Monthly Archives: November 2018

WEIGH IN UPDATE

Happy Monday to all. I would first like to begin by expressing my sorrow regarding the California fires. I lived in Los Angeles twice and we spent our weekends in beautiful Malibu, and we also lived in San Francisco. I’m just heartbroken for the people and animals and those in the wake of the fire. California is my adopted home and my friends there are my family. 

Update on my progress in the last week. I weighed in today, and for the second week my weight stayed the same. I weigh 182 lbs. in August I was 192 lbs so I’m happy I lost ten pounds. I admit last week I didn’t focus as much as I should on a clean diet, I stayed within my calories but I ate a little more vegan junk food than I should have. I try to only eat vegan convenience food once or twice a week but I gave in and had a veggie burger or two. It’s ok, this week I will do better. I’m planning to focus on routine, fitness and nutrition this week. 

We are moving into the holiday season, and even as a vegan it’s not easy to focus and not gain weight. My goal is to be in the mid 170’s by Christmas. We are having our first vegan Thanksgiving. I’m really excited to be living my most authentic life.

Our food drive for the Houston Food Bank is in full swing, as is the toy drive for Toys for Tots; courtesy of the kind people I get the pleasure to work beside. These are my last two charities for this particular project. After these two charities I plan to continue this blog as a vegan weight loss and fitness blog, but I will no longer be doing charities with each ten pounds. I’m planning a new project to help others,  and I will be posting about that at a later date. My plans to launch this new giving project are in February 2019. My goals are to really focus on changing my health and fitness on this blog, and keep my philanthropic goals separate with my new project.

We have been through a lot the last few years, but I feel the tide is about to change. A lot of good things are happening and we may be in transition again. I’m excited about the future and all new opportunities for both of us.

Life is definitely a road trip of hills and valleys, but it’s the people you meet along the journey that matter. They are with you as you navigate the lows and highs. Drive steady my friends. We all are here for one another to take the wheel when needed. 

So much love and light and prayers for my beloved California and to my California family we are with you in heart and spirit.

HOLIDAY GIVING

As I sit here with Spanky my Siamese cat on my lap I contemplate happiness and goals. We are cooking a late night whole wheat rotini with  vegan sauce. We are listening to Christmas music and all is well in our world. Problems be damned, you still have to live and we choose to live happily ever. 

Today I weighed in and my weight stayed the same. I weigh 182 lbs. in August I was 192 lbs so I’m happy with staying the same. I pretty much got my vegan clean eating down, and I do enjoy a little vegan fun foods on my days off. I am working on my workout schedule. Today we went brisk walking near the water and it couldn’t of been lovelier. The warm breeze felt like heaven. It’s easier to be happy than to be miserable. I choose happiness. I will achieve my goals because I’m dedicated and determined. My body is my temple not my trash can. 

I am doing two charities with my co-workers and management at Red Lobster here in Houston TX. I couldn’t be more grateful to The the people I get to work beside. They are the kindest and most generous bunch and I’m beyond lucky to be there. 

We are collecting can goods for The Houston Food Bank and brand new toys for Toys for Tots. What a wonderful way to kick of the Holiday Season. I’m really so excited to be part of such a giving team. 

Spanky has decided to finally move so it’s time to have dinner with James. So much love and light to all. 💕