From Texan to Vegan

One Girl's Struggle Through Lent

Day 2: Alright, I’m Starting to Miss Cheese a Little… Okay, a Lot!

Today had more people going “WTH?!” and saying they couldn’t do it… you could. You’re just choosing not to. Anybody’s capable of doing anything, I believe. I’m not some super human. Just a girl who wants to be healthier. Speaking of, I feel like that needs to be clarified further. I love meat! I grew up on 65 acres with lots of cattle. Venison is amazing! My family owns a deer lease. I’ve eaten the gamiest of foods. There is little I would shy away from. This is NOT an issue about animal rights. This is an issue about my health. I really believe that my body needs a “cleanse” of some sorts and I’m thoroughly enjoying treating my taste buds to a different way of eating (no smothering of cheese). So, don’t think I don’t want to eat turkey sausage or have some chicken noodle soup… I totally do! This is about cleaning up my eating so I can live a longer, healthier life.

So, today had a bit more temptation… correction, there were a few things that felt more taunting that yesterday. I’m seeing the error of my ways, God. Can I go back on a bit of this Lent madness? No? Fine, I’ll stick to it!

Breakfast: Nature Valley Peanut Butter bars with at least 5 cups of green tea (I was in a meeting)

Lunch: Wahoo’s salad with shrimp and no tortilla strips or cheese with balsamic vinaigrette… it was bomb and I only ate 1/2… score! I drank a big thing of water then had a big thing of green tea

Afternoon: drank a lot of water and had a cup of tea… I think it was Tazo’s Awake. It was good and the warmth was nice and helped keep me awake

Dinner: beans with salsa. No turkey sausage, no cheese, no rice… just beans. This is where the temptation was so friggin strong. BUT I was starving by the time I ate so cardboard would’ve started sounding good soon.

I seriously need to do some grocery shopping! Does anyone know where you can get Vegan, er, everything? It’s the only way I’m going to survive!

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