30 Bananas a Day!

Earthings, pets, transitioning, and lots of food

Just watched what I could of Earthlings with my husband. I asked him what he thought of the movie. He said "I think it's all about the shock factor! They didn't need to see all that! We already know about this." I stated that that was exactly the point. Of course they wanna show us the bad side. I am glad they did too...because for the first time I realized the scale of the speciesism. I mean I knew that animals were mistreated, but it never ever occurred to me that on any given moment how many animals were being gassed, left to die from neglect , and murdered for our selfish entertainment, consuming, and pure laziness.

I have a cat. He's an indoor cat. LOVE HIM! But, I was being selfish by not neutering him. (What if he got out??) So, I have made an appointment for Friday to get the little guy taken care of. (I am sad for some reason about this!)

My husband and I are gradually moving to vegetarianism.  We are down to fish, dairy, and eggs. My husband's plan is to rid his diet of fish after this month, but has no intention of going further. I plan to get rid of all three animal products by the 23rd. The first 10 days will be all fruit! Will be doing a fruit fast. I might just stick with it and be LFRV right away!

This transition from SAD to veganism has been a real struggle, as I work in a medical office where lunch is catered nearly every day. Sometimes the people sponsoring the lunch don't have a clue and every item has animal products in it. (The other day, they brought breakfast sandwiches. ALL had pork meat on them. Not even a bare bagel.) Today, all I could have was salad. (We had Olive Garden. The other options were chicken parm and chicken gnocchi or sausage and potato soup.) Which was fine, I really enjoyed 2 big ole plates without feeling stuffed and sleepy like my coworkers! And I realized that I would need to start bringing a back up - FRUIT! What I don't eat during the day will become dinner that night...or in addition to whatever is brought or save for the following day! My biggest challenge is coming up as the holidays approach...every day is more and more food.

Views: 73


You need to be a member of 30 Bananas a Day! to add comments!

Join 30 Bananas a Day!

Comment by YourSugaBumps on December 9, 2011 at 1:26pm

Thank you all for your support! I am looking forward to looking and feeling good!

Comment by elena on December 8, 2011 at 5:35pm

after watching Earthlings my mum turned vegetarian overnight!!!. That's it. she turned to be  a vegetarian by ethical reasons and then gradually she became a vegan. so, it wont be difficult for you to do LFRV if you are already a vegetarian. Good luck and keep posting about your progress :)

Comment by Reese on December 8, 2011 at 4:21pm

I saw Earthlings for the first time last night, and like you, while I knew things were bad, I didn't get the scale of it before. I found myself crying a lot during the movie, and it wasn't just for the animals, but for the humans too. It wasn't just seeing the animals being slaughtered, but seeing how humans doing the slaughtering could be so angry toward those animals. I was sad for the animals, but I was sad for our own species too. It made me realize just how disconnected we really are from the beautiful Earth that is given to us. It made me realize just how cruel we are really capable of being, and I was sad for that. I do believe this movie changed me. 

The transition from SAD to veganism has taken me five years. It's not easy to combat your everyday life. But keep reading the books and keep watching the documentaries. And it will keep clicking and it will help you become stronger against the pressure that society puts on us to like them. Keep educating yourself and it will naturally become more and more easy to stick to your beliefs. 


TheBananaGirl created this Ning Network.

30BaD Search

Latest Activity

Paul replied to Raini Pachak's discussion Oh, hey.
6 hours ago
Silvery posted a discussion
12 hours ago
Silvery replied to Rock's discussion This site...
13 hours ago
BananaStatesofMurica! RAW OR DIE replied to Rock's discussion This site...
14 hours ago
Profile IconJan and Zahra joined 30 Bananas a Day!
ednshell posted a discussion
Feb 18
OrganicMark posted a status
Feb 18
Rock posted a discussion
Feb 17
OrganicMark posted a status
"Coronavirus EXPOSED By Del Bigtree - What You Are NOT Being Told! #NoVaccine #organic #fruits #vegetables #health http://j.mp/2SMEe4c"
Feb 17
ednshell posted a video

Even Smart Doctors Can Say the Stupidest Things

In other words, share what you KNOW not what you THINK! I address this issue in my book Goodbye Autoimmune Disease - how all the arguments against my smoothi...
Feb 15
Abbigayle is now a member of 30 Bananas a Day!
Feb 15
Profile IconCharlie Bullock and gunel ismayilova joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Feb 13
Calico Pete left a comment for Angela Hogan
Feb 10
Angela Hogan left a comment for Calico Pete
Feb 10
Angela Hogan posted a status
"Eating a banana."
Feb 10
Angela Hogan left a comment for Banana Boy
Feb 10

© 2020   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service