My Garden

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My Garden Prep Gear

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.

home of my future garden

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 🙂

my garden area is coming together

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!

Published by Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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