Tuesday, December 03, 2013
If you aren't in one of my groups.. you might have thought I disappeared for awhile. Haha. I assure you that I have not and I'm not planning on going anywhere either. :)
I've been keeping pretty busy with all the holiday challenges going around on Spark and my two girls that keep me on my toes (Ages 1 & 6). Can I count my husband too? j/k
Tomorrow marks ONE MONTH since my return to Spark People. My, my my.. how so much has changed! First off I'm down about 13 pounds!!! Woo-Hoo. I love pulling those big numbers in the first month... it gives you such a boost in the right direction. Secondly, my health venture is on a road I've never been on before!
I started back on Spark People to lose weight. Yes, I could say I wanted to be healthier and that was more important but... not really. I wanted to look better and not be the fattest person in the room anymore.
BUT... that is definitely no longer the issue. The more time I spent on Spark browsing articles and actually reading them instead of snagging some points (you know you've done it!)... a shift began in my mind. I started becoming more aware of this not being about just eating 1200-1500 calories but making those 1200-1500 calories count. I did research, I read articles, I watched documentaries about processed foods and the meat and dairy industry. I couldn't believe the change that was happening!
I pushed back the Lean Pockets, the Lean Cuisine, and the like and made the decision to become Vegan (whole foods, plant based diet). No Dairy!
~LIFE CHANGE MOMENT~
I've been at it a week now and feel so much better!
I'm still navigating my way through this Vegan thing but I'm excited that I took the leap.
My family is enjoying the changes too. I no longer buy DIET foods and I rarely buy processed foods. Currently, I'm still buying hummus and my fave Boca Burgers but I hope to start making my own Hummus and Veggie Burgers soon. I want the ingredients in our diets to be as simplistic as they can be. No chemicals, hormones, additives and whatever else is on the labels that have unpronounceable names.
Since the change... we have discovered SILK ALMOND MILK and it's fantastic! The kids love it and even hubby is coming around to it as well.
Hope everyone is doing well with their weight loss journey!