So, that’s the main question. It’s out there. In a few weeks I have been a vegan for three years. The first months I dropped kilos as it was pixie dust. Don’t know if it was the non dairy/no egg that di it or the running. I will opt on the running. I still run. I still eat healthy. But I feel big. Uncomfortable. I am in good shape. I ran 61 km last weekend and I could have done a lot more if it wasn’t for the rain (read previous post, I won’t repeat myself). But, since I have no race planned until April 2018 I have a few months to actually do something about it.
- get batteries for the scale
- get on the damn scale.
…and freak out!! Cause seriously, I never once thought it was THIS BAD!!! How can it be?? I eat healthy. I don’t eat sweets. I hardly ever drink any alcohol. I am not a snacks person. But I do like baked goods. And the NO DAIRY BEN&JERRY finally arrived in Sweden so, yes, I fell straight back into my old habits. I missed them so much. My old habits. And the B&J tub. But that alone can’t have made me gain all this weight. All though, I did split with my non-vegan hubby and he’s chubby too.
I have had a turbulent year, not much sleeping, a lot of negativity. It’s been difficult. I read some article that’s impossible to lose weight if you’re stressed. I am sure it’s right. At least it would explain some of the weight. Cause I have been running. Except when I had the never ending throat ulcer. 9 weeks of doing nothing. But I slept.
So, anyway, googling vegan and weightloss I stumbled upon this article by Lindsay Nixon (Happy Herbivore). About how we think it’s ok to eat without limits, to overeat. I mean, I have always been overeating, no matter what I have been eating; but as a vegan it was as if it’s okay – there’s basically no calories in anything from the plants…. The article is called Not Losing Weight on a Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet? Here’s Why (How to Lose Weight) and WOW, I know Lindsay has had a mob after her a few years ago, upset herbivores who didn’t like her becoming so thin. But I need to lose weight, I need to run faster. I need to get control of how much I eat. I can’t let this ruin it for me.
- Activate MyFitnessPal
- Connect MyFitnessPal and Garmin Connect (still doesn’t work. Crap).
- Consider signing up for meal plans at MealMentor.
- Signing up for a free week.
The next 4 months will be strict. I have a lot of work related travelling to do so it will be a struggle. BUT as long as I am prepared, it will be fine.Just fine.