Great post, very well spoken!
I need some advice on dealing with social occasions and appreciate much if you could shed some light on it.
I'm currently working for the China rep office of a big American law firm. Sometimes I have to dine out with clients or visiting partners (mostly native Americans) which poses a big challenge sticking to my dietary pattern. If it's a lunch meeting with Chinese, I normally eat a few bites of most dishes on the table (unfortunately there's slight hope you could find anything uncooked in a Chinese restaurant except the fruit plate as dessert after meal ) bcz even being vegetarian is likely to upset your guests.
In terms of cultural background, I wonder if this is the case dining with Americans. If you tell your guests about your dietary pattern and only sip juice throughout the meal, will that make them uncomfortable? Or could you give me some advice on the alternatives in western restaurant (maybe salad without dressing)? I love my health but I also love my job. I hope you could generously share some experience on balancing on both in a not-so-raw-friendly environment. Thanks alot!
Great post! I just got back from vacation this past week. It was really hard to stick to lfrv! I brought fruit with me and ordered salads at restaurants, but there were too many other temptations along the way...like cookies delivered to our room every night. The good news is while I did gain a few pounds during the trip, 3 days later I'm back to where I was before the trip. Anyway, I know I'll be able to stick to lfrv while I'm home and in my comfortable environment. But while on vacations or certain holidays like Thanksgiving, I know there will be temptations. So a few days out of the year I'm going to allow myself to splurge a bit. But who knows, maybe the longer I'm doing this, then the less I will want to splurge? - It would be great to have a weight loss buddy as well. My husband is supportive of me, but he's not on plan with it. Although I am getting him to eat more salads and fruit lately so that is good. I don't see him giving up meat or kicking his Coke habit anytime soon though...or ever. Anyway, I'm 37 and have about 40 more pounds to lose (lost 10 already) and if anyone would like to be buddies, just let me know! Thanks!
Hey! I'd love to be in your mailing list! ^^
I assure you I've never been skinny, I'm struggling with my weight and have some great ideas and experiences to share hehe
How do I get in? :)
I too would benefit from the support of a 'buddy'. I have @40 pounds to lose. Feel free to email me at email@example.com. ;0).
I'd love to participate as well.
I am just starting the lfrv 811. I live in Alberta Canada and deal with the cold, long, dark winters.
My husband is supportive, and is moving in a healthier direction, but is still a Corpse Cruncher (as Freelee would say).
It would be great to team up with someone for support specific to this lifestyle.
BTW ... I am 5' 5" tall. and have weighed 225 lbs for the vast majority of my adult life. I've shed a lot of that excess fat but am still working on shedding the last forty pounds ;)
I need to be part of this for sure firstname.lastname@example.org
i would also love to have someone to be a weight loss buddy i currently weigh 165 and my goal weight is 115 so i need to lose 50 pounds when i started i was 170 and ive been on and off the diet for about a month and a half now. i also have some recipes that i have come up with now that i am finally learning the proper way to make green smoothies. lol. my email is email@example.com
Dates or other dried fruit are your friend. In case there are no bananas available, always have some dates with you. Focus on fruit that is already ripe when you buy it - for example oranges, apples, melons.