Going Vegan – I’m not dead yet.

Well, I woke up this morning feeling… less hellish.

That is to say, my headache was gone. I was exhausted. But let’s be fair, I have been exhausted for months, if not a year. Ever since I went back to processed food and not working out after last year’s breast cancer walk, I have been tired all of the time. And fat. And blobbish. And run down and sick. And my pants were getting tighter and tighter. And I can see the flab spilling out around my bra. Enough is enough.

So, I am not giving up. I came home at lunch and ate some of my cabbage, tomato, red and black bean soup. Only problem is that maybe I shouldn’t have eaten a cabbage and bean soup before having to go back to work for another four hours. I spent the first three clenching my butt to keep from having gas. I soaked the beans overnight, so I had kind of hoped that wouldn’t be a problem.

Way too much info, I know, but these are the things you have to be aware of! 🙂

Home from work now, just ate some raw cauliflower and an apple. I am going to steam some zucchini and cauliflower and make a salad of green leaf lettuce, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and carrots and put the steamed veggies over it.

I had a piece of sprouted grain bread with my soup at lunch. I don’t know that I am doing well with the grain situation, as the only grains I am getting are brown rice (in yesterday’s soup) and the bread. Getting some fat and protein from the almond milk and almond butter.

I’m sure a great deal of the exhaustion has to do with giving up coffee and that will pass. I figure I need to give myself at least a full week off of caffeine before I start trying to radically adjust my food. In the meantime, despite still being tired, I was able to come home, walk a couple of miles with my buddy, and then come home and dance with him in the kitchen to “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Short work day tomorrow, and then two days off… that will help.

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