10.28.2013

A Day in the Life: Thinking of Making a Change...

So this post is a little late, but better late than never, right?  We had a busy weekend filled with lots of family fun.  After a long, tiring and stressful week, it was just what this mama needed.

But I digress, so I have a lot on my mind currently and thinking I might need to make a change. You may remember from some previous posts, that I was recently diagnosed with allergies to dairy & eggs.  And I have successfully given them up.  But I'm now considering giving up the meat too.  Maybe vegan...I don't know, but I'm feeling the urge to stop eating animals.

I watched the movie Vegucated last night and was in tears by the end of it. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you do. Yes, we buy our meat from a local, grass-fed, organic farm where the animals are happy and free.  But in the end, we're still raising them to kill and eat them.  And I have a hard time with that.  Looking at our dogs & cat I can't even imagine the thought of ending their life.  So why is a cow, pig or chicken any different? These are the things churning in my brain and heart right now.

Will I go Vegan?  Will my family support me?  Will my kids become vegans?  What will I eat?  Where will I eat? Am I crazy? Can I give up bacon? I just don't know.  I do know that I need to research this more and learn as much as I can and make a conscious decision.

So for now, it's Meatless Monday. No meat for me today. And that's where I will start. I will keep you posted on where my thoughts and heart take me.
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2 comments:

  1. Good for you! Besides the ethical question marks around eating meat, there is also it disproportionate carbon footprint. One step at a time, right? That's how we started also, and slowly turning it back we're now down to one meat meal a week.

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  2. I like your idea of starting with Meatless Mondays. Experimenting and expanding seems very sensible, as it lets your body and your habits get used to the new way of being!

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