Jayne - Lotta similarities here! I started SP & vegan 9/8/12 (after dabbling for MANY years), and in October took the unprocessed challenge and never looked back. Once I was eating unprocessed it became more clear that I had gluten sensitivity. AND I never cooked much at all - and had no desire to - before this process. But the weight I wanted to lose came off, I never felt deprived or hungry, my cholesterol plummeted... So it's been worth the extra effort of cooking. And this site and the Vegan Fitness & Nutrition board have provided a lot of information and support. Welcome aboard! I'm sure you'll succeed!
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. - Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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I've been on SparkPeople for about a month, but this is my first time on the boards. In the last 4 weeks I've lost 7 and a half pounds... okay, okay 7.4 if you want to get technical. :)
I've been struggling with some health issues so this downward movement of the scale is a great sign that I'm on the right track. Say it with me... wheeeeeeee!
I'm a Canadian gal from the East Coast. I've been a vegetarian for years and more recently discovered I'm gluten intolerant. In the last 4 weeks I've started eating "clean"; meaning no processed foods. This is all much to the dismay of my mother who now deems me "impossible to cook for". Had I known it would get me out of eating her casseroles I would have done it much sooner. *heh heh*
I have about 47 pounds to lose to get back to both my healthy weight range and where I feel most comfortable. I have set some smaller goals to start with. I have a suit I'd like to fit into for an important meeting next month. I've got just over 5 weeks and I'm guessing about 7-10 pounds before it will fit. It could be close, but I'm going for it!
I used to be the laziest and worst cook ever... well I still am, but I'm trying. I haven't burnt anything in a few days anyway. Hahaha!
It's nice to meet you all and I'm happy to have some companions on this journey.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. ~ Leo Burnett
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