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It’s not a Diet… It’s a Lifestyle

It’s been a busy week.  I didn’t get pictures of any of the food I ate, but rest assured that I have been successful in my Eat to Live goals. Fast food and crap food avoided.  I survived because this week my husband was willing to do the prep work, and a good friend brought me lots of yummy veggies to eat.

What did I eat?

Stir fried veggies for breakfast… which included onions, mushrooms, cabbage or spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, Himalayan pink salt and pepper.


Lots and lots of salad… depending on the day would include salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, black olives, pickled beets, mushrooms, carrots, jicama, radishes, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, etc.


At the beginning of the week my husband made a large pot of soup and stored it for dinners.

Wendy’s Cabbage Soup


My friend brought me salad, sweet potatoes and sauted zucchini and mushrooms on a busy day.  My daughter found a yummy vegetarian burrito and brought me one to work one evening as well.


The thing is, the End of Dieting and Eat to Live life style has changed me.  I now seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich.  I now follow a plant-based, nutrient dense diet.  I am beginning to see just how eating well affects my health, energy, and well-being. I now know that the most important building blocks for my health is found in my nutrition.

I have lost weight… at least the scale says I have… my brain has not caught up.  The scale says I have lost just over 90 pound since March 17.

I don’t see a difference.  I still look the same when I look in the mirror.  I still feel like my clothes fit the same.   I still will not post a picture of myself because I don’t like what I see. I know it’s a brain thing, and I’m working on it.

The weight loss has slowed down in the past 4 weeks as well.  In order to jump start the weight loss again, I will go back to the first 21 days I did in a couple of weeks when my show closes and I can commit time to making food (and cleaning my kitchen).  I will document what I do for those who may want to give this lifestyle a try.  I still have a very large amount of weight to lose to get to a point where I can get off medication and get myself out of the health danger zone.  I still need to lose a significant amount of weight to safely exercise.  I’ve come this far so I am not giving in and eating crappy on a busy week out of convenience!

So… here is to my success over the next two weeks of craziness as Addams Family open and I am never home!

You may also like the following posts:

Menu Monday – Eat to Live 

It Can Be Done – Even When You are Insanely Busy

Another week of Progress

Win Some Lose Some

A Menu of Plants

3 thoughts on “It’s not a Diet… It’s a Lifestyle”

  1. I am cheering you on…and are you ready to hear this???…I am joining you…hook, line and sinker! My Burned Mouth is back, my blood work came back trash and I want to eat to live, not eat to stuff feelings or neglect my Temple by not making it a priority. Love you, Sis!


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