In a couple more weeks it will have been 6 months. Six LONG months, and 50 pounds lost. It has been hard. Harder than I anticipated, at times. At the same time, it’s amazing to me that it has been six months because I didn’t give up!
You see, I have this amazing track record of being passionate about something, then having my interest fizzle out. Of being dedicated, then apathetic. I suppose when it is your health at risk the stakes are a bit higher and failure is NOT an option. Yeah, that helps.
So what do my days look like now that I am half a year into this?
I try and drink water first thing when I wake up. It gets your body moving. I take my fish oil, B-12 and my half dose of anti-depressant that I will soon, hopefully, cut in half again.
If I am feeling sassy, I make almond milk hot chocolate. No sweeteners. Just heat the milk and whisk in a tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder.
I then make my smoothie. Yep, 6 months of hideous looking, yet nutrition filled, smoothies for breakfast. Hey, it works for me. I put in LOTS of stuff. I try and change them up a little every day, since I want to make sure I am hitting as many nutritional marks as I can.
The base is always the same, though, coconut water or cactus water, along with plain water and aloe Vera juice. Then comes a small handful of almonds or walnuts, dark leafy greens, assorted frozen fruits, and flax, hemp or chia seeds. I drink quite a bit. Between 24 and 32 ounces.
Snacks are fresh fruits and veggies.
Lunch is always a small bowl of oatmeal with blueberries.
Dinner is usually a huge salad, now that it is hot outside. We have that 4 to 5 times a week. I usually dress it up with beans and avadado.
Still no caffeine, no oils, no sugar, no gluten, no animal products.
Boring? Sure. Effective? You better believe it!
I cannot tell you enough, you can do this!
Stay strong, keep fighting, you are worth it.
The Reluctant Vegan ❤️