So, before and afters are AMAZING inspirations, but I'd like to do transitional photos as well, to further inspire (hopefully). One week updates to come :)
My food background:
Vegan and vegetarian as a teen, standard diet for 10+ years. I don't normally eat a lot of meat, but do fall prey to candy and processed food for convenience. I've tried fad diets, pills, over-exercising, even medical treatments. I am way excited to get back to vegan because I know I need the healthy…Continue
This is harder than I thought it would be.. Courage, Dusty! I think I've reached a stage you can see some difference now.
I've been Rawtil4 since 5th January 2014. Today is 29th April 2014.
I struggled from digestive issues my entire life. I always ate (what I thought) was pretty healthy, but I ate a standard meat/dairy/fruit/veg/nuts diet (bog-standard "healthy/balanced"/"had no real idea" diet). However, I did a lot of calorie restriction followed by binging. This wasn't…
I am certain that I was vegetarian for several days to a week before Veganism. I remember having shrimp for the first time and feeling disgusted with my decision to eat animal flesh after understanding the cruelty. That day, the first Sunday in April, I officially stopped eating animal flesh. After several days of vegetarianism, I realized I was contradicting my beliefs by continuing to have a milk and eggs in my diet with Ranch dressings, ice creams, and such. So towards the middle of April…Continue
So I am so excited! I received a proclamation from the county legislator where I work for being a passionate and caring teacher! One of my students wrote an essay about me and the essay was submitted by her Social Studies teacher into a county wide contest. My student won the contest and the county recognized both of us at an official meeting. I have to say, I know I am a good person and have been most of my life, but I owe a lot of the accolades to this lifestyle. I definitely feel I have…Continue
Added by Christina Henderson on April 30, 2014 at 8:13am — No Comments
i feel like total ****, even though i am carbed up, I've been doing this 9 months and still no permanent weight loss. i go home to see my friends in 3 days and i don't want them to see me like this, its even harder when my mom just watches me eat and is like do you really need to eat all of that. i eat between 2500-3000 cals this is where i feel my best so I'm obviously not going to try restricting especially coming from an ed background but i want the weight to come off more than anything.…Continue
I just want to bring up the topic of "food noise". Food noise is the dialogue that we have with ourselves inside of our minds when we think about food or eating. Often people have a bad relationship with food, they feel that it is necessary to restrict restrict restrict. Then when they eventually get low on glucose they break down and eat an entire pizza.
Now am I saying that those people are bad because of the way they think about food? No. Negative food noise is usually conditioned…Continue
Added by Alicia on April 29, 2014 at 11:26pm — No Comments
Yesterday the sun came out after a long time of gray and hail and snow and rain. As soon as I got home from work, I sat in the grass in the sunshine and played with the bunnies and Emma and the dogs. A cute, young couple asked through the fence if they could come play too so we let them. Then, after we dropped Emma off at play practice, Henry and I went to Sunnyside park and walked the steep, grassy hills for 30-40 minutes in the sunshine holding hands. Heaven. Outside. Sunshine. Green…Continue
Added by Debby Stinson on April 29, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It was more difficult than I thought it would be. The most difficult part was eating the amount of calories I needed, not choosing between the Pizza Rolls in the freezer or my bananas and zucchini.
Upon rise I drank some orange and lemon infused water.
This morning I had a berry smoothie and 4 bananas calories ended up being around 800. (late morning) Well I'll be honest I didnt wake up till noon so this was my lunch.
For dinner I had 2 bananas, 3 zuchini, and 2…Continue
Added by Ashley on April 29, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments
It's been awhile since discovering the beauty of 80/10/10. My body is finally healing. It's been a wacky roller coaster ride the past 6 months, but I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I know I'll get to where I want to ultimately be in terms of health, fitness, and well being.
But there's a newer obstacle that I'm really struggling to overcome, and that is extreme negativity from others. This comes in a few different forms, but all are equally as unsettling to me.…Continue
I have never heard a doctor say "you need to eat more meat", only those who say you need to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables contain all the necessary calories, carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals we need to sustain. It is ironic when I hear men say he needs to obtain protein from an animal, when that very animal obtains all of its protein from grass. It is also comical when people insist we evolved by eating and hunting animals and…Continue
Added by Alicia on April 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
We need some vegan input on the comments for this video!
Added by Alicia on April 29, 2014 at 5:14am — No Comments
Had way too much sodium this weekend and woke up today feeling puffy and disgusting. I've been at this for two months now and I weigh more than I have in six years or more, I'm having such a hard time not having an anxiety attack over it at times. My fat clothes are tight at this point. I'm uncomfortable, my confidence level is very low, I don't even recognize myself. I'm having such a tough time keeping my faith in this lifestyle, feeling very unsure if I'm doing it correctly or if I'm…Continue
Mango, Atualfo, raw
Added by VeganPower! on April 28, 2014 at 7:43pm — No Comments
Added by Vegan Negress on April 28, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
One of my go-to food staples. These Super Energy Breakfast Bars really are all good; high in nutrients, fiber and no saturated fat. If you have kids-make 'em. These hearty oat bars store and travel really well too, perfect for on the go or on the road. While the ingredients list looks long, the prep is very easy and the recipe makes enough for at least a week, they're quite dense. I like to whip up a batch on the weekend and enjoy them all week long! If you bake more than 5…Continue
Added by McTallica on April 28, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
feeling like a beep beep beep....pardon some french below.
undercarbed? i don't think so.... but feeling pissed off, stressed with the whole work/school/work routine.... looking around house seeing poor amount of fruit left.. no time to shop... to time to workout... ffflipp floppp fuuuuuuuu
irritated at my puffy round face and round bellyyyy
iirrritated at my skinnn
just feeling very irritable... fml. want to break some dishes or something.... can you tell i'm…Continue
First, I've been vegan for just about five years. So that is not an issue.
I've realized the big factor holding me back from going lfrv though. From a very young age I was taught that emotions were not acceptable. At least to show them. I've had a lot of bad times in my life, like anybody.
I start out fine, but there are days that I wake up and just don't want to do it. The thing is, I'm terrified of that emotional step. When you're longer stuffing down those…