Thursday, December 25, 2008

Vegetarian December

So I don't think I have even mentioned this, it's sorta slipped my mind. After reading a crazy book that basically tries to convince its readers to become vegetarian/vegan for many reasons a few of which include the way our meat is processed (quite disgusting I must say), all the crap that is in our meat, and the effects it has on our bodies. After reading this book, and talking with a co-worker who is a vegetarian who swears she feels way better and lost about 10 lbs, I decided, what the heck...I'll give it a try. So all month I have avoided meat, tried new recipes, and gotten my fill on veggies. I must say there are plenty of great recipes...but it just seems to take a little more work/thought to quickly throw together a lunch or dinner. I can't claim I feel way better (I never really felt bad) nor have I lost any significant amount of weight. I do however think I maybe slightly anemic. I have noticed bruises that show up with the slightest bump. So is this for me? Probably not. I will stick it out for the rest of the month, and I will probably eat less meat in general (there are some great recipes out there) but I don't think I could give it up for good. I won't lie...meat taste good! Next challenge living on a $1 for food a day...I just saw a online news clip...hmmm I may just try it...I'll keep you posted.=)

1 comment:

elizabethincambodia said...

You are frickin' hilarious. Did you eat peanut butter while being on your vegetarian diet? I have to say, I have been mostly a vegetarian out here in Cambodia, and the peanut butter has kept me alive! Ha!
Miss you! Maybe I'll try to swing out to CO when I return!