I have once again jumped on the vegan bandwagon and it has officially been one month. Here’s what I’m feeling.
- The biggest change physically is how much lighter, less lethargic I feel.
- My digestion has improved dramatically. My almost constant bloat I usually have has disappeared.
- I realized I do not crave meat or eggs, and this was from day one.
- I’ve probably ate more vegetables this past month than I have the entire year.
- Eating healthy, I’m less hungry. I’m assuming because I’m eating more nutritious foods.
- I feel good about what I am putting in my body and what I’m keeping out.
- I’m much more of a conscious consumer in general.
I went vegan earlier in the year for 3 months and stopped due to how fat and mushy I was getting. This time around I am actually unintentionally losing weight. The difference is I’m keeping the breads/tortillas/pastas at a minimum. I’ve also implemented 3 veggies/fruits minimum per meal. Lastly, a handful of nuts is very satisfying when I’m feeling the munchies.
The hardest part of eating vegan is figuring out what to eat. I read somewhere it helps the beginner vegan to have 10-15 go to recipes. I probably have 3 at this point. So my goal is to get 10 easy vegan recipes under my belt to start the new year off with (and without chickpeas. Turns out, I hate chickpeas. Bummer.)
This book about Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok is the impressive account of their love for each other, and their importance in FDR’s policies being made in this era. It is the perfect read in todays times with women’s issues being on the forefront. The strength of both these women is inspirational for everyone.
NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee is the perfect soft gloss pale pink.
I’m probably late to the party on this one, but a foundation brush makes all the difference….especially for those of us that are make up challenged. BTW: It Cosmetics are awesome and PETA approved.
I’m just going to say it works.
Snow in Monterrey is rare, so this is very exciting! Finally, I can wear a sweater!
My favorite francophile author Jamie Cat Callan is coming out with a new book Jan 2nd. Mark your calendar or preorder now.
I never miss “Love Actually” during the holidays. “Love the Coopers” is giving it a run for it’s money. A must watch Christmas movie to put a smile on your face.
Today we went to the outskirts of Saltillo in an area people have cabins big and small. There are actually free roaming buffalo there. We were lucky enough to see them. Clearly, they are used to being around humans and it was pretty amazing.
Sr. Elizondo and I had breakfast at Trust, a vegan cafe. I ordered the vegan chilaquiles. They were so delicious, even Sr. Elizondo (carnivore supreme) loved them. Now if I could just recreate them at home.