Lately…

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Korean Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)

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Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)
Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)

Got home from a three-mile run last night to find that my lovely wife Jen had made me a special vegan helping of her Korean Jajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce). Instead of noodles, she had brown rice! I am so used to doing my own vegan cooking, it was a welcome surprise!

So I’m down under 200 this morning. Imagine that!

My Weight Stats!
My Weight Stats!

Awesome Vegan Stir Fry

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Vegan Stir Fry!
Vegan Stir Fry!
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 cup baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 jalepeño, sliced
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 handful bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa
  • 1/3 cup imitation chicken

Heat the oil, garlic and onions for a few minutes. Add the tofu, mushrooms, peppers, bean sprouts, spinach and alfalfa. I added a tablespoon of Wegman’s Stir Fry Sauce at this point, as well as some ground black pepper and Himalayan salt. After about eight minutes, it’s ready to eat. How easy is that?

I went for chips because the rice in the rice cooker was not done yet. Bad planning on my part! Delicious. So I’m hanging in there with a morning weight of 200 and a night weight of 204. I’m 6 foot 2 inches with a good amount of muscle mass. I may be at my optimal weight already. I’ll continue to maintain. It’d be nice to have a night weight of 200 though. I’ve got a physical coming up on the 25th. I’ll see what my doctor says.

My Weight Stats!
My Weight Stats!

Lately the food around here …

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Vegan Stir Fry

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Vegan Stir Fry!
Vegan Stir Fry!

Oh this was a reward for a day well lived! After a good 3.32 mile run at a good pace, 31:34, I was ready for a good meal. This is a standard stir fry with onions, garlic, mushrooms and broccoli. I tossed in green onion, cilantro and chives from our garden. I did use a stir fry sauce from our local grocery story, Wegman’s and also some veggie broth. When served over brown rice, it made it taste so good!

I’m hanging in there at 200.2 pounds as of this morning!

Korean Kimchi Stir Fry and meals of late

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Kimchi stir fry with brown rice!
Kimchi stir fry with brown rice!

This tasted so good! I started out with a dab of olive oil in my frying pan. I added minced garlic, a sliced portobello mushroom, onion, peppers, some pad Thai sauce, sesame seeds a little sesame seed oil and kimchi. I also added extra firm tofu cubes and some imitation “chicken” made from soybeans. Wow!

And lately …

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Goals are there to achieve

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Vegan Beer Brat with kimchi, brown rice and homemade dill pickles!
Vegan Beer Brat with kimchi, brown rice and homemade dill pickles!

Today is the day! Eating right, exercising and making the right choices equals living a healthy life. I’ve had a goal for some time to get my weight below 200 pounds. I started this downhill journey in February 2013 when I became a vegan.

At that time I weighed 254 pounds.

This morning I weighed 199.1 pounds!

Tonight, dinner was a Tofurkey Beer Brat with kimchi, tofu, onions, bok choy, brown rice and homemade dill pickles…also a beer!

After work, I ran 3.38 miles adding to my personal best of 20.15 miles in a week. And the best part of that is the week isn’t over yet! Time to set a new goal! Live long. Live healthy. Live vegan.

Weight Stats!
Weight Stats!