Welcome to the team, CAMPBEC. When I transitioned, I simply made quiet choices away from animal products at work & with family. If anybody noticed, I would just explain that I had made the selfish decision to eat better & that I choose to omit animal products. If they made a big deal about it, I just minimized it - but stuck to my guns.
At restaurant work meals, I would order last & get the best options offered or ask the wait staff for special accommodation if necessary. Believe me, I ate plenty of baked potato & green salad dinners @ steak houses. When my choices were questioned, I would explain that I was being selfish......
At family gatherings, it was more difficult because some hosts/hostesses abhorred the idea of having a BBQ without the ribs, or whatever. I became the queen of veggie platters & it took them about 8 years to find out that they were using a healthy dip when eating from my masterpieces rather than fat-laden mainstream dips. I began calling ahead of events, and offered to take 1 or 2 dishes to these gatherings to assure I would have plenty to eat. When family visitors from elsewhere joined our gatherings, I would again have to explain that I was being selfish.......
I am FAR healthier and more active than MOST of those people, and I still choose to be selfish.
You are so worth it...be selfish!
Eva - Portland, Oregon USA
| Pounds lost: 3.6