I have been falling of my vegan wagon lately... Since going back vegan after a 8 month hiatus after being very ill last year, I have been very wishy washy. I have essentially fallen off of my vegan wagon.
As some of you know who have been following me for awhile, I went vegan for health issues. I have Psoriatic Arthritis and is interferes with my daily life. Since going vegan, I have felt better than I have for most of my adult life. I have never had an issue with my vegan diet, until I had to stop due to anemia and a very low protein count.
I am guessing that my protein count is so low due to my zinc depletion. Psoriasis patients are all zinc deficient, that with my lowered immune system cause me to shake and stumble sometimes. At other times, I have a hard time speaking, especially if I am tired. Before I was ill last year, I was at my peak physically. I was healthy and lean, I could jog and had unlimited energy. Now I can barely stay awake during the day and I am awake all night long. I am ravenous all the time and craving dairy.... I never had this problem when I went vegan the first time and I am confused as to why this is so hard this time around...
So now this is it!
This is the time for me to stop and smell the hummus! I must stop nibbling and snacking, no more midnight snacks, no 3am snacks. No more meals of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, or potato chips.
Actually, No more....
oil fried anythings
French fries...OH GOD!!!!!
Grape juice and crackers...my favorite snack
Excessive amounts of vegan butter on toast
Until I can pull myself back into shape!
In the last two years since being on steroids and bed rest I gained a whopping 68 pounds, and enough is enough..
I am wearing a size 18....18!!!!!!!!
I am normally a 12/13...Holy Cow!
So why am I telling all of you this..... Because I do not want to be a fat vegan....I honestly do not want to be thought of as a healthy person when I feel so unhealthy....
You can be a vegan and be very very heavy...There is vegan junk food out there people, just ask me!
So here is my basic plan and will be modified after I write this out, because honestly this was a spur of the moment blog.
Eat breakfast before 9am everyday
Eat breakfast period...
Have a full lunch with a salad everyday.
Have two responsible snacks...fruit and nuts
Eat a small dinner with a salad
Eat no later than 5:30pm, even on weekends
Saturday is a treat day, and I can eat whatever I want within reason and it must be vegan...
WALK WALK WALK WALK!!!!
I must get back out there....
I am going to incorporate alot more raw in my diet. Cut back on salt, and drink alot of water...
There I said it.....Now I just have to do it!
Wish me luck, I want to be able to get into my adorable clothes again!~
Why the picture of Angelina Jolie?
Because when I am my normal size....that is what my body looks like! waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!