*UPDATE: Just so we're all clear:
I am NOT being vegan for the month of October to eat healthier.
I feel like I have a pretty balanced diet and I am NOT looking to make a GIGANTIC change in my diet or the way I live my life.
This is an EXPERIMENT!
I am simply trying to explore the culture and lifestyle of a vegan to see what's it like, how I feel, and what I will have to go through to eat in an untraditional way.
Further, I believe that the intimate choices of what to eat are between the person and God- so I do not judge those that eat meat, dairy, sugar, veggies or anything else.
I have been so surprised at the response I've gotten from my decision to be vegan for at least the month of October.
So many people have told me: "I've always wanted to try that..."
Well, now's your chance. What are you waiting for? We only have today.
Let's help each other out!
Take this vegan... I don't know... "challenge" with me and let other people know what you're doing so they will give you ideas, and you can give me THOSE idea's and we can all be swimming in this non-dairy, non-meat, idea public pool together.
Maybe you're already vegan. Join in, anyway- we can learn a lot from you! Whether you're living it now, or you've been wanting to make the change permanently or just experiment like me, I think it will fun to chronicle our time together.
It should be interesting.
Every Friday, go ahead and blog about your experience.
Recipes, trials, triumphs, dirty looks, congratulations, whatever- I want to know!
Grab a button. Let's get started.
I have gotten HATE MAIL. Seriously. Some lady emailed me really mad about my choice to be vegan this month. It's the most HILARIOUS thing I have ever read in my life! You can read about it here.
And this is for Liz, as per request: