It has been an honor serving as the Lifestyles Editor for the Famuan this semester. Although it has been stressful a majority of my time here, I believe it has equipped me with some knowledge of how the workforce will be when it is my time to transition from Florida A&M.
Needless to say, The Famuan could possibly be attributed to why I became a vegan. Okay, all jokes aside, the team here has motivated me to challenge myself and succeed as a student journalist.
Speaking of veganism, it has been long past due for an update on my new life. I no longer desire all the same foods that I would at one point crave. Nevertheless, it has been about a month or so since my commitment to become vegan and the road isn’t paved as smoothly as I would like.
In the first update, I found myself in a crowded Wal-Mart super center debating whether I should purchase a box of macaroni and cheese. I guess you could say I gave in to the temptation because I didn’t feel the slightest bit of guilt as I stuffed my face over the cheesiest bowl of Kraft Easy-Mac.
After reviewing the many positive and uplifting comments on my first “Super Vegan Me” article, I was immediately inspired to get on board and follow through with my commitment.
It has been about a month or so since I have digested any meat and I must say at first I thought it would be suicide. However, with proper advice and “coaches,” the meat transition hasn’t been too difficult. Sure, every now and then I’m tempted, especially when I see a Chik-fil-A commercial, but then I am reminded of why I made this life change.
Throughout my journey, there are times that I wish I were lactose intolerant; simply because I didn’t realize how much dairy products played a role in my life. While I’ve managed to find substitutes for milk and eggs, there seemed to be no getting around the biggest “enemy,” cheese; especially since pizza is my all-time favorite food. I’ve recently been introduced to vegan cheese, however I’m still adapting to the taste.
Thanks are in order for all of those who continue to support me on my journey. In the end, I know this is the road that I want to travel down. Keep the recipes and encouraging words coming.