i always hear stories about how people dread going to the grocery story. but for me there is nothing better than walking into the store with my shopping list and one by one crossing things off my list. knocking on watermelons, smelling cheese and all.
so today i headed to whole foods with a very special grocery list.
i have decided to partake in a little experiment/test for myself.
can u finger it out from some of my grocery list? (yes, i know i used finger instead of figure - go with it, it's like fetch)
silk soy milk
bing cherries ($10 worth, oy vey)
plums (you know i HAD to go there)
probably isn't that hard to guess.
for the next 30 days, starting first thing tuesday morning, i am going to be a VEGAN!
i know, i'm nuts.
i have a lot of friends that are vegetarian and have been practicing for awhile. but the thought of trying to not eat meat never interested me, EVER. because well, i really love meat.
that's what she said
i mean i'm greek, lamb is practically served at every meal.
i see how healthy my vegetarian friends are and all the fresh and organic food they eat so i though to myself i should try it out for 30 days just to see if i can do it. plus the wonderful ashley even provided me with a list of reasons why i should try it! i'm thinking of it kind of like a fast, even though it isn't easter.
i then realized that by being a vegetarian for 30 days i could still technically sit on my couch and eat a fillet o'fish sandwich while slurping down a shamrock shake (mmmm if only it was march).
i needed a more difficult challenge so i decided that being vegan would really make me think of what i was putting in my big mouth.
no cheese?!?! what am i going to do without my favorite food?
but i'll probably drop 15 lbs before my trip to aruba end of july.
this is going to be fun!
i am giving myself one exception to this 30 days of vegan though. my birthday is july 2nd (i like presents) and i am allowing myself to have whatever i want for my birthday dinner. i'm even going to go a day longer to make up for my allowed slip up to make it a full 30 days.
i'm kinda like morgan spurlock but healthier.
hopefully my birthday dinner won't be too hard on my stomach (ew) after all this rabbit food i'll be eating.
so on july 25th my 30 days as a vegan will be over and i guess i'll just have to see what i crave first.
i could end up surprising myself.
wish me luck, i need all i can get!
so here's to fruits and vegetables - and thanking god that vodka is still vegan.