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Week 1 Challenge Homework - the 12 week plan!
Saturday, April 28, 2012      7 comments

OK, so we're already half way through week 1 so I have a few goals that I can add retrospectively like "Get Full points for TNT week 1" - Check! Compete in the "Bombshell's first Diva Dash" - Check! ... Read more
Straight Talking Interview with myself!
Monday, April 16, 2012      3 comments

Interview with myself:   Interviewer: Abi, you were blogging almost daily about your Eat to Live program, moving to a plant based whole foods diet following your inability to lose weight but we’ve not seen a blog in a week or two.  How are y... Read more
Day 11 Eating to live: time to refocus
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

Day 11   I was cheating to live and expecting it to work again... silly me. I was like a maniac last night but more about that later.   Breakfast – good, small bowl of oats with a few fresh blueberries to sweeten it up. I like to mix the... Read more
Days 7,8 and 9 Eat to Live... I must remember it's not Cheat to Live!
Monday, April 02, 2012      4 comments

This weekend we went to the ranch (we have a trailer there and it's like a campground for regulars - we are members and can go whenever we like) and it's difficult to eat properly when you're not at home but I tried my best... almost. On Fr... Read more
Day 6 Eat to Live and feeling good!
Thursday, March 29, 2012      3 comments

  I ate almost exactly the same as for day 5 as I had no time at home for cooking and there was still chilli leftovers. I think I switched the lentil stew for more chilli at lunch because I had run out of the stew.   I’m feeling good -  a ... Read more
Day 5 Eat to live - some progress!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      3 comments

I was kind of writing in advance of my review for the day – and ended up being too busy yesterday to write my day 5 but as it was actually on day 5 I don’t think it matters.  It’s now day 6 so I can truly review day 5!   In the morning I was... Read more
Day 4 Eat to Live
Monday, March 26, 2012      2 comments

So today I was at work. This helps in some ways as it forces me to only eat what I take to work. However it also means I get up a lot earlier and there is a bigger gap between meals. Breakfast at 6.15am 1 cup oatmeal (steel cut) Handfu... Read more
Day 3 Eat to Live
Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

I was down 0.5kgs this morning!!! That means I am down a total of 1.5lbs in 2 days. That was great to see on the scales! This morning I switched it up. I had a smoothie instead of the fruit: 1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 1 handfu... Read more
Day Two Eat To Live
Saturday, March 24, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday went well. My only minor trip up (if it was a trip up at all) was eating some crackers from costco... they are made with seeds and no oil so I think they are fairly OK. I was down 0.4lbs this morning, although I got up a bit later... Read more
Day One of Eating to Live
Friday, March 23, 2012      5 comments

This is my first day following Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live program. Using his book, Eat to Live, I'm following a "hard core" 6 week program which promises that I will help to reduce the risk of diseases such as Type 2, heart disease and cancers. ... Read more
Lentil Loaf Recipe from Forks over Knives book
Saturday, February 18, 2012      6 comments

Serves 8 (big portions!) 3 cups cooked red lentils (about 1lb after cooking) One 16 oz bag frozen carrots, defrosted and drained (about 3 cups) 1 large red onion chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 cup fresh italian parsley 2 cups ra... Read more
Reflections
Sunday, January 29, 2012      6 comments

I've not blogged for ages. That's terrible. The past few weeks at work have been so incredibly busy but in a good way... it's meant that I've had hardly any spark time. I've been a slack spark friend and haven't sent any goodies or messages in... Read more
Motivations to lose - exercise number 1 from "Full-Filled" by Renee Stephens
Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

Full-Filled by Renee Stephens. This is the book I’m currently reading. It had good reviews on Amazon so I borrowed it from the library. I’m reading through it and working through all the exercises and here is my first sharing blog to ki... Read more
12 in 12 Challenge! Round 1
Thursday, January 05, 2012      7 comments

I’ve joined the 12 in 12 challenge with the Vegetarian Spark Team: I am SO up for this challenge (I think I gained 12lbs in 12 days over the holidays!!!). I’m a late starter as I just got back from my New Year’s vacation with friends a... Read more
Goals for the Weekend SAC Challenge!
Friday, December 16, 2011      2 comments

ALMOST ANYTHING GOES WEEKEND CHALLENGE Friday Dec 16 - Monday Dec 19 Create a to-do list for the weekend on Friday. Include goals that you want to accomplish (fitness, nutrition, etc.) or simply things that need to get done. The ... Read more

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