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Reflecting on six months as a vegan right before the Fourth of July.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ahh the many cookouts of my childhood and adulthood. If there was one thing I could count on in our family is that if there was a holiday there would be barbecue out the wazoo-hot dogs, hamburgers, kielbasa, ribs-it was a bonanza of food and I along with the rest of my family looked forward to the holidays for not only the family time but the smorgasbord that would inevitably grace our plates and bellies. Now however...

I am now proudly vegan. I've been so for six months and am very happy with the choices I am making and how they have helped my health and even beliefs as to meat being consumed. Where I once looked forward to throwing a steak on the grill I now geek out at going to farmer's markets to buy the largest beets and freshest kale possible. I am planning to make a lentil loaf for the very first time (I am eating them willingly!)and I am very excited about the new food. And where I used to down what seemed like gallons of whey protein has turned into a love affair with almond milk and morning smoothies filled with spinach, beet, celery, apples and strawberries--I 'don' t got cow's milk anymore!


Bringing it on down to Veganville--Happy Independence Day from being a carnivore(for me)! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • LALALOVELY76
    I was a vegan for almost a year...and felt great doing it...I think I need to get back to it..not only for the weightloss, but for overall health!!! emoticon
    456 days ago
  • SNOW-WHITE
    Thanks for your response on my spark page...I really appreciate it!
    You look fabulous...you have unveiled the you that was always there hiding in another body. You are truly an inspiration and I'm so glad that you chose the vegan lifestyle!

    Again, thanks for being an inspiration!

    ~Snow
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    1184 days ago
  • LUVTOBOWL
    emoticon on your anniversary! Happy Independence Day to you too!

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    1184 days ago
  • MARYVEGGIELOVER
    Congrats on your 6 month vegan-versary!

    This 4th we're doing our BBQ with Tofurky kielbasa. This Polish vegan can still get her fix! emoticon
    1184 days ago
  • CARRAND
    I recently started using almond milk. I really like it on my cereal or in my coffee. It has less calories than skim milk and more calcium. I am trying to eat more vegan, but not all the time yet. It does make me feel good. I could give up meat, I think, but cheese and eggs would be sorely missed. I like fish, too. Well, one step at a time.
    1185 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/30/2013 9:44:33 PM
  • MISSYGEEN
    Congratulations on your success. Change is not always easy but you managed to make a lasting change and inspire others along the way. Enjoy your Vegan 4th. think of it as your independence from meat. emoticon

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    1185 days ago
  • XSENCIX
    congrats to you jan 9th to april i went vegetarian with the hopes of being vegan but i let my bfs views affect my choices and screwed it so single mode and back on to healthy mode again .

    so glad your doing great
    1185 days ago
  • LAURENXX19
    This is awesome! You are doing so good.
    1185 days ago
  • DIXIEMCCALL
    Awesome! Happy Independence to you!!
    1186 days ago
  • RHEYNKLW
    YES! I love to hear plants being celebrated. You are doing GREAT!
    1186 days ago
  • SNOW-WHITE
    That is wonderful! I am so proud of you! I am a newbie Vegan and I love it! It's not near as hard as I thought it would be. May I ask, how much weight have you lost in just your 6 months as a Vegan?

    Thanks for being an inspiration!

    ~Snow

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    1186 days ago
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