I decided that I’m going to give it a week and try eating vegan…
Why? To start I’ve gained quite a bit of wait in the past year and a half. Between marriage, working, and school, I have let myself go… about 17 lbs. to be exact. That may not seem like a lot, but for a 5’5″ girl who is small/average sized to start, you can definitely tell the difference. Another reason is that I’ve lost my battle with exercise. Before I moved out of my parents house and accumulated responsibility, I was a gym rat. I would spend two hours every morning at the gym and absolutely loved doing it. Fast forward about a year and a half, I simply cannot find time to go. Every time I decide to make it a priority and go every morning for an hour, somewhere else in my life fails. My thought was that if I can’t find the time to exercise to stay fit, I can at least fuel my body properly.
What About Now? I am currently gluten free and vegetarian. So in realty, the only animal products I consume are milk (from ice cream and processed foods), cheese, eggs, and that’s about it. I’m guessing that the hardest thing to give up will be cheese. Oh how I love cheese.
Full or partial? When I say that I’m going vegan, I purely mean eating vegan. I know that there are a lot of vegans who say that true vegans won’t go to the zoo, or wear leather, and things like that. Honestly, I can’t afford real leather, so I don’t see that being an issue, but as far as researching my makeup, forbidding zoos, and that type of thing, I’m not going to pay too much attention to it. One life change at a time.
As I mentioned earlier, this is an attempt. I start today (well, now because I had cream cheese for breakfast). I’ll keep you all updated as I go to see how I’m managing the vegan diet.