Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eat to Live Week 3 Days 1 & 2

One of the things I have been thinking about, now being 1/3rd of the way through the 6 week Eat to Live program, is what I want to do once I’ve made it through the 6 weeks.  I can’t see … Continue reading

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Eat to Live Week 2 Day 6 & 7- Weigh-in #2

I was very happy with this morning’s weigh-in- I was down another 2.6 lbs for a total of 9.5 lbs lost these past two weeks.  I’m now at 210.2, which gives me a clear goal for the coming week- get … Continue reading

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Eat to Live Week 2 Day 5

The combination of fighting a cold all week and all of the stress from the Boston Marathon bombing case progress made for one tired Michelle by the end of the work day today. (Ok, more like the middle- and my … Continue reading

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Eat to Live Week 2 Day 4

Yesterday I had a delicious dinner- Aimee’s homemade tomato-vegetable sauce with nicely seasoned cannellini beans over raw squash “noodles”.  It was delicious!  If those noodles are the only thing that we ever make with our spiral vegetable slicer, it will … Continue reading

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EtL Week 2 Days 2&3

Breakfast yesterday morning was a pear and some almonds, and this morning was a cup of quinoa made with apples and coconut milk- I don’t yet have the discipline of taking my medication first thing down, which impairs my ability … Continue reading

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EtL Week 1 Day 7 and Week 2 Day 1, and Weigh-in #1

Before I begin my entry today, I have to say, as someone who enjoys running, and especially running in races, and as someone who lives in Massachusetts, my heart is breaking today for all of those affected by the explosions … Continue reading

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EtL Week 1 Day 5&6- Weekend edition

This is going to be a highlight edition, because it’s the weekend and I’m enjoying things like long walks with my family, and trips to museums. I love when we’re relatively unscheduled and can just do things on a whim! … Continue reading

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EtL Week 1 Day 4

Thank you all for your kind comments and support.  Hearing your stories is helpful, both the hard and the inspiring ones.  A friend told me that in Peru they call diseases Grandmothers, and that a teacher she works with had … Continue reading

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EtL Week 1 Day 3, and my Hashimoto’s Diagnosis

So today, I finally (after 3 months of waiting) saw the endocrinologist and was officially diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, with is an autoimmune thyroid disease.  I pretty much knew this would be the diagnosis, and that going on a thyroid … Continue reading

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EtL Week 1 Day 2

One of the things I am glad for, while doing the Eat to Live 6 week challenge, is that I am not someone who needs caffeine in the morning.  I have transitioned to having herbal tea exclusively, with no withdrawal … Continue reading

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