I was vegan for a period of time about a year and a half ago. I'm not sure why I went back to meat eating. Just weak-willed then, I guess. So, now I'm just past the toilet stage of detox (which I remembered, but not accurately), and have suddenly ended up with loads of energy, am working out a lot, etc.
I live with 2 roommates: a meat eater, and another meat eater who doesn't eat beef, which is probably just residual from her being a vegetarian when she was young. The one roommate is horrified at my decision and thinks it's hilarious. Our fridge is 85% meat and dairy, and then there's one tiny little 8 inch shelf area carved out for my 'gross' food. So, since i don't have full refrigerator access, I don't get to buy as many fresh and frozen things as I'd like. I do keep vegan Boca burgers on hand, and most of the vegetables I eat are frozen. But, as far as pre-cooking and storing things for later, it's almost impossible. There's no room, because all the crap that I won't eat, is taking up most of our food storage area.
Anyway, I would say most of my reasons for returning to veganism are health related; I'm really sluggish, have a lot of weight to take off, and I feel physically bad after eating any animal products. However, eating 'healthily' includes eating morally for me, and I think the 'right' way to eat is vegan anyway. I think I knew the whole time I was meat-eating again that I was just making excuses for myself, and I really have no story about why it took me so long to come back. The mass amounts of animals who suffer and die each year because humans see them as food, and unworthy of respect, is unnecessary and atrocious.
So, anyway! I also watch a LOT of television, I work nights on the weekends, and I hang out with my kid when I have any free time. Have had a pretty hard time maintaining friendships due to constantly having to defend myself (yeah, not explain, defend) about veganism, or any choice I make for that matter, instead of being supported. So! I've been mostly alone and on my own and all that, for a while.
I'm not a stranger to forums, so I know how all this stuff works. Look forward to hanging out and learning a lot here.
Thanks for reading!