I love my food.

Sounds like a simple statement for a fat chick, but one of the reasons I was always afraid to make the leap to vegetarianism or veganism was I was afraid I wouldn’t like the food.

But I’ve really been enjoying the food. I’ve enjoyed coming up with the meal plans, shopping for it, preparing it and especially eating it.

And the weight is literally melting off. It’s incredible.

So much so that I’m not even tempted to go back.

Here’s what Steven bought from the store today:

Maple cinnamon rolls. He couldn’t resist.

But I had no problem walking right on past.

Instead, this was my dinner:

I heated up some oil in a skillet, added some minced garlic and onions and cooked them until the onions caramelized. The smell was *divine*.

Meanwhile I cut up half an eggplant into 1″ cubes, cut a head of fresh broccoli, a bell pepper, a zucchini and about three big white mushrooms, added those to the mixture and stir fried it until the veggies were golden brown.

I added about a fourth cup of sugar free Teriyaki sauce and some water chestnuts, and let that simmer while I boiled some brown rice.

Mixed it all together and was able to have a virtual garden feast that smelled so good even my guys had to admit how hungry it made them.

None tried it… but still. Baby steps. 😉

Meanwhile I get to have leftovers for a change. I’m so looking forward to lunch tomorrow!

So my count, even though it was short on the protein again today, was well within my goals and I even managed to get 10 cups of water today. I also got 14, count em, 14 servings of fruits and veggies. It’s amazing how much you can eat when you’re eating the right stuff.

And I’m down another two pounds.

Add to that I had no spasms today, it’s just been really really sore, and I can definitely say there’s progress. I’ll be able to work tomorrow, thank God.

It’ll take my mind off of the sadness that is that day… but we’ll deal with that more tomorrow as I work through emotions with reflection and acknowledgment instead of burying it or hiding behind food.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


15 thoughts on “I love my food.

  1. Best of luck with the life changes.

    From my limited experience with veggie diets (an old girlfriend) and memory of biology class I suggest vitamin D supplementation (if you haven’t already mentioned that). It is a nutrient that is not naturally occurring in the human diet but is vital for a hundred different reasons, many of which scientists are still learning. Only 3 sources exist for humans: sunlight, re-absorption from other beasties, and dietary supplementation. I take it option 2 will be a no go… 🙂

    Don’t take my word—Google is your friend…

    Also: http://www.twit.tv/sn209

    1. LOL Yep for right now I’ll have to take a supplement. I’ll probably eventually graduate to a pescatarian diet (to include seafood and fish) but for right now just detoxing the body with as natural a diet as possible. So thanks for the info…gonna go take my vitamin right now! 🙂

  2. I’m so very proud of you that I just can’t put it into words. I’ve always been proud of you of being your friend, but this is making me so happy! It’ll make you live longer and you even sound happier.

    I’m working towards a flexitarian diet, but as you know, I don’t like very many vegetables. I don’t like onions but love onion flavor, just don’t like the texture and taste of biting into an onion. Know what I mean?

    Will you help me with recipes? I want to get to a point where I’m eating meat a lot less but need some help with meal ideas. Also, let me know if you try vegan cinnamon rolls and any other vegan sweets. I hear vegan cinnamon rolls are superb.

    1. I’ll certainly be adding new recipes as we go along. I haven’t been doing much research into the sweet stuff yet, because I’m trying to make that a habit of only once a week or once a month – not an every day thing. But as I do delve further into the lifestyle, I’ll definitely be sharing what I find 🙂

    1. Thanks! I read your testimony and I was even more convinced that I’m doing the right thing. It’s amazing how eating right can help correct (rather quickly even) the things that our bad choices had done to our bodies. You’ve inspired me. 🙂

    1. Exactly… even though I’ve had so much trouble with my back, overall I’ve felt healthier especially in my mind and moods. I’m a believer. Whoda thunk it?

    1. I’m glad you’re feeling better without it. I would recommend anyone who struggles with depression to cut out sugar first thing. There’s even a book out there called Potatoes not Prozac, but that eating plan didn’t sound like it’d work for me.

      But I’m definitely a believer in ditching sugar for more natural foods.

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