to the team MeeMee! I embraced the vegetarian lifestyle over twenty years ago for health reasons and have been a vegan for five years. It is a tough transition and like you, I took it in steps. There are still many unhealthy foods that are vegan so using Spark's Food Tracker is very helpful and I found that I really didn't lose wieght until I started to walk. Get a pedometer to track your steps and record them on spark's Fitness Tracker. It is such a rush to see how many of those calories you burned every day. "Calories are those critters who hide in your closet and sew your clothes tighter every night."
Boni Co-Leader Vegan Fitness and Nutrition
"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." Anon "Finishing is winning." "Treat everone you meet as if they have a sign around their neck, "Make me feel important."
You can only get healthier; welcome! I was a meat eater, then vegetarian, then Vegan. I've only been embracing this lifestyle for 7 months now and it can be challenging but it's been worth it.
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Total SparkPoints: 197,157
SparkPoints Level 21
Fitness Minutes: (156,021) Posts: 27,162 7/9/13 12:39 A
Hello. My name is Marilyn and I am trying to turn over a new leaf. I have been researching the vegan lifestyle and the benefits seem hard to believe. At 308 lbs. and having high blood pressure, this way of eating may be just what i need. I am easing in slowly and hopefully picking up momentum. Here's to a new life!
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