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I figured that I would start this as I couldn't see one.<br><br>
my goals are to stick to the plan.<br>
I am having a 'do-over' for week 2 seeing as I fell right off the wagon and under the wheels<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
let's get each other through this,we can do it.<br>
I haven't gained alot from my slip,just 0.4lb but still I felt awesome when I was sticking to it like glue.<br><br>
yesterday I had the brocolli salad and grilled portabellos,they were yum,I marinated the shrooms in the brocolli vinigarette and threw a little mrs dash on them....<br>
......then I proceded to eat half a bar of MILKA<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: my sil bought it back from croatia,arrgghh.I am putting the other half in the bin!!<br><br>
so I have been doing fairly well,I think the fact that I have to go through those days of pain to get the sugar cravings out scares me,oh well,my fault for falling off,<br>
hold my hands please,I have a feeling this week is going to be a bumpy ride for me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm here!<br><br>
I wouldn't worry about little slip-ups, I think what's important is what happens in the big picture- you're doing great Mama! This is hard stuff!<br><br>
I have been doing good, this seems oddly easier than I thought it would be... it just feels so good to be shedding this excess pregnancy weight! I managed to eat out and stay on my plan. But again, I am not completely cutting out salt (just not adding any myself). I am on Day 11 of the 6 week plan and have lost 5 pounds. I was 140 this morning. I dipped into the 130's this weekend and I think I will start seeing those numbers on the scale soon enough. I am traveling this upcoming weekend and celebrating getting my Master's degree. I am a little nervous about traveling w/ the babe. All this to say, I am going to do my best to make healthy choices and order lots of salads, but I am not gonna sweat E2L for the weekend. I figure if I stop loosing weight, then I'll get super-vigilant about what my beans were cooked in, kwim?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So glad this thread is here- the support makes a lot of difference.
 

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well we went off plan somewhat at the weekend but there was a big thing in town so we enjoyed the frites. and dp was into the beer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
trying to get better here. i lost half a kilo over the last week, even though i had some cheats. so not too bad.<br><br>
making no oil chana masala (ish) now.
 

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okay,I had some of the kids pizza last night(note to self,eat before you take the kids out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) BUT I paid for it,my body reacted terribley and TMI but i spent half the evening on the loo<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"><br>
anyway I weighed myself this morning as this is week 2 for me (i'm doing my 'do over ' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br>
I am down to 130!I haven't seen that on the scale in quite some time.just what I needed to keep me going today.<br>
how is everyone else?
 

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I have been trying to get on Eat to Live for quite a while....I need to get my will power up, but when dp brings yummy treats home, it's hard to resist.<br><br>
My goals:<br>
~no snacking after 6.<br>
~no beer in the evening (my biggest downfall)<br>
~post here every day to check in a keep in line.<br>
~drink 8 glasses of water (usually do it but I forget sometimes)
 

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I got the book from the library last week, and I am almost done with it. I am excited to start the plan, I have already been trying to add in more salads and fruit, and eliminate dairy, but for the past few days I have had dairy everyday, and my body is feeling it. I am also up 2 1/2 pounds in the past week, and feel congested, I can definiately tell that dairy is not good for my body, but it is hard getting off it, I love dairy products, kwim?
 

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oh yeah. i'm in the land of cheese and it's no fun without cheese.<br><br>
last night was ok, this morning was better with a bowl of oatmeal. lunch wasn't great -- the "healthy" restaurant i found had a vegetarian salad that was mostly brown rice and corn. with some cheese and egg... but it was vegetarian <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> all the other salads had meat. now, i've been (ovo-lacto) veg for about ten years and i've never understood meat in salads.
 

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so yesterday was a pretty good day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
I had banana strawberry smoothie for breakfast,my usual coffee x2<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
lunch as a cup of garbanzo beans with 2oz avacado and heirloom and half a red pepper with a balsamic dressing and some brocolli and supper was a cheat,I used the simply organic veg chili mix again,but it is really good and helps me stick to the plan as I don't get cravings.I just didn't get my greens in very well yesterday but I went to trader joes last night and stocked the freezer FULL of frozen greens and fruit for my smoothies.also bought a ton of bananas,skinned them and froze them for smoothies too.this gives me absolutly no excuse to not to start my day off on the right foot and if I do that then it is easier to stick to.<br>
the one cheat that i did have was one nibble of ds cookie<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> i couldn't resist.tj's had these new ones called 'dunkers'mmm and i just had to try an itzy bitzy piece.i am over it now though,talk about will power,I so wanted at least ten of them last night whilst studying but I got off my backside and cut up a fresh peach and nectarine,by the time I had done that and munched my way through it,I was so knackered that I went to bed,completely forgeting that I <i>HAD</i> to have the dunkers<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
come on gals,we can do this,I know we can<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Yeah, our "falling off the wagon for one day" turned into staying off the wagon for 4 days. It's amazing how different you feel. Mostly I was really thirsty all the time. Probably from all the salt. Ugh.<br><br>
Today we're back on track, though!
 

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that's what happened to me Ell-bell.<br>
good job jumping back on though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I just got back from the gym,i ran three miles.my first run in about two monthsand I about died<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but i now feel great and just had leftover chili for lunch which means that I have to eat 1lb of greens and 1lb of cooked green for dinner,I am going to be bloated<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
brocolli salad is a definate for me,
 

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Hello all,<br><br>
I am new to this board but definitely not new to healthy eating lifestyle. I recently did a 55 day raw fruit and vegetable juice fast. I lost 30 lbs and only gained 10 back while increasing my metabolism. Could have gained less but I sort went a little overboard on nuts, whole grain cereal, raisins, and soymilk. Before the fast, my cheat foods were things like whoopie pie and cornbread from whole foods (tons of calories), and other lowfat processed crap. My diet continues to get closer and closer to mother natural as I am happy to now consider too many nuts, whole grain cereal, and raisins as my cheat foods.<br><br>
At any rate, ending my food addictions was one of my reasons for the long fast. So the only change that I will have to make in order to do this plan is not eating so much of the foods mentioned earlier and eating a lot of green foods which I don't usually do.<br><br>
Yesterday was my first day and I can't believe that I lost just as much as I did the first day of fasting. I lost 2.5 lbs. However, I won't weigh again until after my first week is complete. I was wondering if I could find anyone who would like to take this a 6 week challenge and do the plan together. You can set your own guidelines should you desire to tweak the plan. I am going pretty much exactly by the book but I don't worry about small things like no in between snacking, no salt (but I am conscious of the amount) or only 1 c. brown rice. As long as I am making vegetables the main part of the meal, I am not too concern if I have 1 cup vs 1.5 cups of rice. Likewise, as long as vegetables, fruits, and beans make up 90% of food then I am not too concern about snacking on more vegetables, fruits, and beans. The only small rule (of course I will adhere to all of the big rules) that I will adhere to perfectly is the one ounce of nuts per day and one serving of bread or cereal per day if used as my one carb meal. That's because too many nuts has hindered my success in the past and so have bread and cereal when consumming too much.<br><br>
Anyone wants to join me on this challenge? The challenge simply means posting your goals and plan for achieving your goal. In addition, you post how you're doing daily as well as your weekly progress whether it weight, feeling better, etc... I will post my goals and plan after this post.<br><br>
In summary, I am just looking for a place where people with like minds are excited, motivated and encouraging.<br><br>
Sabra.
 

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Start: 132 lbs, 5'2" tall, size 6 (size 4 with spandex material)<br><br>
Goal: To lose between 10 and 15 lbs.<br><br>
Plan: ETL plan with very minor tweaks<br><br>
Today: Bkf - banana and strawberry smoothie<br>
Lunch - 1/4 lb salad greens topped with with 1 ounce walnuts, an apple, a pear, <i>dressing</i> - freshly squeezed OJ, 1 tbsp of TJLFPNB (Trader's Joe lowfat peanut butter) mixed with a little agave nectar.<br>
Also, 1/4 lb of salad greens with black bean soup poured on top.<br><br>
Dinner will be: 1 lb roasted vegetables with wood ears and brown rice
 

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Hello everyone,<br>
I have been on a long hiatus from this thread, but not from ETL. Since it has been a couple of months since I've posted, I'll reintroduce myself.<br><br>
I've been on ETL 100% since Dec. 29 of last year. I have now lost a total of 51 lbs, and I feel better than I ever have in my life. I've gone from a size 18 to a size 5-6. I can feel the ribs in my chest.<br><br>
I lost the majority of the weight, about 40 lbs, between Jan-May and have lost about 10 lbs since that time. During the first four or five months I was absolutely strict on the aggressive vegan plan. I ate no grains, very few starchy vegetables, limited dried fruit (although I've eaten medjool dates in limited quantities throughout), no added salt, no processed foods (other than tofu and soy milk), 4 fruits, and no more than one ounce of nuts per day, or one cup of beans.<br><br>
I have never measured my veggie intake, but I know that throughout I've gotten more than my 1 lb of raw veggies, however I don't think I always eat 1 lb cooked veggies.<br><br>
I also walked every day for about 40-50 minutes. The weight just fell off. I lost 23 lbs in my first six weeks.<br><br>
Since May I have been following more of the life plan. I still eat all ETL foods, no processed foods (except for the tofu and soy milk), however I've been eating a few more nuts, do eat grains occasionally in the form of sprouted grain tortillas, pitas, brown rice or oatmeal. My favorite snack has been cashews with raisins. I probably eat 5-6 fruits per day on the life plan.<br><br>
I am now trying to lose my last 10 lbs to reach my "Fuhrman weight" of 105 lbs (I'm 5' 2 1/2"). I don't know if that is the weight for me or not. I do know that I still have some flab on my belly that I'd like to get rid of. In my quest to reach that goal, I'm going to try and get back to the weight loss mode. I've also not been doing my daily walk, which I know is absolutely essential.<br><br>
The key to me has just been consistency. I completely enjoy this eating plan, so I can't say it is hard or a struggle for me. Since I've adapted my cooking, I try and make foods that I've always enjoyed, just ETL friendly, like chili, enchiladas, burritos, stir frys, pasta sauce (over steamed veggies instead of pasta), and salad, salad, salad. I love the home made dressings made from nuts and seeds, and have a huge salad every night. I have a big green smoothie for breakfast every morning without fail and love them. Many nights I have my favorite dessert of banana chocolate ice cream made with frozen bananas, dates, soy milk, ice and cocoa powder. It is devine (although I'm trying to lay off of those for a while to get these last 10 lbs off). My dh and dd also follow the ETL lifestyle right along with me, and my dh tells me often how grateful he is that I have brought this way of eating to my family.<br><br>
I just want to say how happy I am to see all of you here. Congratulations for taking the plunge to do something so positive for your health. I feel absolutely joyful about the way I eat and am very excited to share it with others. You really all can do it, and it is the most empowering thing you can do in your life (at least it has been for me). I look forward to joining you all again.
 

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Start: 174 lbs, 5'10 size 10<br><br>
Goal: To lose between 20-30 pounds to reach 140-150 appx.<br><br>
Plan: strict ETL for 6 weeks<br><br>
Today: Bkf - Banana and spinach smoothie with 1 tbp flax seed and 1 tbl pb<br>
Lunch will be a ginourmous salad with lots o' veggies and Newmans low fat sesame ginger dressing<br><br>
Dinner will be: not sure, yet...<br><br>
Issues: no willpower. When I see yummy food, I must eat it! I'm going to try to just grab some fruit when I get an urge to snack
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hello everyone,<br><br><br><br>
I am now trying to lose my last 10 lbs to reach my "Fuhrman weight" of 105 lbs (I'm 5' 2 1/2"). I don't know if that is the weight for me or not. I do know that I still have some flab on my belly that I'd like to get rid of. In my quest to reach that goal, .</div>
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See I am wondering about this. in the book he says my ideal weight for 5 8" would be I believe 127, which yikes I think I may never be able to reach. So I am wondering, would your ideal weight be this formula or would it be better to measure by if you stick to the aggressive plan until your weight stays the same and and you quite losing. I mean, shouldn't bone structure/density play a factor in your individual body weight?? I honesty have a large frame bone structure wise, so I am thinking 127 may be underweight for me, anyone know??
 

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I just wanted to share, cause I thought it was interesting. ..... I am 5'6", and weigh 151 lbs and wear a size 10. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Isn't it funny, clothing sizes?
 

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yurtdwellingmama,<br><br>
Your post has seriously inspired me. Wow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
I did ETL strict for 4 weeks exactly, and then fell off the wagon, mainly because I was starting to feel frustrated, as I wasn't really loosing weight anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: So, I compromised with my conscious and decided to do a loose ETL version and throw in daily exercise (which I haven't done for MONTHS!!!). I still eat one huge salad a day, 4-5 pieces of fruit, about 1 oz of nuts, 1 cup of beans, dark leafy greens cooked everyday, but I have started eating 2-3 servings of grain somedays, and I'm not being so strict with salt anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> The good news: I have not gained back a single pound that I lost during the 4 weeks of ETL, and it has been a week so far. Also, it has got me exercising. I jump on my rebounder for 20-30 minutes 5 days a week.<br><br>
BUT....your post has seriously made me want to go back to being strict. I think the hurdle I need to overcome is the food...I was getting bored of what felt like the same food everyday: salad and beans, and smoothie. I really need more variety.
 

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Yurtdwellingmama, what an inspiring post. Thank you so very much for providing us with great details. I plan to print this post out and read it as often as necessary. I really can't thank you enough for this post.<br><br>
Today's accomplishments<br><br>
45 minutes on elliptical this morning<br>
BKF- Banana strawberry smoothie<br>
snack - 1 plum<br>
Lunch - huge green salad with orange juic, strawberries, and 1/4 c. edamme<br>
cooked vegetables with brown rice<br>
snack 2 will be a plum<br>
Dinner will be - a gigantic green salad with 1 oz of walnuts, pieces of apples and pear, DRESSING (1 tsp. Trader's Joe Lowfat PNB, 1 tsp agave nectar, and water)<br>
Side item - 10 boiled shrimp
 
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