In Febuary 2013 I decided that I would make a serious lifestyle change and transitioin to a vegan lifestyle. In my last post “Falling off the Wagon,” I wrote about challenges I expected as a new vegan. My will power and temptation were definitely tested. During this transition I came across a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated and it changed my whole perspective on Veganism and why I felt it was the right decision for me. It wasn’t until May 2013 that I officially became a Vegan. Those three months were filled with more temptations, frustrations and trial and error. It was also an opportunity to figure out what I liked, didn’t like disliked, and what worked for me.
It’s been been almost four years and I am happy to say that I have never been happier with my decision of going vegan. I’ve always focused on the number on the scale and let it dictate what I ate and how to live. Since going vegan I’ve found it easier to maintain my weight and live a healthier lifestyle. I discovered that veganism is not only the elimination of meat, fish and all animal by products from your diet; It’s also about minimizing the contribution to animal cruelty by not wearing or using products that are tested on animals. Some may find this extreme and thats ok, but it’s a choice that I’ve decided to make consciously not only for my health but for the well being of all living things.
Here’s a before and after photo of pre and post vegan.
Other vegan documentaries to check out: