Now that I'm not running all the time, I was wondering what I should do with myself. The solution? Go vegan for a week. Pretty appropriate after I just posted an entry featuring an entire dead bird. I don't really know why I chose that, but I wanted to see if I could do it and I've read that foregoing dairy can help the skin, which I really need right now. So, one week, no dairy, no meat, no refined sugar or any of those other things that vegans aren't supposed to eat (there's a huge list. I looked it up online and was a bit daunted). Think I can do it?
Yesterday (Saturday): shopping day! Going shopping for vegan food is kind of hard, and took me about forever. First I had to read a ton of labels, and I already cheated a little bit because my enchilada sauce has sugar in it (less than 2%, I swear!). Whatever, it's not like I'm foregoing my honey face masks either, so I'm already in the hole. Anyway, first to Stauffers, which my father refers to as the Mennonite Wegman's, a fairly accurate description. How I love their bulk foods aisle! Then to the health food store, then the regular grocery store. Oy. $80 later I came home and unloaded all my fancy new purchases, having already done the menu planning. A stocked fridge makes me so happy, even if there isn't any cheese in it. Oh, and for future reference, if I refer to butter, it means vegan buttery spread. Sunday begins the actual experiment, so stay tuned.