How my husband finally went vegan and why he says he is staying vegan forever...

If you've read my story, then you know I went vegan at the end of 2014 after my cancer treatments were finished. But, my husband David and my adult kids were not vegan and had no interest in going vegan back then. But all that changed this year.

In the beginning, I shared with him all the vegan documentaries that had affected me so deeply including Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, and Vegucated. He was interested enough to watch them (or maybe he was just being polite), but none made much impact in his eating patterns.

Around that time, after watching the documentary Earthlings, I announced I wasn't going to buy any meat or animal products anymore nor was I going to cook them. David was free to buy his steaks and grill them up himself and his cream cheese and whatever else and so he did for about another year and a half.

It was lonely for me to be so excited about all the new foods I was learning to cook and love. It was also exciting to notice how good I felt in recovering from cancer treatments and in very easily dropping that extra weight from treatment breast cancer patients also have to struggle with.

But then, at the end of July, 2016, when I came back from New York City where I attended the Main Street Vegan Academy certification course to become a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, he knew I was really serious.

David went vegan on August 1, 2016

He announced on the day I came back from New York City that he was going vegan the next morning. And he really did it, too.