Team Avatar Posted March 21, 2013 Share Posted March 21, 2013 @lebowski I don't think it's possible to be a perfect vegan, and it's damned hard to even get close. I also don't think it's fair to judge a person who is trying to be vegan and still wears their old leather dress shoes. I replaced my dress shoes with a vegan alternative senior year of HS for dances but I still wore a leather belt. The summer of my junior year of college, I bought two more pairs with matching belts to wear to work. I have been looking for a vegan wallet for a long time, but I haven't found any similar to the current one I have. If I lose it, I'm obviously going to have to buy a non-leather one. I guess I see the whole transition as a process, one that can be difficult, and I don't want to condone people who can't afford to try. I guess my wallet is the most silly thing ever, but I've replaced most of my other stuff. I haven't replaced my comforter either. Freshman year of college, I needed to buy cleats, and as jersey dave said, it was for my uniform, required to play, and I wanted to. I'm also having trouble just answering you in general. I agree with you in some sense, but at the same time, as you said, comparing ivory to leather is a bit of a stretch. When it comes down to it, I feel strongly that people just need to try to do the best that they can, and that any progress is better than no progress. @nicole You said it yourself, but eating the way you do is clearly making you feel miserable, so you need to change something. I (obviously) don't see how eating meat is going to make you feel great again, but for many reasons. Unless you are specifically deficient in something that meat is going to give you lots of, like iron and or protein, it won't really make a difference. If I had to guess, you are deficient in one or more b-vitamins. B-vitamin deficiency causes fatigue. I would recommend going to the doctor and getting your blood work done. I would also recommend going on a juice fast // cleanse, because it will make you feel 10000x better about yourself. I think, if anything, that you need to try harder to limit eating unhealthy, processed, and prepared foods and start cooking and experimenting more. Making your own pizza from scratch is 100x healthier than a pizza bought at a typical pizza place. Try to make it your goal to have say a banana every day for breakfast and an apple every night. Eat one salad a day, or make sure every meal includes two vegetables. If youre not taking vitamins, start taking vitamins. Drinking less alcohol and coffee and or working out more can also make a big difference. Sorry if my post seems forceful or rude or anything, but reading what you wrote just made me incredibly sad and I feel bad that you feel so awful about yourself. Please keep us updated and start feeling better about yourself soon! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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