Hey all! I’m still on vacation and I wasn’t planning to post until I got home, but I miss you guys. By the way, I’m SO sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with reading blogs lately, but I’ve been busy with the holidays and helping my sis plan her wedding. I’ll catch up when I get home in a couple of weeks. I’ll also tell you about my trip and the weddings I’m attending, including my sister’s surprise wedding cake.
Today, however; I want to share a great quote I came across while I was reading The Vegucaton of Robin on the drive from Solvang to San Francisco. First, let me say that I’m loving this book! It’s by Robin Quivers, Howard Stern’s side kick. You don’t have to be a Howard Stern fan (I’m not!) to love it either. It’s just a well written account of Robin’s transition to a plant-based diet.
After transitioning to a plant-based diet, Robin wrote…
“…I was out for dinner with a group of friends. I was happily munching on my salad and steamed vegetables when the waiter put down this huge thing of jumbo shrimp in front of the man to my right. These things were enormous, almost like lobster tails, and this guy was grabbing his shrimp and throwing them on his plate and sawing them with his knife and he was gnawing them and chewing and chewing and he turned to me, mouth still full of crustacean carcass, and said, “Don’t-cha feel bad that you can’t do this?” And I thought, Yeah, I feel bad for the shrimp! Because I really didn’t feel like I was missing out. I didn’t feel bad that I was looking better than I had in almost 20 years. I didn’t feel bad that I was no longer relying on doctors or pills or hoping and praying to make it past fifty without a chronic disease. In fact I was feeling pretty good.”
I can SO relate, can you?
Photo courtesy of blisstree.com.