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gone vegan

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

At the end of the long holiday slog that started around Thanksgiving 2012 and ended with the new year, I had tightness in the chest and constant headaches. By chance and good fortune, I came across a vegan website, and also discovered nutritionfacts.org, a website that focuses on plant-based eating. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. I jumped in and have never looked back. Since then, without focusing on portion size, I have lost 25 pounds and feel better than I have felt for a very long time.

Now I have been at a plateau for a while, so it is time to be more mindful of what I am eating and how much/how often I am eating.

There is a part two to my happy success: Zumba. But that is for another post.


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  • LA_CHISPA
    thanks for your comment, susan. i am a big supporter of the "stop" as a way towards better health -- like stopping afternoon snacks, stopping smoking, or stop eating animal matter. but now that i've changed some habits, it's hard to find something obvious to stop. when it comes to paying attention to what i eat, things are a little more subtle, a little more complicated. i wish i had an afternoon snack habit to stop right now. i'd love to find a simple thing to adjust for this next phase. but i refuse to give up wine, sugar, and tortillas (i live in mexico), so i don't know where to go.

    which brings me back to the basics of logging the food in, which for me is short-term effective. i need to visualize something. maybe i stop eating more than 2.5-3 cups of combined foods (main + sides + sweet dishes) at a meal. i don't know. still working on this.

    i suppose i could turn things around and look at the things i can 'start' rather than the things i can stop...
    1686 days ago
  • SUSANBEAMON
    it's all in paying attention to what you eat. i remember one year long time ago i lost 30 pounds by just stopping the afternoon snacks i was eating at work, and i didn't even miss them.
    1688 days ago
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