Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura, India Sep 2016
My goal is to be healthy, happy, sexy, fit and slim...all the good stuff.
I was a vegetarian for more than 34 years, but in July 2009 I started eating a low fat, no junk vegan diet. This is probably the best thing I ever did to improve my health and I lost my excess weight. Guess you could say I'm full of beans now ... so here's a tip on how to cook beans from scratch so that they won't cause excess gas. Start with dry beans, rinse and soak them overnight using a pinch of baking soda per quart (or liter) of water. Drain and rinse the beans and add fresh water before cooking. If you see foam forming as the beans cook, scrape it off and toss it. If you still have a problem with gas, change the water again after the beans have been cooking for a few minutes. Cook the beans until they are tender. Keep in mind if you are just beginning to incorporate beans into your regular diet, your body needs a little time to adjust... you won't be an old gasbag forever.
Tell me o' Octopus, I begs,
Is those things arms? or is they legs?
I marvel at thee Octopus,
If I were thou, I'd call me us.
Ogden Nash (but written out from memory so it might not be exact).
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| current weight: 128.0
and good morning my dear friend. I am so very grateful for your support and friendship. May your day be filled with blessings that bring joy and smiles to your heart as you have brought to mine. Love and hugs on this most splendid and beautiful day!
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. I have just one day... today, and I am going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx
12 hours ago
Happy Valentine's Day!
May today be filled with lots of love, blessings, joy and beautiful smiles.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person...
a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa
Have a beautiful day.
7 days ago
One of the best things we can do while pursuing a goal is to believe in ourselves and push that level of belief until it becomes an integral part of our whole being. That’s when the REAL magic happens. When you believe in something with all your heart...your ENTIRE universe shifts to accommodate your NEW reality. BELIEVE!!
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
I BELIEVE in YOU! Let's have an amazing week.. we can!!
8 days ago
Thanks for the hugs back and well wishes for a great week of stepping. Have a great week too.
8 days ago
The benefits of healthy choices far exceed the the number on the scale. Let's continue to reduce our risk of disease, build strong muscle and bone, stay flexible and mobile, improve our cardiovascular system, help our bodies heal itself, increase our energy level, relieve stress, slow the aging process (and who doesn't want that ?!?)... and so much more.
Don't give the scale any power. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. ~ Steve Maraboli
Thanks for you support on the Vegan Fitness team and have a great Sunday!
9 days ago