Day 3 of Pending-Vegetarian Diary

I am a bit overwhelmed by ingredients. I look at something, lets say umm a bag of chips, and if I turn it over and look at the ingredients, I have no idea was most of the stuff is. That scares me now. How do I know what ingredient is a animal product? I guess I will have to learn…. slowly. And half of me doesn’t want to know because what if it is something so disgusting I want to throw up?

The good thing is I love learning about nutrition. I soak up the information like a sponge. It intrigues me. Except when I find out something that is pure revolting to me.

Sooooo….. about meat….. and seafood… I don’t crave meat yet. Which is good, of course. I am thinking about cutting seafood. I want to have a lil seafood binge before though. Yes I know that will make it harder to give it up, but I haven’t had any fish in two or three weeks so just letting go of any chance of eating it again without saying goodbye saddens me. I need to say my goodbyes people! My day could be:
Breakfast: salmon & cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel
Lunch: assorted fish sushi
Dinner: fancy tilapila & scallops & shrimp (woohoo)

I am going to fast. I understand that. God, I am not even a official vegetarian yet! So this lil seafood binge is going to be in May, July, or even farther away. I am going too fast because my research makes me want to jump right into being a freaking vegan. But I can’t. Right now, I have to learn about ingredients.


Day 2 of Pending-Vegetarian Diary

I am doing research. I have to find a good meal plan. I haven’t told my parents yet because I don’t believe I am official yet.

Why am I waiting 3 months? I give up on things easily. I admit it. I didn’t give up on baking though and I am proud of that. In one month or one and a half, I think that would be a great time to tell them.

When is the next time I will eat meat? When I think that, I always draw up a a blank. It is hard to imagine living life without animal products like a vegan does. My answer is always something along the lines of never or at a event. I like the never choice better.

My friend got food poisoning from Taco Bell. She was out of school for a few days because she was sick to her stomach. Apparently the meat from her taco was contaminated with bacteria.

I can live without fired chicken. I can live without microwaveable meals that have meat in them. I can live without that weird really fatty orange chicken that you have to bake in the oven. That will be easy to cut from my diet. One of the main reasons I am doing this is the health threat of red meats. I don’t usually eat good high quality meat so I can easily get rid of┬áthe awful meat in my diet. I am thinking about becoming a vegan but I really need to slow down to make sure I am not getting a head of myself.

It is also going to be a problem when Dad takes out the grill. It is going to be summer soon! Thank goodness it is rainy right now. I rather not tell them I am trying to become a vegetarian until I know I can stick with it.