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I started the ETL plan on July 9, 2013. I am thrilled with my progress. And plan to continue.

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I'm trying to lose weight and get healthy.
The first picture is on my 50th birthday in 2003.
Unfortunately, I've gained weight since then -- as you can see in the second picture. And lost weight..... YAY!! Still more to lose.
May 9, 2010 -- And I've gained more weight since then. I feel unhealthy. Time to come back to Spark.
July 17, 2013 -- I'm still struggling with my weight. But now it's time. You know how that feels. I have a physical challenge, so it's harder for me to walk now. I feel terrible in my body. It's time.
The last few months, things have come to my attention that have urged me towards becoming a vegetarian. The final push was finding out about the "Eat To Live" program while I was surfing the net for [unhealthy] recipes. So I came back to Spark and found the wonderful ETL Group who have helped me through the last 3 days following the ETL program. And they don't even know how much they helped me yet! Going to join the group now....
March 8, 2014 -- I am thrilled with the progress I have made -- down 3 jeans sizes. It's much easier for me to walk and get around. I plan to lose at least 20 more pounds.
The new picture shows me on June 19, 2013, and me on March 1, 2014.
August 14, 2014 -- Over a year on this plan and I've lost 45 pounds. I've gone down to size 16 jeans. I am still extremely happy with this plan. No cravings. A little bored with the food, but I'll just have to try more new recipes.

Member Since: 1/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,837

My Goals:
I would like to be able to go into a clothing store and buy a "large" top and know it's going to fit without trying it on. -- May 9, 2010

This is still my goal. -- July 17, 2013

My Program:
I am going to follow the Eat To Live program and make it my way of feeling better about myself.

Personal Information:
I'm live in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
I'm originally from New Jersey. My husband is from NL. We moved "back" July 17, 2006. I love it here.

Other Information:
I love to read and knit -- not at the same time! lol! Tho sometimes I listen to books on tape while I knit.

I also love cats, bunnies and alpacas. I love dogs, too, but don't have any right now. Our alpacas are in NJ.

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    thanks for reading and commenting on my blog can´t wait to read your recipe when you post it.if you look round spark team you will see alot of teams just to do with cooking as you said you wanted to experiment more several of them are vegan/vegaetarian direction.have a great sunday
    2127 days ago
  • v LIS193
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'd love to try this recipe with sweet potatoes - yum!
    Have a great day!
    2443 days ago
    Hi Kola, I guess parchment paper woks well? it doesn't burn or anything right? I checked out silicon liner on amazon but it was bit pricey.
    Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
    2533 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
    in the Team announcements we have a 6 week challenge going on and feel free joint us

    And then there is the list of everything to eat you can make copy if you need one (I have one in the kitchen)


    Oh yea check out the team links.

    Have a great day emoticon
    2543 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2013 10:45:04 PM
  • v DS9KIE
    Hi I’m glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards and ask many questions.

    Eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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    2543 days ago
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