WellI made it through the holidays – that was my first goal. The hardest partto mewere the social events. It wasn’t that I was particularly tempted by anythingbut I shied away from eating at most events because I was too stubborn to ask anyone what was in the dishes. So I would often become so hungrythat after I came homeI would scarf down something totally inappropriatelike cheese nachos. Consequentlymy first 2 months into the Vegetarian Challenge has not produced much of a weight loss – in factI think I may have even gained weight (too afraid to jump on the scale). Today being New Year’sI guess I will follow the crowd and set my own resolutions for the continuation of my Vegetarian Challenge:
1. I will prepare better for social events so that even if I do not wish to ask the host about the foodI will at least not become overly hungry and eat junk.
2. I will cut back on the cheesewhich I’m using too much as a comfort food since I can’t have McDonalds Cheeseburgers. I won’t go as far as to completely eliminate itbut I will definitely find ways to cut back.
3. I will truly look to the vegetarian lifestyle for what it is supposed to be – a change for the health of my body. This means more fruits and vegetablespeople!
4. I am going to get back on track with exercisein coordination with my new outlook on my personal health. My family history of heart disease and diabetes scares meand I just turned 42 this week. So I need to take better care of myself.