Yesterday [Wednesday, 12/11] marked the beginning of my 14 day journey as a newbie vegan. At the moment, I am simply testing the waters of this lifestyle. I know I’ll make mistakes… Hopefully if I get the hang of it, I can make some major changes to my life. Some may say I’m being extreme, but if that is the truth, then wouldn’t all of the world’s vegans have returned to omnivorism?
So here’s how it all began.
In the last few weeks, I have discovered that I have a sensitivity to dairy. Damn it, but I LOVE cheese… I won’t survive without it. *sigh* Well, after several agonizing excursions in the restroom, eating more dairy products out of denial, some intense research, and watching a lot of YouTube videos/food related documentaries on Netflix, I soon realized that something had to change.
Day 1 was yesterday [Wednesday] and I managed to survive without epically messing up too bad. My starting weight was 211. Ew – this number is going to change by Christmas!!! Aaaaaaaannnnnd…. Oh snap, I gave my weight away to the Interwebs.
Admittedly, the day wasn’t a total failure because I didn’t have much of the day to begin with. I awoke from my slumber at 3:30 PM after going to bed around 5 AM. After rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I stepped on the scale. After that, I ate some rather tasty food. Unfortunately, not long after eating, I got a migraine. Several Aleve and a short nap later, I went to the gym.
Here’s what I consumed for 12/11:
- 2 cups Quinoa with garbanzo beans
- Bean sprouts
- Lightly salted seaweed wrap (Nori)
- 1 Apple
- 1 Banana
- 1 tsp flaxseed
- 1/4 c. Almond milk
- Mushroom, onion, red pepper & light oil stir fry
- Small slice of homemade pumpkin bread (I couldn’t help myself, but at least I didn’t eat a large amount.)
- 1 Pickle spear
These posts will be more structured, but this is where I’m going to leave it. I want to try my best until Christmas. That’s my goal. 13 days remain.
Bring it on.