hmmm. I keep reading on here that so many of the community are either Vegan or Vegetarian. It sounds good. BUT, my whole JOY OF LIFE is eating...I'm not kidding...and cooking. I'm a moderator on a Foodie Group on Facebook and post all my meals ).
***AND...my weight is staying at a good place according to my Oncologist and his assistant and my regular Doctor...AND I eat meat. And I eat Cheese...and I eat carbs...I eat EVERYTHING...even S U G A R ! ! ! !
*** I do try to eat some veggies every day...and some fruit...but I also love a hamburger. A couple of nights ago...I was making big delicious salads with home grown vine-ripened tomatoes...AND I sent my partner to McDonalds for a couple of burgers for us to go alongside the salad. It was delicious. I just ate a couple of chocolate chip cookies a neighbor had brought over. For lunch today I had two hot dogs (no nitrates) on whole grain tortilla with a little chili and cheese and homemade slaw....with a few chips.
***My question is...I maintain my weight ...eating like I do. If (and I don't think I would ever do it) I gave up meat, fried foods, carbs, dairy products (I love gouda cheese with truffles)....and kept up my lifestyle...which is walking about 4 miles a day (total)...and going to the gym 2 or 3 times a week and working in the garden...I'd weight about 90 pounds.(currently 188)
**I don't see how anyone could eat enough vegetables to maintain their weight. Is anyone else out there...eating EVERYTHING...? those on the stict diets...have you lost a lot weight? ~~Just curious. P.S. I think we should start all of our posts with our age...when I read someone's "journey"...and hear about their exercise...I think they are doing badly...but then I figure out they are 85 or 86...and I think WOW...they are doing great. AGE really is much more than a number. How a 60 y.o. eats, sleeps, etc...is MUCH different than how an 80 y.o. does..or for that matter someone who's 40. Without age made obvious as I am reading people's posts...I have a hard time "seeing" what I am seeing...if that makes any sense. A 40 year old who runs 1/2 marathons is not that same as a 60 y.o. who runs them. Life is beautiful...and it keeps changing.
p.s trying to enjoy this crazy thing called LIFE ! ! !