Welcome to the board! I'm not near the 100 lb mark, but I am nearly vegan and I can tell you what's worked for me so far. Like most, I've had some bumps in the road along my journey, but the important thing is to keep going and get back on course. The things that have helped me the most:
- Doesn't have to be a ton, just get out and move on a daily basis (or do a DVD or something). I'm trying to get half an hour a day minimum.
2) Cooking for Myself
- That way, I know what's going into my food and I can limit the fat and sodium. If you haven't tried any of them, Dr John McDougall has some great cookbooks filled with low-fat, low-sodium, vegan recipes. The Quick & Easy Cookbook is esp. useful since I don't think any take more than half an hour to prepare and I've tried many yummy recipes from that one. You will need to watch the sodium content in the canned goods though - look for "no sodium added" veggies and beans. If you're curious to try a few, check out the flickr group I started:www.flickr.com/groups/mcdougallfoods/
All the ones I posted (A Worthy Image) have recipes. Check your local library for the books/cookbooks. Mine has several to borrow.
3) Take measurements, not just weigh on the scale. I've seen changes in measurements many times that the scale showed no loss (or even a gain) so definitely do both to keep motivated.
4) Split your big goal into smaller goals along the way. It's not so intimidating to lost 10 lbs or 15 lbs at a time.
Good luck on your journey. You CAN do this!
| Pounds lost: 15.0