Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Year Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago February 16, 2010 Roland and I started the Eat to Live diet. We committed to each other to give it a good 6 weeks and at the end of the 6 weeks we could return to our previous diet of prime ribs, cheesy bread, and fudge.

I didn't start blogging about it until I'd been on the diet for 2 weeks because I was afraid I wouldn't like the diet. But I ended up loving the diet and wanted to share our discovery. I hoped that this blog would provide moral support I felt I needed. But as it turned out, I didn't need moral support, kale was doing the job just fine. I felt so great and had such amazing success and this blog was a great place to share the good news.

Six weeks later and we were hooked. We had no desire to go back to the SAD (Standard American Diet).  Now here we are exactly one year later.  We have relaxed our standards a bit, allowing a few processed foods and a little bit of sugar, but we are still vegan - strictly vegan. It feels normal now. I don't even think about it - I just do it!

We've changed what it will be like when we are 60, 70, 80 + years old. We are on a completely different road then we were a year ago. I used to think that a sedentary lifestyle, pain, and illness would be a normal part of our aging process but now I see that we have busy, active, exciting decades ahead of us! Oh! I am so glad I married such a fun, intelligent, sexy, clever, adventurous man!

So, how do you celebrate one year of success? Well, mostly it is like any other day of the year, bills beg, phones ring, food rots, carpools call. But Roland and I agreed to start all over again at day one. We recommit to the original 6 week challenge. If you don't know what that is run out and buy the Eat To Live book. It will be the best $16 you ever spent.

Join us on our 6 week challenge! Starting today (or tomorrow [actually we started yesterday]) we will follow the Eat To Live 6 Week Diet. Strict.

Who is in?

10 comments:

Linsey said...

Congratulations! I "started" again yesterday too. All the Valentine's Day and Birthday prep proved to be too much and I sort of gave up, or rather in. But, I felt great for 3 weeks and I want that back for 3 month, years, decades, lifetimes. So, I'm doing my version of Eat to Live, but I'm in nevertheless.

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary Lean To the Sun!!!

Emily said...

Actually, on Amazon the book only costs $9.40 for the 2011 edition, and $7.40 for the older edition (which is basically the same...)

That is pretty cheap for changing your life and your health! :)

Annie said...

Just ordered my book :)

AnnEE said...

I'm on day two :)

Shannon said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story! Very inspiring! You done good!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your 1 year. Im so glad you started on this journey becasue if you didnt and Celia didnt than I wouldnt... you changed my life!

Nono Laura said...

Congratulations on your incredible adventure of the past year. I just discovered ETL 3 weeks ago, and knew right away that it was the going to be the answer for me! It was really exactly "the attitude of abundance" you spoke of so eloquently that appealed to me, the challenge to really truly eat and enjoy "the good foods". And isn't it amazing how the cravings really do lose their voice! Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with the world.

Linda said...

day 1 again for me.

Kacy said...

CONGRATS!!!!

~ Kacy {www.tyok11.blogspot.com}