5 weeks after going vegetarian..
It was a Sunday and I had just gotten home from a long run. I made myself an egg sandwich on Ezekiel bread and my brother said to me “go vegan. you have two more things to give up just do it.” He was right what was I waiting for? Vegan was my goal but I was scared to mess up. I threw out all my cheese and eggs and went vegan the next day.
It will be two years this June and I am still so in love with this amazing compassionate lifestyle! I learn new things each and everyday.
The first time I went vegan I was 18. I read skinny bitch and I remember just crying. How can people treat animals like this? If we don’t need animals to survive than why are we killing them? I was just shocked and immediately went vegan. I was vegan for about a week and then gave up. It was hard because I didn’t know how to cook, and I wasn’t ready for the lifestyle change. I felt guilty and down on myself for not continuing.
A few years later at age 23:
One of my brothers went vegetarian a year before I went vegan. I understood why he gave up meat, but part of me felt bad that I couldn’t do it. I’m the cook/baker of the family so when he came back from college I started to change my recipes and cooked a lot of vegetarian meals. I didn’t like the way my body felt when I would drink milk and I knew I had to give it up because I’m lactose intolerant, so I gave it up and noticed a huge difference. I convinced my brothers to give up milk and I challenged them to not drink milk for a week. They were amazed by how they felt so they kept up with it.
A few weeks later, I watched Vegucated and it completely changed my view on meat and dairy. I couldn’t look at meat the same way after that. I tried justifying it in my head, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the cruelty. After a week of thinking about it, I went for it. I bought several books on veganism and gave up meat (not fish). I read the kind diet, eating animals, the china study, and watched forks over knives. After one week of going vegan, I gave up fish and started baking vegan desserts. I was amazed at how delicious these desserts were and never looked back. All I had left to give up was cheese, eggs, and animal by products in snacks, etc.
pt. 2 next week 🙂
1. 25 y/o
2. Bachelors degree in Economics
3. I’m very open minded
4. Proud feminist
5. and I’m proud of being Vegan!
6. I’m a homebody
7. I love vegan baking and cooking
8. I love reality tv. The only drama I want in my life lol
9. I’m lazy to do small things like get the remote control
10. I love working out
Tell me 10 things about you 🙂
I’m enjoying my 4 day weekend very much and slept in every single day! I’m not looking forward to going back to work on Tuesday.
Today I woke up around 11:30 am, took 2 maca pills, and drank a huge glass of water. I then made myself a huge green smoothie except that it wasn’t green because of all the mixed berries, but it’s still a green smoothie 😉 lol. The recipe for my “green” smoothie is as follows:
1 -1.5 cups of kale
1-1.5 cups of spinach
2 frozen bananas
1 cup of rice milk
1 cup of water
2 cups of mixed berries
I’m so thankful that my mom bought me a vitamix for christmas! it’s the best thing ever especially since I used to spend about 8 minutes or so blending my green smoothie because I had a cheap blender.
After an hour or so I ate a small bowl of roasted potato and delicious organic coffee with almond milk, and coconut sugar. yum.
After an hour or so I hopped on my treadmill to run while watching youtube videos from happy healthy vegan, free lee the banana girl, and durianrider. love them! I almost got hurt today because my brother decided to sneak up and jump on the treadmill. why must brothers be so annoying?
After my workout, I ate 2 medjool dates, and 1 vegan chocolate chip cookie that I made last night. it was so good guys! vegans are not deprived if anything our version of everything tastes better 🙂
I made myself a huge mixed green salad with my favorite lemon and chive dressing that I buy from whole foods. and then I ate more potatoes. I love potatoes ❤
Now I’m watching some reality tv while eating a giant bowl of split pea soup.
I will most likely eat more fruit later and maybe more vegan chocolate chip cookies..hehe
What did you eat today?
As much as I loved spending quality time eating thanksgiving dinner with my family I can’t help but feel sad. I can’t stop thinking about all these poor animals who are put through so much pain for a holiday!
Yesterday at work I heard one of my coworkers say “have a great thanksgiving gobble gobble” . I felt my body boil up with anger. How can other’s be so ignorant?
What I’m thankful on my second vegan thanksgiving is that God opened my eyes. I’m so thankful he did and I’m so thankful that I was able to open my families eyes as well. I sleep peacefully every night knowing that I’m not contributing to this horrible animal cruelty/slavery.
I just hope that one day others can open their eyes and live compassionate lives.