Today is week 1 into my vegan adventure. 1 full week vegan and I'm feeling pretty good. So far no late night secret trips to Dairy Queen or sneaking a kit kat out of the office candy drawer. I plan to write down what I eat everyday in hopes to make it clear to myself (and anyone who may actually read this) that I'm definitely not depriving myself. Do I feel different yet? Not really. I've lost around 4lbs I think, which is nice for 1 week. I've not gone hungry at all, and have already delved straight into the vegan indulging of soy ice cream and chocolate almond milk (HOLY MOLY it's so good...why do people drink cow’s milk?!). I intend to take some before and after pictures too. I'll try to get them uploaded tonight, if I can figure it out. I openly admit I am not a STRICT vegan yet, but I'm trying. Today I read about D3- a common vitamin in cereal that apparently is derived from wool? D3 is a synthetic vitamin added to foods that is created from lanolin. Lanolin is water and oil from sheep's wool. Gross much? I mean seriously, who figures this stuff out? La dee da I think I'll boil me up some sheep wool, skim off the oil, and see what happens....laaaa dee dah. Ga-ross. The sad news is this is in my wonderful cinnamon burts cheerios (which I ate for breakfast this morning). Will I no longer eat this cereal? I don't know. I read on PETA that supporting foods that are basically 99.9% vegan is a good way to ensure the industry that there is a market for vegan food out there. I'm sure there are many who disagree with that.
What I do know is that I'm making steps. No pizza, no mac n cheese, no ice cream, no scrambled egg sandwiches (huge sad face as my husband makes the very best), no miracle whip, no butter, no cheese on my tostadas. Considering my eating habits just a week ago (yes...late night trips to Dairy Queen were VERY Normal), this is good a good week 1. I'll definitely continue my research and do the best I possibly can.
This is what I've eaten today:
Handful of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios (this was before I read about D3)
Amy's frozen meal-black eyed peas and vegetables (I'm not going to lie...this wasn't good).
2 pickle spears
A butt ton (that's an official measure) of water
1 cup blueberry tea
Dinner: Baby spinach salad with slivered almonds and balsamic vinegar, 4 grape tomatoes
& 2 Lemonade girl scout cookies!!!
Wow. Today is not my healthiest day. Well, I still have dinner to go. And I'm trying.
Yay! I blogged! Lisa's blog out.