"More than that, when people hear the word “vegan,” they tend to associate it with rigidity, self-denial, or deprivation. They often think being vegan is about rejecting things – about saying “no.” On one hand, this is true. Being vegan is about saying “no.” It’s about saying “no” to the consumption of unhealthful and unnecessary food. It’s about saying “no” to suffering, exploitation, and violence. It’s about saying “no” to the wasteful abuse of natural resources and the destruction of the remaining wild places in the world.
But at its core, being vegan is about saying “yes.” It’s about saying “yes” to our values of compassion, kindness, wellness, and awareness. After all, what’s the point in having values if they don’t manifest themselves in our behavior? It’s nice to say that we’re against violence and cruelty. Most of us are. But how many of us actually take these abstract values and put them into concrete action? For me, being vegan is an opportunity to do just that: to put my abstract values into concrete action."
Here is what I scarfed today
Breakfast: oatmeal made with water, almond milk, cinnamon, raisins & a bit of maple syrup
Lunch:tortilla chips & guac. Big leafy green salad with shredded carrots, yellow tomatoes, adzuki beans and pumpkin seeds. Dressing: olive oil and lemon juice, s&p
Dinner: linguine with a eggplant tomato sauce
Tea w lemon
Day one: easy, busy and nice.
Here is the part from the above quote that makes me feel good: "After all, what’s the point in having values if they don’t manifest themselves in our behavior?"
ps here is the link to the 30 day challenge http://www.30dayveganchallenge.com/