I'm getting married!
Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM
Hey fellow veggies
So, I'm getting married this coming Christmas Eve (I just got engaged, but we thought it would be nice to surprise the whole family on Christmas Eve since everyone will be together). What does this have to do with going vegan? Well, getting married also means fitting into a wedding dress!
My goal is to lose 15 pounds by Christmas Eve (perhaps sooner if it's doable for dress alterations). For the past week, I've eaten TONS of beans, lentils, quinoa, usually rolled oats and blueberries for breakfast, and I'm making it a point to add at least 2 cups of raw, leafy greens (romaine, spinach, etc.) into my diet daily.
People constantly say "carbs are the devil", but if I stay away from them in processed form (no bread, etc.), do you all think 15 pounds is possible? I still enjoy sweet potatoes and the occasional standard potato, but would it be smart to cut those out as well?
My main concern is I want to make sure I'm getting proper nutrition and actually enjoying my food while also seeing progress. For example, last night I had garlic fries (baked) as my reward for eating so well all week.
Anyway, all tips would be GREATLY appreciated! Happy eating, everyone!