I started this blog to help re-focus myself and become more mentally and physically healthy again.  I should start off by saying I have always been chubby since about the age of 7 and have struggled with my weight for the last 17 years.  My weight went up and down in high school but during my first year of university I ballooned and was at my heaviest of 208lbs crazy right? Note I am only 5’4″ so that made me huge.  I decided that it was time to make changes and I started to eat better and work out more.  By the time I started my third year of university I had lost 40lbs. I have now consistently kept off 30lbs for the last 3 years- during these 3 years I have fluctuated between 166-178 and although I am proud of the 30lbs I have kept off I am ready to loose more. 

From May 2008-2009 I pretty much plateaued at 166 however in July of 2009 I started to put on a little weight and quickly found out that we had a surprise pregnancy.  My body began to change in many ways, hips widened, waistline expanded and legs got some what bigger too.  Unfortunately only 2 days before our 11 week midwife appointment (and the last day of our vacation) I had a miscarriage.  Since then I have gained about 5 more lbs (I gained 5 lbs in my 11 weeks of pregnancy) so since May of 2009 I have gained 10 lbs.  Now one of the toughest things I am having to deal with is that since I got pregnant my body has changed dramatically and I have not adjusted to the changes yet.  Not only did this event have an affect on me physically but mentally I’m still healing and things in the past 6 months have been really hard because on top of the miscarriage, I was at a miserable job so my eating and working out reflected feeling down, and I have now left my job but am feeling depressed that I don’t have a new one and that there is a lack of opportunity in Vermont.  

Okay so now that I’ve got that all out it’s time to make changes, positive changes, to my diet, workout routine and personal well being.  I am going to use this blog to track my progress and the new steps I am taking to get healthier mentally and physically.  I also in addition have my vegan blog to keep on top of as well which you can visit here.  I hope that my journey inspire others to take charge of their own lives and Eat. Live. Be Healthy.

Denise, Me, Abbey, Cate and Megan Summer 2005


Puerto Vallarta March 2006


Vermont July 2006


Ducks Unlimited Park- October 2006


Halifax - January 2007


Bucket Club- June 2007


March 2008


Wedding Day May 31, 2008


Boston March 2009


Camping July 2009


Christmas 2009


January 25, 2010

Today- January 25, 2009


3 responses to “About

  1. Thank you for sharing your struggles with us. It’s very brave and I look forward to watching your progress and cheering you on! Woo Lindsay! ~sweeton

  2. Lindsay, you are a true inspiration. It is indeed brave of you to share all of this with your readers. I had no idea about your miscarriage; I am very sorry. But you seem like such a strong person and you are also blessed to have your loyal vegan lover by your side. Your friends, family, and vegan followers will help you and provide you with enthusiasm along every step of the way forward, and we look forward to sharing your stories of victory. Be blessed, and take care, Christina (lavegetaliana)

  3. cookingforaveganlover

    Christina and Megan- Thank you both for your kind words and support I really appreciate it. I have been considering a blog like this for a few months but just now am ready to face everything and am really starting to heal. I hope that this blog as well as my Cooking For A Vegan Lover can help others. Thanks so much!

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