Passed my first big test!
Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 11:09 PM
Well, I had my first big test. Went away for the weekend with my Sis, my niece and granddaughter. Eating all meals out or at a relatives house. (all non-vegans)
Saturday night I happened to be at the dinner table listening in on a conversation of an extended family member. He was putting down his son's girlfriend for professing to be a "vegetarian" in a family "meat eaters", as he put it. I just listened and kept my mouth shut. The whole time he was talking, I was busy eating the masa off the homemade tamale on my plate. I then wrapped the "meat" up in the empty corn husk without being noticed and politely tossed it in the garbage can. (whoops!)
If I had to give myself a grade for the weekend, it would be a "B+". Had a few "small" treats, didn't go overboard, didn't beat myself up or in any way feel defeated. Came away feeling proud of the way I handled it all and for the many "good choices" I made!!!
When I went to say good-bye to my Sis this evening, she said was encouraged after watching how I ate over the weekend. Now, she said she will think about doing a program herself.
Craftycat - Southern, CA
~Isaiah 43: 18 & 19 - "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!"