Friday, December 14, 2012

Question of the week...... 'where do you get your protein?'

It is pretty funny.  I have been asked, 'where do I get my protein?' after sharing that I am eating a predominantly plant-based diet.

In fact questions this week:
    --- There's protein in spaghetti squash?
    --- Everyone needs meat.... why aren't you eating any?
    --- You lost that much weight in a week?  What are you doing throwing up?

Needless to say, I had several face to palm moments this past week.

Three weeks ago, I was gifted the book -- The Engine 2 Diet.  (I had wanted to read it, as I had read several other books similar in philosophies).

Two weeks ago, I cut processed foods and animal products out of my diet.  I have been eating a plant-based diet, enjoying fruits and veggies, and a some oatmeal.  Granted..... I have cream in my coffee, and had a crab cake with an amazing steamed veggie salad, and I had some yogurt the other day.  The difference now, is that the animal products are the garnish or the secondary segment in the diet.

The result:  week one:  I lost 8.9#
                   week two:  I fluctuated a bit with my weight -- hormones, those pesky little things.
                                      But I have managed to not gain any weight this week.  I will know on
                                      Monday the final result of the week.

Regardless of the result of this week, I feel great!  I have more energy than I have in a long time.

I am using this as a foundation and the beginning of a new adventure.  I have two more weeks in this process, and I anticipate more consistency in my running.  I have a half-marathon to tackle in February!