Category: health

50 Things

One of the first steps in setting your intentions or goals for the future is to just do a brain dump by listing 50 things you want … if money were no object, if anything was within your reach … how would you spend your time? Where would […]

Vegan-iversay

On January 30th I celebrated one full year of eating a plant-based diet and about six months of being vegan. I say that because in the beginning it was just about weight loss and health for me, I hadn’t made the connection to the animals. I wasn’t consciously […]

My Weekday Evening Routine

Last week I discussed how following a routine makes my life better and I shared my usual weekday morning routine. This week I am focused on my evening routine. Typically Monday through Friday I get home from work between 4:45 and about 5:15 pm. I am not going […]

New on Netflix: Rotten

There’s a new documentary series on Netflix called “Rotten” that I started watching this week. I have only watched the first episode so far, but it was very interesting and I will definitely continue to watch more. The series is dedicated to investigating corporate corruption in the food […]

My Weekday Morning Routine

One thing I have learned about myself is that I am happier, more productive and efficient, and just function better in general when I have a routine that I follow. I think I spent about half of my adult life coming to this realisation, that I not only […]

I’m Normal!

On Thursday I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon. The good news is I am healing very well, no issues, and they checked my gallbladder when they removed it and it was just stones, no signs of the big C. Woo hoo! I am a normal human […]

Back in Elementary School

Yesterday I had my required appointment with the Dietitian. Let me tell you, in the hospital when the doctor told me I needed to see a dietitian because eating at McDonald’s is not healthy and eating ham or bacon is not low-fat, my head nearly exploded. And when […]

On Being Vegan in the Hospital

I was admitted to the hospital early on a Friday morning. I hadn’t eaten anything much of substance since breakfast the previous Sunday morning when everything started to go wrong. Anything I had consumed Thursday evening got thrown up in the wee hours. Friday morning I was allowed […]

A Year of Firsts

With only about a month left before we ring in another New Year, I can’t help but reflect upon the recurring theme of this year — 2017 has certainly been a year filled with firsts … My first time adopting a whole food plant based diet. My first […]