The crazy must be visiting me this month because not only did I join a gym, but I decided to…well. I’m just going to lay it out there for you.
I’m going Vegan for a month.
I was inspired by Kyla‘s foray into Veganism earlier this year and wanted to try it for myself. I’ve finally decided to take that leap into being healthy, even purchasing the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook she recommended on her blog. Granted, she went from Vegetarianism (is that a word? WordPress thinks not) to Veganism while I am pretty carnivorous. It’s not so much the MEAT that is the problem, as I basically stick to fish right now anyway, it’s the DAIRY that is the problem. I’m addicted to it. Milk. Cheese. Cream. Chocolate. AND OH GOD, THE CHEESE. I mean, Hi, I make Tres Leches Cake. THREE MILK CAKE.
It’ll be an interesting challenge to see if I can edit out the things I’ve been craving most lately. To see if I can gather up the willpower that I don’t seem to have much of and keep the cravings at bay while getting healthier. I’ve already made the switch to soy milk and as long as I can keep the candy in the drawer at work and not in my mouth, I should be okay. The cheese will be another battle but I’m taking it on.
You heard me people, I’m going to defeat cheese.
(At the very moment I wrote that, a vision of goat cheese entered my brain and I was lost for a few seconds in a day dream of creamy white goodness. TWSS? Ahem. Serious sidenote here, I swear.)
See? I HAVE A PROBLEM. They say admitting it is the first step. I’ve taken a step, people.
So I’m going Vegan, if only for a month.
If you see me staring at a block of cheese with tears rolling down my face, just steer me in the direction of a nice piece of fruit. It will not comfort me at all, but at least you got me away from the cheese.