Monday, April 18, 2011


I am making a concious effort to write more in my blog…

I refuse to let *life* get in the way anymore.

No really – I MEAN IT THIS TIME!!!

So I made a commitment today. Something I have been considering for sometime now. I have decided to go vegetarian for 30 days – made the official pledge and everything! Found it via my research on PETA’s website – which is just amazing and full of great information on going vegan/vegetarian! (They have a facebook page too – OF COURSE!)

Of course my intent is to continue with this choice – but the 30 Day Pledge is a step in the right direction. And ultimately I hope to be 100% vegan! (BTW I am actually on Day 3 and going STRONG!!!!)

This is a choice I have been weighing for some time now, especially since becoming more spiritually aware on my path. I won’t get all ethical – I think more people than not are aware of what REALLY goes on in our meat industry and how HORRID animals are treated and abused. But I will say that being more informed has helped me in making this decision.

I am also choosing this lifestyle for health reasons. I want a quality life where I can enjoy my family and the things I love most in the world for as long as possible. The health benefits of a vegan lifestyle are staggering!

And I admit it… I am vain. I want a healthier AND thinner body that works at peak performance! Something I think I can attain by making this healthier choice. I want to ROCK my wedding dress and be better looking into my 40s than I was in my 30s. I mean duh… who doesn’t want to look better? Or at least be the best version of themselves that they can be?

Now I am not unrealistic. I do not think choosing to be vegan is the *golden ticket* to being thinner. But I do believe it makes it harder to be overweight and makes you VERY conscious of every morsel that enters your body.

I feel very content about my decision. I am not saying I won’t be tempted – hamburgers are generally a comfort food I rely on regularly. And I will most definitely miss sushi more than words can describe. But I think the pros of giving up such things FAR outweigh the cons!

Maybe I am crazy… But I swear just three days in and already I feel different – in a good/better way!

I shall update on my progress.

Wish me luck and ANY advice (tips, websites, recipes, blogs) from anyone is GREATLY appreciated!

Blessed Be…



  1. Good luck and congratulations on the decision to become vegetarian! I've been vegetarian since 2004. I became vegan from 2005-2009, but found it hard to stay away from all dairy. I love being vegetarian, though, and I think it's one of the best choices I've ever made in my life.

    I'm here from McHoppin and now following you on GFC. :)

  2. Good luck! I'm a new follower from McHoppin!

  3. Good luck! I could probably be a vegetarian if I put my mind to it because I don't like meat, but I don't think I could be vegan because I go through an awful lot of milk, yogurt and cheese! Good luck and let us know how you do :)

  4. I don't think I could ever be vegetarian. I have a hard enough time getting support for eating healthy. Good luck!! I hope it works out for you!

  5. I do wish you luck. It's a huge commitment and one that I wouldn't be able to do. So youre a real shero


  6. I admire your commitment and wish you all the best. I've been on a quest to eat better and more mindfully recently. I've been making contact with local farmers and hope to go out and shake the hands that feed me and meet the animals. I just watched Food, Inc. and I've been reading a lot lately so I completely get where you are coming from. Thanks for sharing your journey. I'm going to be following along.

  7. Going vegetarian is a good idea. But I wonder why would you go vegan and deprive yourself from milk products and eggs as well?


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