I am a frequently frustrated vegetarian/vegan wannabe. I have a zillion veg*n cookbooks, "Diet for a New America", PETA material and have a very difficult time maintaining. The longest I have been able to go without meat thus far is 3 months. Otherwise, I last a few days to a week. I am married with 2 children and the only one in the family that is making the attempt. My attempts tend to be toward strict vegetarianism after reading about factory farming to include the dairy/egg industry. Veganism, as much as I want that to be a goal, is simply too expensive - with a family to raise, I do not have the resources to spend $7.95 for shampoo vs. $1.78, etc,etc. Believe me, I tried to do that with shampoo/conditioner, soap, all of my makeup and vitamins. These items had to be special ordered as I live smack in the middle of Texas cattle country. I travel 50 miles when I want alfalfa sprouts or eggless mayonnaise. Am I making this harder than it has to be? What am I doing wrong? And what do I do when I get an OVERWHELMING craving for a bacon cheeseburger?! HELP! I don't want to give up!!!!!!