But it was a good week. And no, I didn't lose any weight.
What did I learn from a week of veganism?
A salad cannot do justice as the precursor to a night out on the town. You will wake up feeling decently awful. You'll sulk in the shower knowing you need to eat but the hunger just isn't there.
You'll create almost zero trash. In the perfect world, my veganism would have been followed up with composting of all vegetable trash. And in that perfect world, my veganism would be fueled by my backyard garden. Le sigh.
People will give you all the reasons in the world to eat meat and that you're doing something wrong by not eating animals. Yes, I heard everything from food chain etiquette, to ancestry, to teeth structure opinions. Yes, I agree with ALL those things. BUT you're not understanding that raising cows does increase the carbon footprint, that sometimes they're NOT butchered humanely, and that the hormones in them have been linked in various studies to health issues. The vegans I know are vegan for health and environmental issues. They may still like meat. But they choose not to participate with it for their reasons. If everyone wanted to eat a Double Double, there'd be a longer line through the drive-through. And that line is long enough already.
It's a great way to feel like you're cleansing the system. The increase in beans definitely helped move the transit cycle along in a health manner.
Friday night also included the 12:01am official 21st birthday of my sister.