Do you love how I went all hulk rage on the internet creepers and then disappeared into the woods for like two weeks like a crazy mountain man? HAI. I’m back! I’ve shaken off the emo bugs and brought myself back to rainbow unicorn makeup vegan crafty land.
Before I go any further, I just want to thank each and every one of you who supported my angries in that last post. I get weird and quite psycho when I feel my privacy being threatened, but I didn’t feel one ounce of judgment from you guys. Is there anything better than a bunch of awesome ladies coming together in support of a mama bear’s rage? I think not. You’re my favorites.
Now onto the hippie stuff. The Cliffs Notes version of my health/weight loss journey (OMG STOP ME NOW I BELONG ON A VEGAN TREE HUGGER MESSAGE BOARD SOMEWHERE) is that I’ve been vegan for almost a year. That, along with regular exercise, has helped me lose nearly 50 pounds. I hit somewhat of a plateau at the end of 2011 and have hovered around the same weight since then, but am trying to get used to not focusing on that number. I want to focus on feeling comfortable in my body and happy in general, not necessarily on being 127lbs again.
I don’t have a ton of before/after photos because I basically will murder anyone who takes full body shots of me. They ALWAYS end up on Facebook and they’re ALWAYS THE MOST UNFLATTERING PHOTOS OF MY LIFE. But here are a few anyway. Yipe. (I’m 5’5″, by the way. Don’t let the heels fool you!)
Still breastfeeding during this time, OBVIOUSLY. Boyoyoyoing!
I dropped some weight while nursing and then it just stopped around 170. Then I started eating vegan and sh** got real…
I injured my knee and couldn’t exercise for a while, so I stayed the same for several months. I recently started working out again (Zumba, Kettlebell and 30 Day Shred) and am starting to see some positive changes.
I have cheated MANY times and had some ups and downs, but still try to stay on course and plan on eating this way for the rest of my life. I love it, I really do. I’ve gone through several periods of raw-only eating, which was awesome, but is SO difficult to do for longer than a week or so. Plus, raw is just a ton of freaking work and no one else in my family eats that way. Laziness: 1, Morgan: 0
In an effort to bump up the health/crazy factor, I’ve been juicing at least once a day for the past month or so. There are so many benefits to doing this, my favorite being the ENERGY. I am a caffeine addict, no doubt about it, but when I replace my morning coffee with juice, I actually feel more energized, positive and ready to tackle anything crazy internet creepers throw my way! Karate kick! No, but really, I’ve enjoyed the heck out of this lifestyle. Which is whyyyy…
I’m doing a 10 day juice fast.
After watching food documentary after food documentary, most of them being informative but blah, I was told about Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
Super cheesy photo aside, I highly recommend it to anyone, not just the veg-heads. The story is incredibly inspiring and got me pumped about juicing and all the health benefits. You’ll love it. Plus, there are some insane before and afters. I’m such a sucker for those, obviously, haha.
The main reason I’m telling the internet about this is so I stick with it. I’m not perfect and flake out on a lot of the ideas I have, so now I’m being held accountable by all my girls. So today is Day 1 and I’ve had one juice so far (4 carrots, 2 green apples and a small sweet potato) and am about to go make some scary green thing I’m dreading. I CAN’T HANDLE THE KALE.
Here’s to better health, smaller waistlines and not barfing up my green juice!