Monday, April 30, 2012


We all know that our current state of agriculture is "unsustainable", but what does that mean?  It means that this can't go on forever.  Just like we know that having an ice cream sundae every day is "unsustainable" or smoking is an "unsustainable habit", we can't do this anymore.  We don't need to do this anymore.  Here is the trailer for the movie, "Fresh."  I viewed it on netflix. 

We Americans are killing ourselves with convenient, cheap food.  We are being unspeakably cruel to our fellow creatures, animals whose well-being we were given control over.  How can our current methods be right?  Eating more veggies and less meat is part of the solution.  

Friday, April 27, 2012

Progress Report

Still plant-based and doing really well.  I have to fight some moodiness because I don't get enough calories sometimes and that makes me testy.  Once I eat a good meal, I'm okay.

I am under 310 and should be under 300 within the month of May!  I'm so excited.

I've gone from one bowel movement every .8 days to 3-4 per day and every time I use the toilet, I feel like a new woman.  I feel like all the poisons of the world have left me and I'm born again!  It's awesome!  I'm sure there are toxins stored in my fat.  As the fat is burnt, I release them into the stool.  That might be it.  Anyway, I'm no longer living in fear of colon cancer.  Freedom from fear is a wonderful thing.

Need to shop for underwear soon and I'll go for a smaller size.

Planning to buy myself an outfit when I've cleared 300.  So excited to finally be achieving success.  My self esteem is so much better.

I have pretty bad allergies this year.  The trees really got a head start with spring beginning in February instead of April.  I was hoping the diet would get rid of them.  Perhaps they will become less troublesome. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blessed are the poor in spirit

As I'm eating a plant-based diet, I'm struck by the simplicity and peasant quality of most of the things I'm eating.  I'm eating like a poor person.  Like someone must have eaten during the Great Depression, in the French countryside, or someone living off of their garden.  I'm thankful for well seasoned food and a nice juxtaposition of flavors.  I can't think about a meat being the source of inspiration for the meal anymore.  I need to think about the starch and veggies. 

If I were eating like most Vegans, I would not be feeling this way.  Instead I'm eating low fat and whole.  Fake chicken nuggets, olive oil, and fake ice cream are NOT on the menu.  Eating this way is forcing me to be "poor in spirit".  Even though I can afford meat and milk and cheese, I'm eating as someone who cannot. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Body getting in balance

Pascha feasting put the veggies on hold a bit, but this Pascha was not as fatty and chocolaty as past Paschas. Last week I had my first normal period in almost 3 years!  My body is getting back into a good rhythm from the veggies.  I keep watching youtube videos to keep my resolve up and that seems to be working well.  I am going gangbusters with yard work and hauling the wheelbarrow around.  The exercise is fun and I'm really productive.  No weigh-in yet, but my underwear will need to be a size smaller when I get another pack.