I decided to go vegan about 5 or 6 days ago. My sister sent me another peta link in her email. I looked at it and decided that I might as well try it for at least a day. (My sister has been a vegan for 2 years I think.)
It turns out that I really like it. I have not even wanted meat since the first day. I find it a little gross now. I am not totally vegan, but that is not by choice, as we have to eat what is provided here. I am currently in one of the "stans" for the Air Force. (I get out in May, and I can't wait!) It is difficult to be a vegetarian, much less a vegan, while here.
I do make concessions - some of the vegetables will have light butter on them, I am not sure if the oatmeal is made with milk or not, stuff like that. But, if it is possible, I eat no animal stuff at all.
I lift weights over here, and I am lifting just as hard this week as I have in weeks past. - I can bench 280 at 5'11 185 lbs, just to give an idea of my level of strength. I really think the vegan diet will not hurt my strength. I am sure it is harder to get "big", but I really don't want that. I am hoping to lean out a little and just get healthier.
I am going to keep this up while I am here and when I get back to the real wold. I can't wait to learn how to cook and make protein shakes and be healthy the vegan way.