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First attempt at going Vegetarian....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Most people that know me would be SHOCKED to hear this. If you're wondering why I'm doing this, it's nothing related to weightloss. I just want to try it. I got the book Skinny Bitch at the airport on a whim a few days ago and finished it, and then watched a vido on You Tube called "Meet your Meat". And for now at least, I'm sold. I had to watch the video in segments because it was so disturbing to me. =(

So, no chicken, turkey, beef, pork, lamb, etc. for me. Also, no milk and cheese, though I will keep some dairy for now. I'm going to try to get most of my proteins from soy products and legumes and veggies and fish.

I'd like to see if there is a difference in the way I feel after a few weeks.

I'm not trying to be holier than thou or anything like that, I won't look down on people that eat meat and the things I'm choosing to eliminate. Who knows whether I'll like this or not, but for me it's a personal decision that I'd like to give a shot.
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  • BROWNEYEDBUG
    I just finished reading your spark page and now this blog - I can't begin to tell you how recharged I am about my own quest for a thinner me after reading from the heart of such a genuine, passionate person you seem to be. Thank you for making my morning. And thank you for responding so positively on the thread about the fish chart on the vegetarian team. It was the first time on SP I ran into anything negative. I love SP. I love the journey I am on and I am going to keep it in my head to do all three things - cardio, strength and healthy eating. Thanks, Judy
    4579 days ago
  • SHOLLSTER
    hey d, i'm behind you totally, so lean on me if you need support. don't be too hard on yourself, and remember it's a big change, so congratulate yourself on every step you make!
    4579 days ago
  • MY_BEST_LIFE
    You can do it! I was a complete veggie for over 10 years but a few years ago added dairy, fish and the occasional chicken back into the diet. Hooray for your healthy decision!
    4583 days ago
  • JOYINRUNNING08
    Dang you have TONS of comments. Obviously a very interesting attempt.

    Good Luck to you! Let us know how it turns out. :)
    4583 days ago
  • SONASMOM
    Wow! I'm anxious to hear how this works out for you. This is one of the things I know I'd never be able to do :-)
    4583 days ago
  • SWEATONCEADAY
    good for you. i think being a vegetarian or even more so a vegan takes so much planning and dedication. i admire anyone that can do that. i have avoided that book cause everyone i know that has read it has pretty much gone vegetarian. some have stuck to it and others have gone back to meat after a while.
    4583 days ago
  • JENSFITJOURNEY
    There is a video like that - or it may be the same one on the spark group called Thrive that I am apart of - it is unbelievable! I could not believe it....

    Check out that group - it is new so there are only a few members but it is awesome!

    HUGS!! :)
    4583 days ago
  • K.D011FACE
    Did you find the Skinny Bitch SparkTeam? I am a member but it's not showing on my page cuz I didn't like the vulgar word on my page :P I am not really active on the team cuz I haven't read the book yet and I am scared to watch the utube video! I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl, so I am very afraid! I don't eat seafood either, except for *grilled* shrimp only! But I have been thinking about reading the book...just as soon as I can get one!
    4583 days ago
  • KIMIECR
    Good luck with it my son doesn't eat any meat but still does dairy for now. He also watched the video you seen on You Tube and wanted me to watch it but just couldn't. So I still eat meat but try to eat less.
    4584 days ago
  • ALINE812
    Good luck with that!
    You know I'm behind whatever endeavors you go to..

    I'm having carne asada tonight though..

    What does M say about it?
    4584 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3054111
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    Curious to hear how this works for you!

    Keep us updated!

    I've had red meat cut for ages now.. . but never gone to the soy world. I'm dieing to hear what types of things soy related you have.

    4584 days ago
  • PHARRAHMICHELLE
    That is wonderful for you!! Ihave just recently become a vegetarian as well do to reading this book. i think you will not regret your decision at all. I haven't been doing it long enough to notice the changes in my life except for i feel great about not contributing to the horrid treatment of the animals and i do agree with you about not looking down on people..i don't want them to attack me for my beliefs so i don't attack them for thiers..Good Luck and message me if you need support, as i am working on this new lifestyle too.
    4584 days ago
  • 2BHOTNTONED
    emoticon Hope it works out for you.
    I've been a vegetarian for 19yrs and never looked back, i feel so much healthier. I will check in to see how you are getting on.
    Jasmine
    4584 days ago
  • CHASINGPAVEMENT
    I think this is a great thing your doing!! I have been vegetarian for 2 months now and its changed me in so many ways. I feel better, my work outs have been better, and my TOM has been better! (sorry tmi). Reading Skinny Bitch is what changed me too :) Keep in touch and let me know how your doign! we can do this together :)

    *hugs*
    Jenny
    4584 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2008 4:33:57 PM
  • CLIMBNRUN
    GREAT for you! I will have to check in to see how things are going for you... I'd love to be able to do this too... emoticon
    4584 days ago
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