THE WEEKLY NOTES #53 STRUGGLES OF BEING VEGAN

 

It’s been a little while since I did an update and it’s mainly because my head has been all over the place. I’m finally feeling a little more sane so I thought this week I’d give you a bit of an update.

 

Thank you so much for all the love on my last ‘The Weekly Notes’ about hormones etc. It really helps to know that there are so many other people in the same position. I have a doctors appointment coming up and hopefully we will be able to sort everything out. My brain is still a little weird about the whole thing but next week I’ve booked myself in for a hair appointment, waxing and I’m just going to pamper myself a little bit.

 

I also wanted to touch base with you guys about being vegan as I get a tonne of questions in my Instagram inbox about it. We are loving being vegan and it’s easily been the best life choice we’ve made. I think once you start researching and learning about food things change (well they did for us) so we couldn’t ignore certain facts about the industries and animal products. One of the most common questions I’m asked is ‘but doesn’t it rule out 98% of food’ and the answer is no. It does not make things harder – in fact it makes things easier! The only thing we sometimes find a bit tricky is dining out but apart from that it is so easy and we’ve found so many great cookbooks (my addiction). The four pictured above are our current favourites. If you’re looking to watching and learning more about it I’d recommend ‘What The Health’ and ‘Okja’ to start with as they’re the ones that left a big impact on me personally.

 

I do struggle with not buying leather – and that’s me being completely honest – because I find most trend based brands that I love do use leather. If anyone has any alternative brands I would really appreciate some suggestions! It is probably the one thing I’m really noticing is annoying for me. Obviously Isaac doesn’t care as much.

 

Apart from that there isn’t much else to chat about! It’s buying season at the shop so things are a little crazy but we’re hoping to get away at the end of the month to see my brother in Brisbane. It should be a good mini break for us during an insanely busy month coming up.

 


What have you guys been up too?


 

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  • Joanne

    I’m not a vegan myself, but I truly admire those who are vegans. I think it takes a lot of dedication, doesn’t it? I don’t know about ever fully committing to veganism one day, but I made a vow to make more vegan options whenever given the chance. It helps the environment, and at times, your health! So it’s an amazing lifestyle to go for.
    I really liked reading about how it’s been for you (and THANK YOU for explaining it in a very simple, concise manner. I feel like many vegans preach their thoughts day in and day out.) It’s cool that there are so many resources for vegan food nowadays (cookbooks, vegan restaurants, etc.)
    Have a lovely weekend. xo

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • Yes and no. It really isn’t that big of a deal but maybe I think that because we were vego for a few years and me being lactose intolerant so we didn’t find it a huge commitment. Plus we rarely eat packaged foods so again that wasn’t a huge issue…. I think it sounds alot more daunting then it is though!

      Any changes you make do make a difference! You’re doing more than most so I say good on you. Who knows you may even slowly transition over a few years once you get the hang of making plant based choices :)

      I think the preachy vegan stuff does the opposite to what they’re trying to do (convert people and make more of a difference) it almost scares the everyday person and gives veganism a bad name. If there were more people speaking about it in an everyday sense and people realised it isn’t complicated or a cult then I think more people would make changes. Educating others is important but there are much nicer ways that vegans can do it!

  • I think things like leather and gelatine are kind of overlooked – gelatine pops up everywhere especially tablets x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    • Kate Flint

      Yes so annoying! My partner bought some melatonin recently and it had lactose derived from milk in there! It’s the random things that you don’t expect that catch you out!

    • I know! We sometimes forget to check labels and then realise gelatine is in there. So annoying!

  • I’m just vego and not vegan but I totally agree that people think it’s a lot harder than it really is. It’s just about trying new things and learning to use veg/vegan alternatives. The most difficult thing is definitely eating out, particularly if you’re with people who aren’t vegan/vege and who don’t really get it, but in terms of cooking at home there’s nothing difficult about it at all, especially given how many alternative products there are on the market these days.

    littlehenrylee.net

    • I agree! Eating out can be difficult but slowly I’m noticing more restaurants offering more and more options for vego/vegan which is so great.

  • Kate Flint

    It does make things so much easier! I find cooking way more enjoyable now than I have previously (and no pesky defrosting meat, plus I always hated handling raw meat and animal products even when I wasn’t vegan). I love the Cruelty Free Shop if you haven’t checked them out yet https://www.crueltyfreeshop.com.au. Not a great deal of clothing options, but plenty of bags, shoes, belts, etc :)

    Kate | themintedblog.com

    • Me too! I used to HATE cooking meat and now I absolutely love love love cooking. It’s been such a nice change. I’ll check out CFP :) xx