I thought it would be too hard to go vegan, and that there really wasn't much harm in a veggie diet. But then I watched an episode of Ellen, with Jonathan Safran Foer, who just wrote Eating Animals. I was intrigued, so I went to his website, which was of course linked to many other websites, and soon enough, I found myself watching upsetting, disheartening things.
I did some more research, and decided to slowly make a transition, with the goal of going completely vegan by the time my husband left for deployment, which was still several months away.
But every time I sat down to eat, I felt guilty. I couldn't shake the images, and no food tastes good with a hefty side of guilt.
So there it is. Overnight, I went vegan. And it's really not that hard. It's been a little over 3 weeks, and I have lost a few pounds, increased my stamina during my yoga practice, and generally felt great. It's amazing what a healthy diet can do for you, and the loss of a hefty load of guilt.
So here's to Kind Diets and Kind Lifestyles! :)