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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 03:23 pm

Fat Pat no more - Part Two

Continued from yesterday...

My epiphany finally came when I tried being a vegetarian for a week. I lost 5 pounds in the first three days, and I continued to drop weight at an almost alarming pace. I quickly embraced the meat-free lifestyle, and eventually went vegan, eating no animal products at all. (I must admit I cheat from time to time and have some dairy, but I’m working on breaking myself of that.)

Since becoming an herbivore, I’ve lost another 30 pounds. (No, I don’t miss meat, especially since Food Fantasies carries my favorite vegan sausage!) Even though I’m still a bit overweight, I have plenty of energy, and I feel better about myself. I’m treating my body right, and I’m doing less harm to the environment. Best of all, I have chosen a path that I believe will save me from cancer, diabetes, heart disease and the general unpleasantness of obesity.

If you don’t already, I dare you to start exercising regularly and eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat. I predict you’ll be pleased with the results.

In the meantime, my coworkers have their own health-related stories to share, so keep watching this blog, and please consider sharing your weight loss stories and struggles with us.

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