So I have begun my journey into eating healthier. Not only feeding my body but my soul. I was never a big meat eater and mostly just ate it because it was what was on the table at dinner time. I had my son and gained 50 lbs. I felt sluggish and tired all the time. I ate for convenience and gabbed what was easy and feed my exhaustion. Little did I realize I was making myself fat and more tired.
My father in-law is a cattle rancher in Texas, he retired about 5 yrs ago and decided that he wanted to buy a ranch and raise cattle. It broke my heart to go and visit and see the beautiful cows with their adorable calves grazing the fields. I couldn't understand why someone would want to do this in retirement. I "attempted" to tell my father in-law the strain cattling/ranching has on the environment, from water pollution to harmful gases. All the while tip toeing around the big topic of slaughtering these beautiful animals for no reason. With no avail my stubborn as a bull, father in-law called me a hippy and if I want my son to have any kind of an trust fund I better start eating Beef. Well needless to say it did the adverse effect and I am boycotting. LOL! J
My wonderfully supportive husband has decided to join my journey. Although he is still a skeptic that he can get his protein from a plant based...but we will just have to see about that.
I am very excited to join the Kind Life community and look forward to meeting people was well as sharing and learning!
Sara, I have so much respect for you and your husband especially making this change when there is so much against you. It is difficult to go against your family, but you have to do what is right for you. How dare he threaten you about the trust fund! What a jerk! You can certainly get enough protein from a plant-based diet. Check out the website for vegan bodybuilders and you will see how true it is! Show your hubby too! Just educate yourself on the issues and the diet and you will have plenty of info to share if his father tries to question it or throw out all the ridiculous claims that people use to negate veganism as healthy! Good luck!
Thank you so much Catconsrv. I am eager to check out the the website for Vegan Bodybuilders. My husband will love it. He is also a huge UFC fan so I am sure that will help that so many fighers are exploring the vegan life style.
*and in defense to my father inlaw...he's just uneducated and closed minded. His intentions are good. (most of the time) ;)
I totally understand about your father-in-law, I just wish people would understand when something is important to someone and go about their concerns in a different and more respectful way. I think a lot of people like your father-in-law grew up not questioning anything. Also, if he grew up on a farm or worked on a farm, that is what he knows. It is also threatening to parents a lot when their kids become vegan because they feel like you are telling them that they raise you wrong or something. That they didn't do what was best for you. He will come around or at least learn to respect that this is your decision and that it is important to you. Some people just take more time . . .
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