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I Am Not Vegan

I’m really not. Something about the word vegan keeps making me feel more pressure to try harder about cutting out ALL animal products, when really my goal is just to consume less. I think I need to come up with a new term. Cause right now, being a sucky vegan feels LAME. Honestly, it wasn’t until I started working on consuming less that I realized how much of my diet has been dependent on those very things. Even with the smaller amounts I have been consuming, I still feel like I am taking in too much. Then to put it into perspective for myself, I must have been consuming WAY too many animal fats before this.
I can’t eat a candy bar from a convenient store anymore without feeling a little guilty. Well, more guilty than I used to. ๐Ÿ˜› I missed fondue at a friend’s house last week. That took an insane amount of will power on my part and thinking back now I kinda wish I had just said, “To hell with it!”. Eating out vegan in Doulgasville limits my choices quite substantially. Like… less than a handful. And sometimes that doesn’t matter, I just want what I want. Grocery shopping sucks because it seems like just about anything that has been pre-packaged has milk or eggs in it! Plus, my Kroger seems to be much more friendly to the gluten-free than the vegan. It annoys me.Thankfully, I have a lot of supportive friends that have been helping me through this process. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, I think my body is starting to adjust to my diet, so I may have to start rethinking my “I want what I want” thing. Today, after consuming meaty and cheesy Mexican food (both times!), it left me feeling less than stellar. It may have been a fluke but if I start feeling yucky after caving to my cravings then that could be motivating to stick to it.

Anywho, just some thoughts from a sucky vegan… ย  ย ๐Ÿ˜‰
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