This song is quite literally the saddest song I have ever heard in my entire life. If you can listen to this without feeling a thing then you have serious problems.
Its called “Goodbye, Friend” and its by Bowling For Soup. It was written in memory of their manager who unfortunately died. From what I can tell, it was rather a vicious disease or suicide; they have never given a formal statement saying how he died. I don’t want to know, people don’t need to know. That stuff is personal.
But seriously, listen to this song. Stop whatever you’re doing, and focus all your attention on it.
Its the final day! I have about 3 hours left! I’m extremely proud of myself, but I knew from the start that I could do this.
The next few hours are going to be spent on some very hard thinking whether or not I want to continue being vegan or vegetarian. I love saying to people that I’m a vegan, I feel so good about it. Not in an arrogant way, but in a way I’m just proud to say something about myself that people will respect.
I smelt some bacon earlier. And I felt sick. I think @WoahThereBecki might be right, and I’m now gonna hate meat! Although I do crave it, I know I don’t need it. I’ve gotta admit though, my health has suffered hugely from this past fortnight, I’ve got no energy and I generally feel terrible, my stomach is dying and such.
Walked into Mac Donalds. Asked for a Salad. The look on their faces was priceless!
Been cruisin’ this week fairly easily. Even put vegi burgers on the BBQ!
Not a lot left to say really, tomorrow will be my final day. Its still a big debate in my head whether I’ll go back to meat or not. A big part of me wants the meat back for taste and variation etc, but my morals are telling me to not go back. I know I can do this now, but its judging how selfish I am; if I can go back to killing animals to survive, even though I know I know its unneccessary. Its an impossible decision for me to make. I want to save their lives, I really, really do. But at the same time I want to be selfish and enjoy my life.
No matter what I choose, my daily meat intake will be huge amounts lower than what it used to be, if I eat any at all.
Day 9 already? Wow. I feel that I’ve missed a day somewhere… The 26th will be my final day.. Which is actually 4 days away.. not 5! Oh! I double counted somewhere. Damn weekends.
Been smelling cakes and bacon and burgers all day. Been really considering become a vegetarian after all this; it’ll feel wrong, morally, to go back to meat. Although I do love it, and I want it, I’ll just feel so bad.
Someone said to me today “Life is too short to be picky with what you eat” If life is short, then how can you justify cutting another creatures short?
Met a fellow vegan a few days ago, the first thing she asked was “Don’t you just feel so much better than everyone else when you say you’re vegan?!” and I must admit. It feels good ;) Hah! Thats so arrogant its unreal.
I think it wouldn’t be too bad if I was allowed Quorn or something, but I can’t even have that. It won’t be long now. A lot of people are hating on me for this and telling me that I can’t do it, but this is the biggest “Fuck you” I can pull, by proving them all wrong.
Only one hickup so far. I ate some Tesco Value crisps, read the label and everything, no dairy. No gelatin. No meat. All good right? Nada. Went to a vegan website that claims they contain Milk, even though they don’t declare it on the ingredients list. As the packet doesn’t declare it, I’m taking their word. So we’re still going!
I’m handling all the food easy now, but its all so boring. I love to snack, and without my chocolate biscuits or whatever I get hungry :( Although! I found some Ginger Nut Tesco value biscuits in uh.. Tesco.. And they are vegan friendly! Yes! Brought two packets.
Mum is attempting to make me a vegan pizza tonight, its basically a base with oil instead of egg/butter/whatever its made from. And no cheese, just tomato paste and pineapple. Oh, and some Tofu.
I know I can do this for 2 weeks, but to be honest I really cannot be bothered anymore! But I’ll stick with it, not going to give in that easy. These animals won’t ever eat again, so I’m going to go these 2 weeks without needing them to die or be locked in cages for the rest of their lives to feed me.
Its not too hard anymore. I get a bit annoyed that I can’t put milk in my tea, or that I can’t snack on biscuits.. Oh how I miss my biscuits.. Thats probably the hardest part. Not eating them. Anyone wanna bake me some vegan biscuits? ;)
So now I’m totally starving, and snacking whilst working on a construction site, as a vegan, isn’t too easy. Unless you like dust covered fruit.
Got the ol’ Tofu tonight. Tofu meatballs, and maybe some pasta. Craving some crisps too. Thank God the Tesco value ones are too stingy to have many ingredients! :]
Well thats all for today. Its just getting through the initial “Holy shit I want to eat everything” period, I guess. You should try it, for 24 hours, you’ll see how much we really do rely on animals.
Okay! So I’ve managed to get through the first day without too much trouble. Missing the milk in my tea, biscuits and such though!
Currently, I’m living off *Shudders* Fruit. Rice. And peanut butter jelly sandwiches. Yeah yeah, its not what you think. Peanut BUTTER right? Nope. Ingredients: 95% roasted peanuts, vegetable oil, sea salt. The jelly is just strawberry jam.
I’m really confident about this, the only way I’m going to fail is by accidentally eating something that I didn’t realize had dairy in it. But thats not gonna happen. I’m reading EVERYTHING!
I’m totally gonna ace this. Gun b swet. It really makes me appreciate how much we take animals for granted, and how little we make ourselves.