I received an email comment on the blog yesterday :

I HATE to break it to you but I have been vegan for a while now and I am still 100 pounds overweight. Oh well, at least I don’t eat innocent animals--J

The only reply I can make is that this blog is a chronicle of my vegan experiences (and Jane's too). We've lost weight over the past three months. Admittedly I've lost more weight than Jane has, which frustrates her a bit. But we're losing weight because we're eating more fruits and vegetables instead of processed food, just like most nutritionists would advise. Another big contributor to our weight loss is that we're generally having cut up fruit for dessert instead of some high calorie dessert Jane woild have baked; Jane used to love to bake. Our diet has changed to be more healthful and clearly less calorie-intensive, as we are actually consuming more food than before. And I'm sure a grilled portobello mushroom has far fewer calories than Chicken Parmesan!

So J, I'm sorry your experience hasn't been as rewarding mine and Jane's has been so far. But I'm not trying to sell anyone anything, I'm just excited about my experiences and I want to share how easy it has been for me.

And maybe this will inspire others to make choices that will be less harmful to our environment and more compassionate to our fellow creatures on this planet. (Proselytizing over.)


  1. Thanks KB,
    I had an opportunity to peek at Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine, and it is pretty interesting.
    Thanks for the tip.
    – Lane

  2. I’m vegetarian, and slim as ever. The reason I love my diet is that it not only appeals to my taste buds, but also to my conscience.

  3. I would like to sign this petition, it would be a great show, incouraging and influencing a mass of people to become more knowledgeable about how they could help the world by vegan food choices.

  4. I would also like to sign this petition. I have awakened, and it is largely due to a gradual realization – however viewing “Earthlings” sealed the deal in my conscience. My life now begins a different course. One of kindness and compassion. Becoming aware is not easy. It is painful to wade through that dark and heavy information – that one must face to be able to make the changes in ones own perspectives, that eventually lead to changes in choices. Most people turn away because they know they will be convicted if they see the truth, and that it will cause them inconvenience among their own well established habits, in possible conflicts with family members, friends, and will require a new focus and discipline that feels overwhelming at first. These reactions are what’s keeping progress in this mass awakening we all hope for, so slow. Slow is better than zero. So I am grateful to the forces that are at work, but there are certain people that hold enough clout that they may be able to accelerate progress a bit, just by their support. Oprah is one such person. I too have a hope that she will wield her media power in this direction….

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