Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 26

Breakfast and lunch were simple today.  I sure this looks familiar, and you can see what is in the bowls.
A simple but tasty and satisfying lunch bowl.
Similar Dinner.
Today is my wife, Farley's birthday.  Anybody who knows us knows that I am one of the luckiest guys in the world.  Of all the good breaks I have lucked into in my life, the luckiest was meeting and marrying Farley.  She is the best person I have ever known, and I never tire of her.  Each year she gets better and I love her more.  If I had to justify my life with a single sentence, it would have to be that Farley loves me and is my best friend.  Happy Birthday, and thank you sweetheart for another great year in your life.

I am in my final week of this October Challenge, and will look forward to taking a break.  But although I may take an internet break, I will not be taking a healthy food break.  The whole point of the challenge is to build momentum.  If you and I keep improving our diet, it can only bring good things to us.  During these last four years, I have come to appreciate how much of our happiness and success is founded upon a good diet.  I have restored my health and met a number of wonderful people.  Some have helped me, and some I have helped.  I wake up happy every morning and have to attribute that in large part to the people who have helped me so much - Jeff Novick, John McDougall, Caldwell Esselstyn, Joel Fuhrman - the list is a long one.

If you are at all considering giving this program a try, please do it.  There are few things in life that are all positive and no negative - but this is one of them.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday to your wife. You sound like a wonderful loving couple.
    Thank you so much for this blog and your imput on the forums. I am just starting and have so much to learn.

  2. Happy Birthday to Farley!
    Thank you, Bob, for doing this October Challenge. It really helped me get back on track, fine-tune my meals, and begin understanding my body's signals. It was the "kick in the pants" that I needed in order to get moving again. I realize how much extra work this was for you, and truly appreciate that you took the time to post the great pictures and inspirational thoughts.

  3. Thanks for all the kind comments. It's been great that I and others are benefitting here. Four more days in October. Let's finish strong.

  4. I look at your blog each day - just wanted to let you know there are people looking and reading it, but not posting. The meal photos look a lot like what I eat, - a huge bowl with everything in it - but I also eat bread and jam. I was just thinking last night that it is nearly the end of the month and what your last post will be. When I read "I am in my final month of this October Challenge, and will look forward to taking a break." I couldn't believe it! I immediately thought a "food break"! An internet break is a very good thing, go out and do some physical work! It is a lot more fun than sitting! I'm looking foward to your end "stats" and comments.

  5. Extra post regarding the food: I have to eat it in a specific way, else I feel full of mass, but not satisfied and hungry. I've often just mixed the beans and grains/potatoes together under with a huge salad = disaster. The starch seems to be diluteded in a sea of water and it is if I've eaten nothing. If I eat the lump of starch not all mixed up (I eat most of the starch first with some vegies)in the sea of vegies, I actually feel like I ate something.

  6. Thanks, Worfie. I do realize that hundreds of people are following the blog because Google has a way to track how many people are reading. I love comments, but even without them I would continue to finish up October.