Just found this team and it describes me pretty well - "part time" vegetarian. I do eat meat daily but try not to add much to my meals. My family loves meat so it is hard to go meatless daily.
My new added goal - try different grains. I had quinoa for the first time today for lunch. Stuffed it in a green bell pepper. yummy!
Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.
Hopeful - they ARE mutant ninja fat cells! :) Too funny!
I'm down to eating meat only about once a week, and then it's what my husband calls "contented" meat - local, pastured, cage-free, antibiotic-free, etc. I feel like I'm having a lot less impact on the environment, and that makes me feel good.
I have gained some weight back, though, and have slacked off of exercise, so my goal for May is to get 800 fitness minutes. So far I have only logged 90 minutes, so I'll have to step it up!
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I have not lost any weight for several months and have even put back on a few pounds. My smaller clothes are still fitting, though, and I have continued to drop pant sizes. I have to chalk this up to gaining muscle, too. I didn't measure my calves when I started my program, but I know they are much bigger do to all the leg work I do for fencing. I need to revisit my weight goal and whether or not it's realistic for a woman of my age. My improved health has always been more important to me than pounds. I look better, most of the time I feel better and my test results have been better, so I may, indeed be where I need to be.
my goal is to eat at least 5-7 fruits and veggies and to get to the gym at least 5days a week! Gotta get back in gear.......I do many of my meals meatless and just am focusing on getting the processed stuff out and the whole unprocessed in! :-)
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. ~Marie Stopes
I was doing really well through March, then something triggered the "Eat it All" monster who leaves inside me and I gained about 7 pounds ! I am back on track now, and hoping that this downward trend will continue and I can finally reach my goal.
Hard to believe that it is already May. Last month of the school year.
My challenge is for everyone to post at least once to give us an update on their progress with weight loss, eating less meat, working out, or whatever they are working on.
I will start. I have finally been able to stop losing weight and put some back on. I have gone from 153 pounds back up to 160. All my new pants are falling off me and I had to buy a new belt small enough to keep them up so I am going to claim this all as muscle added. I continue to add more weight and reps to my strength training and have found a sugar free protein bar that I like to eat on ST days.
I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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