Thought I'd start a journal where I can post my journey towards my goal of being Vegan and get as much help and support as needed on my journey!!
I haven't eaten animals since March, I am only using cruelty free personal care products, I have gotten rid of all sweaters containing wool and only have one more pair of shoes to replace and then no more leather.
I am still eating the occasional egg and am having a more difficult time giving up cheese and margerine, but that is just a case of laziness in not having done a lot of research.
I have a 7 yr. old daughter who I am slowly getting switched over -- this morning I was sneaky and put soy cheese on her egg mcmuffin (no meat) and she didn't even notice. I did buy the "Vegan Lunch Box" cook book and the lunch box that goes with it and I had the best intentions to get her using it right away, but my focus switched over to my job this summer and I lost 2 months of time to do any reading and research with the insane hrs. I worked. I also lost way too much time with my daughter and I am so angry at myself over that, but that's in the past and time to turn over a new leaf!!
I even have "Thrive" and started reading it and I bought the DVD "Vegan Fitness" a couple of months ago and have yet to watch it! (I am going to watch it this morning!).
Anyway, with summer now behind me as it flew by while I worked and turning 39, I have done some serious thinking over the past few days that I have been off and I have come up with some goals.
Before I turn 40, I will:
1. Have a Mon. to Fri. day job -- no more shift work and no more being expected to work 2 Sat./month (and sometimes the last Sunday as well, depending on which shift!). I am doing this so I can have more time with my daughter.
2. Be Vegan
3. Have a good chunk of money put away towards a place of my own for my daughter and I.
4. Start training for a Figure Comp.
Now, knowing myself as I do, as long as I can stay focused, I will achieve these goals -- the problem always stems from me getting interetsed in a guy, then all my goals fly out the window and then I come back down to earth 2 or 3 months later and I am farther from my goals then when I started. That is what happened over the summer and what happened before -- it is a pattern of mine. But, I guess now that I have realized it, I can work on fixing it!!
This has turned into quite the confessional!!! Thanx for listening!
I'm on my way!!!