Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekly weigh-in

I am only down one pound from last week, but it was a great pound!! That pound puts me at 10 lbs lost!!! I am so excited.

I celebrated by making myself an old favorite macaroni and cheese with veggie dogs. It was over my calories and fat I wanted, but I figured it was a treat. There was a snag though. I didn't like it and it made me sick. It reminded me why I am eating this way. I am doing this for more than just weight loss. I am eating this way because when I don't eat healthy, I feel yucky. I feel nauseous and I have no energy. When I am eating healthy, I just feel good, I have energy, my mood is better. It is just better in general.

So yay for 10 lbs gone and for the reminder that a healthy vegetarian diet is the way for me to go.

I also remembered why I mainly eat foods that are naturally vegetarian instead of eating substitutes. The vegetarian lifestyle has so many wonderful foods to enjoy for what they are. I don't want to eat foods that try to be something they are not and that can never quite measure up. I never feel like I am missing out. I never look at my plate filled with lots of yummy veggies and whole grains and wish I was eating some greasy burger and fries instead. I LIKE veggies. They make me happy and I am a good enough cook to make them taste fabulous in hundreds of different ways. I am going to enjoy my vegetarian diet for what it is and not fill it with lots of fake foods.

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