That One Time I Tried to Be Vegan

That One Time I Tried to Be Vegan

And I barely lasted a month.

Eating healthy can be a huge challenge. To further my weight loss and I decided to become began at the beginning of August. I technically wasn't fully vegan because I still ate eggs and on occasion, I had non-vegan desserts. My friends and family thought I was weird for doing this but let's be honest, they always think I'm weird.

I was vegan for about two weeks before school started in the fall. I had to get creative in the dining halls to not cheat on my new vegan diet. The dining hall doesn’t have a lot of vegan options so I found myself eating a lot of hummus, fruits, vegetables, pasta, cereal, and bread.

Eventually, I got bored and felt very hungry since my options were so limited. After another two weeks, I decided to eat fish and I called myself a pesca-vegan. Have you heard of it before? I think it’s a fairly new and uncommon term, but it was the only way I could describe to others what I ate.

Eventually, I got bored with that because I really missed cheese. Even though I’m lactose-intolerant, I think cheese is a great addition to any meal. What really made me miss it was the one time I was out after a party. My friend and I ran into this guy we sort of knew. He’s pretty awesome and I’ll have another story about him soon. For the sake of this article let’s call him Richard.

Richard is a highly spiritual person like myself. I don’t know how but we were walking together and he decided to go into Cottage Inn to order food and walked out a minute later with a large pepperoni pizza that he got FOR FREE.

I know this is a tangent but just pay attention. Like I said I was really missing cheese and then boom a pizza appears right in my face on a late night out. What a tease!

I was offered a piece but explained how I was vegan blah blah blah. And he said these six words to me I’ll never forget, “You put these limits on yourself.” A week later, I stopped being vegan and went back to my regular, mainly healthy eating habits.

Moral of the story is being vegan is hard especially when the dining hall has sucky options, you're not doing it for the animals, and a free pizza is in your face.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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