This place is wonderful to come to. The whole thing about fat vegans just keeps getting me. You know, I say and other say as well, that I have a good diet. How can I be 226 and have a good diet? The other day we ate out at one of our usual places and before ordering I thought, this isn't so bad it's healthy and after all I am not getting any feta on it. Well, then the next day I come here and read a newsletter from the archives, and of course falafal is bad for you. Why would I think otherwise? When you look at them they are little chicken nuggets with out the slaughter of chickies.
So, that is why I need it here. To come and read the newsletter and have Mr. Honest Mcdougall, say hey blue, put those falafal down, they are bad bad bad. Cause you know what, I don't know any cardiologists, and I don't want to. If you keep looking and keep trying you will find, and when I say you here I mean me, that you can find reasons why you are 226. Why you are a fat vegan. Because I have to be honest with myself and realize that doing the right thing 80% of the time isn't enough. I have done great this week. There have been the remnants of a work party in the break room every single day. Usually, if there is a bag of chips nearby I will go to it again and again. By the end of a shift who could say how many servings I had? The same with cookies. Right now there are cookies in that refrigerator, but I am not eating them. This is a breakthrough for me. But then the falafal. So, next time the family goes there I will have to get the lentil soup, or a salad or I will have to figure it out. I can do it. If I can avoid chips and cookies for a week, I can do this. Also, something I have been doing is saying, "not food" when I walk by the vending machine outside the ICU on the way to the time clock. Some of the colorful packages call to me, but "not food!"
Juicer John, Have you used a pedometer yet? I am uncertain about purchasing one. I love the idea of this, because it is measurable, and you can keep track of yourself. But the negative comments get me.