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!

Author: 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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