Hey, remember that time I tried being vegan?

Good evening.

If you know me at all, you know that I am extremely goal-oriented. I like to have a challenge, a point to reach, or a mountain to climb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoCPuhhE6dw).

If you know me at all, you will also know that I can be on top of my game (wildly procrastinate).

Both of these things happened to me this week. I had a history paper due this morning. Pro: I learned how to insert footnotes using Microsoft Word. Con: I procrastinated. And I mean p-r-o-c-r-a-s-t-i-n-a-t-e-d. In the longest and fullest sense of the word. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procrastinate

Being the procrastinator I am, I decided to take up a new hobby- going vegan! I was inspired by one of my sorority sisters who happens to be one of the coolest (vegan ) people I know. Case in point- she has a deep appreciation for Vanessa Carlton. In typical Amanda fashion, I jumped into something that I knew zilch about. I gave myself a goal: Be vegan for four days. Four short and simple days. Monday to Thursday.

I lasted a mere 36 hours. 36 miserable hours. In my defense, it is extremely difficult to find vegan options in dining halls. I had no vegan snacks or food in my room. I wish to retry this experiment this summer, when I am at home and have access to more options. I would like to clarify that I am not doing this for animal rights reasons. Rather, I like challenges (see above).  I did not approach this with the right knowledge. One evening my dinner consisted of cinnamon toast crunch, french fries, twizzlers, and oreos. All are vegan! Like I said, the dining hall options are difficult. Now, in another typical Amanda fashion, I will make a  list to try and make sense of my failed experiment.

Things that were/are shorter than my period of vegan-ness:




2 thoughts on “Hey, remember that time I tried being vegan?

  1. Janet April 5, 2012 / 4:22 PM

    Hmmmm..reminds me of a certain Clean diet–remember? That lasted 3 days if I remember right–until the blueberry muffins
    got the better of us!

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