Monday, September 17, 2012

Weigh in and being Vegan

Weigh in on Saturday morning: 185.

I have lost a total of 180 lbs.

One hundred and eighty f-ing pounds, bitches!

Ok, got that out of my system.

I also think it's funny that when I weigh 182.5, (2.5 to go) I will have LOST 182.5 lbs.

In other words, I will have lost an entire ME.


I know I've been a little MIA. Work is hectic, class homework to be done, children to mother, exercising to do, etc. You guys know - you all do it too. So, blogging got a little lost the past few days. Weekend was good, especially after that fabulous weigh in.

So, for the next 3 days, I am vegan. It's part of a project for my dietetics class. Everyone logs their normal diet for 3 days (no brainer, I do this anyway) and then we choose a strict diet regime (not calorie strict, just content strict) to do for 3 days. I chose vegan because I get a most of my protein from meat and dairy sources, so I wanted to challenge myself. The point of the project is to develop empathy for those who have a strict diet they need to follow all the time.

I have logged all the food I have with me for today, and so far I have 24 teeny tiny grams of protein. Obviously gotta ramp it up. Will cook up quinoa tonight (a great source of complete protein, which is very rare in non-animal protein foods) with some veggies and see what we can do.

I *don't* do tofu.

I *could* do tempeh...I don't want to "resort" to getting protein from processed soy products like the Morningstar soy sausages I was loving up on a while ago. I also don't want my carb intake to be massive.

This could get tricky.

So, these are the eats today:

B: 2 breakfast protein bars. (oats, PB, banana, almond milk, baked for a bit so they are "bar" like. Yum. Filling)
L: 1.5 cups butternut squash apple soup (made this this weekend. It's like Thanksgiving in a bowl, and it's only olive oil, onion, butternut squash and apples. Awesome)
S: apple and 2 tbs almond butter (we went apple picking. So much fun. Love the benefits)
S: 3 tbs hummus and baby carrots
D: Quinoa with steamed veggies?

Chai tea and water hydrates the day.

The workout on Saturday was the hardest one I have ever done at Bodyology. I mean, seriously. I told Christa on the way out and she said "Great!!" lol. Love that. I am still hurting.

I'm still trying to find the exercise time during the week. I know, it sounds like an excuse... and I gotta just figure it out. I really, really, really don't want to get up at 4:30 to work out... but I guess if that is really the only time, I may have to give it a go. (insert sob here)

Well, that's it for now guys! I'm eating lunch soon.... totally still not hungry after my breakfast this morning, but it's that time. Gotta fuel!

Keep moving forward!


  1. FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC! :)I am so proud of you. I've thought about that, when I reach 170, I'll have lost a me. That's nuts, I agree, haha.
    Good luck with Vegan! I wanted to work my way to vegetarian, but with this iron issue it's a no go :( Must eat eggs and red meat, lol.

  2. That is awesome!!! Congrats on reaching the milestone of losing YOU!!!

    Good luck with your challenge!! Sounds really hard!

  3. Congratulations! You are simply awesome:)

  4. Congrats on the milestone! I applaud your hardwork :)

  5. You're just amazing. Plain and simple.