I have fallen off the vegan wagon. This takes me back far in the other direction of finding the skinny bitch. I keep saying I will get back to it and then I find a reason not to. Last week, I went to Cincinnati on business, the week before, who knows! I have found excuse after excuse not to get back to it.
In reality, I did not go vegan for weight loss. I went vegan because I knew it was the healthiest choice for someone that is post STEMI. I went vegan for all of the right reasons. The thing about being vegan is that it requires a lot of planning. I am so not a planner. I basically go through life flying by the seat of my pants. While I am almost always having a good time, that leaves very little time for planning and structure.
In the beginning, it was so frightening to have had such a massive heart attack. Less than 20% of women survive a STEMI and of those that do, 42% die within the first year. That was nerve racking and scary. It scared structure into me:). As I've gotten farther away, it is less scary.
I read this article titled Being Vegan: A Gift to My Children on Father's Day. It so hit home that the reason for going vegan was so that I get to be around for my kids and my granddaughter. I get to see them grow up and become fabulous young adults. I get to grow old with my husband. I only get to do this if I get back to taking the kind of care of myself that I know I need to.
Tomorrow is the day. Here's to your health and mine on this Father's Day!