99P Is It Worth It?
A few years ago, I used to visit McDonald’s and purchase two double cheese-burgers, two portions of fries and sometimes two apple pies. I would always ask the Cashier to place them into two separate bags and smile while saying, ‘I’m getting lunch today for a friend.’
99p was the price of everything, a mere 99 pennies each.
I would then start eating the fries as I exit the fast food place and licking the salt off the tips of my fingers. Often, I would find myself heading home and wondering where to dispose of the evidence I’ve devoured two burgers, fries and apple-pies. I would scan the streets for a bin, or wonder if I stash the wrapping in my pockets, whether someone would notice the lingering McDonalds smell? Wondering if they would smell the remnants of the gherkins on my breath or salt on my lips?
When dinner was ready, I would eat that too and convince myself that the bag of doubles earlier was like having a biscuit, a couple of biscuits. And I’ll restart my diet again tomorrow.
99p ‘deals’ are all around us. They call you in and convince you, it’s cheap, so it’s okay!
You convince yourself that you haven’t wasted any money and you’ll run the junk off in no time.
99p Pre-dinner filler
99p Saver menu
99p for stomach upset
99p to turn your body into a cemetery
99p to eat a slice of an animal corpse
I chose health.
I chose me.
Today I visit Marks & Spencer and purchase a bunch of bananas for 99p
(There’s so much you can make with bananas)
I buy wholefoods:
- Chestnut Mushrooms
- Garden Peas
- White Cabbage
- Plant-based cheese
My stomach implores me to keep buying these delights out earth blesses us with. My body is now a temple of health, gone are the days my body holds funerals for chunks of animal flesh. I chose myself over the convenience of filling an empty void. Filling it for a portion of change 99p, to eat an animal, no real purpose.
My body appreciates the goodness I now fill it with.
My hair health has improved immensely, my skin is clearer, and most importantly I’m happy.
The meals and snacks I prepare, I share with family and friends, and they take inspiration from this.
Some have become vegetarian, some have cut down on meat and others are still looking into this way of eating. (This is your journey)
No longer am I contributing the mindless killing of animals, for a place on my plate.
I appeal to you all to #GoVegan today!
I ask you all to view the videos by PETA and see precisely how these animals come to form part of your frequent meal consumption.
Meat is NOT food.
99p is it worth it? NO!
I will never eat meat again – I say this and write this with confidence ‘I will never revert back to meat-eating.’