Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Bring on the salads, vegetables, fruit, hummus! I am all in!  Why? Why? Why?

Because my health is deteriorating.  I am not fit, healthy or well. I know I know I know, I have been lamenting this issue for as long as I have been blogging. I get motivated with a plan and then a few weeks in, something happens and I ditch.  Well this time I am staying....I am telling you I'm not going (cue Jennifer Hudson).  Now I am more than half-way there anyhow, I mean I don't and can't drink milk, butter, or cheese.  I have a severe intolerance to milk proteins---I mean SEVERE....FATAL!

I must admit I am also wanting to look HOT! I want to recapture my sex appeal (which of course starts in my head) nonetheless, I want to be svelte, I want to have sex in more positions (when you have a fat tummy you just have a tougher time having a partner on top---think beached whale) Anyway I am not being hard on myself, I standing in my reality.  I am fully in love with myself, but my health is not reflecting that love.

I just finished Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book Eat To Live.  I LOVE LOVE LOVED It!  It's packed with such good information and real truths about commitment and discipline and a serious forward by Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. aka Dr. Oz.  This may be tough for some people, but not for me.  My mind is clear and focused.  I gotta make some changes...not small baby-step changes...grand sweeping life changing changes.

It's 2011! I want to be more!  I want to do more!  I want to live more!


Monique said...

Good luck! you go girl!

Lisa said...


I just looked up your blog after finding your business card in a tote bag....all the way back from BlogHer '08. :-0

Congrats on the vegan journey! (I've been mostly vegan for 1 1/2 years.)

Please let me know if you need any coaching in that regards:

Happy New Year and Best Wishes!

chele said...

I admire your enthusiasm. Be patient with yourself and don't get discouraged. I have a friend who lost 20 pounds in three months by paying closer attention to what she ate and walking on the treadmill 3-5 times a week.

Good luck to you!

MsTrayJay said...

I've been trying to do this on and off for the past couple years. It takes a lot of discipline (at least for me) and I applaud your determination. Keep us updated on your progress!Maybe I'll get inspired to begin again :)

Moanerplicity said...

oTAY, Sista. I'm happy for you, b/c your journey is all about putting in the self-work, personal improvements & reaching higher levels of human-beingness, & I definitely applaud that!

As for myself, lemme make sure I've given up the cigs for GOOD, eliminated white sugar & flour, removed beef from my diet, & then maybe we can GRADUALLY move into the Vegan thing!

I'm mos def a work in steady progress. (smiles)