Don't worry about it!! See my post where I discuss the time (a few months ago) when I accidentally ate sausage!!! Look under "Articles" & the post is called "I Said 'Sauce' Not "Sauce-age'"! at http://veganamericanprincess.com
Laerke, you live as kind of life as you can and that is all you need to do. I love the love you get from most of the people on this site. Mistakes happen, probably more often than we know if you eat out. So, no worries, just keep on keepin on. As for your mom, give her some sample menus with a list of the good for you stuff in them and let her know that you think about making sure you get what you need. The more she knows you know about a healthy vegan diet, the better she will feel.
V.A. Princess; I read the story and felt really bad for you - eventhough the whole sauce-sausage thing was kind of "hilarious"! I guess it will happen to us all once in a while and that will probably, unfortunately - I might add, just be one thing I'll have to learn to live with and other than that just try to do my best of avoiding it in any way I can :-)
Julie; Thank you for your great advise! I am so greatful to have found this forum
and for all your positive thoughts and advise:-) it is such a big help when trying to figure everything out here in the beginning!
It can be tough to avoid things sometimes-we've all gone through those times. I accidentally ate a bite of something that had whey in it just yesterday. But it was an accident, not on purpose and that is what really counts to me.
It can be tough going out with friends who aren't vegan, none of my friends are but you will learn how to go out to eat and such as time goes on. If I go somewhere and I know that they don't have any options for me, I eat beforehand and sip on water or a vegan cocktail or something and just enjoy my time with them. It isn't sad for you, it's good for you and as time goes on they will be able to see what a kind diet can do for a person. I know going vegan has changed me in many ways both on the outside and on the inside and I hope you see the same results!
Another great movie to watch with her is Vegucated .... it's quite entertaining and also has an interview or two with Dr Fuhrman plus shows their health before and after in terms of blood pressure and weight etc.
Other than that, I agree that just making fabulous food and not even saying too much is the best way to handle the situation. Good luck!