June Ambitions (Because We All Need a Kick in the Pants Every Now and Then)

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Well, I’m finally back at it again! I’ve been incredibly busy settling in my new house and just when things finally settled down I got a horrific cold. Although I’m not fully bounced back, I am getting off the couch and back on my mission to lose the rest of this weight. I’ve found an article that describes Broca’s index, or the theory that your healthy weight is your height in centimeters minus 100. For me, this is 185-100=85 kgs! I am currently 107 kgs, so I need to lose 22 kgs or about 48 lbs. Even though I’m getting back on track, I feel a bit overwhelmed with the next phase of the journey. For those of you that are halfway through a triple digit weight loss journey, I salute you! I’m really feeling this sense of exasperation at how far I’ve come and how much further I still have yet to go. At the end of the day, this weight isn’t going to lose itself!

I recently had a revelation thanks to a video posted by Rose Lee, otherwise known as the Cheap Lazy Vegan on Youtube. This revelation is not at all related to weight loss, but instead about animal cruelty. Rose posted a video about another YouTuber named Nikki Phillippi. If you haven’t heard, Nikki Phillippi posted a video with her husband about their experience euthanizing their family dog due to aggression issues with their toddler child. Rose responded with a videothat addresses the hypocrisy of the average person enraged about this euthanized dog and how vegans feel about animal rights as a whole.

Well, this video changed my outlook and made me confront my own hypocrisy. There are times in life where you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see. Rose’s video planted a seed in my heart and for the past month I’ve been learning more and more about veganism. I have decided that I want to transition into a vegan diet over the next year. This is a huge change in lifestyle and mindset for me and I’m sure it will take time for me to figure things out—kind of like weight loss! I just feel that this is a change I need to make and my local grocery store has a plethora of vegan options. If ever there was a time to transition, it definitely is now! Just like with sustainable weight loss, I don’t intend to dive into a vegan lifestyle without properly researching what I’m doing and ease into it slowly so I can maintain this lifestyle long term. 

Although I don’t intend to change the subject matter of this blog to that of veganism, I do intend to be transparent about my own diet and what’s generally going on in my head. Veganism is about much more than diet, so it wouldn’t be completely applicable to this weight loss blog anyway. I’ve eaten mostly plant based these past two weeks and I noticed that it is much easier to manage appetite when eating mostly fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and tofu. Here’s to a more sustainable lifestyle for the environment, and most importantly for the animals! 

My June Ambitions Include:

  1. Getting my protein from plant-based sources.
  2. Replacing dairy with plant-based milks. 
  3. Eating 2 servings of dark leafy vegetables every day.
  4. Exercising 30 minutes every day. 
  5. Read at least two books on veganism to further educate myself on the subject. 
  6. Have an amazing 30th birthday this month!

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Remember, always be kind to yourself and keep moving forward!

5 comments

  1. Thanks for another great article. Happy Birthday Amanda!!!! June is my birth month too, but I can’t say that I will be turning 30 🙂

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  2. My wife switched our family to a mostly vegan diet and I’ve noticed that it is definitely better for managing hunger. Also write about or talk about whatever you like. There really are no rules for blogging other than write quality stuff.

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    • Hi there! I’m using the DailyDozen app and I’ve never been on a diet that you can eat about 2,000 calories a day and be stuffed like crazy! I honestly don’t miss meat or dairy all that much. I just need to learn more cooking techniques for vegan food. I’m definitely no chef!

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      • I agree. I don’t lament the loss of meat or dairy. Sometimes I eat dairy and meat and think “wow! That was good…”but it’s more about the preparation and season. Guys especially freak out when I say I don’t eat much meat, but you truly don’t miss it AND when your joints feel better you really don’t miss meat.

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