Not “may I” but “can I.”
I’ve been thinking for the last couple of days about when I was most successful losing weight. It was when I was following the old WW core plan. And with just a few adjustments, that core plan could also be a vegan plan.
I liked when I wasn’t eating meat. I felt good, except for the whole tongue pain thing near the end when I gave up and started eating meat again. And I remember trying to be vegan for a couple of days. It was hard. But see, I was still drinking gallons of soda. Soda isn’t, in any possible way, good for the body. I’m thinking maybe it wasn’t missing the vitamin B12 that was causing the tongue pain as much as it was all that soda.
So if I can do this, I think I shall. I ordered a couple of vegan cookbooks yesterday from BN, and bought another at HPB today, and rounded it out with yet another from BN. And I’ve been doing some research to get ideas on how to make it a little less complicated.
Like today’s lunch. I got a spinach-veggie wrap from Jason’s, without the cheese, and some fresh fruit. I found that it didn’t need the cheese for a creamy layer, because the guacamole provided the nice creamy texture, and it didn’t need the cheese for flavour, because I find the spinach, mushroom, and guacamole plenty flavourful. And the fruit certainly didn’t need the creamy dip they provided–the purple grapes were almost obscenely sweet.
I’m not even bringing it up with Joe. When he’s home, I’ll eat what I have to to avoid getting him freaked. I know that he shouldn’t have a problem with my choosing to be vegan or not, but he does, so I’m just not even going to talk about it with him. He’s on the road enough that I’ll get plenty of good food without any hassle, and I’m on my own for breakfast and lunch even when he is in town. I’ll let him know I’m doing the WW core plan, which he thoroughly supports, and there you have it.
Who knows–maybe after 6 months of this I’ll decide I don’t need surgery, which is what the insurance company wants anyway. And if I do still think I need it, I’ll be in a lot better shape and have better habits.
Taking a deep breath. Okay. Here I go!