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Back from my trip to The Netherlands.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I got back from my trip to The Netherlands on Monday. I did A LOT of walking and ate a lot of good food that wasn't overly processed and full of salt, ate on a regular meal schedule with snacks too. I actually lost about 8lbs during the trip.

As soon as I got back home, there was nothing but junk food in my parent's house. Chips, cakes, ice cream, trail mix (the junk kind with M&M's, overly salted, etc) and just nothing that seems healthy. Being sad about leaving Maaike behind, I did what comes natural and ate to comfort myself and I'm pretty sure that in a week's time, I've gained those 8lbs back.

I'm not sure when we're going to the grocery store next, maybe over the weekend, but I'm determined on reverting back to veganism for December and then starting up Beachbody Insanity in the new year. After 2 rounds of Insanity, I'm going to do P90x.

If anyone knows of a VEGAN P90x meal and supplement guide/plan, please let me know.


An update, of sorts.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My weight has been steadily going up since my trip in February, I've almost hit the point of my peak weight again, which is 260lbs. I hop on the scale and see it just passed 250 and it's killing me inside. Nothing in my diet or activity level has changed that much, I actually think I'm being healthier than I used to be, which is why the weight gain really troubles me. I calculated my BMI and Body Fat Percentage and was hit with the "heavy" blow of seeing this:
Body fat percentage: 53.57%
BMI: 40.0
Half of my weight is just fat. I'm carrying around the weight of a whole other person. Just my fat alone weighs more than my girlfriend does. It's disturbing and disgusting.

I know people like to preach that you should "make a change today" but is it weird that I want to plan for weight-loss in the new year? It's not like I'm going to be unhealthy leading up to that point, but I need time to drill it into my mom and dad's head that my weight is getting out of control again and something needs to change around the house. I've tried numerous times to tell my mom "no sweets or junk-food in the house or if you have it, hide it" because all my willpower and self control goes out the window when "bad food" is out in the open, I literally cannot stop myself from eating it, it is an addiction that is taking control of my life. But it seems that it doesn't sink in because my dad will bring home cake and ice cream, for no occasion, other than he wants something "sweet." It makes me so angry and I always eat some even when I really don't want it and end up hating myself and resenting him for bringing it home afterwards.

I really want to devote myself to veganism again in the New Year.

I have acquired some Beach Body DVD's and want to start the programs in the New Year after the food situation is under control.


Is Wally World boycotting vegetarians or something?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm sad to say that my mother shops at Wal-Mart for our groceries... Anyways, over the past few months, I've noticed some changes in my local (and not so local) wally world.

1. They used to have a whole cooler, top to bottom filled with food for vegetarian and vegans and it started to shrink. Now, it barely has 2 shelves between the eggos and frozen sausage biscuits.

2. For months, I've not been able to find any vegetable broth. They have chicken, beef and even seafood broth, but no vegetable broth in sight. (every time I try to make vegetable broth, it ends up smelling like horse poop, seriously)

3. No tofu in produce section. They used to have every kind and now, nothing.

4. The produce section seems to be smaller too, but maybe it's just me.

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KIERA09 9/30/2009 1:35AM

    I was a very strict vegetarian for 5 years, I just went back to adding in some meat.

Walmart is horrible about healthy food at all, let alone meat substitutes. I mean, you can find a billion frozen burritos there though. =(
Hopefully you can get to another grocery store for some delish veggie burgers and tofu! That way when you find tofu you can get a bunch and freeze it. I always like it better that way anyway!
Good Luck!

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Do muscles have memory?

Monday, September 28, 2009

I used to have firm, big muscles in my upper body, especially my arms when I worked out a lot. Then when I started gaining weight again and not working out at all, they just kinda turned to flab like everything else.

I've only been working out 2 weeks and it's like my muscles have just bounced back into being firm again. It's weird, it's like part of my brain remembers how they used to be. Which kinda hit the number on the scale hard since muscle weighs more than fat. :x

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KIERA09 9/30/2009 1:36AM

    Hmm I wish my muscles had something to remember besides lifting the fork to my mouth...

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PMBRKCORGI 9/28/2009 2:20PM

    I have been told by my trainer at the gym that muscles do have memory, which is great for all of us who have exercised/worked out in the past. emoticon For me when I am able to work out out, I also get my muscle tone back pretty quickly from being a dancer for 15 years growing up as a child/young adult!

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BARBARASDIET 9/28/2009 1:55PM

    Congrats--my muscles have alzheimers.....

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I feel like I'm the only one eating.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I live with my family, that's 3 other people in this house. I notice that no one eats as much as I do. Given that my dad is always out of town on business trips and my sister is working almost every day, but my mom has been out of work for a while now because she had total knee replacement surgery on August 14th.

My mom only cooks for my dad and sister on Sunday nights (I'm never offered food because I'm vegan so, I have to cook for myself) and other than that, they hardly ever eat. My mom might have 2 things to eat all day, my dad rarely ever eats at home unless it's a bowl of cereal before bed and my sister might eat 1 thing when she's home.

I eat 3 meals a day and maybe snacks if there's anything that looks good to me. I don't know, it feels kinda weird now, like I'm eating too much when I know that I'm not.


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