I have several friends that have turned vegan, or nearly so. It’s a thought I’ve toyed with off and on over many years. Mostly off. Vegetarian seemed more doable…but I’ve never given that a real try either, if truth be told.
I still think about it, and this morning I just watched the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I intended to watch it yesterday, but was so exhausted I fell asleep right after doggy school and napped the afternoon away until we had to leave for a neighbor’s pig roast.
Yes pig roast. As in not vegetarian, nor close to vegan.
Turns out I really didn’t like the meat and munched on all sorts of (not vegan) salads, vegetables and of course deserts.
Still…this morning the whole healthy living thing is lurking on my mind, hence me making time to watch the entire movie. Which turned out not to be difficult…it is entertaining and thought provoking. I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. I struggle daily with trying to wean myself away from things that aren’t good for me. I’ve been observing people when I’m out at lunch. Thin people tend to be walking the neighborhood. Heavier people seem to be hanging out with me the days I’m in the fast food drive through. Coincidence? I think not.
I have my annual physical scheduled next week; perhaps this is why I’ve been contemplating lifestyle changes. He’ll be telling me things I already know. The reason I’m so exhausted all the time. The headaches. The body aches. Things I could probably fix myself if I took better care of me.
So, as Katie and I head out on a great adventure this morning I’ll think some more. Seems like a change is in the works. Who out there has made lifestyle changes? How hard was it for you? Are you glad? Did you stick with it?
Tell me your stories, good or bad. I’m going to need some support.
Yes I am.