Saturday, October 23, 2010

Guest Post: Confessions of a (former) Carnivore

I tend to get a lot of questions when my wife talks about being a vegan. Mainly, "what about you?" I can honestly say that in the beginning it was kinda tough. I enjoyed being a "part-time" vegan (veggies galore at home and meat when we went out) but then I started to notice how tired and/or sick I felt when we would go out to eat. Blaming it on a weak stomach only gets you so far.

I did get some words of wisdom one night from a very lovely woman (guess who?!) who asked why would I want to put myself, and therefore her, through that just to eat some chicken?! Since then, I have been a pretty straight and narrow...vegan! I have never felt better about my health in the past 2 years!!

I also get asked if I miss meat. It is such a weird question. It's not like the cows, chickens, and pigs I would eat once a week held a place in my heart where I felt pain if they didn't call on my birthday. I don't miss meat. And if you know me at all, I DO NOT miss the dairy either!

Life as a vegan has been quite a learning curve but hey, you only live once right?!

Like I said, I have been on the straight and narrow...until tonight.  I went to Charlotte tonight to meet up with long lost friends and was "forced" to choose between an iceberg salad, pizza, or wings. What is a hungry man to do?! I wish I could say salad but Fuel's wings are really, really, really good! Life is sooo hard! hahaha! I am glad that I am a vegan and nights like these remind me of that. Variety is the spice of life right (are we keeping track of the "old man" remarks)?!

This has been fun! Thanks for listening to a rambling man.

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