From November 2008 through May 2009 I lost almost 30 pounds through a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise, as documented on this blog. Not exactly rocket science, right? For me, sticking to a fitness and diet routine is hard over long periods of time; I’ll often go balls to the wall for several months, then do like nothing for the next several. I really want to be healthier all the time, and stop the yo-yo ways I’ve had in the past. This weight loss is the fourth time I’ve lost 10+ lbs. in my life. No more, I say! I aim to be physically active at least 3 times per week, and eat well most days, but I still have challenges.
In May 2009 I went vegetarian and haven’t looked back since. The few times I’ve eaten fish, chicken, or turkey since then just haven’t been that great, and I really feel good knowing my diet is helping to reduce environmental stress and animal suffering.