After all my efforts in locating an ethically produced turkey, my mother went and got an heirloom turkey from Whole Foods. The bird cost a whopping $6/lb. compared to the paltry $0.89/lb at Superstore.
Now, in the days leading up to Christmas I was quite sick. Consequently I wasn't able to cook all my own food and bring it to my parent's for Christmas dinner. Due to a combination of laziness and mother-induced-I-bought-this-expensive-turkey-so-you-better-eat-it guilt, I fell off the vegan bandwagon.
I ingested butter, cream, cheese, seafood, and of course, turkey. I have to admit, I didn't enjoy eating these foods as much as I thought I would. Somehow, things just didn't taste as good as I remember them tasting. And my body was so unused to such rich food, that I ended up with a horrible stomach ache and needed to have one of my dad's antacid tablets.
So, just another typical Christmas. Eat, drink, be merry, and pay for it later in the bathroom.
The one good thing I found about being vegan during the holidays, as that I'm not dealing with the typical holiday weight gain and bloat. I just had one day of eating rich food, instead of the usual 31 days that most people have.
And that feels pretty damn good :)