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I am feeling accomplished today.


I promoted veganism today. In my AP Chem class, since today was the last day of school for the week, my professor decided to give us a much deserved break -- we cooked food in our class. My group already knew that I was vegan, so they were kind enough to consider cooking something vegan. We talked about what to make and I suggested fruit kabobs. They didn't have many ideas, but they wanted to go do puppy chow (something really unhealthy, but can be made vegan). I didn't want to impose myself, so I said I'll bring whatever they need, just that I won't eat anything so as to count me out in the calculations. My members then felt bad and decided to do the fruit kabobs. So we did the fruit Kabobs, and (because we all shared what we cooked) many people came to our little "station" to grab some kabobs and go. "Those look so good!". And then I had 1 person ask me about being a raw vegan. She said she had tried to become vegetarian herself but her performance went down dramatically in swimming, so she switched back (I wish I had had time to explain to her that she needed more carbs!). But she was completely open minded when asking me about my diet and really curious, it was great! And then another girl in my class (the one I would have least expected to some and ask me anything of the sort) came and asked me about becoming vegetarian! I told her how easy it was, and even told her about veganism, though she says she doesn't think she has the strength to stop eating cheese. But just becoming vegetarian is a giant step in helping her health and the world! Those 2 girls just made my day! 


Not to mention I just came back in from cycling 12 miles and jogging 1 mile, all in 1 hour. 


Today was an epic day. 



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Comment by Rytis Baltakys on November 24, 2011 at 10:42am

Awesome, good job!

Comment by Ayllx Kalen on November 24, 2011 at 8:30am

Wow, good job!  

Comment by Aaron Shuster on November 24, 2011 at 7:46am

Fantastic!  What an inspiring story !  thanks for sharing it with us :-)

Comment by Jay on November 24, 2011 at 5:32am

good job! spread the word :)

Comment by mathyou on November 24, 2011 at 4:49am

congrats to you!

Comment by tokyoVENUSgirl on November 24, 2011 at 4:40am

Amazing !! Keep it up, girl =)

Comment by FruityVeg on November 24, 2011 at 3:14am

Spreading the truth and helping others feels so good and how nice of your classmates to adjust. Good job!

Comment by Ruta Vaitiekute on November 24, 2011 at 1:56am

I'm happy for you! :)

Comment by Reese on November 23, 2011 at 12:37pm

You rock! Good job!

Comment by Banana Dude on November 23, 2011 at 10:38am

Good work Riela, teaching by example!

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