I'm still vegan! I have had a few slips- some truly authentic pueblo-made tamales couldn't pass the vegan resolve, as with the delicious indian food in Berkeley. But I consciously made the decision to eat those foods and I don't regret it. I eat what I want, and I don't really miss the meat. At all. I'm sometimes put out by the lack of options in restaurants, but that's not the end of the world. It just means I'm not eating big fancy desserts and cheesy-meaty action-packed meals. It means I've done things like order nachos with extra beans, no cheese for lunch, which turned out to be delicious.
But today I had a real breakthrough. In the past I've known to have some crazy cravings. Things like chocolate, cheese, jerky. I haven't had serious cravings for cheese since the first month, and I indulge the chocolate cravings by eating a little dark chocolate every day. I don't even want jerky any more. But you won't believe what I was craving today. Today all I wanted was....
beans. Beans! Who craves beans? Me. the happy vegan. Beans! And guess what? I had tons of beans in the cupboard. I didn't need to feel resentful for not being able to eat it, I didn't feel like I was missing something, I just went to the cupboard and opened up a jar of fancy greek beans and ate them! And they were GOOD!
My name is whylime, and I crave beans.