Quinniepoo, congrats on being a weekend warrior! What made you leave the vegetarian lifestyle??
Hmmm... That's an interesting question. My meal choices are still about 90-95% vegetarian. I worked with my MD and, with his blessing, worked out a healthful vegetarian lifestyle. The only roadblock that I ran into were friends and relatives who constantly made ignorant comments, even though I was extremely discreet in my food choices. I never refused to go to any restaurant, etc. as I knew that I could always make the menu work somehow. By being 90-95% vegetarian, ignorant people got off my back, yet my diet remains very healthy. I eat very little red meat, (once a month maybe) no pork and chicken maybe once a week. By doing it this way, I can also enjoy traditional holidays (...like Thanksgiving) without throwing my intestines into a tailspin the following day. lol After you follow a vegetarian diet for a length of time, suddenly eating meat is a really bad idea.
How's the vaca going?? Still basting yourself with canola oil? lol
Reached 30 lb. Weight Loss Goal April, 2010
Fighting The Battle to Maintain
Hi, Quinn. That's great how you do vegetarian. Funny how some people think you have to eat meat to be healthy. Just shows the critics are uninformed as to the number of ways to get the same nutrition, especially protein.
Mike, I like the aroma of olive oil. Does it turn your GF on?
Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
FitDay starting weight 1/17/2011 240 lbs.
Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
Weight 7/13/2014 224.6 with an eye on "Onederland"
Wowza...no way I can catch up on this many pages! I'm jumping in quickly to get back in the good habits before Monday starts.
Had a lovely vacation. Food-wise, it was a mixed bag; we had some wonderful dining opportunities and I didn't deny myself anything, but I was also very active. Lots of ocean swimming, two evenings of tennis, a 14-mile bike ride, and then walking all over town the last two days. I came back with a renewed commitment to put some limits on my schedule so I can continue to exercise and shop for and cook healthy meals.
Today is laundry and proofing six reports from my postdocs that were in my inbox, but otherwise I can feel caught up and hit the ground running tomorrow, maybe even literally . Hope you all have had a good week and a most excellent weekend!
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Busy day in the kitchen - got three batches of jams and jellies canned. Weeded and watered a couple more gardens. And then parked my butt in front of the tv to watch "Thor" while eldest son made supper (he had spent the majority of the day playing vidiot, er, video games)! Had put my foot down - hey - how many calories does that burn?