Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Changes

I've had digestive issues for many years and while I always correlated to eating meat I usually only made half hearted attempts to fix the issue as I really really liked meat, lazy, scared of change etc.

This past week though, officially on June 13th I finally took the plunge and gave up meat, no more beef, chicken or pork.  I'm still eating eggs occasionally and cheese/dairy and sometimes fish but eventually I'll at least also give up fish too. 

So far I feel great with lots of energy!! I've never been huge or consistent on eating vegggies and salads but I'm supplementing that with greens drinks/smoothies now. 

I haven't weighed myself really and I plan not too until July 13 which will be a full month. My focus though has shifted a bit from weight to health but luckily they go hand and hand. 

I'm working out everyday, either walking/running on the treadmill or biking. Eventually when I figure it out I'll start strength training too. 

I'm reading these books or have read them or have them on my wishlist to read:)

enLIGHTened: How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle PointerFood Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 RecipesThe Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel GreatMaster Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!Winning by LosingThe Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our WorldThe China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term HealthLiving Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life

All pertain one way or another to the new changes in my life.  I will be posting reviews up too as soon as my summer break starts at the end of the month:)

Much Love & Healthy Happy Living!


Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

Congrats on making the switch!!!! As you know I recently made the switch as well b/c of ethical/moral reasons, but also because I too had major belly issues.

I also feel way better. I'm a lacto-ovo veg. I eat nothing with eyes, and have found it super easy. there are so many options out there now PC blue menu has meatless chicken fingers and now chicken breasts. I tried (and liked) tofu not that long ago. also have some great veggie recipes. I made a killer lentil loaf awhile back.

Anyway, best of luck I'll be following you!

Fiona said...


Thanks for stopping by...I love some of the PC meatless frozen stuff.Right now I have the "Chickn" strips and the meatless burgers here. I've also picked up some of their blue menus soups that looked meatless.

I'll eventually be where you are in terms on not eating anything with eyes, most likely in the next two weeks.

I was having really ugly stomach pains and I just think meat isn't for me:( I'm also thinking it may be genetics too but who know..I do know that my belly has been happy these days:)


Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

My belly is much better as well -- unless I eat a lot of cheese. Then it's game over.


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