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Spring Forward - Restarting "Eat to Live" 6 Week Plan
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

Hello SparkPeople! It's been a while since my last blog post. I've been falling in and out of eating the "Eat to Live" way. I've been stuck in the 160s, gaining and losing the same few pounds. I thought that this week would be a good ... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 6 (Weight Goal)
Sunday, January 08, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday was Day 6. I still didn't get to bed when I wanted to. I went to bed at midnight, fell asleep around 1am and got up around 9:30am. This is what I ate: -banana -apricots soaked in unsweetened almond milk -orange -mango -g... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 5 (So Much Easier to Stay Up)
Saturday, January 07, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday was Day 5. I didn't get to bed when I wanted to. It's so much easier to just stay up and sleep in. This is my biggest issue but I'm hoping eating better will help. This is what I ate: - other half of (modified) Eat Your Greens s... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 4 (Still Working on Sleep)
Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday was Day 4. Here's what I ate: - Eat Your Greens Smoothie (modified with added orange and half of the blueberries replaced with strawberries) - Cooked frozen edamame with no-salt seasoning - Black Bean Bundles (black bean mixture ... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 3 (Sleep and Exercise Goals)
Thursday, January 05, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I did well. I had the other half of the green smoothie. I had raw carrots, red bell pepper, celery with leftover Red Lentil Sauce. I ate a big spring mix salad with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, and avocado squirted with le... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 2 or 3? (Making Mistakes but not Giving Up)
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I started out okay. I had a green smoothie. Then I went to a required workshop at my school for people in academic trouble. I got there around 3:45pm (about 15 minutes late) but didn't get home until after 8pm. I was so hungry when I g... Read more
Happy 2012: Restarting ETL 6 Week Plan
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      3 comments

I'm starting off the year by restarting the "Eat to Live" 6 Week Plan. I put all the days on my Google calendar and I used the sample meal plan in the book to plan out meals for the week. I didn't stick exactly to my plan today (got up after 9am... Read more
Getting Back on the Wagon - After Jumping Off
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      1 comments

I've been lazy and careless in October. I guess with my birthday came the cup cakes and cake (gluten free but still not healthy). My sweet tooth reemerged and I was drinking soda and other sweetened beverages and candy bars and ice cream... My b... Read more
Recognizing Progress - Physical Change is Happening!
Thursday, July 14, 2011      1 comments

This picture says it all. ... Read more
Restarting Eat to Live 6 Week Plan
Saturday, June 11, 2011      1 comments

I fell off the wagon completely so I'm going to restart the 6 Week Plan. I can't go 100% until I go grocery shopping which probably won't be until Wednesday. This time around I plan to use the Food Tracker to make sure I'm getting enough fr... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 16 (Week 3)
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      0 comments

I ended up cheating yesterday on Day 16. I started the day with an Eat Your Greens smoothie. I make mine with unsweetened almond milk and add an orange for extra flavor, though I find it tastes mostly like banana. That was fine but the... Read more
Eat to Live - Day 2
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday was Day 2. Here's what I ate: - medium banana - 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill Brown Rice Farina - large orange - medium apple - whole carrot - big bowl romaine and ice berg lettuce with 1/2 cup of chick peas and some red onion sq... Read more
Eat to Live
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      3 comments

So I read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Needless to say it was a motivating book. His whole plan boils down to a simple formula: health = nutrients / calories So ... Read more
SparkPeople's Journal Feature
Monday, March 28, 2011      0 comments

I found this a few weeks ago. It seems pretty hidden to me. You click the Schedule link and there's a section to write a Journal. I wrote my first entry today. It seems to be helpful just to write what happened and possibly write out my feelings... Read more
Gluten-free Making the Difference?
Friday, March 18, 2011      0 comments

I've been losing weight more easily recently. It might be because the past 2 days I've been on a mostly liquid diet because I got a tooth pulled. I've lost 4 pounds in a few days. I will probably gain it back (hopefully not, though). I've b... Read more

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