(01-01-2012 09:31 PM)Ish Wrote: Hey Glenn, good to see you on this challenge again. Your posts during the last 21DHL were very inspiring, specially the smoothies and their pics.
Hope to see more of that this year. Losing even 4kg would be great
I'll post a few more this year, starting now.
(01-02-2012 01:22 AM)fireflyz56 Wrote: Hi Glenn, just wanted to wish you good luck in achieving your goals... hope its as much of a success as it was last year for you! (and I would also love to see these smoothie photos Ish mentioned!)
Thanks Kimberly! I might be a bit slow posting this time around, but will be sure to grab photos whenever I can.
(01-02-2012 05:03 PM)Matt Wrote: Hi, Glenn. Glad to see you joined this year too. I'm sure you have mentioned this multiple times but I how long have you been a vegetarian? When did you give up meat and how easy was it for you?
Hi Matt, good to see you here too! Vegetarian since 2001. It's funny, I came across the facebook page of the girl who'd introduced me to vegetarian food back then who was vegetarian herself. I'd gone out with her for a short time and figured becoming vegetarian myself would make things easier. And I'd always wanted to do it anyway. But on her facebook page I noticed she had photos of fish, chicken, meat pies and so on. Not sure what happened there.
But yes, I found it easy enough. When transitioning, it's good to find a few recipes that are tasty and easy to make. Fake meat options too. In the US when I went to Hawaii and NY, I'd buy those Bocca burgers. They're really nice. But here at home, I would visit the asian grocery stores where they have vegetarian chicken, beef etc. It's usually gluten based, and I'd use that in stir fries.
And I've been vegan since the end of 2002, although I remember eating a couple of birthday cakes when first first making the switch. One of my main reasons to go vegan was this article I read in a magazine called Nexus by a Doctor about why people should not become vegetarian, and should never ever become vegan. It just sounded like he was spreading fear, so I decided to switch to vegan anyway.
(01-02-2012 05:03 PM)Matt Wrote: Ish and Fireflyz56, you guy should check out Glenn's $3 a day vegan meals experiment. It had a lot of really interesting recipes. Well photographed too. I definitely want to try a few recipes over the next few weeks.
Yes, I'm still writing my summary post for that! Christmas, the holiday period and some work have kept me distracted..
(01-03-2012 03:48 AM)xina Wrote: Hi Glenn, Matt just introduced me your blog with full of good recipes! I remember last year when I did this challenge, I learned a lot about raw food from you. Thanks so much for being thoughtful and sharing the recipes with all of us! Keep up the good work!
Hey Xina! Great to see you back here
I'll be sure to keep an eye on your journal for your photos too.
My intentions for this challenge. Basically just getting my weight back to around 75kg. I'll admit, I've eaten a bit too much of the wrong food since before Christmas
Anyway, I'll achieve this by just eating two meals a day, as I did for most of the time last year. But with a bit more exercise this time around.
Oh, and I'll post photos of what I'm eating again to keep myself accountable
I'm quite certain I've been getting enough water
This is what I ate today.
Rockmelon for brunch
Dinner was some grilled veggies (pumpkin, carrot & capsicum), 2 grilled gluten free vegan sausages, some home made hommus and salad.
No calorie lists for me
I believe food needs to be enjoyable, so I don't worry about calorie counting. But I may question any details I see on a product.
This was the smoothie I had for brunch. 2 bananas, the juice of 2 oranges, half a punnet of strawberries and a tiny bit of water.
This was the first paw paw (papaya) to grow on our paw paw tree! I looked out the window yesterday and couldn't see it on the tree. It had been growing for almost a year. So I went out and saw it on the ground. I'd noticed it had gone yellow last week, but was hoping it would grow bigger. Anyway, it was slightly shrivelled up on the ground, with black spots on one side. Below in the bottom right is how it used to look.
But I still had to eat it. I cut off the skin, and the fruit was perfect inside. To be honest, it was by far the best paw paw or papaya I have ever tasted! Really sweet. You wouldn't even think it was paw paw compared to the ones they sell in the shops. Even better than the papayas in Indonesia. The parts that were closer to where the black spots on the skin outside were even sweeter! Surprisingly, it had no seeds inside. I'm guessing that might be due to it being a Red Taiwanese Bisexual. Well, that's the label says it is
After that went to a cafe. I had a pot of chai tea with soy milk and a side dish of 3 falafels. Then I ate some dried papaya on the way home, and that was it for food yesterday.
Sorry Celes, this one would be a bit too much for me! My energy expenditure would vary each day.