB! emoticon THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS for your support and encouragement during... Read more

GRRRRR - foiled by the pressure again : (

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      9 comments

I know I just wrote yesterday about my enormous willpower...and everyone was so sweet to support me. I was on a roll yesterday, but today was different. I totally blew my eating plan and binged like I haven't in a long time. Between the hours... Read more

Today was stressful...but I'm not going to turn to food!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      7 comments

Today I had a second interview for a job I really, really want. I was so excited and nervous about it that it was hard to sleep last night. This morning I was so nervous I actually threw up : ( (Fortunately I felt better afterward.) The ... Read more

The love of my life : )

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      7 comments

Valentine's Day 2012 was one of the most romantic nights of my life. My beautiful and amazing fiance picked me up for dinner at Sushi Rock. During the drive, he played a CD he made of our favorite love songs. We sang the songs together and la... Read more

Whole foods, plant-based eating for life!

Sunday, February 12, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I watched the documentary, "Forks over Knives." I was fascinated by the potential of plant-based foods to cure (and even reverse) obesity, heart disease, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and most other common and dege... Read more

Homemade Collard Greens Soup - YUM!

Monday, February 06, 2012      4 comments

Over the weekend I borrowed a few vegan cookbooks from the library. Some of the recipes are intimidating because many of the ingredients I have never heard of. So I tried a SUPER EASY soup recipe and it was delicious! I'm so excited to have m... Read more

HOLY MOLY this is actually working!

Sunday, February 05, 2012      9 comments

I weighed in this morning at 134.6, this means that I have lost almost 5 pounds in 4 days! My goal weight is only 15 pounds away! Before I started the Eat to Live plan, I was plateaued at between 139 and 142, and I was counting calories (well,... Read more

Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live"

Saturday, February 04, 2012      7 comments

After watching the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead," I realized how beneficial eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables really is. The transformations shown in the movie were nothing short of amazing! In my search for more informati... Read more

The GLORIOUS sweet potato!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      6 comments

So I have been eating mostly whole foods for the last few days and needed to broaden my veggie horizon so I bought organic sweet potatoes. In case you didn't know: SWEET POTATOES ARE DELICIOUS! Oh my goodness they're so good! With a little c... Read more

Processed food withdrawal : (

Friday, January 27, 2012      6 comments

Okay giving up processed foods is MUCH harder than I thought it would be. Yesterday was super hard. I was thinking constantly about food - processed food. I was seriously craving a Lean Cuisine meal (one that I don't even particularly like, b... Read more

I want to be a SKINNY B$@#!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      6 comments

: ) Over the past two days, I re-read "Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. The second time reading it was even more entertaining than the first. The organic, whole foods, "clean eating" approach makes a lot of sense to me, especia... Read more


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