Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A new way

At the Club Scrap Retreat in October I met a great lady named
Farley Cross. Farley inspired me with her story of how she and
her husband have embraced the vegetarian lifestyle in order to
regain their health and vitality. I have had a life long battle
with weight. I came home from the retreat the heaviest I have
ever been (not your fault Wisconsin!). I am determined to do
something about it. I have been following the plan for two weeks
and I have dropped eight pounds and I can't believe it! I just
wanted to share this bit of information with you and to let you
know I will be posting semi-regular updates on my progress.
I am always grateful for your comments so feel free!
Thanks Farley for getting me started on this new way.


Gabagal said...

My great pleasure Michael. I am so awed by your ability to embrace this very different and healthy lifestyle. As you have discovered for yourself, great results begin immediately. I'm always available to answer questions and share recipes. I have a bunch.

Julie said...

OH my gosh Michael, that is so wonderful! Farley is quite an inspiration for sure! I am so happy for you!!!

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

good for you Michael. I am not sure I could do it.. but I am proud of you for getting more healthy

Chel said...

That's awesome! I've been a veg since I was 15 (21 years now) and my husband for over 12 years. It's healthier for sure, but there's still so much good stuff out there :) Good luck on your journey- excited to hear more about it!

Sandra said...

Good for you! Keep up the work!

cgl1539 said...

Way to go Michael!!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

WTG Mike! Do whatever is best for your body and keeps you happy :-)Dorly Weitzen

Hetty said...

Wow, Mike, that sounds like a very good beginning and so wonderful you started!!

Queen of Dishing said...

Great job! While not going veggie-I started Weight Watchers about 6 weeks ago now and am down almost 10 lbs. I feel so much better after cutting out most of the alcohol, fast food, mexican food and other junk I was putting in my body every day! Good luck!!

Chrissie said...

Oh michael...this is fabulous news! Farley is a wonderful person and a great artistic inspiration 2 me.

I 2 came home from retreat and made a change. While I just can't (won't) go vegan, I have joined weight watchers and have lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks so I will eagerly follow ur progress as u post.


Anonymous said...

Great job Mike!! I tried on once to be a vega but didnt make it.. but now i think i too need to lose and may give it a try. Pleas post any good recipe's you come by so we can try them out too!! Look forward to hearing about your loss as you go. Keep it up!!!

Monica-FC said...

congrats to you. that is wonderful that the different way to eat is working for you. keep up the great job and i will reading up on your progress. maybe you can tell me about diet changes and what it all intells. I am diabetic and was wondering if changing might reverse my diabetes. be nice.

Diane D said...

Hi Mike! Farley was my inspiration also. I went vegan in April of this year and it's been a wonderful journey. Every day starts out with a huge bowl of oatmeal with 'the works' - whatever fruit I have on hand, raisins, crasins, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of grape nuts cereal for some B12. Best of luck in your new lifestyle!

Trena in Naperville said...

Congratulations Mike!! I wish you continued success on your journey to become more healthy! One day at a time...sometimes, it's one moment at a time. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Ron said...

Excellent News, Michael!!! Keep up the great work!

Donna Lee said...

Good for you, Michael!!!!
Last year my doctor put me on the south beach diet - and I lost 50 lbs. The key is to find a healthy program that you can live with - and then do just that - LIVE!!

One of the highlights of the CS retreat for me was meeting you. You're beautiful, Michael Strong. In every sense of the word!

Donna Lee Williams

Jen said...

FANTASTIC news, Michael. I also started a diet upon my return from Wisconsin but have not had the great results you have. I'll have beg for some of those recipes from Farley.

cary said...

Keep up the good work you'll be feeling the benefits very soon.