Friday, July 27, 2012
One year ago today I started out with the goal of a 15 day juice fast. I may have managed to make it only five days, but something happened during those first few days that changed my life. In the last year I have had a few trips and slips along the way, but I have taken each one as an opportunity to learn what my body can and cannot handle.
As most of you know I am predominantly vegan, meaning I eat vegan 90 percent of the time or more. Eating out with friends can be hard especially when there are no vegan options on the menu. I have caved a few times and I admit it I ordered seafood, but I have passed up a lot of goodies at work. It is a process. I am amused at the quizzical looks from several waiters and waitresses when asking about their vegan menu options, but all along I have kept moving taking life one day at a time. I like to think that the changes in my life have been good changes.
One of my closest friends told me this week that I have become a weird hippie girl. When I asked for clarification she said “you eat weird and you dress funny, I mean who wears a skirt as a top.” I just shrugged my shoulders and said that I thought it looked cute. She assured me that it was, but that she would never wear anything like that. Apparently my sense of style is “unconventional” and I have no problem with being outside the box.
I have bought most of my current wardrobe used at thrift stores. Losing 50 pounds requires that pretty much everything in my closet a year ago needed to be replaced with smaller clothes. It has made shopping a lot easier. I fit into almost all larges, some mediums and even occasionally a small fits. It is awesome.
Have I come a long way, heck yes! But everyday holds the opportunity to learn more. Thanks for coming along for the ride. I will be going to the Pacific Northwest next week, so check out my other blog for details on the trip. Enjoy!