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Day 2832:

Good morning people! Sitting down to type and realize how much I miss it. I have my computer, my fudge fat bomb, and my bulletproof coffee or keto coffee.


Recipe:

1 serving of your favorite coffee (black)

1 tbsp of coconut oil

2 tbsp of coconut milk (or heavy cream for you non-vegans)

5 drops of liquid stevia (I use chocolate flavor)

To switch things up a bit, sometimes I like to add in a tbsp of (unsweetened) cocoa powder or a tbsp of peanut butter powder.


If you’re interested in the delicious fat bombs, recipe here—–> Fudge Fat Bombs

A note for that one, I like to roll it in unsweetened coconut flakes!


 

I had off yesterday, which is normally my food prep day, but I didn’t do it so I get to rush around and do it before work today, lol. I do food prep meals for me and the husband so that when it comes time for work, it’s just grab and go. He usually makes himself a couple of chicken breasts, mini meatloaf, steak strips for riceless stir-fry, and other things along those lines, plus his side veggies. Mine is way easier. I usually have tofu or seitan on most days with zucchini noodles, spinach, roasted mushrooms, kale, etc. I actually really like doing the meal prep so that I can just grab my lunch and 1-2 fat bombs and head on my way.

I don’t feel very restricted surprisingly. The only differences that I really made was to take bread, rice, and pasta out of my diet and add in more avocado and coconut oil. I can honestly say that I feel good. I thought I felt amazing when I switched to a plant-based diet but this feels even better.

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This is my lunch today! Kale, mushrooms, onions, sauteed in coconut oil, salt, pepper, and hot pepper flakes with a side of Beyond sausage. It’s gonna be a yummy day!!!!!

 

It’s so hard and so frustrating to get through to people. I see so many people around me every day that are sick, overweight, struggling with mental health issues, diabetes, etc. It is hard to see that and not want to shake people and say STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF! It is an easy change. I’ve lost 40+ pounds and kept it off. I am no longer pre-diabetic, my blood pressure returned to normal, since I am not consuming animal products, my cholesterol is only at 115 (anything 150+ is a very high risk for heart attack). People make fun of me and tell me that they have grass clippings for me to eat, they ask me where I get my protein, if I’m nutrient deficient, blah blah blah… but you know what? I’m okay with that. The whole time they are mocking me I’m just laughing on the inside. The average life expectancy of a vegan vs. an omnivore… 10 more years for the vegan. Mock away! My food is filling, delicious, and it’s fuel for my body. I don’t need something else to die in a violent way to sustain myself. ❤

 

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Life’s Journey 141

Day 2831-

Well, I’ve been on the keto diet (vegan of course) since around 6/1/2018. I started at 183lbs and 33% BMI. Today I weighed in at 172lbs and 31% BMI. 1% more and I am overweight and NOT obese. I can honestly say that I feel much better with just those 11lbs gone. My pants are falling down, I don’t over eat anymore, and I think my sugar addiction is pretty much gone.

I am tired today but I figured that I would touch base and give an update.

Check out more info on my Insagram to keep up to date with yummy meals and milestone weight checkins!

 

https://www.instagram.com/miss__cherise/

 

Until next time. ❤

 

 

Life’s Journey 138

Day 2583:

Soooooo, I’m super excited! I’m down 15 lbs and 2.8% body fat! I have more energy, I’m happier, less anxious, just overall better. My cravings for fast food and other stuff have gone away. I didn’t even know that that was a thing.

So, I’ve heard so many things that ignorant people have said since I went vegan. Here is some of the list:

  1. Oh so you hate your life?  What???? I love my life, duh, that’s why I did it! I want to be healthier and live a longer, better, more enjoyable life!
  2. hmmmm bacon is soooo good though! kk, enjoy it! I’m not stopping you, I promise.
  3. But vegan food has no flavor! ummm… no. You are so wrong if you actually believing that mess. I can make anything delicious and flavorful. I have so much variety and amazingness to my meals. It’s not all celery and carrot sticks people!’
  4. Tofu is gross though, you’re nasty. I mean, that’s your opinion. I think it’s funny though that some of the people that say that… haven’t actually TRIED tofu. Crispy buffalo tofu bites…. *drool*
  5. But protein!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, no offense or anything, but if you think that meat is the only way that you get protein, you are a complete and total idiot. 100 calories of ground beef has 4 grams of protein, 100 calories of spinach has 13 grams.
    1. black beans
    2. tofu
    3. nuts
    4. tempeh
    5. garbanzos
    6. broccoli
    7. quinoa
    8. lentils
    9. potatoes
    10. Mushrooms
  6. So I should just give you my lawn clippings, right? Sure dude, because I live off of salad. I think I’ve had 3-4 salads in the past month.
  7. There are so many things that you can’t eat anymore. Aren’t you going to miss it? No. Anything you can make, I can make vegan. That’s just how it is.
  8. Being vegan is soooooo expensive. I couldn’t imagine doing that. The most expensive things that most people buy as far as groceries go are meat, cheese, and eggs. Since I went vegan, I spend less at the grocery store.
  9. How long are you going to do that? Well, depends on how long I want to live healthy I guess.
  10. Vegans are weaker because they don’t eat meat.

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So, next time you think you are being cute or funny by saying any of these things, 1. your opinion means nothing to me 2. you’re talking out of your ass 3. I didn’t become vegan without doing any research. 4. Not all vegans are all about save the animals, I know that my clothes are made from animal products and I don’t plan on eating my pants.  5. My decision to become vegan doesn’t have any effect on  you at all so don’t worry about me.

Just because I decided to do something for myself that is much healthier doesn’t mean you have to try and put me down because you don’t agree with it. Do some research before you open your mouth. You do you and I’ll do me.

Bring each other up, don’t put each other down. Know better, do better.

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Day 2518:

Food is getting more and more yummy. I am thankful that something like Pintrest exists! I can type in “vegan buffalo bites” and it shows be a ton of recipes with all different ingredients. My friend sent me this awesome article this morning:

Veg News

So that’s awesome! Also, I really want to try jack fruit!

Heading to  my sister’s house today for 2 days. Packing some yummies with me. Avocado, my “fake” chicken, and some roasted garlic that I made. yum yum!

Life’s Journey 132

Day 2517:

Ugh, headaches. Meat detox headaches are the worst. Just a part of the process. I know that it will only last a day or 2, so I’m fine with it. Made some yummies today!

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Yummy Kidney bean burger with vegan pepper jack cheese, vegan mayo, and super fresh onions *cries*. Five guys fries were definitely a nice treat as well as some asparagus sauteed in coconut oil… and I veganized my Great Grandmother’s cucumber salad. I was nervous about doing that but it tasted EXACTLY the same. I wish she was here to try it.

Dinner was just as good, if not better!

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Fettuccine with sliced portabella mushrooms, asparagus, and a yummy pesto sauce (EVOO, basil, garlic, toasted pine nuts, and fresh cracked black pepper). Of course I got all of the mushrooms since no one else in the house eats them besides me. Their loss, I make them sooooo yummy. I could eat this all day.

Come on guys! Hit me with some recipes! I want to try everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!