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Engine 2 28 Day Challenge Summary

Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

What a wild ride. I didn't think I could give up dairy. (I love my goat cheese and goat yogurt) But I did it and found a new love in almond milk. Giving up meat wasn't that difficult. Giving up oil wasn't difficult either. Switching t... Read more

Plant-Based Dinner with the Esselstyns

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      6 comments

The Esselstyns did a presentation at a local University called "Health and Long Life through Plant-Based Nutrition." If you ever have the opportunity to see them you will not regret it. They were informative and engaging. It is obvious that they... Read more

Engine 2-Day 28 Last Day or is it? Meeting Rip

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      5 comments

Wow 28 days already! Admittedly the first week was a challenge and I felt like crap from withdrawal. Heck I thought I was eating healthy. Obviously I was wrong. Today I feel great, energetic, giddy even. Tomorrow is the day I get on the sc... Read more

E2-Day 27 Exciting Day

Monday, February 27, 2012      4 comments

Awaking to a BG of 93 is amazing. I know I'll have to adjust my meds soon. since I have been watching the boob tube a lot while working on the baby blanket, I've had the opportunity to notice my thoughts have changed. Desire has gone when th... Read more

E2-Day 26 Progress

Sunday, February 26, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, I got my mile in before my son's bowling. The other mom's wanted to see the baby blanket I'm working on so I brought it to bowling. I'm better than halfway done. I hope to have it finished for the baby shower on Saturday. Having a men... Read more

E2-Day 24 Forks over Knives

Friday, February 24, 2012      4 comments

Being about health, the movie affirmed my reasons for moving toward a more plant based diet. I so want to get rid of some of the meds I am on. Folks from the meeting noticed that I have changed since E2 started. Strange that I was actually... Read more

E2-Day 23

Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

Meals are planned for the rest of E2. Monday, I get to meet Rip Esselstyn author of "The Engine 2 Diet", He is conducting a Healthy Eating seminar. Tuesday I may get to see his dad, I'm getting more info later today. I'm thinking of doi... Read more

E2-Day 22 Week 4 Already?!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      5 comments

WOW! The start was a bit challenging because I wasn't accustomed to all that chopping. (thinking about getting better knives, insert maniacal laugh) Other than that switching over has been relatively easy. Okay perhaps I did a lot of prep wo... Read more

E2-Day 21 Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

Tonight we are celebrating with E2 beans and rice, while it is not creole, it is festive so close enough. For me, this day is not about excess and feasting before fasting. It is another day to take care of me. Read more

E2-Day 19 What's Happening

Sunday, February 19, 2012      7 comments

Not even three weeks have gone by and I have noticed: Looking at the Sunday sale flyers, I cannot help but notice all the highly processed food for sale. One thing that has c... Read more

E2-Day 17 No OIl

Friday, February 17, 2012      3 comments

Last Night's meeting was quite interesting. Our healthy eating specialist took ill and the Chef did the meeting. Now this chef can take healthy food and make it oh so deliciously bad for you.(He creates recipes, he doesn't follow them.) He sp... Read more

E2-Day 15 Week 3

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      7 comments

Two weeks have gone by and so has that stomach bug. I must admit that I did fall off the wagon while I was ill. Over the last two weeks, I haven't missed my beloved dairy and I haven't missed the meat. The cooking was the challenging part for me... Read more

E2-Day 14

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      2 comments

Busy day, Not much to say Gastroenteritis has come our way. I wish you all a Happy Valentines Day! ... Read more

E2-Day 12 Tradition

Sunday, February 12, 2012      7 comments

Last night we had E2 Three Bean Chili soup
97506 and think this one is a keeper. I did cheat and use mirepoix from the store, so that saved on prep time. TG I... Read more

E2-Day 11 Thoughts

Saturday, February 11, 2012      7 comments

Although I still grumble about cutting up all those veggies, I feel satiated consuming E2 fare. What changed for me was the timing of that full feeling. Prior to E2 it could take up to 40 minutes after eating for me to feel full, On E2, I get... Read more

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