It so funny that we are in the last week of the challenge and I just got challenged to go all the way. I started out planning to go gradually from flexitarian to vegetarian to 100% vegan. On Sunday, an old friend came to town with her new boyfriend. I went to brunch with them and I picked a BBQ restaurant because it was easy for them to find.
I ordered a meat dish and greens. They ordered a meat dish and carbos. Halfway through the meal, her boyfriend vehemently lectured me for being "overweight" and abusing my body by eating foods that were bad for me. To be polite and considerate of my friend, I did not tell her boyfriend that I had been working on my health, training for a race, and eating mostly vegan. I guess by not resisting him, he doubled down on his urgent advice to me about "Changing My Ways!" I think he was really talking to her by lecturing me in front of her, because my friend had gained a significant amount of weight since I last saw her.
Even though I think his motives were suspect, I could not stop thinking about the message behind the message. To me, completely unknown to him, he was making me think about whether or not the time for being on the fence about flexitarianism and veganism is over for me. Then I decided to finally watched the documentary "Forks over Knives". I knew about several of the doctors in the documentary and I also knew about the China Study. I guess having all of this happen at the same time has convinced me that it is time for me to be on a completely plant-based vegan diet. I recommend seeing the film, if some of you have not seen it already.
I plan to use what is left of the meat in my refrigerator in a dish for a potluck I am going to this weekend. The meat is certified organic so I am not being to mean to my friends. I am just going to move on from here striving to get better each day at living vegan.
| current weight: 212.0