Friday, April 1, 2011

A = Affair

I’ve been having an affair with becoming vegan for awhile. My long, monogamous relationship with meat and dairy has had more downs than ups, but I can’t bring myself to walk away. Like most affairs, I fear, the idea of it is far sexier than the actual act.

There is really no one holding me back from making the change. I could turn my back on meat and dairy and there would be no hard feelings. I’m sure the cows won’t be putting up their hooves in protest saying, “Please stop and think about what you’ll be missing.”

I’m usually not one to take things slow, but in this case I think it would be better to ease into it. I could go cold turkey off meat and dairy, but it might not be a long lasting change. The better route would be for me to educate myself on why turning vegan would be better for my health. Trying some recipes would also fall under a good idea.

I’ll be utilizing Alicia Silverstone’s book, The Kind Diet. I’ll also spend some time on her website, I’ll revisit the position of my commit after that.


  1. Great start to the A-Z Challenge! Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)
    P.S. I do not think I could give up the occasional great steak.

  2. I love the idea of eating vegan too, but I really do crave meat sometimes. I'll have to check out that link.

  3. Hi Amy, I also started blogging in January and am excited about the A-Z Challenge! I look forward to following your journey into the vegan world which would be extremely tough for me as I have no willpower. Good luck! Julie

  4. Well, that's very different, it is amazing to find the many ways in which we are approaching this challenge. Kind regards, Carole.

  5. Great start! That is one affair that would not tempt me. I don't eat meat and dairy much but every now and then I get a craving for a good burger that must be filled

    Stopping by from the Challenge!

  6. I try to make a vegetarian meal about once a week, and I'm gradually expanding the list of vegetables I'll eat. I'm a long way from going vegan, though.

    Good luck with the Challenge!


  7. Good for you, striving to change your diet. That's a big deal.

  8. Bahahaha this was awesome! Best of luck with both challenges, the one you face on the blog and the one you face in real life!

    I'm here to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge. I'm one of the co-hosts, should you have questions just ask away! I do hope you'll stop by my blog! I'm also having fun on twitter (@jenunedited) and about to stalk you there!

  9. One of my doctor's told me once I should become a vegetarian. That just isn't happening with me. I like meat too much. Good luck to you though.
    I'm a new follower!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. :-D