So then my question was "why"? Why would you say someone is crazy because they don't eat meat, drink milk or use butter. Personally I think what is crazy is people going through the drive thru at a fast food restaurant several times a week when so much is known about how bad fast food is for you. Why is it crazy to eat wholesome food, but not crazy to eat crap that is soaked in oil, deep fried, full of salt, sugar, etc? I personally don't think it is and to be honest I was a little annoyed by the "crazy" statement. But then I realized that it's due to a lack of knowledge, a lack of knowing how good eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, etc. can be for you. And for that I feel bad.
I'm not going to get on my soapbox and preach to that person about this, but maybe little by little they will see the difference. There is just too much evidence now to ignore the good that a vegan lifestyle can do. Read "The China Study", it's not a book written by some hack that is just trying to preach their ideas. It's not a diet book telling you how to eat for your blood type, how to lose 10 pounds over the weekend, or saying that you should live on lemon water and cabbage soup.
Oh yeah, I am now up to 19 inches lost overall!