Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Welp...I gained on my first week back. BUT...in my defense, I had a very atypical weekend. A weekend during which I broke my vegan diet...and did not in the least count points. I mean, I went OVERBOARD with a capital O. And in return, the gods have graced me with 4 extra pounds. At first, I was depressed just based on the pure numbers. But then I thought about it some more..a little more deeply. And I realized that I actually had one of the best weekends ever. I spent the entire weekend with my man. We went to a hockey game, had awesome meals together, vegged out on my couch and watched two seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm together, slept in together, and really had a relaxing and great time. So although the numbers on the scale aren't necessarily successful in themselves, I spent quality time with someone who means a lot to me. In my eyes, that IS a success.
But now its back on track. Yes, its true, I did pig out a little bit on Indian food for dinner last night. But I tracked every bite of my naan and palak paneer. I used up about half of my weekly points allowance, but oh well. I tracked it. On to the next one.
PS...I made and consumed Happy Herbivore's Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie this morning for bfast. SO YUMMY. It literally tastes like a peanut butter cup...imagine that. And only three points for the tablespoon of peanut butter that's in it. LOVE.
Love & life
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Nutella is one of the most delicious, scrumptious, gooey, melty, addictive substances on the planet. And it is a contributor to why I am back here again. You know, I think I have to come to terms with the fact that I will never be the kind of person who can just eat whatever she wants any time she wants. If I do that, I will turn into the 1,000 pound woman. So I might as well succumb to being a WW member for life..Lifetime Member, ahhhhh.
I created a blog this time around because I love to write, and it really helps me to cope with life's events and challenges. Sometimes I journal, sometimes I write poetry, sometimes I write stories. In any form, writing down my thoughts, emotions, and experiences is very therapeutic for me. And in addition to this, I hope that at least one other person out there in cyberland will read my blog and realize that they are not alone...that there is someone else out there who is dealing with the same problems and struggles that they are. And that there is hope. And that we can laugh together. And learn to love ourselves and the world around us. So I whole heartedly welcome comments, suggestions, and criticism here.
With that said, I need to state that I have recently adopted a plant-based diet...I don't call myself that evil, horrible, terrifying word that everyone hates <vegan>. But yes, I have decided to eliminate meat, eggs, and dairy from my diet. My reasons primarily stem from my political and moral beliefs, and the fact that I truly do believe that meat and dairy consumption contribute to the onset and continuation of many serious health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. But overall, I just want to be healthy and help make the world a more peaceful and productive place. So if any of you out there are fellow vegan eaters, please send me some tips! I'm new to this, I can use all of the help and support I can get. I'm also a music teacher...and I love my fellow educators. So share away.
By the way, how many points IS a heaping spoonful of Nutella anyway? Man, I could really go for one right now.
Love & life