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SparkPeople, You're Killing Me With all Those Food Photos and Ads!

Friday, February 08, 2013      1 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with Sparkpeople. I love the tools and info. the site provides. It is the reason I successfully lost weight for the first time back in 2008. It is also the reason I have managed to keep exercise as a priority. And... Read more

Still Veganizing but it's a Bumpy Ride

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

I am on day 36 of trying on the vegan lifestyle (well, as it relates to food.) Some days have been better than others but I am still committed to reducing the amount of meat and dairy in my diet. In fact, I had my first piece of meat last week. ... Read more

Vegan Adventure: Confession and Waving the Red Flag

Monday, January 28, 2013      3 comments

I got on the scale this morning and was up THREE pounds. My mind went to the usual places: "I exercise! I watched what I ate! How did this happen?!" "I have been mostly vegan for cryin' out loud!" "This will never work!" "I a... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: Day 22!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

The 21 Day Vegan Kickstart is over and I am pleased to say that I am going to stick with the "spirit" of the vegan diet from here on out. It may never be at 100% but the focus away from meat/dairy has been an effective way to make more room in ... Read more

Make the Sickies Go Away!

Sunday, January 20, 2013      3 comments

This is purely a vent. Right now I am lying in bed. My stomach is upset. My head doesn't feel all that great. I am hoping I ate too much cabbage or something last night. Ha! Our house has been a hotbed of germs. My son spent the entire... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: Who Knew Chickpeas Could Taste Like Tuna?

Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

Day 17. All is well and I am still keeping in the "spirit" of the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart as prescribed by PCRM (Physicians for Responsible Medicine.) The next five days will be a test because it will be PMS time. Usually I am irritable... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: Day 14 and Sloppy Joes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      2 comments

I am roughly two weeks into trying on a vegan diet. Last night I made vegan Sloppy Joes. I was skeptical when I looked over the recipe. One of the first steps was to saute onions and green peppers in 1/2C water. What?! Doesn't that ki... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: On the Road

Monday, January 14, 2013      2 comments

I was in New Orleans on Saturday! I was excited because I have never visited New Orleans and in our new home, we are just a short distance away. Woo! Hoo! I was also nervous. New Orleans is the land of beignets, hurricanes, gumbo and more. ... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: The Cracks Begin

Friday, January 11, 2013      0 comments

I am on day ten of trying on a vegan diet. The good news is that I have actually lost weight. The bad news is that I am now at my ticker weight, so don't get the joy of moving the ticker down. Oh well. At least I can say that I have achieved my ... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure: An Exercise in Patience

Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

I am on day six of trying on the vegan lifestyle and surprisingly, I am not having a hard time with food or cravings. I don't miss meat. I don't miss dairy. Maybe that will change in the coming weeks but for now, I am satisfied. Plus my skin a... Read more

Let the Training Begin...

Sunday, January 06, 2013      2 comments

After several years of running, I felt like I was going backwards and I had lost the "fun" of running. I got so caught up in pace and improvement that everything hinged on it. And when things didn't improve, I got frustrated. So I let mys... Read more

Thank You Runner's World!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      1 comments

This month's Runner's World came at the perfect time for me. I have been in such a funk. I spent four years running, running, running and then ran a little less and less (and ate a little more) as we transitioned to our new life in a new state. ... Read more

Victory!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

My husband and I went out to eat last night - without. the. kids. That's the first victory. We haven't done anything with just the two of us in a long time. Yay us! The second victory is that with my new vegan focus, I was able to select a ... Read more

Vegan Kickstart - PCRM Irritates Me But I Like Their Recipes Anyway

Friday, January 04, 2013      0 comments

I am on day four of the 21 day Vegan Kickstart program (by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine otherwise known as PCRM). This is so NOT me. I like meat. I like dairy products. But I am doing it anyway. First, PCRM irritates ... Read more

21 Day Vegan Adventure to Reboot My Toddler Palate - I like Almond Milk!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      1 comments

I am not a vegan. I am not sure I could be ever be a vegan. But I am trying the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program anyway. My palate loves the same old salt, sugar and processed foods. I try to avoid excess goo and sugar. But I crave, crave, ... Read more


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