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  • Day 54: Using My Food Processor

    10/22/2016 3:45:58 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It arrived! First thing I did was make sure I could assemble it and it worked, then I washed all the parts and make myself some nutritarian vegan ice cream. This is the recipe for what I made. I just added stuff I wanted: 2 frozen bananas, vanilla extract, some almonds, coconut flakes,... Read more

  • Day 53: I'm Learning How to Cook.

    10/21/2016 2:07:24 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I've learned a lot in these 53 days. Some things it's relearning but other things I've learned and am still learning. Cooking wasn't my strong talent. If it came from a box or package I could make it. Usually there isn't a long process to those kinds of meals. Mac and Cheese, spaghetti, pancake... Read more

  • Day 52: Always Learning

    10/20/2016 3:35:43 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Being sick really kind of did a number on me but I'm back to good health, at least all seems well. Today was a cooking day. I made a huge batch of chili. It turned out well. The thing I love about making chili is it's filling and I can add what sounds good. In this one I put in 2 chopped onions... Read more

  • Day 50: Still Living in Veganville.

    10/18/2016 2:05:44 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Holy Crocodile! It's 50 days since I've been a Nutritarian Vegan. Craziness! This is just exciting. On day 50 I'm still not feeling so hot. I did clean and tried to cook but all day I've had this horrible migraine. It's only now that it's starting to go away. It's been the kind that jus... Read more

  • Day 49: 3 More Pounds Down.

    10/17/2016 4:55:34 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a take it easy kind of day. I did hop on the scale and saw I lost weight! I've lost 22 pounds total. This might come back on once I get back to my regular route. Still, yay! I didn't get to make my big pot of soup. I hope to make it tomorrow. A creamy style soup sounds good or... Read more

  • Day 48: Sick

    10/16/2016 5:01:45 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I've been sick. Not feeling well and up until 3am from it. It's a bummer so there is no exercise for me. The way I view it is by being sick the body is saying, stop, you need to take a break. Watch what you are eating and take care of yourself. it's time to heal. It's a bummer but because ... Read more

  • Day 47: Shopping Day!

    10/15/2016 12:24:24 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was shopping day. Boy, what a day. I woke to major huge thunder. It was long and loud. The dog was confused and started to bark each time it went off. It was a lot and I'd say nature's alarm clock. I'd rather not have a repeat of that. 7am of thunder, no thank you. It's been rain... Read more

  • Day 46: Recipe to Try for Tomorrow - Raw Cinnamon Rolls

    10/14/2016 12:52:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Tomorrow is shopping day. I'm looking forward to getting items I am running out. I also came across a recipe I want to try for tomorrow: Raw Cinnamon Rolls. They look so good and I will have to change them up a bit because I don't use those sweeteners. I just use fruit or dates, even raisins for ... Read more

  • Day 45: Changing My Ways

    10/13/2016 2:50:21 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today is my 45th day of being a Nutritarian Vegan. It's very exciting. The scale is still the same from Saturday. It could be because I've been eating a little bit more of the grains but still not over in any of my macro or micronutrients. I know that tomorrow and the rest of the week I need to ... Read more

  • Day 44: Debating About Vlogging

    10/12/2016 3:34:10 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today I found a nice vlog on YouTube. Her channel is called Back to Chubby. I am really impressed by her courage by making a weight loss YouTube channel. It isn't easy to be on YouTube. I think in most places it's okay and supportive but not for the Vegan community. For some reason they are jus... Read more

  • Upswing

    10/11/2016 11:40:38 AM, by *LISA*KAY*

    I'm feeling better than I have in a while. Physically and mentally. Decided to only focus on things that are within my control. No more worrying over those things that I can't change or can't control. These few pounds that I've lost in the last few days have shown me that if I stick to the plan ... Read more

  • Day 43: Finished Reading Presto

    10/11/2016 12:40:20 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Quick recap of the day. I did well with eating. I didn't get to make my big batch cooking but that will be for tomorrow. I did finished reading the book 'Presto'. Wow, that was very interesting. Now that's a book discussion. Too bad nothing many people discussion health books and such, even on... Read more

  • Day 42: Going at My Own Pace

    10/10/2016 1:56:53 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I have to remind myself I need to go to my own pace. I've put a lot of effort into meal planning and into my health plan. I've been following it well and not all the time do I see the results that I want. It can be frustrating. Putting in all the work yet not seeing things move. When this happe... Read more

  • Bah

    10/9/2016 12:34:33 PM, by *LISA*KAY*

    I'm struggling with negative emotions today. Feelings of anger, fear, anxiety and disappointment are getting me down. I know I'll work through it all, but today I'm feeling a little sorry for myself. I'm not going to let it throw my eating off though. One thing I KNOW that will not make things b... Read more

  • Day 41: Update on Physical Goals.

    10/9/2016 3:01:17 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I do have a bunch of little goals for my health plan. They aren't overwhelming. I have some for mental and emotional health, I have some for physical/exercise, I have my food intake, and habit changing goals. Right now my main focus in my life is my health. I'm working on healing my body f... Read more

  • Day 40: 40 Days and Going Strong!

    10/8/2016 2:35:01 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Day 40! 40 days of being a Nutritarian Vegan. I'm telling you, I never would have thought I'd be here but it's sure amazing and I'm astonished at the willpower and drive that is coming from within me. I think the transition is easier for me because I know this is how I'm living my life. It's a l... Read more

  • Day 39: You Say Potato I Say Potato

    10/6/2016 10:33:52 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It's day 39! Well, my day 39. Just one more day and it's going to be 40 days since I've started my Nutritarian Vegan Lifestyle. I would have never have thought I'd even last a day and here it is 39 days later and I'm going strong. This morning my eye was still swollen, hurt, and crusted ov... Read more

  • Day 38: Orthorexia

    10/6/2016 12:24:59 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a bummer day for me. I woke up to my eye crusted over, swollen, and hurting. I don't know if it's allergies which it has been in the past or pink eye. I don't think it's pink eye because I've had this before and it's allergy relate. My eyes were pink but once I put artificial tears and... Read more

  • Goal, So Close I Can Almost Touch It!

    10/5/2016 9:45:35 AM, by RED_WRITINGHOOD

    I was prepared for a weight gain this morning. Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and last night, my husband and I went out for a nice dinner and drinks. I was prepared to face the consequences of my choices this morning but instead got a little gift of a weight loss! I will definitely take it! I ... Read more

  • Day 37: New Recipe Veggie Burger.

    10/5/2016 3:14:22 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today I did wonderful with my micronutrients and macronutrients. Breakfast Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding 41% target, 78% Fiber, 48% Iron, 37% calcium, 25% Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 125% Vitamin B12, 19% Folate Lunch Large Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing 74% Target, 195% Fiber, 91% I... Read more

  • Day 36: A Really Good Day

    10/4/2016 1:59:56 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a good day. I had a good discussion and it made me see that I'm doing wonderful in my healthy lifestyle journey. Yes, it took a lot of research, reading, and time to plan out how I'd tackle it but I'm glad I did because things are easier and have become habits. Meaning I am able to tack... Read more

  • Day 35: One More Pound Down!

    10/3/2016 1:59:54 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Day 35 of being a Nutritarian Vegan! Today was an extra good day. I went to work and was able to play with the children, I played some music and we even danced. The great thing about working with children is you can do goofy things and people don't even think you odd for it. My neighbor ha... Read more

  • Day 34: Pumpkin Season!

    10/2/2016 2:24:09 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    147 465 147 465 147 465 147 465 Today was my first day of October 2016. I love the month of October. It's my favorite month, my favorite time of the year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I just love everything about October. I feel the shift in the air, the days and nights are... Read more

  • Day 33: Results for September 2016

    10/1/2016 2:43:21 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    First off grocery haul! 3 bunches of bananas, 1 huge bag of grapes, 2 zucchini, 2 bunches of green onions, parsley, cilantro, 3 heads of lettuce (romaine, red leaf, and green leaf), 4 avocados, 2 containers of grape tomatoes, 4 Roma tomatoes, 4 tomatoes off the vine, 2 bags of celery, 2 containers... Read more

  • Day 32: Made Curry, New Recipe!

    9/29/2016 11:05:59 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today is a cooking kind of day. I made vegetable broth from my veggie scraps, ends, and such. I made 10 cups of veggie broth. I made roasted Beets and Roasted Chickpeas. I also made for the first time Curry. I used my extra firm tofu. This was another first for me. Apparently, I might need so... Read more

  • Day 31: Good Resources! Find Them! Also, Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe.

    9/29/2016 2:24:26 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It's 31 days, which is 4 weeks and 3 days since I've been a Nutritarian Vegan. Today in one of my sparkteams the leader posted a link to a Youtube challenge that had a video recipe. I've been watching YouTube a lot in their recipes. There is a vegan community on there but it's nothing but drama, ... Read more

  • Day 30: Just Ramblings of Past Eating Habits

    9/28/2016 1:17:06 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    This is just a reflection on my past with foods. I can't believe it's been 30 days since I've took up residency in Veganville. I never would have thought I'd take this route. I'm from a Mexican-American culture and animal products are huge in our meals. Dairy products, red meat, and white ... Read more

  • Day 29: It's Work but It's Becoming Routine

    9/27/2016 2:57:56 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It isn't an easy task to get healthy. I mean, yes, the idea is easy enough. Eat well, exercise, drink up, and repeat. There is so much more to it than just the idea. It takes a lot of planning, making sure your schedule can fit it all in, and keep your motivation up. After long days, you just w... Read more

  • Day 28: Exercise is Medicine

    9/26/2016 2:16:52 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Phew! Got in the exercise today. I didn't think I would be I did it late tonight. I kind of ran out of time in my day from work and meetings, then just home life stuff. I debated about if I should or shouldn't. I was talking myself out of it and almost went with it. It's easy to talk yourself ... Read more

  • Day 27: All You Can Eat

    9/25/2016 2:22:19 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    First of all the Kimchi is working or my body has gotten use to beans and lots and lots of fiber. However, at the moment I hear my tummy doing some loud digesting. I'm not sure what that will mean later. 40 Here is a list of natural probiotic sources: Pickled/Fermented Vegetables, jus... Read more

  • Day 26: Red Faces All Around

    9/24/2016 1:35:26 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today has been a good day. Got in the exercise, ate well, but low in the calories because I'm just to full. I went shopping today and didn't spend too much. I only picked up produce and one item that was a food that I needed for a natural probiotic. My grocery haul was great. I got 5 pounds of ... Read more

  • Day 25: Sneak in Lazy Workouts

    9/23/2016 2:39:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Wow, day 25. Normally that isn't a big issue. I've hit day 25 here on SP a few times and know I can keep going but this time it's as a Nutritarian (Plant based, no salt, and very little to no oil). That is a major big deal. Not many people could do that. This is kind of strict and I never thoug... Read more