So my dad was here for a week which is why I haven't been back lately. I'm super proud of him, he ate vegan for the WHOLE week and he is STILL eating that way at home now. I can't count how many times he's made fun of my food/lifestyle, said "I could never give up meat" etc, and constantly asked if I get my protein. He's been gaining weight lately, since him and my mom eat like garbage. A few days before he flew out here, he brought up that he'd like to try to eat like Jason and I while he was here.
He didn't eat an optimum vegan diet, since I took him to lots of vegan restaurants so he could see that vegans can have comfort food as well. We grilled seitan dogs outside, got a vegan pizza from wholefoods, etc. He also ate some tofu scramble I made which was surprising since normally it grosses him out. He sent me a pic on my cell today of some he made for breakfast this morning!
I'm hoping he sticks with it, or at least a whole foods diet. My mom bought a meatball sub for herself at subway the first day he was back, but he didn't get anything! She has tried to get me to eat cheese and butter so many times so I'm worried that she's going to try to mess him up. He's already lost weight and is starting to walk more so at least he's motivated!
He was wearing a 2X shirt on March 19th and now fits in XL so that rocks!!
I've been commuting to work still, which is always a great way to start the day. Today I also did 25 minutes of a fat burn cycle on the elliptical with a 5 minute cool down and then swam some laps in the pool