Monday, July 20, 2009

Ugh.

I've always thought of vegetarians and vegans as the, "oh, you're one of those" types. I thought that there was little validity to what they said and even less to what they did.

Until...
Brian and I decided that we needed a slimdown. A health kick. A diet, if you will. So we decided to eat only fruits, veggies, and drink juice. Here's a little look at our refrigerator:


After about a week of this rabbit diet, I must say, we felt like new people. Our energy was up, our grumpiness was down, and our bodies were really feeling refreshed and renewed. I could eat to my heart's content, as long as it was a fruit or a veggie. I polished off an entire watermelon by myself in 2 days.

Needless to say, that was one heckuva week! But then, we went out of town and off of our diets, so today it's back on the wagon. The slim wagon. I think that's one of the biggest things I yearn for in heaven - a perfect body without the constant weight battle. Ugh.

7 comments:

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm a vegetarian (have been for years) and can tell you a really tasty treat (that's also good for you) is a fruit smoothie. Pile in the fruits, whichever you like, with some milk (I use soy, but you don't have to) and blend. It's especially good this time of year. Granted, it's not a Blizzard from DQ. LOL

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Me too, Lindsey. Can't wait for that perfect body! :) So, what do you eat for supper? Salads? I think I would get super tired of that real fast. I mean, what about....pizza? ;)

Jana said...

I love being veggie. I strictly limit the amounts of ALL animal products in my diet, too.

Walmart sells an asparagus stir fry frozen vegetable mix that I like to roast in the oven and serve with brown rice. It is surprisingly hearty and satisfying.

Shelly said...

Glad you guys are feeling better, but you so don't need to be on a diet!!

SG said...

You go girl! hacres.com is a fantastic site for helping a person change their diet and then stay with the change. It's Hallelujah Acres in Shelby, NC. The main thing with getting off the diet is getting back on which you did without a problem it sounds like. Allow yourself things you want and crave (like brownies) without feeling overly guilty and the transition will be easier. And to Glamorous. . . it's possible to make an awesome vegetarian pizza. I feel soooo much better when I eat Vegan! I found wonderful recipes on TheVeganChef.com Now that girl can cook! I can't believe you've ever had a "body" or a weight problem. It's worth the change just for the good health. Love You.

Michele said...

Maybe that's something I could do...love me some fruits and veggies...but gotta have my pizza now and then!

Glad it's working for you guys!

Hugz,
Michele

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm very impressed! Your fridge looks so pretty and colorful with all that fresh food!