In November, I adopted a Plant-Based Eating Style (I hate the word diet).
This was absolutely the best decision I have made in a while. Struggling with weight, blood pressure, heartburn, and general health concerns, I knew I needed to make a change. After watching numerous documentaries on Plant-Based Eating and reading Rich Roll’s story, I was convinced this was for me.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I struggled with the idea of giving up my fried pork chop and barbecue ribs. It didn’t help that when I announced this decision, my girls just wanted to be sure I completely understood they were carnivores through and through. They were not planning to embrace this whole Plant-Based Lifestyle.
7 months later, I am so proud to say I am still hanging in there! Unfortunately, all of that stuff I read about losing your desire for meat over time is completely false! When I am cooking for the girls, it takes a lot of discipline not to grab a piece of meat and hide in the corner. Because, while my girls have declared their carnivorous lifestyle, they have become the meat police when it comes to me! So, I take a deep breath and continue preparing my black beans and brown rice as I fry their pork chop.
My biggest complaint is this is an extremely expensive and time-consuming endeavor.
I am not a big fan of grocery shopping. Pre-Plant Based Lifestyle I was only forced to enter a grocery store twice on a good month. Much to my chagrin, Post-Plant Based Lifestyle, I find myself having to face the grocery aisles on a weekly basis.
So, part of my transition in my new home includes me having a fall garden that is full of healthy vegetables! It doesn’t matter that I know absolutely nothing about gardening 🙂
Home of my future garden
Join me in my journey, send me your gardening tips and thoughts on what I should plant, and wish me luck!!! Look for updates on my progress over the next couple of months!
Peace and Love!