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Eating whatever I want for four months has led to ...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Weight gain! Up to 188 lbs... hard to believe that five years ago I was down to 167 lbs. Alas, I stopped exercising, abandoned my vegan diet (hard to believe!), and generally stopped all self-care.

Starting tomorrow, it's back to VFB (veggies for breakfast) followed by all the green veggies and starchy vegetables I can eat. I'm giving myself one week to get reacquainted with a plant based diet. After that I'm diving in for three months (at least) with an SOS-free (sugar, oil, salt) plant based meal plan to try to knock off 12 pounds. I will pair that with 60 minutes of exercise EVERY DAY!!! My goal is to lose 1 lb per week for the next 34 weeks, so that by my 51st birthday next May I will be 154 lbs. Totally doable, right?
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  • OOLALA53
    May I ask what the progress is on this plan? tx
    263 days ago
    Thanks! Yes, I will go slow....60 minutes walking is totally doable....I love walking in the fall. I do Zumba Tuesday nights for 45 minutes so only a 15 minute walk needed that day. Thursdays I see my personal trainer for 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes strength/mobility training, so no need to walk that day. I think I can manage the schedule the other days. It's the food/diet that will lead to weight loss. It always works. :)

    To the other poster Losedapounds: ... Measurements are an EXCELLENT idea.

    480 days ago
    Hurray! It's good to see you! Fresh vegetables rule! I have no idea about weight loss but your nutrition plan sounds wise to me. Exercising one hour a day, if you haven't been exercising in some time, on the other hand, sounds problematic. Challenge that is still fun is the way to go rather than white-knuckling-it for the sake of a conceptual aspiration. The idea is to take care of you and bring you to a healthier place. Maybe mixing up days of walking outdoors with a few days a week of some indoor structured stuff. Maybe just walking every day to begin with; taking delight in being alive, finding and loving that you have a body that will move and take you out in the world, that could be enough of a paradigm shift to keep the nutrition eating thing on point. Do you know about Michael Moore's walkwithmike? https://michaelmoore.com/walk-with-
    mike/ I like what he writes in the, "Why I walk" description at the bottom. He walks 1/2 hr a day, every day. That every day bit sounds like a challenge to me. Getting a sedentary body moving again feels wonderful and is motivation to keep on some healthy nutritional aspirations. Feel good! I'm saying all this for me too. I need to be outside more, less sedentary, and clearer about what I put in my face. Your biog has helped me think about this. Thanks!
    480 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2019 8:05:25 AM
    Wonderful. You may want to take measurements too so if there are weeks the weight doesn't budge (if your metabolism is like mine) you may notice the measurements improved, especially given the exercise piece. Sometimes when I increase exercise I gain from water retention or glycogen for a bit, but the measurements start improving before weight does. It's worth it because of the health benefits of exercise. Cheering you on as you do this!
    480 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2019 6:45:04 AM
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