So I thought I would see if misery truely loved company and confess that despite best efforts, I had a serious blip in my holiday veganism. It wasnt without best intentions.
Situation 1: The family decied last minute they were having breakfast at my house Christmas morning (2 aunts, 2 uncles, grandparents, mother - all meat eaters). They are being supportive of my decisions (I have been vegan for 6 weeks) but my grandfather was a cattle farmer so he is having issues.
To make a long story short, I forgot to think about what I was going to eat and wasnt prepared. My mom brought over (get this) and egg, bread, cheese and ham casserole....and I had some. Not to be dramatic but man that is the antithesis of what I am trying to eat.
Situation 2: Work collegue invites me over for lunch and surprises me with a lunch out on Christmas eve at a really nice restaurant in town that has the most amazing curried butternut squash soup I have ever tasted. Guess what - we get there, fixed menu, cream seafood chowder and Christmas gelato the only options. Oh my? I had a belly ache for the whole day, almost had an anxiety attack. Is the world out to sabotage?
Just wanted to share and look for some support - hope all of you were more successful than I!
don't worry about it, just accept the blip and move forward with vegan steps! You should have asked the restaurant for the vegetarian option and perhaps say you're intolerant/allergic to dairy. i am allergic so i couldn't have eaten that, i'm sure they would have russled something up for you, maybe try that next time. Try not to feel guilty or torture yourself just continue a you were! good luck.
I too had some slip ups this holiday season. I planned to bring some dishes to the family gatherings on Christmas Eve and Christmas day but due to being way to busy at work. It's been 4 weeks now since going vegan. I told myself that I was going to beat myself up over it and I would start back on the 26th. I felt so lethargic after eating the family meals. To all that had to partake in a non vegan eating holiday, just pick yourself up and start over. Be kind to yourself.
Its true - I find it astonishing how tired I am after I eat a nasty meal. I did better today except the rice at a lunch today that was supposed to be meatless had a little bit of chicken thing in it I realized. I actually was a little made at the hostess, she might have cooked it on a similar pan as a meat dish or something, but I thought it was rude. Thanks for the support!
I should focus on the positive, made a tofurkey, gravy and rescued potatoes, carrots and beans before they landed with butter and cream cheese on them. Also, told my aunt who makes crazy awesome looking desserts that I had developed a dairy allergy and coulnt partake. Felt good because, you are right, it shut them up and ended it, right there! Thanks again!
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