After all of this time... years of my life... I am doing something good for myself. I am sticking to it and am inspired to keep going. It isn't work, it just feels right. I started eating vegan almost three months ago and have since lost 10 lbs and feel good. I have many of the same obstacles as anyone does. I have two kids and a husband and I don't know what to feed them anymore. I don't personally know one other vegan. I try to share the "good news" but people look at me as though I have finally "gone mad"... it was bound to happen. Ha Ha. They all support me, but I think that they think it is a weird phase in my life (I've had a few). Anyway, after many years of trying to figure out what to eat and how to lose weight and starving, I've got something new. Instincts! Results! Motivation! Isn't that great! I have been following recipes and some are amazing, and some are just ok, and some plain stink. Now I can take the amazing ones and apply the same principle and create a great meal from what I have. Freedom! I just made a yummy sweet potato, white bean hummus and didn't have all of the ingredients. So I added this, and I added that and poof... it looks like pimento and cheese and taste fabulous. I'm going to dip veggies in it and wrap it in a tortilla. I don't know if I can ever recreate it, but for today it is my wonderful new spread. Good job to all of you who feel this way and keep going to those of you still working it out. I have enjoyed reading each and everyone of your post!
You did not mention that you are also doing good to the animals and our plant, so yes, losing weight is great, cooking challenges are amazing, but at the end of the day, you are saving life... isn't that already a big thing?
Cindy Lou Who, nice to meet you! I have the very same way of cookin' as you and Kitty Kat Karen right above me - in fact before I sign off I'm sharing the soup "recipe" I've got simmering on the stove right now! :)
I feel the same way - for the first time in my forty-some-odd years I'm REALLY conscious, present, and really trying every day to do the right thing for myself and more importantly, the world outside of me. (thanks for your reminder, DG!) I have to do it every moment, every decision - each one ain't perfect, but I'll get as near to there as I can.... ;)
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