Hey guys, let me tell you. If you plan on going vegan, prior meal preparation is the key. Convenience foods do not necessarily cater to the vegan crowd. I still managed to eat majority vegan the entire day though. All of my meals from the time I awoke through the end of the work day was composed of pretzels and hummus along with trail mix made of raisins, almonds, pistachios, and 1 or 2 other nuts I can’t recall. My last meal of the day was a Bowl from Chipotle. The bowl had brown rice, black beans, peppers, onions, salsa, guacamole, and lettuce.
"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on." ~Robert Frost
This is day 4 of me being a vegan, and I’ve noticed my seasonal allergies have completely disappeared.
Another successful day of veganism. For breakfast I had smoothie made entirely of apples, pears, spinach, celery, and bananas. Mid-morning, I had bananas again. For lunch, I went to the Jamaican restaurant again and got the exact same lunch I had the day before (why mess with a good thing). For dinner, I ate vegetarian sushi comprised of rice, cucumbers, and asparagus.
Day 2 wasn’t bad at all. I think it helps that at one point in my life I maintained a vegetarian diet (it was just full of dairy). For breakfast I had a vegan meal replacement shake from the Vitamin Shoppe. For a mid morning snack I had 2 bananas. For lunch I went to a Jamaican restaurant and had yellow rice, black beans, plantains, and cabbage. For a mid afternoon snack I had a rice and kale mix. For dinner I got lazy and went to Moe’s Southwestern Grill where I had a wheat-wrapped burrito with rice, black beans, onions, peppers, mushrooms, salsa, cilantro, lettuce, and jalapenos. Overall, I would say it was a pretty successful day 2.
Today is my first day of what I hope to be a lifetime vegan lifestyle. It is my unprofessional opinion that both the potential and actual costs of meat consumption greatly outweigh the actual and potential benefits of it. In order to keep myself on track, I am going to keep a journal of the journey. I hope this journal serves to encourage anybody else taking a similar journey.
Now on to the tangible stuff.
This morning for breakfast I had 2 bananas and an Island Green Spinach & Kale smoothie from Tropical Smoothie. I forewent the turbinado sugar as it added no health value whatsoever to the smoothie.
As I start to carve out my niche, here are a few of the things I am taking a hard look at.
- Oculus VR
- Raspberry Pi
- Google Glass
- Smart Watches
What kind of applications are you interested in seeing on these devices? What other type of devices are you interested in? Tell me what you think in the comments.