So the thing is I’ve been vegan for almost ten weeks. My goal is a year and then maybe it will become my norm. And my goal will be to just continue as is….
To be completely honest, it sucks when you first start. So beware.
My stomach was double the size, and my girls were trying hard to accept their mommy as being a stinky, tooty mess. I depended on digestive, bitter drops to keep my stomach in balance…that and the ginger tea, ginger kombucha, ginger everything I could find to try to stay painfree in the stomach area. The last three weeks or so, that has all fallen away.
To be completely honest, I enjoy the diet I’m following. It doesn’t suck at all. Yes, there is things I miss but, we have so many options now. And to be vegan has curved a lot of the cravings I once had. It also gives me a legitimate excuse to avoid indulging in certain, completely unhealthy choices.
If anything, I would say the most difficult part is to create new versions of the vegan favourites in order to keep things exciting. The first five weeks or so was very exciting as a vegan…and then it became work. Just like any relationship. It hits a wall.
So I’ve been walking on that wall, and not doing a bad job with the groups and pages I’ve joined…there is support and suggestions available out there….
It is empowering and lonely all at once. I am frustrated with the time it consumes and am excited by the flavours I have learned to create.
It all started with one person who spoke of his choice to be vegan. He will go down as someone who was important in my creative process….that and he explained his diet choice that I couldn’t seem to let go of….Funny how people can affect us…people who are not present in our daily lives….who only stop by for a short time….
I am strong, and healthy, and teaching my girls yet another lesson…