I’m going to keep his post as simple and short as possible because honestly it has not been long enough to advocate one way or another. The Good -Less constipation and less heavy feelings when I do feel constipated. -I have lost approximately a pound a week despite feeling like I have been over eating…… Continue reading Month and a half Vegan. Update on the good and bad.
Bruce Trail trip from Speyside to Terra Cotta. This post includes direct quotes from my journal, pictures, and memories of my journey.
This post is a direct copy from my Bruce Trail journal, written on Tuesday August 11, 2015.
A drop of sweat slid down the back of the leg, rolling over the side of the foot, underneath, and finally being squished between the flip flop and the foot that was now gently pressing downwards on the brake. The driver stuck an arm out the window, reaching for the barely perceptible breeze.
It has been nine days since I decided to become vegan. It has been mostly ups, a couple of mistakes, and plenty of hard conversations.
I decided Tuesday, July 11, 2017. I had just finished watching “The best speech ever” and follow up Q and A by Gary Yourofsky, when my little sister came into my room. I turned around on my exercise ball and looked at her. “I think I need to go vegan.” I stated as she sat on the edge of my bed. She looked at me, “Why?”
So I took the plunge. I’ve been tossing the idea of this around for months. Finally yesterday I saw a video of Gary Y ‘The Best Speech Ever’ on YouTube. Something clicked. We know it’s good for the planet and more sustainable with our growing population. We know health often…
I watch the steam rise from my garden-fresh lemon balm tea. The smell of my grapefruit breakfast fills the room. I sit here staring at these things; beginning to blog about environmentally friendly period options. My attempts to contribute to the health of my body, the planet, and just maybe our culture. The irony hits me hard that I am sitting on a throne, or should I say a pad, of the very controversy I seek to address.
Overall I really enjoyed this trip. I am glad we did it. We did finish in one day and it took us about seven hours. We did not end up stopping for lunch but had a couple quick stops to swim and eat snacks. The scenery was gorgeous. The weather was perfect: sunny with a light breeze. We did not see anyone in the water except for near the tubing portion. However, if I was to do this river again I think I would try to start halfway down. All that portaging was too much for me.
I originally had planned for one rest day about 10 days in. On that day I would have hiked 15kms before being picked up by a friend and taken home to shower, restock my food, and recharge. After sleeping all day Sunday I realized I would need full rest days and booked one for the following Sunday.
I was dripping with sweat. The thick undergrowth added to the heat and frustration. The mosquitoes created a constant drone. Every once in a while I would see a snake dart off the path and my adrenaline would spike with the fear.