Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 30 - Congratulations!!!!

Here we are, my little chickens, at DAY 30 of our VEGAN IN 30 DAYS journey.  Can you flippin' believe it????

I decided to do a list of what I've learned this month, because really, I know you just can't hardly wait to know.

What Tina Learned in July

1.  The hardest part about being a vegan is going out to dinner.
2.  The most difficult food item to give up is cheese.
3.  Being a vegan is a lifestyle, not a diet choice, and should be approached as such.
4.  I lost 12 pounds with zero effort.
5.  I am really, really lazy, and if I maintain this, I'll probably eat like 3 foods and ignore everything else.
6.  Green smoothies are THE BOMB.
7.  Soy hot dogs are really not the bomb.
8.  Vegans poop A LOT.
9.  Vegetable stock is much more flavorful than beef or chicken stock.
10.  Most people don't know what a vegan is, and when you tell them, they always respond the same way - "Why would you want to do that?"
11.  My thing with LB pretty much fizzled, as it was certainly destined to do.
12.  I had an epiphany about what, exactly, I want in a relationship, my career, and my life in general.  And I kid you not, within HOURS, I met someone who met all those criteria in each of those areas.
13.  Sarah Taylor is an AWESOME person, and thanks to the exposure she gave me on a big-time vegetarian website, I had more blog hits in July than I had between January 1 and June 30.
14.  It's really difficult to sleep in July with no air conditioning.

Now for the question du jour - am I going to stick with it?  Answer - I truly don't know.  I can definitely do vegetarian.  I just don't know if I can realistically give up eggs and cheese.  It's not that I can't live without eating an egg, but geez, they are in EVERYTHING, it seems.  So I'm going to play it by ear and see how it goes.  

Tomorrow we start a new project...can you stand the suspense? 


  1. Ok, 30 days is up. You lost 12 pounds, I lost 6. I say we both deserve a pat on the back. Yay us!!! Thanks for the weirdest month of eating I have ever been through, for the extra energy, better mood, and all around clean/healthy feeling. I've decided that I'm going to stick with it. Vegan power! Thanks for opening my eyes, Tina! As always, you rock!

  2. YAY!!!

    You've completed another month!!

    That's saying a lot since half of my kitchen cabinets STILL haven't been painted (they ARE primed for it tho) and don't have hardward on them. And every time I sit down, I see a spot I missed....



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