Good afternoon lovlies!
Today has been a very relaxing day. I slept in again (oopsie!), missing my morning run and waking up plenty hungry! So, I whipped up a variation of my favorite brekkie: an organic farmer’s market champagne strawberry apple (I’m not joking, that’s the name!) and my known favorite, Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Buckwheat cereal with half a chopped up Cinnamon Bun Katebar mixed in while it was still cooking Mmm, gooey cinnamon goodness! Of course, topped with some fresh bluebs:
Before becoming melty goodness
Since I missed my morning run and immediately got a call to pick up my Driver’s Ed forms, I decided to have an active rest day and walk to the school and back. I ended up walking it about 4 times over! I chatted with some neighbors for a bit (love my neighbors. such sweet people! ), caught up with my school counselor (here’s a shout out to you Mrs. Bourne! love you!), and stopped at the library for a bit to pick up some mags since my VegNews has yet to arrive! I can’t wait for it to come
On my walking journey today, I also ran into a couple girls from school that I haven’t seen all summer and one of them promptly exclaimed, “Wow, you’re looking skinny!”
Now, I get this comment all the time when I see people that I haven’t seen in awhile – aka, since before I went vegan. Usually they’re enthusiastic and supportive and want to know more, but instead I got a “Really, vegan? And you’re still a vegan…?” I responded with, “Yeah! It’s so great and not hard at all, all of the food is so good!” …no response.
Well! Now I have had my first encounter with an awfully judgy omnivore.
Mind you, this girl is super nice and we’ve always gotten along really well, so this is in no way attempting to make her look like a bad person.
The only part about these kinds of responses to veganism is that I always end up thinking to myself, “How can this person be so unaware?” And by unaware, I mean not only of the health benefits, but also the kindness it shows to animals and the Earth. I try to never judge anyone else’s choices in food, and I suppose I just expect the same in return.
Have you ever had an experience with having your eating habits being judged?
Also on my journey, I saw something that made me smile: a Smartcar with the license plate “ITSMYSUV“.
You like the irony? Me too.
Time to go catch up on my summer reading and get ready for dinner-making! See you after dinner
p.s. You may have noticed that I didn’t document any lunch today – never fear, lovlies! I don’t skip meals. Since I didn’t work out and had my breakfast around 11:30 (aka, Breakfast for Brunch), I am just getting hunger pangs now. Time for a snackypoo!