Day 7 & 8: One Week of Veganism

Bonjour! Ola! Tach!

Thank you for returning to my journal.

I started my job as a screen writer on Monday (Day 7) and due to my tonsillitis, I walk to work. My ‘commute’ is 30 minutes per trip which leaves me walking an hour per day. Considering how poorly I have been eating in the past two days, I really need a little ‘exercise’.

Without realizing, I have let myself get into the habit of eating a healthy, clean meal for lunch or dinner, but then snack on salted nuts throughout the day. And I ate two bags of nuts today because I was so darn hungry. Easily an additional 1000 calories. This way of eating is not what I had intended and then again, I felt like I shouldn’t be too hard on myself as I am just starting, going through tonsillitis and starting a new career.

Today (Day 8), I noticed a couple of things:

  • Frustration
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Endless hunger
  • Having trouble to concentrate at work due to fatigue.
  • Big-time bloating
  • No weight loss yet
  • I underestimated the side-effects
  • My diet does not provide the energy I need
  • Eating vegan at work requires more work than I thought.
  • I probably should turn to a whole food plant-based diet instead.

In order for me to keep it up, I must set some goals. By the end of the second week, I want to have eaten clean meals, fewer nuts and I want to finally have gotten those supplements. I aimed for B12 and D. I would also like to see a smaller number on the scale and find a better way to prepare my meals for work.

Just as the name of this blog implies, my ultimate goal is to lose weight and be skinny by the time I turn 30. I have a little over eight months left to achieve that and it seems impossible at the moment. Maybe I am beating myself up for no reason and I am just being impatient. Maybe my expectations were too high. Or I am just cranky because I am hungry and tired at the same time.

How many of these negative side-effects have you experienced? Which remedies worked for you?

Have a wonderful, less frustrating day and please give yourself a big pat on the shoulder if you have been able to get over this/tried really hard.

Namaste,

Susi ❤

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