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Doing Vegan This Week


Monday, April 02, 2012

Well I took about 2 weeks off and now I think I am ready to make that final push toward the last 5lbs. What I loved about this time off was:

1) I barely had any cravings for junk because I did not feel deprived at all
2) I did not force myself to work out a certain number of times per week so when I got the urge to work out (2-3x/week at least), I really enjoyed doing it and gave it my all
3) I did not gain any weight. At one point I was at 131, then at another point I was 129, but typically here I am right back in the middle again at good old 130lbs.

Sometimes it just makes your mind boggle to think about how all the diligence, counting, tracking, pushing, etc etc does not give you any better results than being lax and easy going and flexible, and yes sometimes even eating "bad foods." I guess that is the great, but also sometimes frustrating, thing about being at a very healthy weight but not your "perfect" weight.

Anyway I have decided to do a week of veganism, and perhaps two weeks if I feel like it by next Sunday, and see if that helps. I know in my heart that the difference between me at 124-125 and me at 130 is a diet change. Those are changes I just have not been able to make yet, and I am giving myself plenty of time to do it. And why not? I'm not overweight, and although I am far from being a fitness or bikini model, I have a nice, average figure with a pretty waistline and a cute butt...

Next year I might be trying to get pregnant anyway, so I don't think aiming for 12-15% body fat is realistic or ideal. I read the other day that it takes about 15% to get a six pack. No freaking wonder I can't see mine, then... I know I am probably more around 25% body fat. Sure I'd like my thighs to be smaller but hey, I do like my butt and boobs thanks very much and maybe they are not worth giving up.

Anyway...

Last night I made some very yummy guacamole style filling for corn tortillas... avocado, jalepenos, red onions, pepper, salt, lime juice, garlic, and cherry tomatoes... it was freaking delicious. I had it again today for lunch on some all bran crackers. Tried to make a green smoothie for breakfast but that was sort of hilarious... the blender didn't really work out so I tried the food processor but it couldn't get it liquidy enough so I ended up with a mouthful of kale chunks :-/ eww...

oh well... one of these days I'll get to experience that famous green smoothie I keep hearing so much about.

In the meantime, I'm happy to be doing a week of veganism. One week does not seem daunting at all and there really are so many delicious foods you can eat while you are doing it. I am inspired a bit by my sparkfriend Bookworm. So yeah... hope you all have been sparking along nicely...

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SMILINGTREE 4/3/2012 1:00PM

    Most vegans that I know are big time foodies - they make amazing stuff! There is a vegan restaurant here called Sluggo's (I think it might be a franchise, but I'm not sure) and it is one of my favorite places to eat. They make a mushroom walnut burger that is way better than a ground beef burger.

Isn't 18% body fat as low as a woman should go to maintain optimum health? I don't know why I think that but seems reasonable. We are *supposed* to have boobs and curvy hips...

It makes me think of Lisa Marie on bodyrock, who has such crazy muscle definition - she might even have like 8 or 10 pack abs. It doesn't make sense to me to lose all of your natural body fat and then go get some fake boobs...to each her own, though.

ps - your week "off" sounds remarkably like one of my "on" weeks....hmmm...this could explain why you are at my goal weight...

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GIANTMICROBE 4/2/2012 4:51PM

    Boobs are sexy fat :) LOL

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