Day 37 of being vegan/5 weeks yesterday
Hey, thanks sksamboots! There are so many people like you for inspiration! I don't think making this transition would be possible without this website community.
I should have posted yesterday which is my usual day for weekly check-in, but was too busy to do so. I've gotten a little discouraged because I haven't lost any weight this past week and my blood pressure is stuck at around 155/92 after 5 weeks of eating vegan, drinking black tea instead of coffee, eating almost no sugar or sweetened foods or drinks, no alcohol. and much reduced salt consumption. So after wallowing a bit in "woe is me," it's clear that the oils and other fats have to go. Insert big, "woe is me" here. This will be the hardest thing for me to do. For one thing, I find vegan food bland and mostly mushy. Granted there are crunchy carrots and chewy....hmmm, chewy what? For some reason, the little fat treats such as olives, avocados, etc. really add so much to a vegan diet. So, what to do? I guess I'll leave you with this question, because I don't yet have a good answer for myself.
Still vegan. That's good.
Still need more exercise. That's not so good. But nicer weather is in the air and I'm on the brink of gardening which is good exercise. And I am going to a yoga class once a week - just need to start doing some practice at home.
Breakfast: leftover brown rice with a vegie stew from dinner; soymilk latte
Lunch: brown rice with salad & tahini dressing*
Dinner: whole wheat pasta with marinara made with onion, garlic, bell pepper, spinach & parsley; one slice of whole wheat bread with sunflower seed butter*