I have a confession to make. Since becoming vegan, I have put on a little bit of weight. I think. Maybe. Honestly, I don't really know how much I weighed when I started, but I don't feel awesome right now.
Luckily, I guess, I am completely aware of why this has happened. Prior to becoming vegan, the last thing I would have spent my free time doing was baking. Cooking, yes, baking, no.
I have been forced to face the fact that, just because its vegan, doesn't mean it is good for you. I think I just get all excited to find some new vegan thing, or try some vegan cookie recipe to see how it compares, and feel like its "good" just because it is animal-free. Vegan doesn't have to equal healthy. I know how to eat better than I am, and I should be. So, I am saying farewell to baking for awhile. This also involves not eating sugar after 8 because I have a hard time falling asleep when I do.
Pretend the following pictures are a video montage set to "Bye Bye Love" (Simon & Garfunkel):
Well, if you know the song, that may be a little overly dramatic, but you get the point.
I have to add one other thing to this cutback. Peanut butter. I think I just ate half a jar. I don't care if its good fat...too much of a good thing does exist.
Just to be clear, I'm not giving up any and all sugar, just going on a baking hiatus, and not eating sugar after 8. I'm not even giving up baked goods made elsewhere, I am taking a break from making a batch of cookies, and then eating them all because they're there. This has actually been going on for a week or so, and its going pretty well.
Does everyone have a three day weekend? Most of the schools around me have a winter break, but we don't. I'm actually pretty happy about it, because it means I get to spend more time at this school. I went to my first student teaching seminar today, and after listening to some other people talk, I think that I got really lucky, and I'm not looking forward to leaving.
I hope to get some kind of cooking done on my day off...at the very least, I need to actually buy some food. My refrigerator is eerily empty...I think I can hear an echo in there!