I have been pescatarian my entire life, meaning no meat only seafood. However after watching, you guessed it, “What the Health”, I decided to embark on a vegan lifestyle. I know it would be more challenging giving up dairy, seafood, and animal products all together, I really wanted to do it after seeing all the diseases and health issues associated with those things.Mercury levels in fish are very unpredictable and dairy creates mucus and bloating in your body. Dead animals also emit extremely high carbon dioxide levels and the mass slaughter of them damages the atmosphere. These are all things I know I do not want in my body anymore. I have struggled with weight loss as well so this could be something to help jump start that for me. A lot of diabetes and heart disease runs in my family as well and this is something that I have to take seriously. I was so gung-ho the first week, then temptations started to creep in, then cravings and convenience and before you know it I had fallen off! Bread and carbs are a huge issue you have to look out for when becoming vegan, because those things turn into sugar which can be just as bad as processed meat and fish. Other things to watch out for with vegan and vegetarianism are substitutes. Meat and Dairy substitutes can contain processed Soy which can increase estrogen levels in the body which can be detrimental through weight gain, hormonal changes and other issues. I believe a plant-based diet is the best option to live by but I am not the type to push this on other people because I am a work in progress myself. The biggest indicator is that I feel lighter and better when I am eating fruits, vegetables and other things that come directly from the earth. If that is how most strong animals get their nutrients nature must be trying to tell us something. There is so much to learn about this lifestyle change and it is not going to be easy but I will keep you posted on the process.
I recently bought a 36oz reusable water bottle. Now the challenge is actually using it! I’m supposed to drink a gallon a day which is 128 oz, don’t ask me how much I’ve been drinking. But that stops today!… kinda lol
This can be a challenging thing for me, ever sense I made my own money from my summer internship I thought I could shop and spend frivolously. Not that I don’t deserve it but it’s time to reel it in, since I’ve successfully updated my wardrobe (nods with pride)loll. I’ve realized that I am not a planner, I kind of like to do what I feel. As I’m getting older I do have to do some planning ahead. One of my biggest fears/pet peeves is having to worry about money or lack there of; it gives me this weird, suffocating feeling and its odd because I have always been very well taken care of and blessed to have hard-working comfortable parents who didn’t want me to worry about that. However as an adult Its now my responsibility to support my self more and ask for less. So I’m making some changes with budgeting by:
- First, seeing how much I have.
- Then, subtracting any debts or future bills that are due the same month (one of my issues is waiting to long to pay for things and letting $$ sit in my account, it looks like I have more than I actually do).
- Then calculating my expenses ahead of time such as ubers, food, misc things like a charger, etc.
- Then I subtract that from my income.
- This is where I see my disposable income.
Side Bar: Yesterday I went to Walmart with a strict budget of $10, as I shopped I added up everything I picked up to make sure it was within that budget and it ended up being $9.60, I was so proud! lol it’s silly I know but I really stuck to my guns and felt like I was adulting smh, sadly, No more Whole Foods for me!
Or should I say lack there of. I recently created a tinder account…because I have never been much of a dater and I think its time to put myself out there. As a Capricorn(lovelovelove being one) we can be very rigid and stuck in our own routine and lives. We tend to thrive off of our alone time and introversion. This can be a great thing because we can be satisfied with ourselves and very confident. However being open to new things and people is the spice of life and we wouldn’t all be here if we weren’t supposed to have love and be with each other, I mean it seems like the cool thing to do. The issue is I.am.So.Picky. And if I like you,which is rare, I’m kind of obsessed. But the dilemma is those I like don’t see me, or come around late and my train has moved on! loll or those who are interested in me don’t give me that spark, but we tend to become friends if they’re good people. But I can’t force it. So I’m trying this new thing and actively putting myself out there, we’ll see how it goes. But in the mean time I’m gonna keep working on me, like Bey said “Me, Myself, and I.” And that’s more than enough to keep my hands full!