New to the Kind Life website, but bought the book months ago. I am having the hardest time keeping up the no meat. Its not because I want it, its because of my environments. First, I live in Texas. Not sure I have met a vegetarian or vegan here and the lack of dining establishments is the worst part. I don't want to eat at home every meal. I like to eat out at least once a week. Second, I have 2 jobs and one of the is waiting tables at a Tex-Mex restaurant. I wish I had a partner to help me come up with new ideas, but in all honesty I could try harder. If I could call Alicia on the phone I would ask her, "How and I supposed to not eat meat (I dont want to eat dairy either) and stay within my same food budget"? That is the hardest part. I am single and own a home and care of all my expenses alone. I love it, but it makes for a tough time trying to eat the more expensive things that are better for you. Anyway, I am so eager to start and stick with my transition to a KIND life.