Who Am I?
HELLO FRIENDS!! I am Elisha. Mother, Wife, Entrepreneur, and founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook. Here’s the story of how Eat to Live Daily came about. If you’d like to read about my personal experience with Eat to Live, and how it saved me from decades of disordered eating, click here!
After my third kiddo was born I decided to host a weight loss challenge on my blog (at the time) Motivated Mamas – I had roughly 20 pounds to lose. One of my friends and fellow challengers was doing Eat to Live at the time while I was doing Weight Watchers. After the first month on the challenge I lost 2.5 pounds while my friend was dropping weight like crazy. Long story short, I decided to join her as a Nutritarian just so I could lose the weight.
After seeing the incredible of effects of living this lifestyle, I decided to make Eat to Live the entire focus of my blog. I was so enthusiastic about this way of living, I even went back to school to get certified as a nutritional consultant. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone I knew about the miracle of micronutrients. I started a support group on Facebook to find others, like me, who were living this way. See, if there’s anything that I’ve learned from 7 years of Eat to Live its this: we all need support. We all need cheerleaders. And when it comes down to it, I’d rather be that friend than a “consultant.” Within my support group, that is my role. Friend, supporter, cheerleader. The Eat to Live Support Group is a safe haven for all who are striving to improve their health, and perhaps those who don’t have the support at home.
Here’s my big secret: My diet is not perfect. I am on a journey to make EAT TO LIVE my permanent change but I’m still getting there. I find myself perpetually restarting because I’m a firm believer that when you fall, you get back up. So I guess that’s what makes this venue different. It’s not about perfection, it’s a journey for all of us, and I’m glad we’re in it together.
Check out all of the places that we hang out below:
Some of my highlights
In September 2016, author and Stanford Dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims visited my kids’ school district to talk to parents about helicopter parenting. It was a fascinating lecture! I took notes for my friends who couldn’t make it and published them online. To my suprise, the article went completely viral. CRAZY! Here’s a link if you want to see what all the fuss was about:
In 2016 I did something that I’ve always wanted to do. I published a book. It’s a little ironic that I actually work in digital marketing but have no desire to really market the thing. I guess I’m just not up to risking any potential criticism on something that I hold so dear to my heart. But it certainly is a highlight, so here it is:
This is the advice that I give every mother who is starting a business from home. Sort of a spiritual guide to making things happen.
Here’s my original Eat to Live journal, the notes I took when I first started the lifestyle. haha. Enjoy