Reset my target calories---uuhh ohhh!
I lost more weight this week, YEA ME! Which is super inspiring and gratifying, because I feel like I have really been trying very hard to not only eat vegan, but to get all of my nutrients and to stay in my calorie range.
So, you know how ... Read more
Gnawing Hunger in My Belly!
The canteen is grilling chicken outside of my classroom window. I am on day 17 of my 30-day vegan challenge, and until today I have not really had any cravings for non-vegan stuff, but that chicken smells SOOOOOOOOOOO good. It's Wednesday, whi... Read more
Vegan Day 14
So last week I lost 6 pounds and was pretty sure that it was water weight, but this week I lost another pound, so maybe it's permanent loss? That would be nice. I am almost back down to my pre-Christmas weight. That is, if you count the Chris... Read more
Day 11 of My Vegan Challenge
I wonder if this gets easier. Maybe it's because of where I live, and the fact that there are so few options available to me here, but damn this is tedious. Because pretty much everything at work is off-limits, and I am at work for close to 12... Read more
STOP!.............................. It's HAMATAN!
No No No Silly, Not that! This!
One of the cruddy things about living in West Africa is th... Read more
Vegan Challenge Week One--6 pounds down! Can You Say "Water Weight"?
One week into the vegan experiment, and the scale was down 6 pounds! Actually, I have somehow made my scale speak in kilograms and I cannot figure out how to set it back to pounds, so it really said something else entirely and I had to use the ... Read more
Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting is Neither Cream nor Cheese. Discuss.
So I was cleaning out the fridge yesterday and I found a half empty can of the aforementioned frosting, languishing behind the bottle of salsa. I have never really liked canned frosting, but someone had brought this to frost cupcakes at a cook ... Read more
Honesty is Not Always Fun.
I gained some weight at Christmas. I didn't track very carefully, and although I attempted to be moderate, I still indulged in many of the holiday treats that came my way. There were a few big family meals, cookie baking with my mom, a New Yea... Read more
Oh Look, a Birthday Cake!
So, I got up, went to work, had my coffee black, ate a Lara Bar and an apple for breakfast and started my day. I had a healthy vegan snack of a banana and some peanut butter, and a container of homemade hummus and carrot sticks for lunch. I w... Read more
Prepping for My Vegan Month
So starting Monday I am going to attempt a month of vegan eating. I want to do it to kind of kick-start my new year, and to make myself think about exactly what it is that I am putting in my body. Just the preparations have been eye-opening; I... Read more
I'm Thinking About a Vegan Experiment
So I'm thinking of maybe going vegan for a month. Not because I have any particular moral qualms about eating meat (where I live, the chickens are so free range they follow you down the street). And not because I don't think I can lose weight o... Read more
The Difference a Day (and about 160 oz of water) Makes.
I've spent the past couple of days on airplanes or in airports. I've eaten hotel breakfast, airport snack, and the multiple meals they give you on international flights, just to keep you occupied. I got back home and felt so gross. My face lo... Read more
2013~~Some New Rules
So I'm looking at the clothes hanging in my closet. The clothes that I bought at the end of the summer, because they were on sale and I live in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is always hot. The clothes that are two sizes too small. I thought I... Read more
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The Perks of Having a BFF Who Owns a Yoga Studio.
I've gone to yoga three times in the past four days. I am going again tomorrow. It's a little over a mile walk to the studio, and then I can walk back, or catch a ride, or take the bus. I feel great, bendy, relaxed...this is a much better pla... Read more