Vegan ~ day 8 complete

Well, wow. I’m thrilled and more than a little surprised at the immediate improvements in how I feel (joints aren’t achy, sinuses aren’t clogged, head doesn’t hurt). I’d been forcing myself to eat animal protein despite having to gag it down. It did nothing positive for my longstanding eating issues. Instead, I’d find myself feeling numb while I ate, and consequently eating too much, too wrong, and too often. Beginning Friday, September 16, I’ve eliminated dairy, meat, seafood, poultry, etc. My diet consists of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, potatoes, and soy or rice milk when cooking. I’m eating an estimated 1200 calories per day (tracking on myfitnesspal.com) and this morning I was 5.4 lbs lighter than when I began. I should mention that last week was a serious PMS week and yet I’m not bloated. That alone is worth it! I do find myself forgetting that everyone in the house isn’t eating exactly as I am, and I struggle to find animal protein choices for them at the last minute. Fortunately, they love salmon and I’ve got plenty frozen that can be baked easily.

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