One Step at a Time

23 01 2012

And so begins week five of my switch to a (mostly) plant based diet.   I shed two more pounds this last week.  I was looking for more but I did go a little off track on Saturday, so I’m not exactly surprised.  This brings the total weight loss to 35+ pounds from my heaviest weight.  It’s a nice jumping off point for the next round of serious weight loss.  I’m upping my exercise regiment and trying to better control my portions of plant based fats.  We’ll see what difference that makes this week.

I made a crock pot full of amazing homemade 13 bean soup yesterday  with celery, tomato, onion and a small helping of zucchini/spinach pasta.  After about 8 hours the beans and pasta sucked up all of the liquid and I was left with mush.  The best tasting mush ever!  These are the kind of meals that I need to be preparing more frequently.  If I can eat closer to the source and get away from the bagged snacks and boxed meals, I know I’ll be better off.

In the morning with the journey all before us on the road,
It takes courage to begin, that is sure;
For the first step is the hardest, and we always think the load
May be greater than we’ve power to endure.
When the first mile lies behind us we can say, “Now that is done,
And the second and the third will soon be past.”
So we trudge on through the noontime, and the setting of the sun
Finds us coming to our stopping-place at last.

When a man would climb a mountain he’s appalled to see the length
Of the slope that reaches up into the sky;
But he starts, and with the climbing he will find he’s gained the strength
To attain the very top, however high.
For the climbing of a mountain takes but one step at a time–
Who has courage to do that will reach the goal;
He will stand upon Life’s summit and will know that joy sublime
Which is his alone who dares to prove his soul.

-Joseph Morris



2 responses

26 01 2012

welldone on your weightloss so far thats amazing. It sounds like your really feeling inspired to keep going so dont give up! Plus the soup sounds delicious! x

26 01 2012

Thanks so much for reading! The soup was great. I’m well on my way with a very long way to go. 😉

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