Health document just gave me a headache.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
It feels like it's been forever since I was last here. My 13 pound weight lost had slowly crept back on me and I'm back at that breaking point where I know I have to make a change.
Today I watched that What the Health documentary and it was so depressing I ended up with a bad headache. 1 in 4 Americans are diabetic. Doctors saying it's fat not sugar that causes diabetes. Statistics on just how bad all animal products are, including white meat chicken and fish. By time it was over I was feeling a little hopeless. Part of me wants to say just say, "You only live once, eat what you want". But the other part of me says, "But if you want that one life to last as long as possible, you have to take care of it".
I'm not that far off track. I cook dinner 6 days a week, Sunday through Friday. & I try to make at least half of those meals healthy, like no meat or lots of veggies. We've cut out sodas for over 2 months now and fast food has drastically been reduced to 2 or 3 times a month. Still, I have a bad sweet tooth and my biggest weakness is bread. So the scale hasn't been moving down and I'm feeling like it's time to do more.
So with that being said, and with the encouragement from my husband, we are going to attempt a transition into the vegan life. Slow and steady, as not to shock our senses or our wallets!
I figured I could swap out one of those 6 dinners to a vegan meal and continue to swap 1 more each week, until 6 weeks later we have a full 6 days of vegan meals. That might be a stretch. My family looks forward to our Sunday dinners, which is the only day I demand we all eat together and share a hearty meal. But we'll see. 😊
I don't forsee it being a huge leap of change, but I guess if it was that easy more people would currently be doing it. I just wanted to post about it here too serve as a marker for me. The plan is to start after my 33rd birthday vacation next month.