My journey going 100% vegan for 6 months. November 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010 (And my new life now)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Breakfast and lunch were fine.
Had a call with a client and friend today and she seems very eager to start veganism because of my blog. It is so surprising, and feels amazing that other people derive inspiration from things you write about.
I had a check-up today with my regular doctor - on his scale I weighed in at 250 lbs. He said that was still too heavy. At first I was surprised, and mentioned my 50 lbs weight loss - he was very complimentary. My blood work will be discussed with Dr. Fuhrman in a couple of weeks. While in the doctor's office I picked up the April Men's Health and found an interesting article on 37 year old NBA star (and Duke alum) Grant Hill. The article starts with him saying that back in his rookie year in '94 his pregame meal was always picking one of the fast food restaurants on all four corners of an intersection. It is incredible that these finely tuned athletes would eat so poorly! But the reason why he has continued to play in such an advanced age and stayed injury free is because of his new diet of mostly vegetables and fruit, and no processed foods. He also has miso soup every day!
This morning I could not get up - I just could not get out of bed. Maybe it was a sugar coma. Anyway, I got to the gym after work and put in a solid hour of weights with the arms and chest, abs, and cardio for 30 minutes.
For dinner I went over to P.J. Clarke’s and had the Third Ave. Chopped salad (double order) as well as a side of grilled brussel sprouts – I can’t believe how much I enjoy them!
As I sat down tonight to write I looked at the remaining tiny handful of jelly beans I had left. I will leave it up to you to guess what I did.
You know, while at Clarke’s I would watch seemingly fit people order cheeseburgers and deep friend shoe-string onion rings. It’s like when I go to a state that still allows smoking in bars and it looks so shocking to watch people light up inside. Watching people eat this incredibly unhealthy food makes me shake my head. However, I am very much the libertarian and would never tell someone that they shouldn’t eat so poorly, or smoke, or any other legal, but unhealthy habit.
It is bizarre that I now can’t even imagine eating so poorly!