Vegan?

This week I have decided to go vegan. Or as vegan as I possibly could. The only reason to why I’m posting about it here is that maybe, the fact that more people will now know, will help me stick to it. I’m one of these people that likes the taste of meat, chocolate and milk. So, deciding to do this was both easy and difficult. I feel like this blog-post will go hand in hand with the bangs story, since both of them are all about change.

Backstory – so y’all get why and what happened. I’ve been wanting to do this for a year – if not more, but have always been kind of anxious about starting such a ‘restricting’ lifestyle. So, after so many YouTube videos and Pinterest recipes, I came to the conclusion that it’s not restrictive as it looks. You can still eat pasta, milk (almond, soy…). I was never a big fan of the way cows were killed and animals eaten and was quite a hypocrite. I’ve always wanted to try this, and as the saying is, if not now, when?

My main goal is to do this for a month. After a month, I could simply go vegetarian. Or stop. Or do whatever. One week though, I want to be vegan. I really want to prove to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind on. But, in order to be sure I won’t chicken out of it ( get it? chicken. no? ok ) I got to the conclusion that posting about it here will be the best solution out of them all.

So, dear friends, who I may or may not meet in this few weeks, don’t pursue me to stop. If anything, help out. My grandma’s reaction was priceless. She’s an amazing cook but see can’t see a recipe without milk and eggs that still tastes good. She was so understanding at first, but when she found out what I will and will not eat, she had an almost freak-out, followed by an ‘Ok, just tell me what you want to eat and I’ll cook it.’  I don’t expect everyone in my life to understand. I don’t expect anyone to understand, really.  I don’t even understand why I took this decision. I just knew I need to. So, at least, if you get it, just don’t mention it. Don’t tear me down for something I want to do.

Because at least now I’m not making excuses.

So, I’ll write something about it every day for this week and I’ll probably post it next Thursday. Wish me luck!

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4 Comments

  1. Simona

    March 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Congrats for the decision. I am a vegetarian for 3 years and slowly considering to reduce my dairy intake as well (although I looove cheese, milk and eggs not so much). For my family it was also a bit of an adjustment and all the time they are nagging me, but I learned to adapt my recipes and do not depend on them at all. I think it’s a great decision especially now that spring is almost here and you will have more options with fruits and vegetables. Don’t complicate things, try simple recipes at first and with ingredients that are around you. I also became a vegetarian for various reasons, a combination of compassion for animals&health reasons. And please, please, don’t listen to those that will tell you that you cannot get enough protein. 400 g of green beans have more healthy protein and iron than a piece of steak. I have all my medical analyses up to date and they are all good. Iron, calcium, magnesium, you name it 🙂 Good luck with your journey!

    1. Maya Sorian

      March 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much! As I already said, it’s been quite a battle inside my head about doing it or not. I’m glad I’ve started it. 🙂

  2. Oana

    March 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve been vegan for over a year now and i must say that it’s a decision that changed my life and thought i had to face some difficulties i would tell that going vegan was one of the best things i ever did. I hope you’ll stick to it and you won’t let anyone discourage you because it might seem the right thing to do but it’s never easy.

    1. Maya Sorian

      March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      thanks so much for the encouraging words! Sadly, I don’t think I’ll stick to being vegan. It’s an amazing choice to make and I hope one day I’ll have the motivation to do it for more than one week.

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