This month marks my two year vegan anniversary! Woohoo!
It hasn't always been easy but this lifestyle is so worth it.
I became a vegan mainly for ethical and environmental reasons, so the health benefits are just an awesome bonus.
I used to be very self-conscious about my weight. When I stopped worrying, I felt better and the weight started to drop off.
I don't own a scale but based on pictures, it appears that I have lost weight during this last year.
Here's a picture of me from April 2011
Believe it or not, I actually exercised more in that picture than I do now.
Like LaQuesha says, losing weight is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise.
Here's a side view from last weekend for comparison....
I eat what I want when I want. Some people think being a vegan is about restrictions but it really isn't!
I think counting calories is more work than focusing on eating as a vegan. Overall, I enjoy a lot of the same foods as before (macaroni & cheese and cinnamon rolls), but I can say I also eat more fresh food than 3 years ago.
My motto: As long as it's vegan, I will eat cookies or drink a smoothie at 10 PM. lol
LaQuesha has a great post about her weight transformation through vegan eating and exercise. At her heaviest she was 172 lbs-she's now down to 130 lbs.
Have you lost weight since becoming a vegan or changing some of your eating habits? Let's discuss in the comments.