Over the course of the next couple of days, one couple we just met was particularly curious about our eating habits. They said cheese would be a real problem, and were also curious as to how we got our protein. While explaining the usual about getting protein from all sorts of places, they flat out didn't believe us when we said spinach was one of our best sources.
The next morning before breakfast we found out that they googled what we said and confirmed that it was correct.
When we said our good-byes I didn't think any of the 15 people took to heart anything that we said, only believing that our plant strong diet was more of a curiosity than anything anyone would want to partake in.
Fast forward 2 weeks later and I received an email from the couple, whose names I will leave out as this is their journey, not mine....here are the emails from them and responding emails from my brother and I.
Friend: Well we have been vegan since the Sunday we left Paso. I have lost 10 pounds and feel good. My husband has lost 8 and had to use suspenders to hold his pants up. We are without a kitchen since the granite is being installed so it has been difficult but we go out to vegan restaurants. It is really hard to think of things to eat. Eggs aren’t considered dairy, but an animal byproduct. Why don’t you eat them? You may have just changed my life in a good way!!! I am hoping to stay off Simvastatin.
Ken: WOW! That's AWESOME! As if it's not challenging enough to find a new way to eat, being without a kitchen has to be trying.