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From: Starr ( -
Subject: I need constant motivation
Date: September 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm PST

Ok so I've been vegan for almost two weeks now. I dove into the first week with a ton of enthusiasm. I've read "the books" and have more on order from Amazon. I may just be in a mood this week and my frustration may have nothing at all to do with food, but for some reason I'm finding this whole thing suddenly challenging and difficult.

I know in theory it's not, but when I'm stressed, I turn to food, and not the vegetable kind. I haven't done anything crazy, but I tend to gravitate away from veggies and fruits and more towards snack foods.

Intellectually, I know what to do, but it's starting to feel like a lot of work. My husband and I are going on a little road trip next week and I know the road is paved with greasy spoons, the kind I love, and it's going to be hard not to order things that I normally like and stick to my plan. I want to feel like I can do whatever I normally do and still enjoy myself and it feels like with so many restrictions, the best thing to do is just stay put in my little progressive neighborhood in my progressive city. Once you venture out, you're stuck with an ice berg lettuce salad or a fruit cup. I am sort of a foodie, so this is taking away that adventurous feeling.


Do I constantly need to read about factory farms to make this work? I already know all that stuff and it sucks and it's not something I want to read on a daily basis.

Ok I'm just rambling now...I need to head to the store to buy some vegetables!

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