Edited as of Nov. 2012... I moved to Boston... sold my car and adopted a "walking lifestyle".. I have lost 110 lbs from my highest weight... and have recently re-gained 10 lbs..... this is a work in progress... but it has been an amazing year!
"You must be so healthy" was a comment I got on Facebook when I mentioned that I eat around 3 cups of beans a day.
In fact, if you read this blog and look at my facebook I'm sure that the image I project is much different from the reality.
I am obese. Fat. Have been for the past 10 years now. I do eat all this amazing healthy food, but what I don't share is the fact that I compulsively overeat wheat. Like the focaccia above.
That doesn't make it into my blog or on my facebook page.. and I am sick of living this ridiculous disconnected life that keeps me separated from what I really want to do.
I want to teach people about healthy vegan food. Pretty hard to be taken seriously when you are 100 lbs overweight.
.... So I am doing something radical.
A big reason I am moving to Boston and selling my car is to create a lifestyle for myself where I will be forced to be more active.
For whatever reason, I haven't been able to sustain weight loss, as long time readers of this blog know. I have talked about it over and over and over and over.. made many 'New Beginnings' and 'committed' to it over and over.
I know that a move won't change your life, but at least this will be a new lifestyle.. and frankly, I have not been happy in the town I live in since I moved here in 2001. I have never really connected well with people here. That could be my fault for not trying very hard, but I just don't think this is the right place for me.
So.... that's that..
I have GREAT DREAMS... I would LOVE to open a Vegan Community Kitchen/Garden/Greenhouse in a Food Desert. I want to share my love of creating healthy and delicious vegan food with EVERYONE!
I am soooo passionate about this .... I don't have an interest in cooking for restaurants really ... or giving my creativity away for less than I'm worth. If I'm going to give my creativity away then it is going to be for a good cause, not to line the pockets of someone else.
I'm scared about making such a drastic change, but I am so so excited as well!
A year ago, I NEVER would have dreamed I would be moving to Boston, selling my car and changing my life in such a radical way..