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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.

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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.

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

Wendy’s Cabbage Soup

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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.

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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!

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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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