Howdy! Things have been going excellent in my little world! Thought I would update the blog this morning on what I have been doing. Today marks 40 days since going vegan (will be 6 weeks on Thursday) and I haven’t felt better!
Last week I lost 3.4 lbs without even focusing or trying, just eating good food and enjoying. It’s been liberating, to not log food or focus on calories. I was never a calorie counter, but I did keep a close eye on my caloric intake through my health journey and would hoover at the 1,300 calorie mark (my splurge days were around 1,500). I mentioned before that I did log my foods the first week when I switched to vegan, not for calorie watching but I wanted to watch my nutrients (protein, calcium, iron, etc) and be sure I was hitting those goals, also what foods helped what, etc. I recommend anyone doing this when you switch to vegan!
I may do a little post on Jess Uprooted about tips and such on how to switch to a vegan lifestyle for anyone interested! I would love to share what I have learned, what worked for me, etc.
A little weight loss update! Since I switched to vegan, I have lost 6.4 lbs. Weight loss isn’t as fast as it used be now that I’ve lost 95 lbs and I’m ok with that! This morning I am only 5 lbs away from reaching the 100 lbs lost mark again, finally!
What I find interesting, is that last year around this time I was also trying to reach 100 lbs lost and I remember hoping to reach it before my birthday on the 21st, but I didn’t end up reaching this goal until July. I have a feeling I will reach 100 lbs lost in June this time, but time will tell… Aunt Flo is right around the corner and she tends to unpack quite a heavy suitcase (meaning, I usually gain 3-6 lbs that week) lol!
Also, I stopped running after June 21st last year and picked it back up in the late fall… Currently, I haven’t really ran in over a month, I did do a .34 mile run a couple weeks ago but I’m not really counting that. I’m repeating these patterns again just like last year, but there is a new key player in this right now… it’s my relationship with food, which has changed drastically for the better. I’m still losing weight despite not running. Last year when I stopped running, I also stopped eating healthy and the pounds started adding back on (around 23 lbs in total). So, while I’m not running right now, I’m still losing weight! Glad history isn’t repeating itself entirely lol! I feel like my new found relationship with food and my new lifestyle with veganism will only help me this time around.
Running has been on my mind all weekend! I want to run, I just hate running on the treadmill. I didn’t mind it when I had a choice to run on the treadmill or outside, then I didn’t mind jumping on it. But now that I have no choice but to run on it… I don’t want to. Funny how that happens! We are hitting 113º by the end of the week and I just can’t do outside running, no matter how early I go out (which is hard anyways since my daughter is home for the summer on break). I’ve learned that 50-60º is my comfort zone outside when running, 70º is ok, but anything over 80º and I start having breathing issues with wheezing and a tight chest.
I have several virtual runs to do but I’m not worried about them, I will do them each when I get back into running. They will be there on my shelf in the packages until then. But I do want to do one on July 1st, it’s the Rise Up 5k that I signed up for. It’s a live event that is going on in 300 cities and also had a virtual option. I want to run the same day everyone else is, so I will be doing this virtual run that day… I don’t care if I have to walk it all, it will get done on my treadmill since the cause means so much to me. You can read about it here – you can use my code 22129 to get 10% off too!