Cinqo de Mayo!!! I'm pretty sure I misspelled that.
Today is 4 months + one week and a couple of days being vegan. Still messing up a bit, but still trying my best. I actually tasted a little salmon that I cooked for my family last night along with my vegan vegetable patty, and the salmon tasted icky to me (it was always a favorite in the past). Still, I'm messing up a tiny bit here and there with egg whites in a vegie patty or dairy creamer in coffee when I'm not at home and soy creamer isn't an option. Is this being flexible or just plain messing up? I do find it impossible to cook salmon or chicken or what have you for my family and always skip it myself. That's really hard. So I'm making a new decision to leave them on their own for animal foods which they can eat when we have meals out. Fortunately, I have a very understanding, supportive family.
Weight is hanging steady at around 152
I had hoped to be at least ten pounds lighter by now, but you reap what you sow. Interestingly, I've gone from a pant size 16 two years ago to a size 10 now, and from an extra large shirt/sweater to a large. You wouldn't expect that much change with just 10 pounds lost would you?
So I'm just going to keep on keeping on as the old cliche goes.
I went walking yesterday, did upper body strength training, and woke up with a somewhat stiff back this morning. Today I plan to walk again for 30+ minutes, do some gardening (the weeds are totally out of control), and do lower body strength training. I overheard part of a conversation in the grocery store yesterday between two women, one of whom must be a nurse. The nurse was saying to the other woman something about how problematic it is that so many people are sedentary, and she was talking in terms of bad health problems and the "sedentary lifestyle." So true and something I'm working to change in my own life.
When I consider the meals I'm eating, I realize that I'm just eating too much fat and that's why I'm not losing more weight. I must be truly addicted to fat because it's proving very difficult to give up or even to reduce. Maybe the exercising and, hopefully warmer weather that we eventually should get, will help me eat lighter meals.
Sksamboots, thanks as always for "stopping by" and for your support. I'm going over to catch up a bit on your journal right now!