Last week we were supposed to start our whole foods challenge. We got off to a rough start wehn my wife came down with a nasty head cold and her food needs and desires became very specific. The vegan options I had prepared were not what she had in mind and I ended up spending a lot of time running out to various restaurants and fast food chains picking up meat and dairy laden products for dinner. I am a weak man and succumbed to the meaty goodness a couple of times myself (especially once I got sick as well). So, our first week of meatlessness has not gone well. Continue reading
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This weekend was pretty good and I managed to avoid fast food altogether, though I did go out to eat on Friday and got something less than great for me. We had healthy meals over the weekend and even manage a vegan meal on Sunday night, so we're definitely heading in the right direction, but I don't know how prepared we will be on the first day of the challenge. One of the biggest challenges, not including the convenience factor, is the cost. While meat used to be the most expensive item we had to buy, we've found that cutting it out has not really saved us any money. In fact, our grocery bill has gone up some. One of these days I'm going to have to do a grocery bill analysis and see where the money is really going, but for now it looks like whole foods could bankrupt us.
So Saturday's Karate session was awesome. I earned my first stripe on my white belt. Now I understand this is the first step in a VERY long process, but it felt good to get there. What made it truly awesome was when Connor said, "Good job, daddy. I'm proud of you." Talk about a moonshot!
The single greatest challenge to switching over to whole foods/vegan will be coffee. I'm an adict. I need it in the morning and I occasionally enjoy it in the evening. I like it with cream and sugar, or a flavored creamer, neither of which fits into the new diet. We've been trying non-dairy creamer, which neither tastes as good or fits into the whole foods thing, and we've tried the milk substitutes, but none of it tastes as good. Maybe I should just give up coffee altogether rather than face daily disappointment in my morning beverage. Any suggestions out there? Continue reading