Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 3 of Being a Vegan

I recently decided to get my health into gear and eliminate some staples in my diet. Every now and then I crave a challenge and it is usually health related. I am currently trying to complete a 13.1 mile run every month. So far I been successful! (6 months). I have in the past eliminated the use of a microwave for a year (with the exception of eating at other people's house, which was minimal). I have cut out coffee/caffeine, when lumps were found in my chest. And I of course no longer drink soda :) 

Anyway, last year I tried to become a Pescetarian, which is someone who eats fish as the only 'meat'. That lasted about two weeks. But this time I am dedicated. I know its going to be difficult and I will have to slide occasionally. (I'm such a people pleaser and I don't want to put any one out.) 

I drink Almond Milk (Almond Breeze is my fave).
I take vitamins, especially B-12, which you can only get from meat.
I eat lots of veggies, beans, whole grains, and am trying to eliminate salt :)

I am having a hard time with cheese...I just love it!
Giving up sushi is going to be the hardest. (Please sympathize with me, I LOVE sushi!!!!)

Stay tuned to see if I can do it. 2 weeks we go on a family vaca...I'm really nervous.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

AHHHHH! I got my new camera!! My husband surprised me. We try to stay true to the traditional anniversary gifts. Last year was paper and he wrote me a sweet poem. This year I was dying to find out what creative thing he would do for cotton. I open a card that he wrote and inside revealed a cotton pad that said "1 token". It said to redeem at the computer. Being as silly as I am, I thought that he was letting me use his face wash (which I love). So he brought the computer over to me to reveal my present:

a Nikon D3100!

I've been waiting 10 years for a DSLR!

Now I know that I have been out of practice of taking photos: