Welcome to My Journey

Welcome to My Journey

20. My Vegan Journey Update

20.  My Vegan Journey Update

Hello my readers! Can you believe it is February already?  Time flies when you are living your life!  I just wanted to give a quick update on my vegan journey.  For my readers that have been here since the beginning, or for those that have read my previous blogs, (thanks so much for all your support) you know that I challenged myself to go vegan for the month of November. (http://theconscienceliving.com/2017/11/02/world-vegan-month/)  In December I gave a quick report of how it went and how I survived.  (http://theconscienceliving.com/2017/12/01/12-vegan-month/)    So here it is February and I am still eating vegan.

In my December post, I stated that I was going to still eat this way but not as strict.  Well, things have not actually gone that way.  I totally still read labels and I make sure to avoid dairy, eggs, and meat as much as I possibly can.  I did not see myself doing this in the beginning but it became a habit, and now it is just part of the way I do my shopping.  My husband even reads labels for me.  He lets me know what I can and can’t eat in a very nice way.  I did not expect to stick with it as much as I have, but I think this is the way it is going to be.

As I read and research I feel that I know too much now to go back to my carnivorous ways.  I know about all the health benefits that come with the plant-based foods, and I know what the alternative is to eating the other way.  (My body knows and feels it too.)  I know too much about what actually goes into the animal-based food, and what the animals go through.  The book, “The Skeptical Vegan,” by Eric C. Lindstrom has helped to shed a light on all the veganism ways.  I know I have mentioned this book before, I truly enjoyed it.  I love his perspective on it and enjoyed reading about his journey.  He is very inspirational.

It is also becoming easier for me to talk about it with people and not be worried about being judged.  All my co-workers know that I am vegan and they are very supportive.  They are always interested in what I bring for lunch.

Going out to restaurants is sometimes a challenge but I can always find something vegan.  I went to a steakhouse in Epcot Disney World and they were able to accommodate.  I went to Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse which is one of my favorites and I was still able to enjoy the meal.  Chefs and servers just need to know ahead of time, and they are good to go.

 Overall, my vegan experience has been so great, it is part of my way of life.  If you were to ask me a year ago or a couple of months ago if I would ever go vegan I would have thought, “no way in the world.”  It is funny how quick life can change.

I would love to hear more about your health journey and what kind of foods you eat. If you are interested in becoming vegan, try cutting out meat, eggs, and dairy for a week.  See how it goes.  I would love to help you out.  E-mail me and let me know!   Just because I am vegan does not mean you have to be one to read my blog or check out my Facebook or Pinterest page.  There is always something for everyone.  This is just a part of my conscience living!

Thanks for reading!

Awaken Your Inner Self

 



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