Kinda Over It

Day 14 of 31

I haven’t really been blogging my experiences lately. Honestly, it’s not as exciting to me anymore and I’m kinda getting over it. I just get tired of cooking, meal planning and starving. It’s really is hard to be hungover as a vegan, all I want is a bacon cheeseburger and fries.

Lately there have been 2 things coming up for me.

  1. This lifestyle and the people in it are way too judgmental. I know there are extremes in every group, but it feels as if there are more extremes in this lifestyle. I mean I get it. I understand why people chose this way of life, but damn, just because people don’t feel the same as you doesn’t make them any less than you are.
    • I recently posted in my “Vegan for Beginners” group on facebook. I simply explained that I wanted to incorporate vegan options for the Sticky’s restaurant. I quickly got reprimanded and this person said, “If you’re truly trying to understand the vegan mind it’s probably best to not refer to it as a diet.”
      • FIRST OF ALL: RELAX and get off your high horse. You restrict from eating certain things…. that’s a diet. Diet defined – (1) the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. (2) a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
      • SECOND OF ALL: You’re lucky someone is taking into consideration your way of eating so that you don’t walk into a restaurant and just order fries because that’s the only non-animal product on he menu.
      • THIRD OF ALL: Not EVERYONE is vegan because they love animals, some have no choice because of health reasons.
    • Reading through people’s postings via reddit or my Facebook group, instead of embracing curious individuals, the hard core people totally judge and chastise others for either not understanding or believing what this lifestyle is about. I mean I get it, animals are creatures too and should not be treated cruelly, but damn humans are people and you shouldn’t make them feel bad for not knowing what you know.
    • Catholics, as strict as this kind of lifestyle Catholicism is, at least they’re a little more embracing and compassionate towards others, especially to those who are genuinely trying.
  2. No one really cares about vegan diets. I’ve been eating at restaurants lately because I’m tired of cooking or I don’t have time. – My options have been crappy.
    • This is what I ate at a Mexican restaurant because I basically didn’t have better choices: chips, salsa, Mexican rice and veggies. I mean I guess I could have had beans.
    • My worker ordered a “vegetarian gyro” from another food truck and this is what she was given: pita bread stuffed with nothing but cheap French fries, a sloppily cut tomatoes, red onions, smothered in whatever white sauce. – YUCK. I mean, is it too hard to throw in a falafel? Sheesh…
    • I ate at a vegan buffet yesterday and it’s so expensive! I paid almost $30 for 2 people vs. I can go to an unhealthy Chinese buffet and pay $20 for 2 people, drinks included! Come on man, you can buy a huge bag of salad at Restaurant Depot for $10 and it’s good enough to feed 5 people, but a buffet filled with nothing but fruits and vegetables – let’s raise the prices! Meat is so much more expensive to cultivate and harvest, but cheaper for the consumer? I just don’t get it.

I’m honestly over this lifestyle. I would never call myself a “vegan.” The people behind this concept/lifestyle might be compassionate towards animals, but they are not compassionate towards others. The negative people behind this movement is enough to cause me to stay away from this lifestyle. They shove information down others throats and make others feel bad for choosing a different lifestyle. Even the current Pope is now accepting of Gays & Lesbians, but vegans consider folks who eat meat as the devil. One girl in the facebook group simply asked how a vegan diet has improved other’s mental health because she has a history of mental health issues. Another vegan, instead of being supportive basically lectured her on how because she was a meat eater, that’s why she had mental health issues to begin with. — WHAT IN THE FUCK.

At the end of the day, I’m over it. September 1st couldn’t come any faster.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still compassionate towards people who choose to eat this way. I don’t think it’s fair to go out to eat with your friends and you have to choose another place because of one’s diet. I feel like everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy food, vegan or not. Vegans should be able to happily eat at an omni restaurant as well as an omni should be able to enjoy vegan food. I dunno… maybe trying to merge different eaters together is too big of a daunting task.

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