Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Til Tuesday

Yesterday I think I decided that I may have gone temporarily back to being 100% vegan. In the past month my weight has increased, started to decrease and now is a bit stalled.


Although I highly suspect it was the drinking (empty calories), plus the poor eating while drinking that has kept me from my goal of being 225 lbs, I just want to reintroduce more discipline in my life. My veganism promoted discipline for me. Obviously, skinless chicken and fish is a part of a healthy diet found in Eat to Live, but, for me, when in doubt, go back to what worked in the past. Short-sighted, I know, but I am a little frustrated and I know what worked in the past.

Giving up the drink would be easier too, but, I'm sorry, this culture demands that I share a drink with people. This week alone I am meeting an old boss, an old co-worker, my old assistant, and my cousin from LA. Yes, I could drink seltzer with all, but it, and maybe this is where I have a fundamental problem in thinking, it just seems rude. I experienced too many people who were disappointed that I did not share a drink with them during my vegan quest. So, one glass of wine is all I will have.
Yesterday, I had a banana, then oatmeal, then my salad, but I did not go to the gym because I had a golf instruction at lunchtime. For dinner I just munched on cherries, by far my favorite fruit. And then I made a smoothie. That was it for dinner and I got a stomach ache, not terrible, but I felt bloated and sore. Maybe I had too much fruit?

I am now about to head for the gym. You know who has become my motivator? Some guy on my floor that I do not know. He is a chubby, bespectacled computer programmer or something. Everyday, like clockwork he goes to my gym. Looking at him on the street you'd never imagine him having a gym membership, but he goes every single day. Anytime I am feeling like I don't really have time to go, I watch him lope by, and I just shake my head, grab my bag and head to the gym.  Oh, there goes Lumpy, I gotta go....

6 comments:

Vegan Epicurean said...

I understand going back to veganism. You gotta stay with what works. ;-) I know you will get to your target.

It is very tough not to drink with friends. We battle this one often too. Sometimes it is just the right thing to do. Enjoy the vino for me too!

Ali

Wendy W. said...

I have never posted to you before but I can't resist now! I have been reading and HOPING you would go back until you met your goal! I'm rooting for you!!!

Terrence said...

thanks Ali, and thanks for writing Wendy, really appreciate it!

AW said...

I wonder if the stomachache is a bit of detox. Anytime I cheat for a few days, then head back to the vegan league, I have a bit of detox the first couple days. Hang in there!

Terrence said...

detox could be a culprit

Terrence said...

detox could be a culprit