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