Monday, March 15, 2010

Pants Falling Off

Roland's pants fell off of him yesterday. He was walking up the stairs and they slid right off. We have been "vegan" (I love that label!) for a month now and people's pants are falling off. Not my pants, of course.

In the past month I have lost 18 lbs and Roland has lost 22 lbs!  Last night we talked about if we would keep eating this way if we stopped losing weight and decided that we would. This has turned into something bigger than losing weight (although that is VERY important to me). We both feel like we could eat this way the rest of our lives. Why?
  • The food tastes better. I am tasting the real food rather than the salt, sugar, butter, dressing, and gravy that I used to dump on the food.
  • I feel better. I wake up refreshed and hop out of bed after 6 1/2 hours of sleep ( I used to need 8).
  • The dark circles under Roland's eyes are nearly gone.
  • My hangnails are gone.
  • We don't even miss meat. Roland says he misses cheese, but I don't.
  • My kitchen is cleaner. Veggies are so much cleaner than animal products.
  • I can run - On my old diet I doubt I'd be able to keep up with my younger skinnier running buddies.
  • PMS might be a thing of the past.
  • Eating veggies and fruit is starting to get easier and easier.
  • I am free of cravings. I don't crave anything at all - except fresh food loaded with healthy nutrients.
We laughed last night when Roland was describing a salad in a wrap and it made him salivate! Whoda thunk? Salivating over raw veggies that aren't dunked in ranch dressing!

Ike is going to do the diet with me "hard core" starting tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if it helps his eczema and asthma. We are going on vacation so my posts might be a little irregular.

Yay for one month!


Sally said...

Wow! One month is a long time! Congratulations!!

Can I tell you again how much I admire you and Roland doing this? It is AWESOME.

mandbrid said...

I showed my husband your blog last night after we watched Food INC. I want to make some changes but I'm SCARED. I'm going to keep following your blog and hope that it gives me the courage! I think you are AWESOME!

Emily said...

Robin, I am so proud of you, and persuaded (almost) to try this myself. I don't think this is the right time, but is any time better than another, or just an excuse?

I hope you keep blogging about this!