govegan Posted June 4, 2009 Share Posted June 4, 2009 Hi everyone, I happened upon this site and I am grateful and will hopefully be inspired. I have been veg for 20+ years, 12 of which are vegan. I don't know why most people envision vegans as waif malnourished hippies! I have struggled with having too much weight for longer than I care to admit. I am 46 now and it is the strangest time in my body. The fat is moving places it never had! I am pissed! As women, we brace ourselves for things to shift apprx every 7 years. I guess I am in one of those shifts. But seriously vegan folks, I am depressed about it. I won't deny that I don't have the healthiest relationship with food and I use it to block feelings sometimes. Embarrassing to admit, but true. Also, I am so frustrated with how long it takes to lose weight....these days especially. When I commit myself, I workout 4-5 times a week. I am no slouch to exercise. I lift weights and do 40-50 min of cardio every workout. What frustrates the crap out of me is if I exceed my calories on any given day by a piece of freaking fruit, I feel the weight gain! This is not an exaggeration. So my frustration leads to giving up and over eating. FYI - I TRY to eat 1600 calories per day. Another struggle is my husband (vegan of course) wants to eat all the time! He is a big guy and he likes to eat and can get away with eating at night. I am weak and I partake with him. I make pretty good choices so don't visualize me eating junk food because that is not happening. I make raw desserts, which are better in the sense of quality, but still contain massive fat. Regardless how good my choices are, I gain weight if I eat more calories than I should. So I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and ask for some support and inspiration. I live in a small town in Oregon. I am from Chicago and I miss having a vegan community. One thing I read on this site before posting is to do cardio after weights, so I will try that. Lastly, as a tidbit of info, I already eat small meals during the day because I am hypoglycemic so I am frustrated that this does not help my metabolism. Did I mention that I was frustrated??????? Any suggestions how to help me 1, overcome unwanted fat, and 2, not let discouragement get the best of me would be mucho appreciated! My stomach is starting to feel like a separate entity! I do so many freaking sit ups! It makes no sense. Thank you for listening to the ramblings of a slightly chubby, but not hideous vegan! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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