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Back in the (Vegan) Saddle again

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wow it's been a while. I'm overwhelmed knowing where to start, and honestly I'm not sure how much time I have for community interaction these days, but here's a little update.

- I stayed at 135 for a while, meaning that I permanently lost about 3lbs from the time I started Sparking again last Jan.
- I choose water and unsweetened tea most often now at restaurants, and only drink soda once or twice a month
- My exercise is still not very steady and sometimes drops off completely but I joined the YMCA near my house again and I have been keeping up with yoga and body flow (tai chi/yoga/pilates fusion) classes without having to dread doing it. I'm fine with this.
- A week and a half ago I decided to go vegetarian and 85-90% vegan again. In one week of eating this way, I lost as much weight as the entire time I was sparking at the beginning of this year (eating omnivorously). As of today I am at 130.4 lbs. Some of that is undoubtedly water (veggies have so much water, you know), but I think at least 2lbs is not. My stomach is flat and I can see a very noticeable difference in my body. The upside to being short and having a more petite build is that when you lose weight, it doesn't take much to show it. (It works the other way around too, though....)

Now in my personal life, I am studying for the GRE because I'm headed back to grad school next year. I'm deciding between a masters in counseling and a masters in social work. So, again not sure how much time I have to be online but I was so excited about my progress today that I had to log in. Didn't really know who else to brag to about this ;)

I hope all of you are doing well and I hope to check in with your blogs and see what you've been up to as well.

Much love,
Michelle
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ALLYTHEATHLETE 9/30/2012 4:23PM

    I was wondering where you went! Glad you're back! Congrats on your successes and good luck on the GRE!

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LATTELEE 9/30/2012 11:08AM

  Good luck

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