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I'm Amazed
Friday, August 31, 2012      4 comments

Its been way past my 21 days and I am still doing my Vegan cleanse. So many things have been happening that I thought I'd share them. 1. Exercise, Anyone who knows me knows I considered exercise a 4 letter word! I am now waking up earlier... Read more
One small machine.....one large leap for my eating plan
Thursday, August 30, 2012      0 comments

This is an OMG Pistachio part two. My first attempt at making vegan pistachio ice cream was using soy milk. Today, I used plain soy yogurt . I am in heaven. And the only things in this recipe are the yogurt, some pistachio nuts, splenda, and pis... Read more
Setting Goals
Monday, August 27, 2012      2 comments

My challenge for this week from Spark Live is to set realistic, measureble goals. So here they are. 1. Exercise for 20 min 5 days a week. 2. Track my food daily 3. Lose 0.2 lbs per week I kept them simple and realistic. I am sett... Read more
OMG Pistachio!!!!
Saturday, August 25, 2012      6 comments

I'm in love or at least really really strong like. I got an ice cream maker last week. Ever since being vegan, I have missed Pistachio ice cream. I have looked high and low and there is no gluten-free vegan ice cream to be found. Zip. Nada. Zil... Read more
Overcoming All or Nothing
Friday, August 24, 2012      2 comments

I admit it. I was an all or nothing person. Either I was half killing myself on some exercise gadget or I was a coach potato. That probably kept me away from SP for a while. I got discouraged. I heard "get 30-60 min of exercise 5 times a week" a... Read more
Day 21 Reflections
Thursday, August 23, 2012      3 comments

Wow....I completed the entire process and I learned so much about myself and my body. I learned that I feel so much better increasing fresh fruit over sugary snacks. I learned that I really love working my body. I learned that it wasn't caffei... Read more
Day 20 The Leap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      2 comments

Having almost finished this 21 day cleanse, are there places where I am willing to make the leap to incorporating some or all of these steps on an ongoing basis? My answer is a resounding YES. I have loved every second of this cleanse. I thought... Read more
Day 19 Awareness
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      1 comments

How many times have I eaten without realizing it. All of a sudden, a whole plate of something is gone and if not for a slightly full feeling in my stomach, I would have sworn the food fairies were at it again. I actually started this step a wh... Read more
Day 18. Bring Light to yourself and others
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

Wow....I am almost done with this cleanse. Part of this whole process is developing a spiritual awareness of ourselves, our food choices, and of others around us. I really like this idea. Embarking on a Vegan lifestyle was a spiritual decision y... Read more
Day 17 Hunger
Sunday, August 19, 2012      2 comments

Whenever I think of hunger, I feel fear, sadness, left out. I don't recall ever having a period of hunger growing up, but the fear of hunger is alive and well in my life. I wonder why? Maybe it is the plethora of diets I was both forced into or... Read more
Day 16, Choices and lessons over a decapitated flat-mouse
Saturday, August 18, 2012      2 comments

Last night, as I was tooling around SP, I came across a page with a photo of a cup of coffee. I almost got up immediately to get myself one. Seeing that cup of coffee was a trigger. I wouldn't even have noticed it if not for my cat Jett. Just ab... Read more
Day 15. Oh Sugar!
Friday, August 17, 2012      2 comments

I have been 15 days without sugar. No sugary colas, no vegan chocolate, no cupcakes or cakes or cookies. How do I feel? Wonderful!!! No more sugar highs followed by crashes. No more intense sugar cravings. No white-knuckling it past the vending ... Read more
Day 14. The Ripple Effect
Thursday, August 16, 2012      3 comments

Today's lesson was right on. These past 2 weeks I have been educating others on why I chose to do this. From Co workers, to having students watch Forks Over Knives, (please watch it, Its amazing), even to my DH. My cousin called me to tell me sh... Read more
Day 13. Plant Based Nutrition
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      1 comments

I love this subject. If I weren't currently going for a second masters degree (this time in Nursing), I'd take the plant based nutrition course out of Cornell. Its my passion. I'm a Vegan for life. I feel so much lighter and the dietary illness... Read more
Day 12 Cleanse
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      0 comments

My Day 12 cleanse info was on Medical Q& A so I'm going to post some observations instead. First of all, since I cut sugar, I am not hungry like before. I am able to tell between when I'm hungry vs when my mouth wants something. Caffeine... Read more

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