The last year has brought many changes to my life. They were mostly good changes, but I’m a creature of habit. Consequently, I’ve gained a lot of weight. I know that we are supposed to be proud of our bodies and strive for health at any weight, but I just feel plain uncomfortable right now. I get sick all the time, and my skin is terribly dry. There’s no medical reason why these things should be happening (among others). Something needs to change. That something is the way that I eat.

I can’t go back to eating the kind of crap that I’ve been eating. Though I do follow a vegan diet, there’s plenty of really crappy things that are crappy- Diet Coke, Oreos, Sweet Chili Spice Doritos and Burger King fries, just to name a few. Not to mention all the vegan ice creams, cookies and fried things out there these days!

I’ve purposely waited to be a few days into the new year before embarking on this journey- because it’s not a New Year’s Resolution. It’s a new way of living. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever eat something not-helathy again, but it does mean that the not healthy stuff simply can no longer be the focus of my diet.

I will be starting with the six week starting plan of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. Note, I signed up for a 1-night cooking class before I decided to do this, and it falls right in the middle of this, so there is one night where I won’t be following the six week plan, though the menu for the class looks like it’s in line with the later part of the plan. And I may try to do the 6 week plan longer than 6 weeks. Who knows what will happen? That’s what adventure is all about!

I will be maintaining regular posts on The Picky Vegan, and that is where you will find any new recipes that I come up with and all the pretty pictures. 🙂 This blog will have more of a health focus, as well as act as an outlet for any frustrations I encounter in this journey- as well as the good things I encounter, too!

I start tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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