I am not a great vegan. I just had a bite of Sister's bagel, when she looked at me and asked, "can you eat this?" Turns out the answer was nope. I read the package; the bagels had eggs and dairy. This isn't the first slip either. At the end of my first of six weeks as a vegan, I confess there have a few failures.
Day two I was treated to DQ. I went with an strawberry Julius, fully planning to make it "lite" so that it's made with ice not dairy and couldn't find the option on the menu. I felt guilty for a moment and then enjoyed my delicious drink. Great vegans even eliminate honey. I still haven't really stopped that. I've had peanut butter and honey a few times. The biggest incident was Thursday, when making the family meal a bit of cheese on my portion by "accident." It wasn't much but after the faux cheese taste test the day before I didn't mind having a bit of cheese.
Really, these are minor moments. I try not to sweat the small stuff and allow myself grace. I've had a few close calls. I almost agreed to KD last night but remembered "cheese" (can you really call that cheese?) also really wanted a hamburger tonight when my veggie dog did not measure up. I was trying a brand strongly recommended; again I've learned I don't like faux meat. Overall successful week, only five to go.