No F***ing Way
Saturday, December 29, 2018
That was my reaction to the mention of going vegan 2 years ago. “Those people are friggin’ nuts. They don’t even eat honey!” Just the thought was so incomprehensible, I tried Keto first. I mean, giving carbs is easier than giving up meat, and cheese, right?
What was I thinking? It was all about that dumb number on the scale. It took over my common sense, and I lost focus of what was truly important. It doesn’t matter what size jeans I wear if I’m not healthy. It was when a gym buddy of mine, the same age, thinner than me, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that a lightbulb went on. You can look so fit on the outside, all while your insides are dying.
Look, no one becomes a vegan overnight. And if they do, they probably can’t stay one. It’s a process. And the process is different for everyone. I’ve been on Spark for 9 years this February, and I’m about to commit to doing something I thought I could never do. I’m taking the vegan path. I’m going to do the following:
-Write more blogs, to share my struggles, my solutions, my failures and my success
-Post a vegan fact or meme EVERY DAY. If it offends, I’m sorry. I am a dietary vegan, so I will not post anything about abuse in animal agriculture.
-Post my meals, along with recipes if available.
To be honest, it was Instagram that changed me. Vegans were teaching me about protein requirements, and things to eat, and their meals inspired me. So now I hope to inspire you. This is a new year, new goals, new attitude and I’m excited...let’s get healthy, Spark friends!
Disclaimer: I understand there are those who go Keto because certain health situations require them to. I am not criticizing anyone who does so because they have no choice.