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Heading Into 4th Week & Weigh-In After 7 Months of No Scale
Monday, October 24, 2011      5 comments

I'm starting Week 4 of this vegetarian diet that unexpectedly popped into my noggin after reading the book "Eat to Live." I have resisted bringing out the scale, but realize that I need a benchmark in addition to how loose my clothes are fittin... Read more
I Can See My Nether Region Again!
Sunday, October 23, 2011      4 comments

I'd been slim all my life up until a few years ago when stress, hormones, overwork, (and overeating?) piled on extra pounds. So, it took me awhile to see myself as someone who had extra weight on her frame. That said, I am working hard at ... Read more
Swapping the Grocery Cart for Hand Basket
Saturday, October 22, 2011      5 comments

I've been noticing all the changes over the past three weeks since starting this vegetarian regimen. Among them is my shopping behavior at the grocery store. I swapped the grocery cart for the hand basket noticing that, not only do I need fewe... Read more
Sugar Nation (new book)
Friday, October 21, 2011      6 comments

The other night, as I was falling asleep, I heard the author of this new book guesting on a radio program. Although some of his info is already known, he states some mind-blowing facts about sugar that were timely reminders as to why I am cutti... Read more
Now I See How Much of This Is All In My Head
Thursday, October 20, 2011      6 comments

I have three solid weeks spent on this new vegetarian lifestyle. In this short time I have seen: 1. Elimination of cravings that formerly controlled me, 2. Elimination of night time munchies, 3. Feeling full rather than feeling hungry, 4. Feeli... Read more
Night Eating/Cravings Have Left Town
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      6 comments

Another huge change I've noticed this past three weeks with my having become "vegetarian" is that the lifelong behavior of night eating has subsided. No hunger, no cravings. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Another minor miracle! Wis... Read more
Tried to Force Myself to Buy Chocolate Covered Almonds This Morning
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      8 comments

Long story short, I've been thin all my life. In past few years, gained weight due to stress, overwork, hormones, etc. (and yes, thinking I would forever be able to eat anything and not gain) I've hated the extra weight and can attest to ... Read more
Heavy Breathing
Sunday, October 16, 2011      5 comments

During today's walk, I could hear my lungs, heart and leg muscles yelling at me in unison, "Hey, whadaya think you're doing making us work harder?" Yup, I'd fallen into a walking pattern that was way too comfie for a long time now. No more Ms.... Read more
Friday, October 14, 2011      10 comments

I've been on a forever plateau and also reverted to a few bad habits during my time of grief eating. In the past two weeks, I've begun eating with suggestions from the "Eat to Live" book and can see (and feel) changes in my body. I don... Read more
Two Week Update After Reading Eat to Live Book
Thursday, October 13, 2011      7 comments

Okay, it's been two weeks since reading this book and, although I haven't followed it strictly, I have become a vegetarian. I never ate a lot of meat anyway, so that wasn't a huge leap for me. After two weeks, my pants are getting looser. ... Read more
Columbus Day is My Three-Year Anniversary
Monday, October 10, 2011      9 comments

Three years ago today (10/08), I embarked on my own voyage. For the first time in my life, I'd gained weight due to hormonal changes, stress, workaholism, etc. So I started on a healthy lifestyle plan. Six months later (1/09), I came to SP. I... Read more
Overview of Veggie Week #1 & Happy Birthday, John Lennon
Sunday, October 09, 2011      3 comments

CORRECTION to former headline: I keep mislabeling this as a raw diet when it is vegetarian. Thanks to Natplummer's comment, I realized I had a mental block and calling it the wrong thing. Thanks, Nat. Wow, do I miss him and all of the cr... Read more
Day 8 of No Hunger, No Cravings & My Eat To Live Book! Who IS this stranger?
Saturday, October 08, 2011      9 comments

I am still wrapping my mind around this book and telling myself that I can quit eating this ridiculous amount of veggies and fruit at any point and return to what I thought was healthy eating. It's absurd that I'm trying my best to talk mys... Read more
Eat to Live Book - More Thoughts As I Read It
Friday, October 07, 2011      4 comments

I thought I'd blow through this book as I tend to read fast. However, there is a lot of info to wrap my mind around. It's day 7 of doing many of the things in this book. I feel fab. Of course, I have given myself an escape hatch that I d... Read more
Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs
Thursday, October 06, 2011      4 comments

Every time we lose a creative person - artist, musician, businessman, and the like - the world is never quite the same. (Not to mention, but very important, those in our lives we lose and have to piece our world together somehow.) Steve Job... Read more

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