Saturday, May 18, 2013

Life Style

As you may have been noticing, there have been drastic changes in our eating habits. To be blunt we have moved from meat eaters to plant eaters – Mostly Vegan. There is little to no meat or dairy (including eggs) being consumed and Im not missing it.

I still have milk in my coffee, Im trying to change to almond milk but its hard – it just doesn’t cream up the same. And yes, the smell of a good meal with cooking meat can make my tummy grumble with anticipation but we are dedicated.

A couple of reasons why Im more dedicated now that even a month ago are the numbers 20 and 9. 20 is the number of lbs I have lost since the beginning of the year and more than 1/2 of that is since I really took the plunge into vegan foods. 9 is the number of inches Ive lost since mid March, when I started tracking again. With numbers like these, and with them consistently falling, I don’t want to think about going back.

I havent really changed my exercise habits, D and I have been walking to the bus station every morning since the start of the year, which is almost 1.5 miles, and I take the bus home everyday which adds another 1/4-1/2 mile. I know that soon I will need to step it up a bit, add more walking in or a bike ride on the weekends maybe, to keep the bod working.

I don’t count calories, carbs or anything. D and I do make sure that what we eat as a family is not over processed, is whole foods, grains, organic, lots of fruit and veggies, and vegan. Listening to your body is the best thing anyone can do. Stop eating when you’re full. Drink water. Think about what it may cost to over indulge in anything.

I havent wanted to post about my changes and losses for the sense of failure if it slows down or starts going the other way but I so want to shout out what I have accomplished so far.

(not me but someday soon!)