Life’s Journey 138

Day 2583:

Soooooo, I’m super excited! I’m down 15 lbs and 2.8% body fat! I have more energy, I’m happier, less anxious, just overall better. My cravings for fast food and other stuff have gone away. I didn’t even know that that was a thing.

So, I’ve heard so many things that ignorant people have said since I went vegan. Here is some of the list:

  1. Oh so you hate your life?  What???? I love my life, duh, that’s why I did it! I want to be healthier and live a longer, better, more enjoyable life!
  2. hmmmm bacon is soooo good though! kk, enjoy it! I’m not stopping you, I promise.
  3. But vegan food has no flavor! ummm… no. You are so wrong if you actually believing that mess. I can make anything delicious and flavorful. I have so much variety and amazingness to my meals. It’s not all celery and carrot sticks people!’
  4. Tofu is gross though, you’re nasty. I mean, that’s your opinion. I think it’s funny though that some of the people that say that… haven’t actually TRIED tofu. Crispy buffalo tofu bites…. *drool*
  5. But protein!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, no offense or anything, but if you think that meat is the only way that you get protein, you are a complete and total idiot. 100 calories of ground beef has 4 grams of protein, 100 calories of spinach has 13 grams.
    1. black beans
    2. tofu
    3. nuts
    4. tempeh
    5. garbanzos
    6. broccoli
    7. quinoa
    8. lentils
    9. potatoes
    10. Mushrooms
  6. So I should just give you my lawn clippings, right? Sure dude, because I live off of salad. I think I’ve had 3-4 salads in the past month.
  7. There are so many things that you can’t eat anymore. Aren’t you going to miss it? No. Anything you can make, I can make vegan. That’s just how it is.
  8. Being vegan is soooooo expensive. I couldn’t imagine doing that. The most expensive things that most people buy as far as groceries go are meat, cheese, and eggs. Since I went vegan, I spend less at the grocery store.
  9. How long are you going to do that? Well, depends on how long I want to live healthy I guess.
  10. Vegans are weaker because they don’t eat meat.

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So, next time you think you are being cute or funny by saying any of these things, 1. your opinion means nothing to me 2. you’re talking out of your ass 3. I didn’t become vegan without doing any research. 4. Not all vegans are all about save the animals, I know that my clothes are made from animal products and I don’t plan on eating my pants.  5. My decision to become vegan doesn’t have any effect on  you at all so don’t worry about me.

Just because I decided to do something for myself that is much healthier doesn’t mean you have to try and put me down because you don’t agree with it. Do some research before you open your mouth. You do you and I’ll do me.

Bring each other up, don’t put each other down. Know better, do better.

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Life’s Journey 131

Day 2516: So day 6 of going full vegan. I feel a lot better right now. I don’t feel as sluggish, and as much as people make fun of me for deciding to do this, but I don’t care because I’m doing this for me. I’m really excited about it because last time that I did this, there was either not many options, or the options tasted like cardboard. Breakfast is my favorite meal again. I hated eating breakfast because if I eat too early, it makes me feel sick. Having to make things from scratch gives be some time to adjust to being awake and I found that I don’t feel nauseous when I eat. Yesterday I had this yummy breakfast. Tofu, mushrooms, and green onion sauteed with sesame oil over some toasted everything bread.

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This morning I was in the mood for some scrambled eggs but I wasn’t about to give in. I got this. I’m motivated! Alternative:

 

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Eggs: Extra firm tofu, turmeric, onions, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, salt, and black pepper.

Meat: Italian seasoned tofurky sausage

Bread: Rosemary and herb foccacia bread with a garlic and herb jam.

Found the recipe on Pintrest and I have to give it a 9/10. Pretty close to tasting like the real thing. The texture was spot on which was good since some people are turned off by textures.

Tofu eggs recipe

If you’re interested in joining me in my new food journey, read this:

Eating vegan and staying healthy

I need some cheerleaders to keep me going and keep me motivated!

Until next time friends…