Thoughts on the Vegan Challenge
I am still in shock that we are two days into the challenge and my dad is still pretty enthusiastic! He proudly recounted all of the fruits and veggies he ate on his first day as a vegan, and even went for a walk with my mom! My mom is a great cook, so I think my dad is realizing that he won’t starve and is beginning to calm down a bit. I asked my parents and friend to answer a few questions for me at the beginning stages of our challenge, and am excited to see how their feelings change as we progress throughout the month!
1. What made you accept this challenge?
Dad: For my heart, and Jen. (Aw, thanks Dad)
Mom: Do you really think Dad could do this on his own?! (So true, Mom)
Dan: I am addicted to the phrase, “challenge accepted.” (It is that competitive spirit that landed us in a triathlon last summer!)
2. What are you most looking forward to this month as a vegan?
Mom and Dad are both looking to lose a bit of weight and have more energy
Dan: February 2nd. (Positive attitude, there, buddy. Nice ;)
3. What are you most concerned about?
Mom: making good food choices on busy days
Dad: Mac Attack
Dan: Jen’s tempestuous malicious jolly making should I fail.
4. Do you think you will be able to last the whole month? 3 resounding yes’s!
5. What one item will you miss the most?
Dan: well, pretty much everything.
It looks like everyone is feeling pretty good at the beginning! I am still chuckling at some of Dad and Dan’s responses – they are being pretty good sports! Even if they aren’t looking forward to it, they are too competitive to back out now!
Question: What would be the hardest thing for you to give up if you started to eat vegan?