Getting out of my bed is hard when there is no coffee waiting. Breakfast is almost impossible if you’ve forgotten to soak your oats overnight. Lunchtime, when your kids have been fighting all morning, and there’s no food in the house except questionable Quorn which has eggs in it anyway, is just too much.
I scrambled some eggs. In butter. Then I put cheese on top.
I managed four and a half days of being vegan. My children are the reason I failed so early. My greed is the reason I didn’t get back onto that rickety wagon.
Tonight I ordered a plain cheese pizza. It was f***ing delicious.
Tomorrow’s dinner is this:
Oh the relief!
I felt bad for as long as it took to leave my lovely Mags of The Newbie Vegan a voicemail apologising – then I felt set free. Coffee! Cheese! A big ass steak! Nothing was beyond me now!
In all seriousness, I’ve actually learned a lot this week.
1 I eat too much crap for snacks when I genuinely love cucumber, carrot and celery sticks
2 Tofu is delicious stir-fried and much cheaper than meat (£2.50 per packet)
3 I drink too much coffee
4 I don’t drink enough water
5 I need to be more organised when it comes to food generally
6 As with most things in my life, being a working mum really constrains me. When mums say “I don’t have time”, they genuinely mean it. Neither can I pop to the supermarket to buy specialist ingredients because that involves taking two small rutting stags and shoehorning them into a trolley so they don’t run off while I search the shelves.
7 I need to be extra careful about where my food comes from. I already order my milk direct from a farm – it gets left on my doorstep at 5am – and I try to always buy Scottish meat.
8 I need to eat more fish and make less stuff with mince
So although I technically failed the Vegan Challenge (let’s just see how many of my goals I achieved here. Oh. One) I still think it was worthwhile.