Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 1 - Why Vegan?

It's July 1st.  In addition to being my 23rd wedding anniversary, had marriage #1 shown some sticking power, it's the big day we start our little Vegan project.

Remember, this is a 30-step process (thank DOG we don't go cold turkey).   For day 1 - here's what Sarah says in her book (which, by the way, you should all buy).

"Your objective today is to examine why it is that you want to be a vegan in 30 days. Is your reason compelling enough so that you will stick with it for 30 days? What about your whole life, if that's your ultimate goal?"
Sarah Taylor. Vegan in 30 Days: Get Healthy. Save the World. (Kindle Locations 113-115). Kindle Edition.

I began brainstorming...and here's some bullet points I came up with:

-to provide entertainment to my readers, who seem to relish any opportunity I have to experience discomfort
-because meat processing is disgusting, and if we really knew what we were eating, we'd all be Vegan
-because farm animals don't have much of a life
-I'm worried about heart disease
-it's trendy and makes me seem uber-intelligent
-my ass is the size of Delaware
-animal products, in general, are expensive (especially beef)
-I'd like to eat more whole foods
-because it's not going to hurt anything
-I suspect that I'm pre-diabetic and I want to see if this will help

After weighing these points, here's what I come up with:

"I'm going Vegan in 30 days because I think our nation's meat processing system is corrupt, our methods of raising farm animals are generally vulgar and cruel, I want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible, and because my ass is the size of Delaware."

Speaking of which, I did weigh myself this morning, and will weigh myself again in 30 days to see if we have any change.  Wild horses tied to my toes could not drag that number out of me.  The good news is, it matches my driver's license; this, in and of itself, is an accomplishment.

For you brave, brave souls who are embarking on this adventure with me - the internet is stuffed with recipes.  AFTER YOU BUY SARAH'S BOOK, WHICH HAS RECIPES IN THE BACK AND ONLY COSTS LIKE $10 ON AMAZON, AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT ONTO YOUR COMPUTER - try these websites:

We are off to my grandma's 90th birthday party tomorrow.  Thank Dog I haven't actually had to give up burgers yet.  I will, however, try my darndest to "cut back".  We shall see.  Oh, spare me the look - like YOU wouldn't be scarfing down BBQ.

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