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Veggie Tables - Three Weeks In


Monday, December 17, 2012

I'm digging this vegeatiran thing. I have Morningstar HARMS at least once a day, out of necessity. When I get comfortable and figure out some different stuff to do for lunch at work (which for me happens at midnight) then I'll start incorporating some more variety into the mix.

The most wonderful thing the switch has done for me so far is made me exceptionally conscious of what I put in my facehole. I have to plan ahead wherever I go, and my portions are so very different, i.e. SMALLER. It has also changed how I look at food- breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. I enjoy variety so I end up going with lower calorie options. I haven't eaten an entire bagel in a sitting in the last three weeks- I'll eat half of it with yogurt or fruit. I don't care about food combinations anymore either. Tonight I finished up leftover spinach lasagna (which I made myself) and paired it with some squash and a few pretzels. It wasn't a conventional dinner, and I don't care. I'm hitting my calorie and protein goals daily, and though I feel like I'm grazing a little bit, it's all things I've planned on eating and packed to stay on target.

I'm so conscious and worried about becoming a carb-itarian that I end up making way better choices than I used to. I recently wrapped up classes for the fall semester, and I'll begin my thesis when spring hits. By this time next year, I'll be completely done with school forever- unless I go back for my doctorate in a few years, but that doesn't count.. I'm looking forward to working out again, but Stella hasn't gotten her groove back just yet. I need to get my game face on, as our zombie race is only three months away now!

Anydangway- I'm liking it so far. I have no desire to eat meat, but it was never a problem in the past. I really feel like I may have found something that's going to work for me for a very very long time. And that makes me happy. The weight loss has tapered down- I'm no longer losing a pound a day, but I'm still the lowest I've been all year! Wrap it up- I'll take it.
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DESERTJULZ 12/18/2012 9:11AM

    Cool blog! Glad it is working out for you and kudos on avoiding the carb-itarian trap that many beginner veggies fall for. Oh, pasta.

Have you tried playing with tempeh yet? If you flavor it up a bit, it could be a healthier substitute for the morningstar harms (grin) choices.

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GOLFGMA 12/18/2012 8:55AM

    Great job and you're enjoying it. I love feeling better, lighter and as if you can take on the world. emoticon

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/18/2012 8:14AM

    That's fantastic!! I'm glad your changes are working for you. I could never give up meat.... EVER. I don't know how you guys do it. I've seen a few peeps on here drop the meat, and I just can't even imagine switching that desire off. Good for you!! I hope it keeps working for ya!!

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