The plant based nurse

My family's excellent adventure to better health!

Engine 2 nationwide 28 day challenge, days 11-15, Tear it down and build it back up!

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It has been a little crazy around the Hayes house the last few days. We’re still in the midst of tearing down damaged parts of our home and putting them back together better than before. Well, we’re not exactly doing it. Some qualified professionals are since anything we do ourselves usually has to be redone later!

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All this craziness has made me think about how when we began our plant based journey to change our diet and improve our health, we had to do the same thing— tear down and discard all of our old ideas about what healthy eating is and build new ones along  with gathering a new arsenal of foods and recipes to begin building up our health!

I feel so happy and honored that I have been able to make so many new friends in the course of our journey and we got together with many of them this past Friday evening to enjoy plant strong pizza. We were 18 strong and we had folks of all ages, from age 2-60+. The wonderful thing about this lifestyle is that it is never too early or too late to begin learning about preventing and reversing disease through plant based eating.

My niece Amanda came with her 2 boys and her oldest often asks her why people eat junk food! Their favorite food is salad and they love bean burritos. I am so proud of her for involving them in preparing their food and getting the off to a great start.

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We also have some members who are retirement age and it’s exciting to see  them come  to our gatherings with open minds to hear new ideas and  experience new foods. A plant based acquaintance on engine2extra told me a story about her father last summer. He came to plant-based eating in his late 80’s and was feeling so great after his first month, that he e-mailed all of his friends  to share his  good news. One of them replied back that it was too late for him to change and for the diet to do any good at his age. He became furious and held  fast to his  stance that he knew he was doing the right thing and that he would continue to have wonderful benefits.

That is my wish for our new Engine 2 friends, that they will experience such wonderful benefits in these 28 days  that they  will not be deterred or discouraged from this path!

Remember to have fun with your food and enjoy!

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Author: theplantbasednurse

An RN with a passion for the plant based lifestyle. Plant based eating saved my marriage, strengthened my family, improved our health, and is a blast!

2 thoughts on “Engine 2 nationwide 28 day challenge, days 11-15, Tear it down and build it back up!

  1. Hi Jean, I’m enjoying your log of what’s happening during the 28-day national challenge. For the pizza get together, did people buy a crust or make their own? We have trouble finding a brand we can readily purchase.

    I’m also enjoying your sharing of thoughts on the journey you’ve undertaken and how it has changed so many lives. Thanks for making the time to share the wisdom and insights.

    Best regards,
    Karen

  2. Hi Karen, I can’t find a brand I can purchase locally for pizza crust either. The Esselstyns recommend Samis bakery crusts, but I found the shipping to be expensive and decided to make my own crusts using my husband’s bread recipe. I will post the recipe tonight on my blog with my sauce “recipe.” If you’re interested in Sami’s bakery, you can order online at http://samisbakery.com.

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