Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reading Up


After watching Forks Over Knives the other night, I am even more sold on this plant-based diet.  If you haven't watched this film yet, I highly recommend that you do so. I thought I was fairly well educated on nutrition and health but I learned so much more about more, especially in regards to heart disease!

Yesterday I hit our local library to gather more research, grabbed the McDougall book and cookbook as well as Vegan Planet.  All are chock-full of recipes which I'll be sharing soon!

Last night Beren and I went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. Since I planned ahead and browsed the menu beforehand, I knew that they had some vegetarian options...

I decided on the veggie fajitas and am so glad I did as they were delicious! I ignored the refried beans and rice that accompanied the meal, found that half of this order was more than enough for me.

I realize I haven't given a weigh-in lately and honestly, there's not much to tell. I've been hovering between 175 and 176 for a while now, hoping that with these new dietary changes I'll see the scale moving again.

Off to read some more...

P.S. as my dear friend Blue Orchid reminded me, there are a zillion calories in margaritas..sigh..which I why I rarely imbibe... now & then, though, an indulgence is called for.

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. My parents really loved forks over knives (I haven't actually seen it). But one that I did watch on their recommendation was "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead." It's about two men who try a raw juice fast. Not having seen "forks" I'm not sure how it compares, but if you're searching for the next thing to watch, give it a try, its on netflix. Jessa and I watched it together and have been trying to juice every day since then (not fasting, just incorporating the vitamins into our existing diets). Anyway, having just found your blog a week or so ago, I'm very proud of you! I know getting healthy is hard work, so I hope it pays off!
    Love, Rachel

  2. Sounds yummy darlin. Painful though how many calories are in a margarita. Only 100 in a glass of wine so that takes a little sting out. Hmmmm, better just stick to my whiskey. Enjoy the day!

  3. Rachel, thank you so much! Love you! xoxo