As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am going vegetarian for the month of August (although I technically started on July 31st). Since the feedback on the topic seems to be pretty much 50/50 I’ll give you all a brief update every Monday, so those of you who are interested can check in, and those of you who aren’t know what day to skip.
I was a little worried about how I would handle the first completely meatless week since I tend to be one of those people that crave exactly whatever it is I’ve decided to abstain from, but for the most part things went smoothly. Friday was the only notable exception. I forgot to remind Andy about procuring veggie based fare from our favorite Chinese take out place, and he came home with a bag full of our favorite things, none of which happen to be vegetarian. I was a little upset, for about two minutes, but it really was an accident and my poor husband felt awful. Besides, this is just practice for any number of future dining situations where I am going to have to be creative about what I can and can’t have. I settled for fresh fruit and veggies with hummus, and felt a little proud for passing the first real “test” of my new convictions.
*For the record I am not trying to persuade or guilt anyone into a lifestyle change, we all have different opinions on how we should live our lives. Based on some of the research and literature I’ve been reading lately, I made this decision to figure out how I personally feel about being vegetarian. I can’t say that I’ll never eat meat again, but I feel like I owe it to myself to see where this goes.
Image from here.