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Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

The Next 10 Years Will Be Very Unlike The Last 10 Years

Further Up Yonder – 2K original version



Everyone Is Invited To Give It A Try—I Triple-Dog-Dare You (3)


Getting Ready For The Big Day

On the days leading up to the challenge, what should you be doing to prepare???

  1. Consult your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise plan.  While there you can have some blood work done to give yourself some great before data (blood-sugar, cholesterol…) to compare with your post 30DVC results.  Make note of your blood pressure as well.

  2. Did I mention an exercise plan above?  Don’t worry, I’m not expecting you to join a gym.  My next 30DVC post will focus on exercise.  😉

  3. Start planning your meals and snacks.  Being prepared will aid in your success.

  4. Start reading labels.  Know what you are putting in your body.  You may be surprised to see how many items contain non-vegan ingredients.

  5. Look into vegan/vegan friendly restaurants in your area.  While you may be a salad lover, it’s nice to know there are other options available.

  6. Check your local grocery stores to see what vegan options they have (mock meats, nut/seed/soy milks, information, suggestions…).  Become familiar with your local health food stores for more options.

  7. Don’t forget your before and after photos.  Don’t expect miracles in 30 days, but be prepared.  You may decide 30 days is just the beginning.  😉

  8. On day one be sure to weigh in first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything, and preferably after any bodily eliminations.  The same should be done on the 31st morning.  As for the mornings in between?  Put your scale in the closet for that period of time.

  9. Make a list of your health issues, whatever they may be, and note their severity.  This list can include, but not be limited to: acne, asthma, allergies, diabetes, fatigue, depression, aches, pains, heartburn/acid reflux, head aches, migraines, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, sciatica…  On day 31 see how your list compares to how you are feeling then.  Again, don’t expect miracles, but it’s always good to be prepared.  A vegan diet isn’t a magic-bullet-cure-all, but it can make a world of difference.  🙂

  10. Ask around, see if anyone else wants to join you in your adventure (friends, family, coworkers).  There is strength in numbers, not that you can’t manage just fine on your own.  😉

If you’re not ready to start your 30DVC on the first of the month, you can always start on the second, or the third, or the first Monday of the month, or the second, or the third—or whenever you are ready.  You want your 30DVC to be a success, so be ready and give it your best shot.  😀

Long Term Vegan Success – Ruth Heidrich

Daniela Sea: Vegan

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