30 Day Shred

If you read my blog, you know I don’t exercise. I realize that lack of exercise is the weak spot in my healthy lifestyle journey, so I decided to go old school and pull out the workout DVD, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I started on August 1, 2019. My starting weight was 169.2lbs, but…

Impossible Whopper

Before going vegan, the whopper used to be my favorite burger. When I found out Burger King’s veggie burger has eggs in I thought I would never be in a Burger King drive through. August 8, 2019 everything changed. For a limited time Burger King has launched the Impossible Whopper nationwide. I could not wait…

Vegan in Cleveland: Squash the Beef and Southern Fried Vegan

August has started out to be a good month for vegan pop ups. I have attended two so far and got to try some tasty vegan food. The first one I attended was Squash the Beef. They are a vegan catering company that does pop ups around the city of Cleveland and other locations. On…

Where have I been?

For those who have even noticed, I haven’t posted a blog in a minute. (I am well aware that nobody cares and I’m just writing this post to myself). June was my birthday month and I decided to enjoy the month without any extra distraction. My break has seemed to spill over into the month…

Vegan “crab legs”

This dish was inspired by a Facebook post where someone asked, what was a food you’ve missed since going vegan? Crab legs used to be my favorite food. Now the idea of breaking someone’s legs to eat the muscle doesn’t really appeal to me but I was curious if I could make a vegan plant…

Stop focusing on weight and start focusing on health

The scale is the devil! I say that because every since I bought one I have been obsessed with my weight instead of my health. The scale can be misleading because weight is comprised of water, bone density and muscle, all of which can have an affect on the numbers displayed. I’ve maintained my weight…

The invincible vegan myth

I am guilty of perpetuating the myth that vegans are invisible. Although I fully believe that a whole foods plant based diet is optimal for health and living a compassionate lifestyle is optimal for peace of mind and the environment, I am still susceptible to the occasional flu virus. One of the “selling” points to…

High raw May

For the month of May I’ve decided to challenge myself to eat high raw for the whole month with the following disclaimers: Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is a food truck event called Walnut Wednesday and I will be supporting the vegan food trucks Wild Spork and Mobite Products LLC May 5th and 10th I’m going…

High raw lifestyle plan

I’ve been thinking about how I want to eat going forward. After my last post about processed foods. I realize I have to eat in a way that supports my overall health not just my waistline. I was fully raw for 8 months from November 2016 to July 2017 and I felt great. I liked…

The importance of exercise

I have to confess, I don’t exercise. I know I should since I spend the majority of my day sitting. I sit all day at work and then I go home and sit some more. Although I’ve managed to maintain the majority of my 61 pound weight loss for two years, I used to exercise…