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This is what happens when I make a life change, cold turkey

Sunday, July 04, 2010

So, on Monday I decided that I had been eating meat too often. Whats the logical decision in this case? Cut meat intake some, yes? Well, no, I somehow slipped over the radar of the obvious and decided to give up meat, cold turkey (pun intended). I was doing great until last night, when I got a serious craving for hooters wings. I made it past this one with a recipe for barbecued tofu, plus I was way too tired to leave the house. Today, I was at school, and came prepared with tofu, beluga lentils, brown rice, and bell peppers.... might as well have been air.. the moment I finished them, I found myself in a western movie style staredown with a klondike choco taco... a few hours later, i was in the 3rd floor of the school and i swear i heard gummy bears singing to me from the vending machine on the 1st floor.. and then later tonight, i saw a billboard for mcdonald's 69 cent vanilla cone.. then a mcdonalds delivery truck passed by, then i saw a sign for mcdonalds.. then i was in the mcdonalds line with the delivery truck.. then later tonight, i was hungry again and found myself in denny's trying out their pancake puppies.

this is by far the most insane sugar binge i have had! i know its because i've been feeling constantly hungry. i probably should leave future meat detoxes to 3 days... if i'm going to go longer, i need some other sources of protein. i had greek style yogurt and tofu, but outside of the house i found myself very ill-prepared.

oh well, to tell you the truth, i can't believe i made it through five days. but today was a huge alarm that i'm doing something wrong. and once i gave into the sugar, it only escalated! tomorrow, i will be drinking tons of water.

oh right, let me tell you what went well this week. i ate TONS of vegetables. i dropped several pounds. i'd say that the majority of my choices this week were wise. one day, and a cheat kid's size meal earlier in the week do not outweigh that. overall, i give myself a pat on the back for being brave enough to see what i could do with a week of vegetarian eating. i learned how to make barbecued tofu, and ginger garlic rice (for which i used brown rice, even though it wasnt suggested!). it was also the first time i used the meal plans and shopping lists on sparkpeople to do my weekly shopping. i found myself very well prepared... but next time i leave the house, i'm bringing more food :0
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  • LIV2RIDE
    If you are serious about eating vegetarian then you should do some research on how to properly fuel your body. There are numerous sources out there that are great resources for eating a vegetarian or vegan diet. Becoming Vegetarian is one of the best books out there. You need to learn what you should be eating to sustain yourself for more than a couple hours. I wouldn't recommend eating a lot of soy products or fake meat to "replace" meat. Just find other things to eat. I think that's a mistake a lot of early vegetarians make.

    Now celebrate the good things...eating tons of veggies and dropping several pounds. You have to take your victories where you find them. emoticon
    3486 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    There are 2 ways to change your eating. One way is to change your eating and go through what you just did. The other is to deal with the internal thoughts that are plagueing you and wanting you to binge. Doing it that way you simply normally go to whatever healthy eating program is right for you.

    It starts within dear. Taking actions first only triggers a thought/emotionally charged thought structure in response.

    Changing you means changing how you think by seeing what you are thinking that you are avoiding. Write instead of bite.
    3486 days ago
  • SHIRLS2010
    The way I got into vegetarian eating was to read up a lot about it on the various veggie websites. I am a vegetarian for compassionate (no killing) reasons, rather than health issues, although this is a welcome side effect. After a while I found I just didn't feel like the meat on my plate and fed it to the dog. Then I just stopped altogether. Totally painless.
    3486 days ago
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