All you need is Love- Jacqueline Week 5

I’ll admit that when I started this plan I had no intentions of ever posting in the accountability group. Why? I don’t know any of these people. How could reading some comments help me in any way? And for the first few weeks, coincidently, my worst weeks, I didn’t post much. Maybe a like here or there, but nothing significant.

But then by reading everyone’s stories, struggles and successes I became invested in them. I wanted to cheer them on, comment on their delicious meals and throw up a supportive emoji.

Then in week four we were challenged to check in every day. Well challenge accepted, and challenge enjoyed. I have more food pics on my phone now than ever. Before I dive into a meal I think, “ohh I have to share this!” And I love the comments and support people show. Even if no one sees it I know I’ve succeeded in completing my challenge.

As it turns out, by using the accountability group to its full potential, I had a really great week! I had some delicious meals, tried some new recipes and didn’t snack at all. And I felt great too. I felt more positive, more conscience of what I was eating and what temptations were around, and more driven to succeed. Watching the scales shift definitely helped with that too.

So thank you to the accountability group for your support and motivation. Being in the company of some very strong, determined people is humbling and encouraging. Get ready for more food pics next week!

 

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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