Making the Choice

I watched some bits and pieces of Eating for probably the fifth time. Every time I’ve watched it, I realize veganism is such a healthy choice for the body, for animals and for the environment. “I’m going vegan,” I announce to my husband.

“I’ll try it with you.” He says. I am stunned.

For me, going vegan was a small step. I’d been mostly vegetarian for 30+ years. Sure, I’d miss cheese and omelets, but I already consumed lots of vegan meals. Minor adjustment. Hubby’s always been a carnivore. Mind you, he slowed down on red meat and increased fish consumption over the years, but in no way was he even remotely close to being a vegetarian, let alone a vegan.

He’s one of my biggest inspirations to stick with the plan. I was tempted to finish off the food we had, but he helped me clean out the refrigerator and freezer and contacted friends and family to donate our perishables. Non-perishables went to our food bank. He even listened to parts of Skinny Bitch with me while we rode in the car. I love this guy!

And surprisingly, he loves this new lifestyle. He says he has more energy, feels more alert, has less brain fog and it’s dramatic. I’ll admit, it hasn’t been as transformational for me, but I am feeling some of the same benefits on a more subtle level. For the first time in my life, I’m coherent when I wake up. I even went for a hike in the morning. That might not sound like a big deal, but if you knew me, you’d understand.

So here’s to a new journey to a healthier me and hubby and a kinder, gentler way to live.

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