The Vegan Diaries: Day 1

I am not a vegan, a vegetarian, or anything close to either. I'm an extremely picky eater, and I don't like salad. I'm ridiculously busy, so I usually end up being one of those people who eats a million snacks throughout the day. Then maybe something for dinner, and definitely ice cream in bed, before bed. So this vegan week challenge will be a challenge for me. Lindsay asked me if I would be really miserable, to which my response was, "Probably, but whatever. No, not really." I mean I'm staying with her this week, so we're cooking and eating good stuff. On Sunday, I had oatmeal for breakfast. I had some wheat thins while I was at work, and some chips while I was driving home. Lindsay made us smoothies before dinner.  Then we went to Golden Road Brewery for dinner. We had a pub pretzel, some vegan mozzarella sticks, and fries to go with our beers. After a few beers, we decided that we should try drinking a gallon of water a day during this challenge as well. That will be good for me because I drink like a fish, and I need to try and stay more hydrated (it helps with my migraines). So we hit up CVS and bought 10 gallons of water (plus some beer, temporary tattoos, and foam animal visors). That dollar section is dangerous. Anyways, it was a good first day. I was a little hungry, but dinner was amazing. I can't wait to tell you about Monday night's dinner

XO Natalie

I woke up the other day and realized the amount of Taco Bell I have consumed in the past week. Also, I noticed that my stomach was not happy with me. I went on Pinterest and clicked on the health and fitness page to get inspired (This has worked in the past for me). I started a new board called "Stop Eating Taco Bell" and went to town. The links that kept catching my eye were the vegan posts. I actually love vegan food, but never saw it as a lifestyle that fit me. I grew up in a red meat home with a father that thinks iceberg lettuce is salad. Vegans always look great and have beautiful skin (which is cool).  I do see that there's a lot of health benefits and that it does save the lives of animals, so I thought it would be an interesting experiment. I'd love to see if I could incorporate a vegan diet into my home cooking and grocery shopping making it my home lifestyle. That makes a lot of sense to me. Here's to hoping I love it. I can't wait to see how Natalie does.

XO Lindsay