I am one proud Duck!
|And one proud Vulcan!|
And yes, all I eat is vegetables and other plants. But that does not mean all I eat is plain boring salads. I created this blog to show people that vegans eat a wide variety of delicious food that anyone can enjoy. I have been a vegetarian since I was 18 and a vegan since I was 22. I went vegetarian for animal rights. I always felt guilty about eating animals, but I just did it because my mom told me to. When I was older and learned where my food came from, I made the decision to stop eating meat and animal by-products. It was challenging at first and did not happen overnight. I cut out red and white meat pretty easily since I always hated their texture. I was a pescatarian for awhile, meaning I still ate fish and seafood. But after a few months I cut that out too and became a true vegetarian.
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|Saw it, and said I was done.|
About this time, my uncle passed away from a heart attack. He was
fairly young but did not take care of himself. I did not know him very well, but I really do miss him. His death scared me. No one should die so young from something preventable. I have a horrible health history on both sides of my family---heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Rather than accept my genetic fate, I chose to defy it. I literally one day said "F**k it, I'm done!" and cut dairy and all other animal products out cold turkey right then. I want to live until I am 100. I want my great-grandchildren to sing to me on my 100th birthday. And the best way to accomplish my dream is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. That is something people have a hard time understanding, veganism is not a just a diet, it is a lifestyle change. When you take on that mentality, all the dietary stuff is easy to change.