Hi! So welcome to my little home in the blogosphere. Just a couple of things about where I've been and where I'm heading.
I've been on a "journey" for over 4 years to drop weight and keep it off. Long story short, I turned to vegetarianism a little over a year ago both for health and ethical reasons. Shortly thereafter it seemed veganism was everywhere I turned. Maybe it was divine intervention. Two instances really stand out. I started listening to this podcast, "Yell at Your Fat"( a GREAT show, btw) and Wendy, the hostess with the mostess has successfully lost 139 lbs due in large part to her veganism. Not long after I started listening to YAYF, I came across a little book titled Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. I had no clue until I got underway with reading it that it promoted veganism. Well, I took those little inspirations and ran with them. Back in February of this year, I went on a 30-Day "Challenge" and eliminated dairy, caffefine, alcohol, and sweets from my diet. I managed to lose 20 lbs in a month and hit my lowest weight in almost 10 years. Immediately at the end of the 30 days, I came down with strep throat and not long after recovering from that, I herniated two discs in my lower back and have been dealing with sciatica ever since. I became depressed and just didn't care, quickly putting those 20 lbs back on plus 20 more.
Well, enough is enough. I'm in my 3rd week of Weight Watchers and I'm recommitted to learning all I can about vegan cooking, foods, and resources. Here I will share my trials, tribulations, successes, and failures.
Simple. I LOVE dairy. I adore chesse and ice cream in particular and have yet to find a suitable replacement for either. So I AM a reluctant vegan - but I'm working hard to stay committed.
So, thanks for reading and stay tuned!