Monday, October 18, 2010

Commitment

It's been 8 months now that Roland and I have been eating a plant based diet. We just returned from a great week in Idaho where we ate healthy food and worked hard outside and felt wonderful! I have often said that I would continue to eat this way even if I didn't loose weight and the last 2 months have proven that.

In the last 2 months I didn't loose any weight, mostly because I was nibbling on extra bread, nuts and the occasional goody at a party. I also stopped exercising - no good reason to stop but I did. I didn't gain any weight, but my steady 2 lbs-a-week-loss came to a screeching halt. Well, I miss that weight loss so I am going back to the Eat To Live 6 week plan which means that everyday I will try to eat:
  • 1 pound of raw veggies
  • 1 pound of cooked veggies
  • 5 pieces of fruit
  • 1 cup of beans
  • 1/2 cup whole grains.
Holy cow that is a lot of food! 

Last week I cut my long hair short as a reward for loosing 50lbs. It was a big change and kinda scary to do, just like changing my eating habits! But Oh! It has been so good for me!
I love this new hairstyle and feel like it is more "me".

I already started the exercise 3 weeks ago and I am back to running 2x a week and doing a ridiculously difficult workout at the YMCA 2x a week. Already, without cleaning up my eating, I have lost 3 lbs. Exercise is key in a healthy lifestyle. Oh, but I don't always like it.

So today I go out to buy more spinach, almond milk, bananas, and hopefully some smaller workout clothes!

What I ate today before 12:00:
  • Green Smoothie
  • 1 cup oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon
  • big leafy green salad
Planned snack:
  • Pita with Hummus and cucumber
For dinner tonight:
  • veggie stir fry (peppers, cabbage, onion, tofu, wild rice, seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, Braggs Liquid Aminos, and sesame seed oil [just a bit]- so good!)
  • salad
  • WATERMELON (might be the last of the season - big sad sigh)
There is no way this meets the 6 week food intake requirements. It's hard to eat that much food.

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

I still need to email you... I love your haircut!

Annie said...

Gorgeous you and new haircut!
You are inspiring me. Really.

Debbie said...

I really really like your new haircut. From your previous post about Ike's reaction I was seriously thinking it was a pixie cut or something and then I was prepared to say something like "ohhh, how...adventurous!". But I really, really like it!

the wrath of khandrea said...

i am appreciative of you taking the shot from an angle where i could also see the back. i really like the look.

KDub said...

I want to be on your diet!

Linsey said...

Love it! Love, love, love it! It does look sophisticated and really accentuates your ever-shrinking and super lovely face!

princess singular said...

So does the half a cup of grains that you have include starchy veggies? Just curious. Very inspiring blog!!! I just got my hair cut shorter to celebrate my loss on your plan too!!

Kristen said...

Love the hair!!!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Love the hair! You look so healthy! I've been getting back into my exercise routine again... it feels good.

Sally said...

I love the haircut. Please keep posting your daily menu, it helps me and motivates me. :)

Julie said...

You look AWESOME my friend. I love the new hip hair. It really suits you. Can't wait to see you and learn how to make a green smoothie! (and go to the gym with you because I hate going alone)

Cumorah said...

love it. so stinkin' cute.

Lauren in GA said...

I love your hair, Robin!!!! The back is so sassy and cute!

diane said...

I'm loving this new haircut. You look fabulous. I just sent a link to this blog to a friend of mine who is a breast cancer survivor. She is starting her journey into a vegitarian lifestyle. This is a great resource. I only wish I could have lunch with you.