I love a nice lunch in the middle of the work day. I usually find myself running out to get something to eat and noshing on it at my desk. To be able to get up, go out, sit down at a restaurant with friends is such a luxury during the work week! Something I should definitely do more often.
Life is too short to not properly enjoy a meal with good company, regardless of the time of day.
And yes, I’m eating eggs here. I’m still new to the whole vegan thing and its very hard to find something to eat on most menus. I don’t know if I can fully give up eggs yet. I’ll work on it. Sigh…
On a side note, the Pita at Jack’s Wife Freda is AMAZING! HOLY COW DELISH!
Since I can remember, I’ve always been very good at collecting things (“things” mainly being clothes). As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how meaningless most of my things are, which is why every few weeks, I go through and donate them.
Over the past few years I’ve really scaled back on shopping. And if I do, I usually buy vintage. I guess I’ve just been turned off by materialism to the point where it takes a lot for me to buy something new, or anything at all for that matter.
We all accumulate and accumulate but for what reason? The things we buy will only provide temporary happiness. They will NEVER amount to anything.
I probably sound like I’m contradicting myself because yes, I of course love fashion and styling and I always will. I just think it’s so important to be smart about what we purchase. Before I buy anything, I like to ask myself: Are you buying things of quality? Will it last or end up in the garbage? Do you REALLY REALLY REALLY need it?
As of late, I find myself passing up things I normally would have bought. I guess my bank account and the environment can thank me.
I challenge all of you Black Friday shoppers to donate at least five things for every purchase you make. And PLEASE don’t throw things away. Our landfills don’t need any more clutter.
Lately, any time I eat cheese, I feel sick. Like, crampy-want-to-vom sick. It’s actually quite painful, and as much as I loooove cheese, its time to cut dairy out of my diet completely. I’m not sure if I’m lactose intolerant, but it doesn’t really matter.
Honestly, meat and dairy gross me out. Not only are both bad for the environment, they’re essentially making us sick and fat human beings. Don’t believe me? Do a little research. Watch on of the many food documentaries on Netflix. Be prepared to be grossed out.
In fact, read this article, which is full of cool little nuggets of information like…
. Eating processed meat increases the risk of death from heart disease by 72 percent.
. Animal products contain cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease, America’s leading killer.
. People who regularly eat processed or red meat are up to 50 percent more likely to develop colon cancer, the second most common cancer worldwide, than individuals who avoid these foods altogether.
. Vegans have 34 percent fewer incidences of female-specific cancers, like breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.
I can’t stress how important it is to know what you’re putting into your body. So many of my family and friends turn a blind eye to the risks of eating meat and dairy because they don’t want to believe they’re bad for you. Hate to break it to y’all, but they are.
Am I a perfect example of how to eat? No, but I’m trying. This whole vegan thing will be difficult, but knowing I’m bettering my current and future-self while helping the environment is all I need to curb and cravings for a bacon double cheese burger.