Monday, March 3, 2008

It's My 1st Veganniversary!

Celebrate! Celebrate! I have now been vegan for a year and it's been a lovely journey. At first, I was miserable in a cloud of despair because I couldn't stop thinking about the creatures whose lives are filled with terror and disease. And while it obviously still saddens me to think of these poor souls, I try to focus on the fact that none of my money has directly gone to support such a cruel industry. In the process, I have become more aware of my health and the environment because the three issues go hand-in-hand.

All of my friends and family have been pretty supportive and I'm very thankful for that. For anyone who doubted my switch in lifestyle, I hope you can take note now that I am doing very well, thank you very much.

And I'm going full speed ahead.

Benefits:
-In the first few months of veganism I lost 30 pounds and ever since I have maintained a steady weight without even thinking about what I'm eating or drinking.
-I have not found any scary bits in my food, like bones, gristle, tumors or lumps, etc. because those problems certainly don't exist in plant foods.
-I feel I am thinking more clearly than I have in past.
-I have learned to cook up a storm in the kitchen with new and exciting ingredients. No one helped me to learn to cook but I got all my tips from cookbooks, online recipes, a lot of experimentation, etc.

Negatives:
Just one!
-It's difficult to find foods in restaurants that are vegan-friendly, although not impossible. It's better for my health and my wallet, anyway.

So here's to the first year gone, there's lots to come.


3 comments:

Shelle said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I am glad you are happier now. I just hope you still love your meat-eating friends, and forgive some of them for trying to kill you with cheese pizza. :)

Troy said...

Congratulations on a great first year! The restaraunt thing can be tough. It seems that most restaraunts have (maybe) one thing a vegan can order without changing. But people are pretty good about changing things if you need. I ended up at Applebees one time for a work lunch and I ordered a portabella chicken sandwhich from the 'light' menu, no chicken please! They were kind enough to pile a lot of mushrooms on the bun.

pavotrouge said...

happy veganniversary!it'll be my 2nd on Monday.